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:

Friday, 4 March 2022

Found Cake


February got away with me. Suddenly it was March. I did compile a playlist for this month's show, but I couldn't seem to summon up the juice. Then we were in the car and listening to this old mix I did in 2015 for a dear friend's 65th birthday. I've never published it or even shared it with anyone else. I consider it a private, intimate gift. But here it is, with my friends permission, because it's time to let it loose. It's about an hour long, and exceedingly tender. I hope it grooves you.

As usual, you can download the whole thing as an mp3 here: Found Cake

Or you can stream it at Mixcloud here:

Roy Rogers - Don't Fence Me In

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Peninsula

John Martyn - Fairy Tale Lullaby

Kevin Ayers - Whatevershebringswesing

Neil Diamond - I Am...I Said

Davey Graham - Both Sides Now

Karen Dalton - Something On Your Mind

Richard Harris  - McArthur Park

Ironbridge - Ironbridge

Family - Larf And Sing

Rod Stewart - Mandolin Wind

Martin Simpson - Kit's Tune, When A Knight Won His Spurs

John Fahey - On The Sunny Side Of The Ocean

Chris Wood - The Taoist Tale

Spirit - Kahuna Dreams

Don Trust - If I Had Ever Been Here Before

Sri Darwin Gross - At The Grass Roots

The Waterboys - Spirit

The Seekers - Love Is Kind, Love Is Wine

Bert Kaempfert - Tijuana Taxi

Thursday, 3 February 2022



Hello hello. A hoy hoy. Feb's show is sweet. Sweet. As well structured as a well structured thing. And that's pretty well structured I can tell you. The usual moments of beauty and unusualness abound.

You can download the whole 2 hour MP3 here: EMFABFEB2022

Or stream at Mixcloud below:

Ivor Cutler - I'm Happy

The New Improved Jook Savages - It's So Fucked

Canned Heat (Blind Owl Wilson) - Poor Moon

Fela Kuti - Zombie

Gheist - We Are Not Alone

Freddy Todd - Sanatine

Bonga Jean Baptiste - Papa Gede

Elvis Costello - A Good Year For The Roses

Bettye Swann - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

Allen LeRoy Hug - Too Soon

Imogen Rose - Talkin' Like You (Two Tall Mountains)

Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly

The Magnetic Fields - The Book of Love

Beenie Man - Steve Biko

Papir - 7.1 (part I-III)

Tape Toy - Honey, WTF

Tom Verlaine - Let Go The Mansion

Freddy Todd - Reclaim The Means

George Harrison - My Sweet Lord

Yuragi - I Want You by My Side

Almighty/Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (12” Essential Mix)

This month's album of the month is 'Nineteen Ninety' by Freddy Todd. You can listen and buy at Bandcamp here:

Freddy Todd is from Detroit, though he is currently based in North Carolina. Todd describes his sound as "Psychedelic Bassy Dancey Soulful Funky Glitchy Electronic Music."

Here's the excellent video for Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly:

And here's some people dancing, looking like they were born to it:

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Every Dog

 Some tunes, some chat...What can I say? I don't do small talk.

Download the show here: EMFAB JAN2022

Or stream at Mixcloud:

Misty In Roots - Man Kind

Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes - I Wish I knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Response - I Don’t Want To Be Here

Agoria - What If Earth Would Turn Faster

Audiobooks - The English Manipulator

Donnacha Costello - Slowly Sinking In (2021 Remaster)

Townes Van Zandt - Loretta

Batty Ranks - Downtown Clown

Uriah Heep - All My Life

Abbacadabra - Dancing Queen (Back To Your Roots PWL Mix)

Van Der Graaf Generator - Refugees

Bill Callahan - Baby's Breath

Audiobooks - The Doll

Nicky Elisabeth - Celeste (Roman Flügel Remix)

Genius - Inspector Jones

Puuluup - Paala Järve Vaala Baar

Meitei  - Happyaku-yacho

Prince Fari - Calling Over The Distant Sea

Rebekah Del Rio - No Stars

Mirko And Meex - Party Time

Sandy Denny - By The Time It Gets Dark

I'm suggesting an album of the month this time, and it's Audibooks - Astro Tough on Heavenly Recordings. Audiobooks are the duo of Evangeline Ling and David Wrench. This is their second release. They have a sparse website, but there's information at their label page: 

You can listen and buy at Bandcamp:

As usual, a clutch of vids for your amusement:

Erasure performing Respect in 2018...Andy Bell...heroic self confidence...

Here's a very different rendering of the same song.

This is just silly:

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

A Little Respect

 A few days late...never mind. Sometimes it's hard to find the few days necessary to make this happen. My life's quite busy. I'm not sure I like it. I've avoided being busy, generally, all my life. It makes the time speed by, having fill it. But right now I'm even having to keep a written schedule to know what I'm doing from day to day. I've always been an in-the-moment sort of person, longing for the old times...the old village life we once all lived, where we knew everyone and had little to do but forage for food. Lying in the sun...swimming...socialising...getting .gov, no religion, no job, no time time...May we all get back there was soon as possible. Fxxk progress. Fxxk the internet.

So here's me tunes for the month. The usual mixed bag, including Country, Disco, death by syphilis, Peter Hammill and respecting my authority.

Download the mp3: HERE EMFAB Dec 2021

Or stream on Mixcloud:

The Love Unlimited Orchestra - Barry's Theme

Jacki Ross - Hard Times

Erma Franklin - Piece of My Heart

Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - Fever

Solomon Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

Iron Horse - Rocket Man

The Other Favorites - Roses & Gloom

Sean Lock - Johnny Cash

Indian Rope Man - Dog In The Piano

Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free Disco Purrfection Version

Machito - Sopa De Pichón

Jerry Jones - Compared To What

Rey Sapienz & The Congo Techno Ensemble - Esala Rien

Erasure - A Little Respect (MacDoctor 2017 MV Remix)

Norman Blake - The Dying Cowboy

Jeremiah Walter - The Unfortunate Rake

Ian McShane - The Unfortunate Rake

People Like Us, Matmos, Wobbly - I Must Die

William Shatner - Love, Death And Horses

Jesse Wilde - Blood Is Love (Song For Sam)

In Deep - Rhythm Factor

Mighty Sparrow - Steering Wheel

Peter Hammill - Lost To The World

The Amorphous Androgynous & Peter Hammill - Synthony On A Theme Of Mortality

And some vids for amusement.

Anne Sofie von Otter sings Mahler's 'Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen' (Lost To The World) with the NDR-Sinfonieorchester

Here's that Sean Lock Johnny Cash piece: