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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:00 pm
by David Flower
well one of you was clearly fumando too much of the old chocolate. Or you were talking to another Lucy. Her biog, which I take to be true, includes this:

Her biggest musical influence was from her Spanish father, a pianist and composer who had fought in the Spanish civil war against Franco, and though exiled from Spain and no longer a professional musician, never lost his enthusiasm for music. They had regular sessions around the piano singing his arrangements of songs from Spain and Latin America, and Spanish parties at home would continue late at night dancing to Cuban music, something that has stood Lucy in good stead ever since!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:54 pm
by garth cartwright
Dave, I'd believe that like any other biog of a media tart - and by that I mean all of us who work somehow in media, we're all reinventing our pasts to suit our futures.

Anyway none of that is impt. What is is the radio programme - is World Routes good listening? No it's awful. As is Ritu's BBC show for different reasons - neither should be a DJ, they simply have no concept how to communicate and engage with and entertain an audience.

Thankfully Charlie and the 2 DJs he shares the shifts with, the Late Junction crowd, Mark Lamarr (NO 1 for me), Robert Elms, Sean Rowley and various others do so keeping listening to the BBC a pleasure. I hope John Armstrong is good - he's a great club DJ.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:16 pm
by David Flower
we can argue the merits of DJs, but that's a different matter. You were dissing her level of her music knowledge which was inaccurate.
As it happens I find the Late Junction girls more academic in tone than Lucy. Lucy is always the first on to the dance floor anywhere I've been with her, as anyone else will tell you.
Speaking of which, John Armstrong gets the dance award. I remember being very impressed back in the Bass Clef days by his ability to emerge from the booth to sweep some girl around in effortless Latin circles, in that clenched buttock manner most of us struggle so badly with

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:05 pm
by Charlie
David Flower wrote:, John Armstrong gets the dance award. I remember being very impressed back in the Bass Clef days by his ability to emerge from the booth to sweep some girl around in effortless Latin circles, in that clenched buttock manner most of us struggle so badly with

I second this recommendation of John & Lucy as the conspicuous exceptions to the rule that DJ can't dance.

Also, Lucy's father was a song writer, one of whose songs is on the latest Yasmin Levy album produced by Lucy

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:32 pm
by Jamie Renton
Charlie wrote: I second this recommendation of John & Lucy as the conspicuous exceptions to the rule that DJ can't dance.


I would add Dudu Sarr to that list of exceptions

And I seem to recall you cutting a rug at Darbucka on occaisions Charlie.

Unfortunately I don't even get close to making the list :-(

Jamie "2 Left Feet" renton

World on 3

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:21 pm
by savagely
When Charlie and Garth Cartwright were chatting about that Croatian Romany track they were puzzled by the ".hr" suffix on the URL of the record distributer and thought it might be Hungarian and wondered how that might be. ".hr" is in fact the suffix for Hravatsky or Croatia as I am sure they both realise by now, and .hu for Hungary. It was nice hearing this speculation and admissions of ignorance...if we can't always have live radio oon Radio 3 it is still satisfying to hear the occasional unscripted programme. Keep it up, the lads.

Croatian Romany track

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:53 pm
by Simon Broughton
I'm not sure how keen Kries would be to hear themselves described as Croatian Romanies, but it's a mark of quality in my book.