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Buffet #75 – The one where we missed six f-bombs

Funny story. Because we broadcast between 7-8pm we have to watch our language. The occasional small swear (a ‘shit’, for example) is acceptable , but ‘f***s’ and other swears are not, so we always fuzzy them up when there’s a record we really want to play. This means you know they’re there, but the sensibilities of the young and easily offended are somewhat protected.

However, for this week’s show, having already bleeped a track by Afghan Whigs and another by Sufjan Stevens (who hardly ever bloody swears) we somehow let six f-bombs through. SIX! And when I say somehow, what I actually mean is Boris didn’t notice them despite previewing the track several times. When I listened back later and heard the sweet soprano of FKA Twigs unleash a string of dirty f-bombs and, what’s more, in the context of singing about very graphic sex, I had no choice but to alert BCB and ask for guidance. Thank you to lovely Mary Dowson, Head Honcho and Goddess of Wonderfulness for stepping in. She took a decision to cut the track and stuck a lovely bit of Stevie Wonder on at the end (thankfully not Ebony and Ivory).

So, if you’re here to listen back to Buffet and want the sanitised version, you can listen here

But if you want to hear FKA Twigs mimicking early Prince, but without the humour (ie. singing about sex in a high-pitched voice and saying ‘Motherf***er’ a few times) you can listen to the show here

And here’s our full track list:

1. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
2. Viet Cong – Bunker Buster
3. Bjork – Stonemilker
4. Novelist x Mumdance – 1 Sec
5. Afghan Whigs – Be Sweet
6. Ibeyi – Ghosts
7. Gruff Rhys – Liberty (Is Where We’ll Be)
8. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks (only on Mixcloud)
9. Tanya Tagaq – Uja
10. Thee Oh Sees – The Dream
11. Sufjan Stevens – No Shade In the Shadow of the Cross
12. Nadine Shah – Fool
13. Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba – Siran Fen
14. Stevie Wonder – Superstition (only on BCB listen again link)

Please join us for more japes on 22nd March! Or in the meantime follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Cheers! x


Buffet #63 – Bobby is Back!

Hello hello!

If you tuned in to Buffet on Sunday 18th May – thanks! If you’re here to have a listen – click this bit!

Emma 2Emma made a triumphant return, which was marvellous, as she can only pop in sporadically to share her ace musical choices. And she really served up a treat with our Bastardised Beatles track of the month. Goodbye Beatles is a very special tribute album! If Emma’s track choice doesn’t make you chuckle when you hear it, there’s something seriously wrong with you…

And you also have a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Swans at the Cockpit, Leeds on Sunday 1st June. We want you to Tweet or Facebook us your pictures of swans using the hashtag #uptheswanny They can be any kind of picture and any kind of Swan! The deadline is midnight on Tuesday 20th May. And for inspiration, here’s a picture Emma drew. It documents a real-life situation where a giant swan attacked her girlfriend:

swan attack!








Anyroad, this is what we played on the show!

1. The theme from Welcome Back Kotter
2. Liars – Pro Anti Anti
3. Round Window – Gelato Fragola
4. tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain
5. The Johnny Dunne Singers – Hello Goodbye/Get Back
6. Yann Tiersen – Midsummer
7. Vincent Gallo – When
8. Field Music & Warm Digits – Snow Watch
9. Swans – Oxygen (To Be Kind)
10. Sisyphus – I Won’t Be Afraid
11. Cowtown – (Kim) Deal Breaker
12. Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler – The Root
13. Oh No Ono – Helplessly Young
13. Jack White – Lanzaretto
15. Gruff Rhys – American Interior

No idea which members of Team Buffet will be presenting the next show on 15th of June, but we can assure you the music will be well good, so please join us!

Team Buffet x










Buffet’s Cliff-Free Post Christmas Show (#56)

Ho ho ho!

If you tuned in – big thanks! If not, and you feel you can endure yet more Christmas music (but not the supermarket variety) you can listen here. It was rather like a real Christmas family gathering, as my sister, Emma from The Bet Lynch Mob,  joined me in the studio and I told her off a lot. And where else would you hear Wonder Women save Santa with a Tiara? Who needs TV soaps!

This here is what we played!

1. Geoff Love & His Orchestra – Sleigh Ride
2. Shonen Knife – Space Christmas
3. Gruff Rhys – Post Apocalypse Christmas
4. Yo La Tengo – It’s Christmas Time
5. Future of the Left – The Real Meaning of Christmas
6. Spinal Tap – Christmas With the Devil (scratch mix)
7. Wonder Woman in the Prisoner of Christmas Island (part 1)
8. 50 SniffsCredit Card Christmas
9. The Knife – Christmas Reindeer
10. Bert Kaempfert – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
11. Wonder Woman in The Prisoner of Christmas Island (part 2)
12. Sufjan Stevens – Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!
13. The Kinks – Father Christmas

If you have nothing better to do on New Year’s Eve we’ve been handed the reigns by BCB to see in 2014 – a frightening prospect! Join us for chaos, f-bombs and lots of good music! 11pm-1am 31st December. We’ll be Tweeting as we go from @buffetdisco

Have a good one!

Team Buffet x



A Nightmare Before Christmas

When Jenny Jet and I ventured to Pontins to experience Shellac’s Nightmare Before Christmas (an All tomorrow’s Parties festival) we did not anticipate that Pontins itself would be a real nightmare. So much so it actually makes Butlins look classy. Anyroad, we are rocking middle aged Mums and enjoyed a fabtastic weekend of rock and roll despite the severely lacking facilities, accommodation and blood stained duvets.

This month’s Buffet (broadcast on 1st December) was a combination of ATP tribute and twisted Christmas tunes, for it is that time of year. You can listen to the show here

And this is what we played:

1. Theme from Ski Sunday
2. RED FANG – Number 13
3. WIRE – Ex Lion Tamer
4. GRUFF RHYS – Slashed Wrists This Christmas
5. NINA NASTASIA – Ugly Face
6. GAY WITCH ABORTION – Prison Charm
7. MELT BANANA – White Christmas
8. SUFJAN STEVENS – Christmas Woman
9. PRINZHORN DANCE SCHOOL – You are The Space Invader
10. MONO – Follow The Map
11. MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Map Ref 41 North 93 West
12. SHANNON WRIGHT – With Closed Eyes
13. BONNIE PRINCE BILLY with DAWN McCARTHY- Christmas Eve Can Kill You
14.  MISSON OF BURMA – Second Television
15. TEITUR – Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

We’re back on 29th December.

Stay warm!


Woowoos, Summercamp and Spector on The BCB Sessions!

Hello lovely people,

It’s that time of the week on again when we go on a musical journey checking out this week’s tunes… and reeling out a few that got played once months ago. Here’s what’s on the show (Wed 12th Oct, 9pm and available on BCB’s listen again bit www.bcbradio.co.uk)

Koko Von Napoo – Polly

Gruff Rhys – Space dust

Spector – What you wanted

SBTRKT – Wildfire ft. Little Dragon

Black Cherry – One another

Ellen & the Escapades – Preying on your mind, acoustic version (catch em live in Jumbo Records on 22nd Oct celebrating Jumbo’s 40th Anniversary…more of that to come on next week’s show)

Woowoos – Fizzy lettuce (best band name and song title of the week)

This is the Computers – Lovers lovers lovers (unusual for the sessions I know…)

Bearsuit – Princess, you’re a test

Gardens & Villa - Spacetime

Summercamp – Memories

Twin Sister – Gene ciampi

Animal Collective – The purple bottle

Two Wounded Birds – Together forever

Stateless – Bluefire (ft. Amenta)

Get in touch if you fancy doing a session / getting your music played on the show: laura.rawlings@bcbradio.co.uk


Radio Buffet #12

It’s a nice spread, you can’t deny it. Here’s what we played on 14th Aug (repeated at 10am on Monday 16th)…

Theme from The A Team
Swell Maps – H.S. Art
The Hot Melts – I Wish
Being 747 – Shake Your Backbone
Pocket featuring Tanya Donelly – Jars of Fireflies
Samuel Foxton Wells – I’m On My Tractor
Kool and The Gang – Jungle Boogie
Department of Eagles – No One Does It Like You
E.L.O. featuring Olivia Neutron Bomb – Xanadu
Field Music – Effortlessly
Small Machine – Repeat
Gruff Rhys – Lonesome Words
Caribou – Found Out
Kristin Hersh – Coals

Jenny Jet played Xanadu. This is also a favourite at our live discos, as you’ll see here:

And Gruff Rhys has made a film, it looks well cool! www.gruffrhys.com

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