Wednesday, November 22, 2006

gLASSsHRiMP radio: Wed 22nd November 2006

broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (UK time) - Wednesday 22nd November 2006 - fm in London, streaming from
a show with old friends...

live in session on this weeks show... we welcome the fantastic Alexander Tucker - back for his 2nd 'sHRiMP session (or is it his 3rd?) - Tucker releases a new studio album "Furrowed Brow" (ATP/R) next week - this time he has combined harmonised vocal patterns, layered instrumentation and heavy sonic bliss riffs to create a cross-between David Crosby, doom metal and Terry Riley - nice! Alex is also a visual artist & keen BlackFriday listeners should note that he has just done the sleeve for Nordic doom-master Wolfmangler's new album (on Aurora Borealis).

we also welcome back new luddite & artist Denys Avis aka DJ Wheelie-Bag - he will be previewing the upcoming annual Wheelie Bag Soundclash which should be an essential date in everyones diary - we'll also be talking to Denys about a new film about him and his Wheelie Bag sound systems.

we should have had Espers live in the studio but sadly they have something better to do - can't imagine what? so, sorry if you were (like me) looking forward to that

in kev's bag: Sh*t & Shine, Loosers, Astral Social Club, Trencher, The Treecreepers, Ghost Club, Tokyo Police Club, the Ruby Suns, the Brunettes - time to play a few more tunes this week.

starting lineup: Roxanne Stephen, Chin Keeler & Kev Head

coming soon on the 'sHRiMP...
Nov 29th - SonVer session;
Dec 6th - Wilko Johnson band session + the Cesarians session (featuring ex-Penthouse frontman Charlie Finke)
Dec 13th - Robyn Hitchcock session
we will also be having the dead exciting Lost Penguin in live before xmas - date tbc

gLASSsHRiMP radio: playlist 15th November 2006

a bit thin on info but here's you basics...

They Came From The Stars (I Saw Them) - "It's Time (Gaymaster disco mix) 12" (thisisnotanexit, 2006)
WhoresWhoresWhores - "Nipple Tassles Ate My Vibe" from CD 'Unicorn' (Seduction, 2006)
Alexander Tucker - "Saddest Summer" from 'Forrowed Brow' (ATP Recordings, 2006)
Espers - "Children of Stone" from lp/cd 'Espers II'

live in session

1. This Is All A Dream
2. Violine
3. One Million Tears

Moly - "Time On My Own" from cd comp. 'Splendour & Misery'
Scottish Polis Inspectors - "Shane of the Elm Lodge Housing Estate" from cd 'Gina McKee'
Jonathan Kane - "Pops" from lp/cd 'February' (Table of the Elements, 2006)
Lost Penguin - "Pleasurewood Kills" 7" (Fake Product, 2006)

Twist In Vein live session

1. Drunk In Austin
2. Dukes
3. Country Heroes
4. Left
TIV were on this occasion John Lovett with Michael Garrad

contact: John Lovett []

and something else??

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

gLASSsHRiMP radio: Wed 8th November 2006

broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (UK time) - Wednesday 8th November 2006 - fm in London, streaming from

double helping of live music from across the pond on this weeks show...

well pleased to have David Lowery & Johnny Hickman from Cracker in for a live session - in town for a couple of sold-out shows at the Borderline to promote their current album 'Greenland' (amazingly their 7th). for those too young or with short memories David Lowery fronted (and indeed fronts) Santa Cruz's finest sons Camper Van Beethoven.

our exciting 2nd live act are the C.R.Avery Band..... C R is a beatboxer, singer-songwriter, poet and musician from Ontario, Canada; author of hip-hop operas & regular performer at poetry slams. appearing this week at the Borderline (9/11) with his band - music has been compared both Bruce Springsteen & Tom Waits which both make sense to me (the early Bruce angle hits home to me most, the material is very original mind) - sometimes semi-spoken gritty tales from the street (so yeah maybe a bit of Lou Reed in there as well); Avery has a reputation as an exhilarating performer so this should be a real treat.

also a tribute sequence to Jason DiEmilio who sadly took his own life last week. From Philadelphia Jason made a succession of 7"s and a few albums under the name Azusa Plane & one full-length as Spires of Oxford back in 1995-2001 whilst also running a couple of record labels. A truly inspirational drone artist who certainly helped change my own listening habits, challenged my thoughts on how one could make music & even my opinion on what music is and what it is for.

also in the bag: Sh*t & Shine, Swagger Jack, Meg Baird/Helena Espvall/Sharron Kraus, Joe Lally & the Rank Deluxe.

your guides: Kev Head, Roxanne Stephen, Charlene Katuwawala, Shona Davidson & Neil Kleiner

if you can please get along to the Resonance website and take part in the Listener Survey - link is right there on the front page - it's very important that as many listeners as possible take part; it is linked to our Arts Council funding and key to securing future funding for ResonanceFM which i hope you think's a good thing - so please make the effort, only takes a couple of minutes.