Saturday 8 April 2023


 I can't seem to summon the wherewithal to do a show this month. In fact, I need to take a break for a few months. Zappas (the units of creative expression) don't flow constantly in me, as is true for many artists. I need to re-charge. There's much to do in the garden.

Join my mailing list (, or follow me on Mixcloud, so that I may let you know when the rivers run down the mountainside once more.

Thursday 2 March 2023

At Last The 2005 Show

 This month's title is a reference to a television programme, 'At Last The 1948 Show', that only British people of advanced years will remember. I never saw it, but I heard plenty about it, because it was the first appearance on main stream TV of many who later became stalwarts of British comedy...The Pythons, The Goodies etc. It was broadcast in 1967. (A clip below.) I broadcast my first EMFAB show in 2005.

All this month's tunes were released, or re-released, in 2022. That statement is not true, but it is nearly true. A nice distinction.

Download the whole thing here: EMFAB March 2023

Or stream on Mixcloud here:

The Tunes

To Rococo Rot - Intro (John Peel Session)

To Rococo Rot - Thomson Colour (John Peel Session)

Feuh - Fucking Asshole

Miss Kiyami & Dario Rodriguez - What The Fuck

Haiku Hands - Manbitch

Hieroglyphic Being - Frantic Moments

John Ondolo - Kenya Twist

Magic Peaks - The Quest for the Magic Strat

  1 The Three Powers

  2 Mystic Mead

  3 Fantastica Nights

  4 The Magic Strat

  5 Dragon!-

Psychlona - 1975

Uffie - Where Does The Party Go

Pole - Stechmück

Ted Lucas - It's So Easy When You Know What You're Doing

Basia Bulat- The Garden (The Garden Version)

BCee - The Garden

Shit And Shine - Miami

Inni-K - An Tiarna Randal

Danger Liker - Boneshaker

Ventt & Keparys - Velaris

Kate Havnevik & Guy Sigsworth - Come Back

Tatora - IDWY

Mono - Scarlet Holliday

Snowpixels - The Argon Specimen

Parov Stelar (feat. Russian Gentlemen Club) - AKH Odessa

Matt McGinn - Little Ticks Of Time

The Vids

All adverts should be like this:

A clip of 'At Last The 1948 Show', being the first version of a famous sketch:

The Idiot Bastard Band singing Barrett's 'Bike':

Wednesday 1 February 2023


 This month's Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi is an indulgent celebration of my sixtieth birthday, which falls at the end of February (George Harrison, Renoir, Rashida Jones).

I did something like this for my 50th, called, imaginatively, 'Fifty', in which I selected what I considered 50 of the best tunes I'd ever heard and merged them, edited down, into a 2 hour show for Dandelion Radio. You can download that old show here Fifty

This time, I haven't tried any fancy editing, but just selected a bunch of songs that I listen to frequently, quite often during drunken sentimental youtube expeditions. These are songs that haunt me. Some are quite well known. A few you won't have heard of. If you do know all of them...well, come over one evening...we'll share a few bottles and eviscerate my CD collection.


A few of these tunes have been favourites for several decades, 1 or 2 for only a couple of years.

Download the whole 2 hour whole shebang here: 


Or stream on Mixcloud here:

The Playlist

Toots & The Maytals - Sweet And Dandy

The Weather Station - Way It Is, Way It could Be

Dr. Alimantado - Best Dressed Chicken in Town

Bee Gees - Night Fever

Stevie Ricks - Nice Beaver

Schneider TM & Kptmichigan - The Light 3000

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up

Cowcube - Grooved For Extra Flava

Culture - Everyday Love Dub

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Scattered Pearls

Joy Division - Atmosphere

Tami Lynn - Love Is Here And Now You're Gone

Anne Murray - Snowbird

Paul Kalkbrenner - Feed Your Head

and the Native Hipsters - Mr Magic

Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife

Jaques Palminger - Tudeldub

Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly

Wet Leg - Chaise Longue

Roni Size - It's A Jazz Thing

Van Morrison - Fair Play

The Seekers - Georgy Girl

Rumah Sakit - New Underwear Dance

Terry Allen - The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma

Rebekah Del Rio - No Stars

Silicone Soul - Right On Right On

Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer

Brian Eno - An Ending (Ascent)

As usual, here are some videos to compliment the tunes.

Nice Beaver

The Florian Trilogy (Feed Your Head)

Peanut Butter Jelly

Chaise Longue

No Stars (the full version has gone from youtube, but this one is interesting)

Wednesday 30 November 2022

I Don't Know

 This month's Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi doesn't have the answers you're looking for. It contains no secrets of the universe, no wisdom of the ages, no hidden messages of divine or secular importance. It is not esoteric or obscure, nor dark nor oblique. It is transparent and entirely meaningless.

As well as the usual scattershot of new releases, I focus on 2 particular areas of interest: the most enduring word in the English language, and the wide use and origin of the sample 'I don't know what this world is coming to'.

Listen by direct download here: Eclectic Music For Mind And Bodhi December 2022

Or stream at Mixcloud

The album of the month this time is 'The Winter Mission' by Brad Barr. Brad Barr is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter, best known for his work with The Slip, The Barr Brothers and Surprise Me Mr. Davis. 'The Winter Mission', his 2nd solo album after a gap of 14 years, is an record of scintillating beauty. Each track is individual, giving the impression that this collection of tunes has taken many years to compile. Listen to a couple more tracks at Bandcamp here.

This Month's Tunes

Dr. Alimantado - Conscious Man

Batida - Bem Vindo

Brad Barr - 3,4,5……6

Echologist - Reanimation

Amyl And The Sniffers - I Got You

Clap! Clap! / Domenico Candellori - Ox

Charlie Kane - Play Mi Selecta

Zoe Wanamaker - This Be The Verse

EEC - The Fucking Moon

Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar

The Broken Penis Orchestra - Fornication Under The Control Of The King

Shel Silverstein - Fuckem’  (find it at here)

Feckin’ Mrs Doyle (on youtube here)

Sizzla - I Don't Give A Fuck

Brad Barr - Your Dad’s Awake

Pearly - Julianne Moore

Josephine Foster - Soothsayer Song

DJ  Cam - Tropical Gypsy

Jessie Jackson - Brothers And Sisters

Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause (excerpt)

Billy Bunter & D'Zyne - Knowledge Is The Key

Thomas Brinkman - What This World Is

DJ Sprinkles - Sisters, I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To

The Soul Children - I Don't Know What This World Is Coming To (Live At The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)

And some videos to accompany the show:

Zoe Wanamaker reads Philip Larkin's pithy masterpiece 'This Be The Verse'.

Because I rewatched 'The Missionary' lately...poor quality, but the best I could find,

And because I still love and highly rate The Beatles...
This guy is a bit boring (well, he is a drummer), but he makes a good point, and it's great fun at the end,

That's the thing until next time. Pop by next year, Jan 1st ish, for more ear candy.

Thursday 3 November 2022



Incidentally, Limmy is not Brian Lemon, but Brian Limond. It amused me. A hugely varied show as usual. Download the whole 2 hour thing as an mp3 here:


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The Playlist

Limmy - One Two Buckle My Shoe

The Hippy Boys - This Is It

Jacques Brel - Au Suivant

Scott Walker - Jackie

Henry Brooks - Greatest Debt To My Mother

Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee - Bambougou N’tji

Eek-A-Mouse - Mona Eeka

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - Yourself

DJ Kos - 4 The Nite (DJ Rap Remix)

Schlacthofbronx - Slowine

Doctor Stereo - La Cumbia Perdida (Tahiras Afro-Cumbia Remix)

Bloodhound Gang - Fire Water Burn

Barrington Levy - Moonlight Lover

Horace Andy - Natural Mystic (Saxxon Remix)

El Michels Affair feat. Piya Malik - Unathi

Oki (feat. Umeko Ando) - Iso Kaari Irehte (Bear Trap Rhythm)

Oki (feat. Umeko Ando) - Iuta Upopo (Pestle Song)

Morten Milde - I Need Help

Mouth of the Architect - A Vivid Chaos

Harihan - Mangal Murti Gauri Lala.mp3

Tim Iron - Anxiety (extended mix)

Le Tigre - Deceptacon (DFA RMX)

Boney M - Rivers Of Babilon Linus Ekstrand Electro Rmx

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Next

The album of the month is Oki - Tonkori In The Moonlight, which is a compilation of his work 1996-2006. I could write more, but what's on his band camp page is thorough. Read it and listen to the whole album here:

Honourable mention goes to El Michels Affair - Yeti Season, an American instrumental soul group led by New York-based musician Leon Michels. 

Read more and listen to the album at their Bandcamp page:

Some videos to watch. Firstly,  Jacques Brel singing his famous 'Ne Me Quitte Pas' in a very intimate and possibly somewhat intentionally ridiculous style:

Here's Limmy and the clip of One Two Buckle My Shoe

Lastly...I'm not a great fan of Bowie, but this version of his intriguing song Sound And Vision performed by Dutch duo 'We Tigers' is enchanting:

Next month...another blast of feeling.
May your goat go with you.

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