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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:56 pm
by Rob Hall
June, some of the BBC London Radio shows were archived by Mondomix, and it looks like they're still available.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:09 pm
by CantSleepClownsWillGetMe
June, some of the BBC London Radio shows were archived by Mondomix, and it looks like they're still available.


Oh. Great! Thanks Rob.

June

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:29 pm
by Chris P
What a show Charlie ! By far my fave yet of the Monday slot. Now where can I find a budget priced Cd with Teenage Beat on ?
Radio Ping Pong rules (even if it has to be called something else for the R3 producers !)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:55 pm
by Dayna
This was a great show! I loved it all.

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 10:34 am
by taiyo no otosan
Well, I'm afraid once again, coming in a bit late on this, I can only tediously reiterate what everyone else is saying.

What a fantastic show. Far and away the most enjoyable of recent weeks for me, being much more a reflection of my old fashioned tastes. I was so pleased to hear Teenage Beat again (doubly so in the knowledge that the vinyl is on its way to me as I write) and all of SofD's other choices were spot on. Even that one about feeding up his girlfriend.

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 10:48 am
by Charlie
Relieved that this seems to have hit the spot with the people that matter to me. Having already recorded the follow-up, I have to warn that it may not be on the same level, being a straightforward session plus a string-of-records.

No reaction from the powers-at-be at Radio 3 to this one, but no surprise on that front. This show is a very small pebble on their beach, after all.

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:20 pm
by Gordon Moore
How about a sort of informal ping pong

You suggest a record, we'll chime in with a response, etc.

A ping pong with The Forumites - R3 admin will think it's a band.

maybe for a future show.

or just for a laugh here.

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 4:31 pm
by Gordon Moore
At last I've managed to hear the show without any break ups.

What a wonderful show, just like the old days, marvellous. Thanks Charlie.

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:56 am
by Charlie
Charlie wrote:No reaction from the powers-at-be at Radio 3 to this one, but no surprise on that front. This show is a very small pebble on their beach, after all.

I have now had a rather double-edged message, approving the show itself but questioning the tone in which I advertised it to the people who used to get my bulletins. It's going to be interesting to see what happens as they attempt to rope me in to match expected modes of behaviour and expression.

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 10:00 am
by Gordon Moore
Charlie wrote:expected modes of behaviour and expression.


Such as?

CG on World on 3, BBC Radio 3, April 28: Son of Dave

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:25 pm
by cenawes
It was lovely to get the Charlie message and lovely to listen to Monday night's programme. I'm on his mailing list and used to look forward to reading the messages even though, living in Wales, I couldn't hear his Radio London programmes (when my ex was living in London he used to tape them for me occasionally).

I was starting to lose interest in the R3 world music slot after the disappearance of AK because (1) it got a bit polite and (2) Mary Ann particularly annoys me by playing tracks in Scots Gaelic and ignoring other indigenous British languages (Mike Harding does the same on R2, but at least he also plays Gaeilge too). I was starting to think it wasn't worth waiting up for.

Thanks Charlie for widening the scope and bringing back a bit of rough! You've got my interest back for this slot. Tell that to the bosses at R3.

Love your voice too: far sexier than AK's, although my best friend would beg to differ.

Cenawes xx

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:20 pm
by judith
Thank you for giving the Monday night shows their own subject heading. Not listening to the shows on the given day (listen again), and not really knowing the difference between radio 3, 4 or 6, it was often confusing trying to remember if it was on a Monday and digging through past posts on the bottom of the list to find when the next CG show was. Also, the BBC window had changed somewhat on this end and I could no longer rely on my "bookmarks". I so loved this last show.

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:08 pm
by Chris P
Adam Blake wrote: essentially, this track is as good a reason as any why the Captain's music sounds quaintly dated now where it once sounded incredibly vital and original - while Little Walter's and Bo Diddley's track just sound as fresh as the day it was recorded. The Beefheart track is too contrived, too clever. It's done well, and with feeling and people like me will always like it, but it's definitely a period piece.


thanks again Adam, but I've got to take issue with this. With the exception of Unconditionally, Moonbeams, and the phasing on Strictly Personal; all of Beefheart's albums still sound as fresh as daisies to me; in fact incredibly so (admittedly the sound is muddy unlike the vibrancy of those Chess reissues). Whenever I tuck into DVV's ouevre I am amazed at how 'in the now' it is, why I believe Ramsay has certified all the ingredients to be seasonal at time of baking. Freshness is in the ear of the beholder, and the wax is on the decks.
Viva Bulbous Polyrhythms !

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:32 pm
by Adam Blake
Hi Chris,
I think the preceding bits of this thread have been moved to protect the indifferent to a thread called "The Ultimate Little Walter".

Please let me explain! I LOVE Captain Beefheart's music with a vengeance. But I do think that some of those records that we Don Van fans thought were so astounding sound a bit contrived now. Perhaps it goes with the turf when an artist sticks his neck out and leaves the safety of a cultural tradition - or, as with Beefheart, mutates the cultural tradition so much as to render it almost unrecognizable. Nobody had the guts to follow him into his brave and true new music, so subsequently he sounds all out on a limb, stuck in his time. But "Tropical Hot Dog Night" will still fill any dance floor in the world where there are people with hearts and imaginations. And yes, I STILL think "Trout Mask Replica" is a work of genius. One of the very few. There's a whole new musical language in there. But I don't listen to it very often anymore, and I don't expect anyone else to. Similarly, I can still lurch around the room to "Doctor Dark", but it's become more of a furtive pleasure with the passing years.

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:42 pm
by Adam Blake
Adam Blake wrote: Nobody had the guts to follow him into his brave and true new music.


Actually, I should have remembered, Tom Waits had a pretty good go at it!