08 May 2009

upcoming BBC Radio programmes of note

if you're not at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Swindon for the next 2 days like many of the bands I'm digging right now, don't fret. there's still good music programmes to be had from the comfort of your own home...

as usual, BBC radio programmes are available for 7 days after original broadcast on the BBC iPlayer.

David Byrne special on Music Week (Sunday 10 May 13.00 London time, 8.00 East Coast time)

Geordie band Maximo Park and reformed ska legendary band Madness join Dermot O'Leary on Saturday 9 May 15.00-18.00 BDT (10.00 to 13.00 Eastern)

in honour of Billy Joel's 60th birthday, the second half of a show about his life at 22.00 (18.00) on Saturday night

ah yes, and belated birthday wishes to Rob Lee (aka Wax Stag), touring bassist/percussionist with Friendly Fires. (this was discerned from Jack Savidge's Twitter, and I know missed Jack's birthday sometime the 2nd or 3rd week of April, sorry about that dude :)


edit 16.05: in the wee hours of the morning of Monday 11 May, the Rob da Bank and Friends programme of Radio1 had Friendly Fires on (my latest English band obsession) with their A-Z chosen tracks. catch it if you can here. if not, here's the tracks they chose:

A. Adonis – ‘No Way Back’ (Trax)
B. Boredoms – ‘Heart’ (Warners Japan)
C. Chic – ‘I Want Your Love’ (Atlantic)
D. George Kranz – ‘Din daa daa’ (Hot Productions)
E. ESG – ‘Dance’
F. Friendly Fires – ‘Jump In The Pool (Thin White Duke remix)’ (XL)
G. Gza – ‘4th Chamber’ (Geffen)
H. Hot Chocolate – ‘Heaven’s In The Back Seat of My Cadillac’ (EMI) - one of FF's fave pregig pump-up tunes
I. Inner City – ‘Big Fun’ (Virgin)
J. Junior Boys – ‘Under The Sun’ (KIN)
K. Kanye West – ‘Paranoid’ (Roc-a-Fella) - apparently Kanye is a fan?
L. Friendly Fires – ‘I’m Good, I’m Gone’ (Lykke Li cover)
M. Matthew Dear – ‘Dog Days’ (Spectral Sound)
N. Nas – ‘It’s Ain’t Hard To Tell’ (Columbia)
O. O’Jays – ‘Put Our Hands Together’
P. Public Enemy – ‘Can I Get A Witness’ (Def Jam) - Chuck D and posse stormed FF's dressing room for a photo shoot at Coachella, to
Q. Q and Not U – ‘Line In The Sand’ (Dischord)
R. Kate Bush – ‘Running Up That Hill (Ashley Beedle re-edit)' - Edd thinks this is the ultimate karaoke song
S. Cerrone - ‘Supernature’
T. My Bloody Valentine – ‘To Here Knows When’ (Creation Records)
U. Burial – ‘Near Dark’ (Hyperdub) (album: 'Untrue')
V. Gang Gang Dance – ‘Vacuum’ (Social Registry)
W. Wax Stag – ‘Gold Gold’ (People In The Sky)
X. Mogwai – ‘Xmas Steps’ (Rock Action Records)
Y. Broken Social Scene – ‘time=cause’
Z. Zed Bias – ‘Neighbourhood’ (Locked On)

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