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A Nice Spread for New Year’s Day

Buffet’s New Year Review wasn’t much of a revue as there were less of us contributing to the show than we’d anticipated. This was due to seasonal poorliness. So we shall resolve to get more guests on the show during 2011!

In 2010 we saw lots of ace bands, listened to great music, but people died and we don’t like the emerging political landscape, so on the whole we gave it the finger. We also played some records:

Kinks – You Really Got Me
Duchess Says – Black Flag
Field Music – Let’s Write a Book
Joanna Newsome – In California
LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls
Portable Pony – And the Morning Came in Shouting
Captain Beefheart – Lo Yo Yo Stuff
The Slits – Instant Hit
Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life
Solex – The Cutter
Liars – Scarecrows on a Killer Slant
Pavement – Spit on a Stranger
Grinderman – Worm Tamer
Roxy Music – Re-Make/Re-Model

Big thanks to everyone who’s contributed or listened to the show in 2010, it’s been real!

We’re back on Sat 29th January at 5pm.

Grinderman, Leeds University Refectory, 27th September 2010

The aural equivalent to being spat on, support act The Hunter Gracchus subject a bemused audience to 15 minutes of improvised white noise. This consists of electric guitar and violin feedback, a dying saxophone and the old cliché, a wailing woman; if you’re planning on butchering your family with a pick axe and want some appropriate music to do it to, this band is for you.

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Eclectic Mainline 15th September 2010 – Grinderman interview

This week sees the release of the second Grinderman album, smartly titled Grinderman 2.  To celebrate, in my show tonight I spoke to Jim Sclavunos from the band.  If you heard the show you will have heard Jim and I discussing the evolution of Grinderman since the first album, and also the video to the single Heathen Child, which you can see below.  If you then read the rest of this entry, you will be able to listen to a longer version of the interview, which is available as a podcast. 

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Eclectic Mainline 8th September 2010

It’s been quite a couple of days for me, recording first a Grinderman interview to be broadcast in Eclectic Mainline next week, and then recording a session with Mountain Man for The BCB Sessions.  Not sure when that one will be broadcast, but definitely a Wednesday in the next few weeks.  If you’re on Facebook, the BCB Wednesday Night Club is the place to find out what is happening on a Wednesday.  Back to the present, here’s what featured in my show tonight:

8th September
Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom – “Big Tings Redone ft. Seanie T” (LP – Duppy Writer) (Big Dada)
Goodnight Lenin – “Crack In The Creak” (single) (Static Caravan)
Tricky – “Murder Weapon” (single) (Domino)
Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards – “Love Lends A Hand” (single) (Editions)
Rustie – “Hyperthrust” (“Sunburst EP”) (Warp)
The Charlatans – “Intimacy” (LP – “Who We Touch”) (Cooking Vinyl)
Eskmo – “Come Back” (single) (Ninja Tune)
Crystal Fighers – “Follow” (single) (Zirkulo)
Mint Julep – “Cherry Radio” (Explorers Club single) (Arctic Circle / Loaf)
Grinderman – “Heathen Child” (single) (Mute)
Syriana – “Al Mazzeh” (LP – “The Road To Damascus”) (Real World)
The Long Lost – “Woebegone (Flying Lotus’ Like Woe Mix)” (LP – “Ninja Tune XX”) (Ninja Tune)
Black Mountain – “The Hair Song” (single) (Jagjaguwar)
Agnes Obel – “Riverside” (single) (PIAS)
The Yellow Moon Band – “Barehed” (Static Caravan)

Eclectic Mainline 21st July 2010

Well, last week you might have heard Phil Cope play a tune by the simply marvellously-named Duran Duran Duran in his show. By some strange twist of fate, this week I’ve userped Mr Cope by playing a tune with the lyric “Duran Duran Duran Duran” in it (it was the new single by The Vaselines in case you missed it). Anyone would think it was all part of a grand plan, but I assure you listeners, Laura is not, as far as I know, preparing 5 Durans for her show next week.

Here’s the next in the installments of Grinderman teasers. I showed you the first last week.

And here’s a list of what I played in tonight’s show:

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