Our Buffet radio spread was made all the better on 30th November thanks to Emma Bob 3 making an appearance and bringing great records. You can listen to the show here and see what we played below:
1. The New Pornographers – Dancehall Domine
2. Mary Epworth – Black Doe
3. SLUG – Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped in Plastic
4. Dexys Midnight Runners – Geno
5. Cate Le Bon & Perfume Genius – I Think I Knew
6. Mogwai – Like Herod
7. Andrew Jackson Jihad – Temple Grandin Too
8. Kieran Leonard – Dear Lincoln
9. Nadine Shah – Stealing Cars
10. Deerhoof – Paradise Girls
11. Sly & The Family Stone – You Caught Me (Smilin’)
12. Honeyblood – Super Rat
13. Dag Nasty – The Godfather
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And we are hosting a Christmas special at The Record Club on Saturday 6th December – three full albums, a pop quiz (with prizes) and lots of punk rock atheism. Get your glad rags on and join us! It’s just £3 on the door and proceeds are being donated to Keswick Mountain Rescue.
We are back on 28th December at 7pm, but keep your eyes and ears open as we are hoping to squeeze in a “Little Buffet” with little people over the Festive period.
We at Team Buffet are not happy. And tonight we had a little moan about Dave and George and their savage spending cuts. We also played the most bizarre selection of Christmas music you may ever hear, peppered with top pop and punk tunes.
My highlight was a track chosen by Emma Bob 3 â€“ Charles Spearinâ€™s â€˜Mrs Morris (Reprise)â€™ which forms part of The Happiness Project. He takes his neighbourâ€™s words about love, turns them into music, then adds her voice back in. Itâ€™s beautiful.
Weâ€™ve been putting on a nice spread for a year now, which is why we shared a glass of Babycham with our lovely special guests the Bet Lynch Mob (along with regular guests Jenny Jet and Elias AKA Little Spads). We had a very nice curry afterwards, too.
The thing Em and I probably struggle with most of all making our radio show is doing the maths. We donâ€™t do maths as a rule. So having to work out how much time youâ€™ve got left, and how long your remaining tracks are is quite beyond us, and sometimes results in us introducing a final song only to hear the first 30s seconds of it (which reminds me â€“ Em, we still need to play that Dam Mantle record). Today was slightly different, as we introduced our last track, only to realise we had time to play another. So think of this as a secret track at the end of our mix tape.
Hereâ€™s our party playlist:
Geoff Love and his Orchestra â€“ Theme From Star Wars
The Beatles â€“ Birthday
Sleigh Bells â€“ Infinity Guitars
Deerhoof â€“ Basketball Get Your Groove Back
Lifescreen â€“ Opting Out (Betty Boobsâ€™ choice)
The Ruby Suns â€“ Birthday On Mars
Turbo Fruits â€“ Volcano (Betty Birdâ€™s choice)
Blondie â€“ Call me (Betty Bottomâ€™s choice)
McFly â€“ Party Girl
Shirley Bassey â€“ Get The Party Started
Marnie Stern â€“ For Ash
Electric 6 â€“ Gay Bar
Matt Monro â€“ The Partyâ€™s Over
Birds and Brass â€“ Chim Chim Cheree
Two thirds of the Bet Lynch Mob (sometimes we can do maths)
My last post regarding noise music and experimental sounds got me thinking about something I always enjoy asking musicians when we have them on the show. You see musicians hate to be pinned down and pigeon holed. But on The Show we are all about the holes that the pigeons live in. Thus I have asked a variety of musical guests what they would class there music as.Â It seems a common occurrence for these bands to invent their very own genre in effect rendering the pigeon holing technique employed by myself useless, but given the fact they have just made something up they may as well have just used the band name and called it the genre right? The musicians may think they have won, however in order to create something original they have had to go to some lengths and say something like ‘post new wave inspired foke indie’. Thus sounding like fools in the process and everyone knows that being in a band is ALL about been cool, right?