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play the flip side

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:34 pm
by ritchie
Norman said and I
whichever way you look at it.


well I've looked at life from both sides now.....,

regards

R

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:08 pm
by Martin_Edney
I can't claim to have been overjoyed by Lucy Duran sitting in for Andy Kershaw, and was going to write to say as much.

But then I thought "Fair do-s to her, she has stepped into the breach". Imagine what would have happened if she hadn't been willing to step up to the plate...

"...and it's time for the Andy Kershaw show here on Radio 3. Unfortunately Andy is still unwell, so here instead is some classical music for the next two hours."

At least Lucy's heart is in the right place, even if I don't enjoy her selections as much as Andy's (or Charlie's!)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:37 pm
by Des
If Lucy hadn't been able there are other R3 presenters like Andrew McGregor, Fiona or Verity who would have made a good fist of it.

I wish Lucy or Charlie could be made permanent on the show - as I said before, Kershaw's choices are at best wayward and at worst thoroughly predictable - he really does belong to R2 somewhere, not R3.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:53 pm
by garth cartwright
Kershaw can be wayward but he's not dull. My point about Lucy is that she is only interested in music from West Africa (where she did her PHD) and Cuba (she married a Cuban musician). She has no interest in any other music thus is unsuited to hosting a radio show where the DJ should be able to create a musical mosaic. And her voice is obviously shaped from years of lecturing to students - i take no pleasure in hearing her on the radio.

It's about time the BBC got some fresh people in - great as Charlie and Andy are they're not the only people in the UK capable of hosting roots/world music. I think Bob Harris may have also taken sick leave - he plays some good Americana. Again, rather than getting another "name" in to replace him let's get some new talent.

That said, Mark Lamarr - who currently has about 3 Radio 2 shows - remains the most consistently entertaining DJ in the UK.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:17 pm
by Des
garth cartwright wrote:Kershaw can be wayward but he's not dull. My point about Lucy is that she is only interested in music from West Africa (where she did her PHD) and Cuba (she married a Cuban musician). She has no interest in any other music thus is unsuited to hosting a radio show where the DJ should be able to create a musical mosaic. .


Lucy's show last Monday:

RobinElla: Down the Mountain (3.07)
album: Putumayo Presents Americana
Putumayo PUT 266-2
http://www.putumayo.com/
Originally appeared on the album Solace For The Lonely (Dualtone Music 80302-01215)
http://www.robinella.com/

Habib Koite & Bamada: N'tesse (4.28)
album: Afriki
Cumbancha CMB-CD-5
http://www.habibkoite.com/
http://www.cumbancha.com/

Simphiwe Dana: Lifestile Zegolide (6.51)
album: The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street
Gallo Music Group 2564-69990-7
http://www.simphiwe.co.za/

Timbuktu: KarmaKontot (4.48)
album: Sound of the World
Warner Music UK 5144218402
Originally appeared on the album OberoendeFramkallande (Ju Ju Records JUJUCD058)
http://www.jujurecords.com/

Siba: Vale do Juca (3.31)
album: Fuloresta do Samba
Terreiro Discos TDCD 050

The Zion Travelers: Down By The River (2.43)
album: The Dootone Masters
Dootone Records/Ace Records CDCHD 637
http://www.ziontravelers.org/
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/

Willie Colon: Idilio (5.12)
album: Hecho en Puerto Rico
Sony Tropical CDZ-81040
http://www.williecolon.com/

Haruna Ishola: Buere Ile Komoyi Ode (2.57)
album: Highlife - High Up's: la musique du Gold Coast des annees 60 - Disc 2: Highlife Speed
Night & Day NDCD 025

Manuelcha Prado:
Chiquitucu (3.14)
Lamentos de un Viejo Guitarero (3.05)
Ofrenda (3.13)
Recorded September 2006 in Lima for the World Routes programme on BBC Radio 3
Hear the World Routes programmes from Peru

Franco & Le Tout Puissant OK Jazz: Baninga Tokola Balingaka Ngai Te (7.04)
Featuring Lola
album: Franco 20eme Anniversaire (6 Juin 1956 / 6 Juin 1976)
African CD 50383

Susheela Raman: Light Years (3.17)
album: Music for Crocodiles
Narada 072434-77127-2-2
http://www.susheelaraman.com/
http://www.narada.com/
Read a review of this album

Dock Boggs: Bright Sunny South (5.57)
album: Back Roads to Cold Mountain
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40149
http://www.folkways.si.edu/

Musicians at the Istana Mangkunegaran, Surakarta: Ketawang Puspawarna (4.01)
Recorded at the Istana Mangkunegaran, Surakarta, Java by Robert E Brown
album: Court Gamelan, Volume II
Nonesuch Explorer Series 7559-79721-2
http://www.nonesuch.com/

Raul Curo Valenzuela: El Condor Pasa (3.53)
Ccahua Llaccta de Raul Curo Valenzuela: Coca Quintucha (4.37)
Recorded September 2006 in Lima, Peru for the World Routes programme on BBC Radio 3
Familia Pilco: En me probeza (yaravi) (5.41)
Recorded September 2006 in Cuzco, Peru for the World Routes programme on BBC Radio 3
Hear the World Routes programmes from Peru

Aq Pishak with Salaidin and Aichel: Teahouse Songs (4.06)
Recorded in Aqcha, Afghanistan, 1968
album: Afghanistan Untouched
Traditional Crossroads CD 4319

Coumba Sidibe: Pouikanpoui (4.00)
album: Djanjoba
Camara Production 007

African Virtuoses: Ballade Sur La Lagune (5.02)
album: African Virtuoses - The Classic Guinean Guitar Group
Sterns Music STCD3024
http://www.sternsmusic.com/
http://www.radioafrica.com.au/

The Zion Travelers: I've Started (2.50)
album: The Dootone Masters
Dootone Records/Ace Records CDCHD 637
http://www.ziontravelers.org/
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/

OK plenty of African stuff (fine by me) but lots of other goodies as well.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:55 pm
by Des
Is Andy really ill or just a naughty boy?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6974064.stm

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:50 pm
by lapt0p
I heard he was.......




In Prison?


JC

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:53 am
by Dominic
lapt0p wrote:I heard he was.......




In Prison?


JC

No, he's been bailed. Here's the BBC news version from yesterday: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6977693.stm. One of London's free rags gives a more salacious version under the headline "DJ Kershaw told: Keep out of pubs", claiming that he is banned from all licensed premises on the Isle of Man.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:41 am
by lapt0p
Banned from all Pubs on the Island, Sheesh thats a Tough one.


JC

Andy Kershaw gets suspended jail term

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:58 pm
by Alan

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:22 pm
by Alan

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:43 pm
by Des
Alan you have posted a heap of prurient, scandalous, idle and salacious gossip. Keep it up.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:52 pm
by Alan
Andy Kershaw update

From Times Online November 13, 2007
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 863676.ece

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:25 pm
by Ted
Enough of this. The story seems to be:
Man has drink problem, splits up with partner, wheels come off.
They only reason you're interested is becasue the guys vaguely famous.
Leave it please. You're not helping.

TW

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:06 pm
by howard male
Ted wrote -

They only reason you're interested is becasue the guys vaguely famous. Leave it please. You're not helping.


Aren't you being a little unfair and a teeny weeny bit sanctimonious, Ted?

Surely interest in this man - on this forum - has more to do with the fact that our forum host's possible future on Radio 3 hinges on whether Kershaw gets his act together again or not, and so we're not just being celeb voyeurs because he's 'vaguely famous.'

Obviously I'm sure everyone here wishes AK all the best but, as far as I'm concerned, I'm much preferring the wider and less predictable mix of music currently being played on Monday nights between 11.15 and 1.00am by CG and others.