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:

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

It's A Fookn Pleasure

 Hurrah for global warming! I'm looking out of my window at a beautiful blue, sunny sky...and it's November. Yeah, yeah, don't talk to me about...

All in all, though, I wanna say...It's A Fookn Pleasure.

This months show is blah blah blah. Some good tunes and some blather.

Here it is to download:It's A Fookn Pleasure MP3

Or to stream on Mixcloud:

With my co-host:

And here's the playlist:

Nancy Wilson - How Glad I Am

Van Morrison - The Eternal Kansas City

William Shatner - Rocket Man (1978)

Yo La Tengo - Mr. Tough

Bowmods - 17 Weeks

John Fahey - Stomping Tonight On The Pennsylvania/Alabama Border

Tom Waits - MacArthur Park

Junius Meyvant - Signals

Fontella Bass - This Would Make Me Happy

The Everly Brothers - Long Time Gone

The's - I'm Blue

Patsy Montana - I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart

Barry Brown - Give Thanks And Praise (Lion Mix)

Nanci Griffith - Love At The Five And Dime

Nanci Griffith - Its Just Another Morning Here

Godflesh - Post Self

The Specials - Get Up, Stand Up

Boubacar "Badian" Diabate - L’amour

Matt Berry & Rosie McDermott - Blues Inside Me

Andy Kaufman - MacArthur Park

Irma Thomas - Ruler Of My Heart

Jeff Mills & Rafael Leafar - Trigger Happy (Safety On)

Harry Dean Stanton - Everybody's Talkin’

Steve Hillage & William Shatner - Rocket Man (1990)

Richie Havens - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Linda Clifford - Bridge Over Troubled Water

And some fun videos:

Friday, 1 October 2021


Avter a schort brake...OK, 3 months...I'm hear a gain with a grate playlist for you. All will be explaned.

The link to download the MP3 is  HERE

Or stream on Mixcloud below.

If you listen on the Mixcloud website HERE, there's a real time playlist running at the bottom of the page.

The playlist in full, with links:

Janski Beeeats - Genèse/Main Title Theme - Missions Soundtrack - Éditions Milan Music - 2017

Josephine Foster - I’m A Dreamer - I’m A Dreamer - Fire Records - 2013

Tom T Hall - That’s How I Got To Memphis - Ballad Of Forty Dollars And His Other Great Songs - Mercury - 1968

Toyan - Spar With Me - Spar With Me - 17 North Parade - 1982

The Bandana Splits - Sometimes - Mr Sam Presents - Boy Scout Recordings - 2011

The Living Sisters - How Are You Doing? - Love To Live - Vanguard - 2010

Bill Fisher - People Should Be Friendly - Hallucinations Of A Higher Truth - Bandcamp - 2021 

Colleen - Hidden In The Current - The Tunnel And The Clearing - Thrill Jockey - 2021

The Cactus Blossoms - Mississippi - You’re Dreaming - Red House Records - 2016

Yoga - 645AR - youtube - 2019

Khalab & M’Berra Ensemble - Curfew - M’Berra - Real World Records - 2021

Jinx Lennon - Guitar = Magic Wand - Know Your Station Gouger Nation!!! - Septic Tiger - 2012

Hotplate - A Father’s Grip - Elephas - World In Winter - 2007

Angelo Badalamenti - Mister Snooty (J’Attendrai) 

Mariana Ramos (with Manu Dibango) - Figlia Bella - Capo Verde Terra D’Amore Vol7 - Incipit - 2017

Bendik Braenne - Never Seen A Brighter Shade - How To Fake It In America - Snaxville - 2013

Sun Kil Moon - The Possum - Universal Themes - Rough Trade - 2015

Sleaford Mods (feat. Amy Taylor) - Nudge - Spare Ribs - Rough Trade  - 2021

Bo Burnham - Welcome To The Internet - Inside - Imperial Distribution - 2021

Puddles Pity Party - Folsom Prison Blues/Pinball Wizard - youtube - 2017

The Magnetic - Strange Powers - Holiday - Feel Good All Over - 1994

Stewlil - Four Lions Hilarious Dubstep Remix - youtube - 2011

Nancy Sinatra - Sugar Town - Sugar - Reprise - 1967

Sarah Silverman - Diva - youtube - 2013

Carl Smith - A Way With Words - 7” - DJM Records - 1976

Robert Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders - My Girl’s Pussy - Party Record - Red Goose - 1978

Mike Skinner - Clunge In A Barrel - The Inbetweeners Movie Soundtrack - Sony - 2011

Wendy’s Cussing Song - South Park - youtube

Sean Paul & Sasha - I’m Still In Love with You - Atlantic - 2002

Some dogs for your amusement:


Friday, 9 July 2021's Hare.

 So, yeah. Whoops.

Last week I drowned my laptop. Didn't mean to. It wasn't murder, it was an accident...honestly. If it had been the other way up in the bag, the leaked soya milk wouldn't have done so much damage, the repair guy told me. He couldn't save it; well, new motherboard, new power supply, new screen...expensive not worth it. I'd been thinking I needed an upgrade anyway, so I decided to embrace the moment, and look into getting a new machine. It's taken me till now to sort that out, mainly because I wasn't in a hurry. Truth be... I've had a great week not being plugged into that world. I don't have a mobile, you see....never seen much use in my laptop is my portal to cyberspace. Without it, I was just floating free. It's so restful to not have that busy busy thing going on. I read lots, spent more time in the garden, played with the dog, slept more. Nice time. 

It's too late in the month to do a July show now, so I'm posting an old mix/show from 2013. It was originally broadcast on Dandelion Radio. I was feeling mischievous...wanting to break the form up a instead of hosting the show in the normal way, I used a basic text-to-speech program to be the DJ. I called it 'Hare'...I can't remember why...I just like hares.

It's 2 hours long, mostly electronica, and pretty poundin' towards the end. Great for the car. Here's the link for a direct download HARE

And here it is in Mixcloud:

Shel Silverstein - Fuckem'

Hermanez - Dope Feen

Oliver Huntemann - Tasmanian Tiger

Leedvd - Street Life

Alan Fitzpatrick & Jon Gurd - Electric Love

Emerson & Dubnitzky - Gentle One

Igorrr - Vegetable Soup

Bando - 345

Bambounou - Any Other Service

David Ezra Brown - Eleven Camels

Carmine - Pharmacodynamics

Arnoux - Nothing More Than Dead

Zoo - Manusia Baru

Pine Leaf Boys - Chère Chérie [Dearest Dear]

Cantankerous Riot - It's All In The Game

Martinibomb - The Love God

Pachanga Boys - Legs

Tiitus - Nocturne

Tim Rose - Morning Dew

Juno Reactor - Pistolero (Mr Black rmx)

Mighty Dub Katz - Magic Carpet Ride (DJ's From Mars rmx)

Phunk Investigation, Schuhmacher - From The Dust

DJ Dan - Out Of Nowhere

Rob Acid - Prometheus

One vid...a touch of schadenfreude:

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Anybody here from Tarpoley?

 What? Why Tarpoley? (a village in Cheshire) I often wondered that myself. Simply for comic effect, I think. Some words are just funny, for example 'wool' and 'elbow'. Socrates might say that all words containing the letter 'w' are funny. No comwent.

June's Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi is a bunch of tunes that sound nice next to each other. Play loud. Don't worry about the neighbours...let a little beauty into their lives.

Download the whole thing here EMFABJune2021

Or stream at Mixcloud


Alan Price - Changes - O Lucky Man - Warner Bros - 1973
Prince Fari - Message From The King - Message From The King - Front Line - 1978
Noonday Underground - We Saw The Midnight - Self Assembly - M21 - 2000
Freestyles - Play The Game - 12” - True Playaz - 1996
Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch - I'll Fly Away - O Brother Where Art Thou? - Mercury - 2000
Baaba Maal - Television - Television - Palm - 2009
Mouse On Mars - Walking And Talking - AAI - Thrill Jockey - 2021
Fanu - Shatner Rap (Feat Greenleaf) - Serendipity - Lightless - 2011
Kimya Dawson - Being Cool - My Cute Fiend Sweet Princess - Important - 2004
Sabri Brothers - Tajdar-E-Haram - Ya Mustapha - Xenophile - 1996
Monty Python - I Bet You They Won't Play This Song - The Contractual Obligations Album - Charisma - 1980
Matt Berry & Rich Fulcher - Bench Song - Snuff Box episode 3 - 2006
Das Wanderlust - The Orange Shop - Ammehoelahop - Transformed Dreams - 2006
Apparat Organ Quartet - Stereo Rock And Roll - Apparat Organ Quartet - 2002
DJ Orion - Carajo Colombia (Orion Edit) - Carajo Colombia - Peligrosa - 2010
Luiz Gonzaga - Sanfona do Povo - MPB No JT5 - BMG - 1997
The Mighty Dub Katz - Magic Carpet Ride - 12” - Eye Of The Storm - 1995
Sooliman Rogie - Dieman Noba Smoke Tafee - Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana - Real World - 1994
DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues - Midtown 120 Blues - Mule Musiq - 2009
Dirty Dubsters - Big Tings Mr Benn remix - 7” - Breakdown - 2011


My Youtube pics this month include a flash mob, a snuff box and 4 menopausal Kiwis:

I've been watching flash mobs lately. They lift my heart, as examples people power. This one really grabbed me:



Here's the snippet of video that goes with the Snuff Box Bench Song:



I stumbled upon this by accident. Lovely close harmony.



Thanks for listening. Smell ya later.

Saturday, 1 May 2021


 On this month's show...

A pilgrimage, from mambo to dub, via shit, whiskey, jazz, more shit, prayer, acceptance, piety and alien intervention. As usual, download the whole thing as an mp3 by clicking this link:


or stream on Mixcloud using the player below.

Also this month, I appeared as a guest on Giorgio Sadotti's excellent show for Soho Radio, playing a game of musical exquisite corpse.

We alternated in choice of tune, responding to each other, then Giorgio mixed it down to the 1 hour format. Giorgio does regular shows on Soho radio. I suggest you get on his mailing list.

This month's playlist

Pérez Prado - Mambo No.5 - Plays Much Mambo - La Voix De Son Maitre (HMV) - 1954
Baby Huey - Hard Times - The Baby Huey Story - Sequel - 1999
Patsy Cline - Crazy - Showcase - Decca - 1961
Cheech & Chong - Dave
Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq - Well This Is Shit -
Flight Of The Conchords - Hurt Feelings - I Told You I Was Freaky - Sub Pop - 2009
Lemon Jelly - Nice Weather For Ducks - Lost Horizons - XL - 2002
Deerhoof - Running Thoughts - The Runners Four - ATP - 2005
Bearsuit - Hey Charlie, Hey Chuck - Team Ping Pong - Fantastic Plastic - 2005
Cheech & Chong - Dave [Cont.]
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar - unknown TV program - 1972
Roni Size - It's A Jazz Thing - 1994
Flight Of The Conchords - Mutha’uckas - Flight Of The Conchords - Sub
Pop - 2008
Reggie Watts - Fuck Shit Stack - Why Shit So Crazy - Comedy Central - 2010
John Tavener/Bjork/Brodsky Quartet - Prayer Of The Heart - A Portrait - Naxos - 2004
Man - It Is As It Must Be - 2oz Of Plastic With A Hole In The Middle - Dawn - 1969
Lizzard - Milk & Honey - Satta I - Trojan - 1976
Hughes de Courson - The Queen Of The 1,001 Nights - Mozart L’Egyptien 2 - Virgin - 2005
Schlachthofbronx - Slowine - Dirty Dancing - DiscoB - 2012
Haarp - Sed - Checkpoint Charley - U-Cover - 2006
Cesária Évora - Sangue de Beirona - Cabo Verde - Lusafrica - 1997
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - Rambling Pony - Pious Bird Of Good Omen - Blue Horizon - 1969
Sascha Bouché - Ballistic - Gravity EP - Disskghast - 2020
Ministry Of Funk - Spacer - Funky Town EP - Muzik X Press - 2011
Silicone Soul - Right On Right On - Soma - 2000
Jstar - One Life, One Hope - 7” - Jstar - 2011


This month's interesting vids...

Conjunto Folklorico Nacional dance to Mambo No.5:



Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq performs 'Well This Is Shit':



Sheila and the gang dancing to 'Spacer' in 1979:



This is where I got that performance of Thin Lizzy:



Lastly, Reggie Watt's video for 'Fuck Shit Stack':

See y'all next month. Don't go changin'