It can be tiresome work being a radio star, you know, putting on records, taking off records, talking etc but thankfully Resonance FM blessed our weary ears with the magic words “studio closed for 2 weeks”. Trick will no doubt be packing up the wagon and taking the whole family across country to marvel at an imaginary moose (ok i know the John Hughes special was last week but I couldn’t resist), while I’ll be rolling up my jeans, tying a hanky to my head and hitting the A12 for some glorious Essex coastal action[..]
We were both pretty stunned by the sad news of John Hughes’ passing, as were no doubt hordes of others who’s difficult adolescent years were somehow reflected in a spate of pastel heavy cinematic paens to pubescent heartache. While the 50′s marked the dawning of teen culture, the 80′s gave a voice to their angst and very few captured it on screen better than Hughes, who gave hope to gawky computer geeks, fashion freaks and overzealous jocks alike.
We may have shied away from joining the ranks with yet another tribute to Jacko but we couldn’t let this one pass without a dedicated show covering some of the music which propelled classics like 16 Candles, Pretty In Pink, and soundtracked those moments when you got your 1st car and felt like you were cruising in Cameron’s dad’s Ferrari despite it actually being previously your mum’s clapped out Mini.
Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty in Pink”
Big Audio Dynamite – “Bad”
Killing Joke – “Eighties”
The Smiths – “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want”
Stevie Ray Vaughan – “Lenny”
The Beat – “March of the Swivelheads”
Otis Redding – “Try A Little Tenderness”
Soundbed: Yello “Oh Yeah”
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The featured video for this week could only be this (especially as we didn’t get to play it in full) – Otis Redding’s incredible performance of Try A Little Tenderness:
For those that missed it the 1st time round, having tackled the world of the now very long in the tooth mash-up with my Cassetiquette mix back in 2007, I decided to do some tribute mixes starting with this one from April last year. The rough plan was to churn out a few of these but so far I’ve only got round to Kanetiquette which covers the early years of J. Saul Kane aka Depth Charge aka Octagon Man aka…[..]
We were both pretty stunned by the sad news of John Hughes’ passing yesterday, as were no doubt hordes of others who’s difficult adolescent years were somehow reflected in a spate of pastel heavy cinematic paens to pubescent heartache. While the 50′s marked the dawning of teen culture, the 80′s gave a voice to their angst and very few captured it on screen better than Hughes, who gave hope to gawky computer geeks, fashion freaks and overzealous jocks alike.[..]
Every once in a while the planets align and we deliver a near-perfect show. The records don’t skip, the presenters don’t put the wrong track on (or worse, arrive to find a CD missing from its case) and the technology at Resonance holds up, coming together to deliver a show the BBC themselves would be proud of.
This is not one of those shows.
Battling a busted internet, a failed live stream, a knackered deck and searing 100 degree heat in the studio, our shambolic duo stepped up with a perfectly catholic selection, taking in anything from the swaggering groove of the Japandroids to the proto-house of Electra feat. Tara Butler. We even had Tom’s mum call in. Even our listeners couldn’t agree on whether this was a truly risible piece of broadcasting or the finest show we’d ever done. Take a listen and decide for yourself.
Moe Koffman – “Curried Soul”
Electra featuring Tara Butler – “Feels Good”
Cougar – “Florida Logic”
Agent Ribbons – “Your Love Is The Smallest Doll”
Tony Allen – “Hustler”
Glaxo Babies – “Police State”
Japandroids – “Crazy/Forever”
Juice Aleem – “Church Of Rock”
and of course King Tubby’s “Fever” rhythm ‘pon the soundbed.
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Featured video for this week is Juice Aleem, in action at The Unseen night: