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.

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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 - Stechm├╝ck

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)