Eclectic Mainline 1st June 2011

You can tell how little preparation goes into the sequencing of my show, by the virtue of the fact that 3 of the last 5 tunes in tonight’s show were b-sides.

Here’s one of my favourite tunes from tonight’s show, not one of the 3 b-sides though…

I was deeply saddened at the passing of Gil Scott-Heron at the weekend.  I have to admit that until last year’s amazing I’m New Here album, I knew little of his work, apart from ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised‘, of course.  So, I’m in no position to speak at lenght about how important he was.  But, the little exposure I did have to his work certainly left me deeply moved.  Here’s the video to the tune I played in tonight’s show.  You may think “ach, it’s 5 minutes long…!” but if you can, please watch to the end.

Here’s a full list of tonight’s tunes:

Gil Scott-Heron – “Me And The Devil” (LP – “I’m New Here”) (XL)
Colourmusic – “Yes!” (single and LP – “My_____Is Pink”) (Memphis Industries)
Amon Tobin – “Goto 10″ (LP – “Isam”) (Ninja Tune)
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – “Egni Miton? Nin Mi Na Wa Gbin” (LP – “The 1st Album”) (Analog Africa)
Mark McGuire – “Sun Shining Through The Open Barn Door (LP – “A Young Person’s Guide To…” (Editions Mego)
Kangding Ray – “Athem” (LP – “OR”) (Rastor Norton)
Okkervil River – “Your Past Life Was A Blast” (LP – “I Am Very Far”) (Jagjaguwar)
Mogwai – “San Pedro” (single) (Rock Action)
Dibek – “I Wait, I Wait, I Wait” (Various Artists LP – “1st Annual Report”) (Phlox)
Gruff Rhys – “Xenodocheionology” (b-side to “Honey All Over” single) (Turnstile)
Dustin O’Halloran – “Opus 7″ (LP – “Vorleben”) (Fat Cat)
Mini Mansions – “Heart of Glass” (single b-side to “Monk”) (Rekords Rekords)
Driver Drive Faster – “It’s All Over It’s Everywhere” (single) (Akoustik Anarkhy)
Rozi Plain – “End Cand Come” (single b-side to “Humans”) (Need No Water)