Saturday, 1 October 2022

No Worry, No Hurry, No Koala Curry.

A storming return after a short break...but you should be the judge of that.

As usual you can download the whole 2 hour show as an MP3 here:


Or you can stream it at Mixcloud here:

The Tunes

Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Home

Asobi Seksu - I’m Happy But You Don't Like Me

Moderat - Neon Rats

Smadj - Baby Come Down

The Jay Tees - Buck Town Corner

Malvina Reynolds - Little Boxes

Loompasketee - Skettee Riddim

Irakere - Bacalao Con Pan

Yellowman - I’m Getting Divorced With Fathead

Si Begg - How The Internet Ruined Your Life

Odezenne - Hardcore

Yellow Machinegun - Right Or Left

Mono - Kioku

Monobox - Blackwater Canal

Stereolab - -Simple Headphone Mind

Asobi Seksu - Nefi & Girly

The Diasonics - Kite

The Pharcyde - Oh Shit

Terry Gaters - Spring Of Love

The Weather Station - Endless Time

The Techniques - No One

Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker ( Storm Full On Disco Mix )

UC 64 - In The Mood (Club Mix)

Dennis Brown - I'm Coming Home Tonight

For October's 'Album Of The Month', I selected Asobi Seksu's eponymous debut album from 2002. Their name means 'Play Sex' in Japanese. The duo of Yuki Chikudate and James Hanna were active in New York from 2001 until 2013, when they announced an indefinite hiatus...a euphemism for jacking it in, but maybe not. You can listen to some more of their music at their Bandcamp page there's plenty on youtube.

No videos to share with you this month.


Sunday, 4 September 2022


Apologies to listeners who expect a new show this month. I've experienced difficulty with my aggregates this summer and felt unable to raise the artistic juice to produce a September EMFAB. 

Please come back again at the beginning of October. Hopefully, normal service will resume.


The Bodhisattva of Compassion,

When he meditated deeply,

Saw the emptiness of all five skandhas

And sundered the bonds that caused him suffering.

Hear then,

Form is no other than emptiness,

Emptiness no other than form.

Form is only emptiness,

Emptiness only form.

Feeling, thought and choice,

Consciousness itself

Are the same as this.

All things are the primal void,

Which is not born or destroyed;

Nor is it stained or pure,

Nor does it wax or wane.

So, in emptiness, no form,

No feeling, thought, or choice,

Nor is there consciousness.

No eye, ear, tongue, body, mind;

No colour, sound, smell, taste, touch,

Or what the mind takes hold of,

Nor even act of sensing.

No ignorance or end of it,

Nor all that comes from ignorance;

No withering, no death,

No end of them.

Nor is there pain or cause of pain,

Or cease in pain, or noble path

To lead from pain;

Not even wisdom to attain!

Attainment too is emptiness.

So know that the Bodhisattva

Holding to nothing whatever,

But dwelling in Prajña wisdom,

Is freed of delusive hindrance,

Rid of the fear bred by it,

And reaches clearest Nirvāna.

All Buddhas past and present,

Buddhas of future time,

Using this Prajñā wisom,

Come to full and perfect vision.

Hear then the great dhāranī,

The radiant peerless mantra,

The Pranjñāpāramitā

Whose words allay all pain;

Hear and believe its truth!

Gate gate paragate pārasamgate bodhi svāhā

Monday, 1 August 2022

Quinty Sensual

 Quinty Sensual, meaning appreciable through all five senses...

Take the sense cards from your Welcome Pack. During the installation, constantly rub your fingertips gently back and forth alternately across the smooth side and the rough side. At the relevant markers within the performance, scratch each side with a finger nail, inhaling the aromas deeply as you do. Finally, at the crescendo of the final tune, eat the cards. Videos are provided below for the  visual element of your experience. Listen to the music at normal speed in the forward direction, then in reverse at double speed. 

Download the entire 2 hour experience here: EMFABAug2022

Alternatively, stream on Mixcloud:

Play List

Fabulous Five Incorporated - Shaving Cream

Good Morning Bedlam - I Am Sad

Girlpool -  Ideal World

Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth

Abyssinians - Declaration Of Rights

Aereogramme - Indiscretion #243

Buddy Rich - The Beat Goes On

Gonora Sounds - Go Bhora

Clusterfrog - Wub Wub Wub Ding!

The Beat Goes On Remix By Eros Circuit Records

Thee Headcoatees - Davey Crockett (Gabba Hey)

Barry Can’t Swim - Sonder

The Maytals - One Look

Loompasketee - The EP

Ben Morgan - Down By The Great River Ouse

Drug Couple - Blue Water

German Popov - Magic Mamaliga

Lord Buckley - The Nazz

Good Morning Bedlam - Enough

Fulu Miziki - Beta Ndule

Soichi Terada - Diving Into Minds

Cutty Ranks - Limb By Limb DJSS remix

The Whitmore Sisters - Hurtin’ For A Letdown

The Blues Busters - Rough And Tough

Antonio Eugenio Martinez - Puno De Tierra

Lipps Inc - Funkytown DJ Dmoll Funky Dance Remix

Half Man Half Biscuit -  I'm Getting Buried In The Morning

This month's album of the month is Lulu, by Good Morning Bedlam. You can listen and buy at Bandcamp here: Information about the band can be found at their website here:

A vid for amusement:

Friday, 1 July 2022

I Don't Mean That In A Bad Way

 With all due respect, let some excitement into your humdrum little lives by spending a couple of hours with me. (Incidentally, you can now skip back and forth on Mixcloud.)

Download the MP3 here EMFABJULY2022

Or stream on Mixcloud here

The Tunes

Love  - The Daily Planet

Melt Banana - Shield For Your Eyes, A Beast In The Well On Your Hand

Nurse With Wound/Stereolab - Exploding Head Movie

Shovels & Rope - Collateral Damage

Owen & Leon Silvera - Practice What You Preach

A Piece Of Shit - Condor

Dom Irerra - I Don't Mean That In A Bad Way

The Rulers – Don't Be A Rude Boy

Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari/Count Ossie - Grounation

Gaelynn Lea - A Moment Of Bliss

Funki Porcini - 100 Bars

Gloria Lynne - You Don't Have To Be Tower Of Strength

Shag - Solitude Is Bliss

Shrag - Hopelessly Wasted

The Flatlanders - Bhagavan Decreed

Luke Hess - Two Prophets

Rainbow - Since You’ve Been Gone (live)

Furney - Bengo

Medeski Martin & Wood - No Ke Ano Ahiahi

Terry Allen - I Just Left Myself

Heart Of Glass, Crabtree remix

Ernst Reijseger - A Una Rosa

Samba Soul - Chove Chuva/Mas Que Nada

Sizzla - Oh What A Joy

My selection for album of the month this time is Manticore by Shoves And Rope. It starts a bit flatly but keep gets pretty fantastic. You can listen to it at their band camp page

Here's an example:

Some amusing Youtube shit.

The Gay Daleks

The genius of Joe Wilkinson

Friday, 3 June 2022

Particularly Impressed

The usual auditory rough and tumble. You know what to do.

Download the whole mp3 here: EMFABJUNE2022

Or stream on Mixcloud here: 

Hank Williams - I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

Elvis - Gentle On My Mind

The Maytals - My Daily Food

XS Soundz feat. Sardara Gill - Soho Road

Die! Die! Die! - This Is Not An Island Anymore

Ackermann - Left The Club Tipsy

Before Breakfast - Journey

Ben McElroy - Store Away For A Winters Day

John Martyn - The River

And So I Watch You from Afar - Jettison (full score)

Plug - Drum 'N' Bass For Papa

Om Unit - Angles

Kasai Allstars - The Ecstasy Of Singing

Khalil EPI & Imed Alibi - Nashwa

DenonDjay - YMCA Saturday Night Mix

The Maytals - I'll Never Grow Old

Here's the video for the YMCA remix:

Bhangra shuffle dancing...what a good idea. Check out the 2 lasses at 16s.

A favourite moment from Jam, that explains this show's title:

Monday, 2 May 2022


What!? More Ska, a couple of tunes from my current fave TV show...'Barry', 'Surf's Up' twice, Haitian folk, some old and some new disco, and many more hits of today...yes, it's Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi May 2022!

Hopefully, I've fixed my long standing microphone problem...let me know. 

About listening again/back...on Mixcloud, you can't 'rewind' unless you buy premium membership. The obvious solution is to download the whole MP3 using the link below.

Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi May 2022 click here.

Or stream on Mixcloud here:

Prince Buster - Madness

Beach Boys - Surf's Up

Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star

The Beatles - Get Back (Rooftop Performance 3)

Anoukulele - A Little Respect

The Untouchables - Tighten Up

Ilan Ilan - 3 Fèy, 3 Rasin o - Melimelo

Jake Thackray - Ulysses

DJ Blazecut - Bigger Hammer

Patrick & Lloyd - Return Of The Pollock

Charles Bradley - Change For The World

Badbadnotgood - Time Moves Slow feat. Sam Herring

Judge Dread  - Big Seven

Prince Buster - Big Five

Lord Tanamo - Rainy Night In Georgia

Pelt - Sundogs -> Chiming -> The Door in The Hill

Daniel Bachman - Beautiful Eyes Of Virginia

Ilan Ilan - M Fin Vye - Ochan Lavi

Wet Leg - Chaise Longue

Goody Goody - No1 DJ

I Will Survive (Workout Mix)

Brian Wilson - Surf's Up (solo, 1967)

What do I mean by What!?...look here 

 And here's the video to Wet Leg's 'Chaise Longue'

And a little more respect

Friday, 1 April 2022


Ska bejewels this month's Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi. Old Ska. Sixties Ska...mostly. There's some sweet techno from Ackermann and Echologist, another remixed disco classic, some growling metal and the usual smattering of the indefinable.

Download the MP3 of the show here: EMFAB April 2022

Or stream on Mixcloud here:

The playlist

Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Home

Smokey Joe & The Kid - Mama Gave Ya

Ackermann - Sounds Of Life

The Mañana People - It's All Really Messed Up

Dandy Livingstone - Rudy, A Message to You

Ancient Burials - Manifest

Rudy Mills - John Jones

T-Connection - At Midnight (12” Version)

The Spanishtonians - Rudy Gets Plenty

Smokey Joe & The Kid - Motherless Jazz

Canada - Driven From Our Fields

Echologist - Mantle

Keys N Krates - Brazilian Love Song

Karsten Pflum - Iso66

Beach House - Through Me

The Resonant Rogues - Fool Of The Rules

Bad Company - The Nine

Laurel Aitken - Rudi Got Married

Bjørn Torske - Expresso

Stereocool - Stayin' Alive 'To The Death' Remix

Burial & Four Tet - Moth

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Soul Ska

The album of the month this time is 'War Is Over' by 'Smokey Joe & The Kid', which you can listen to and buy here:

And here's a video which doesn't seem to have anything to do with the song: