2 April 2014

Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turling dromes!

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There's still a couple of days left to enjoy The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy live show reunion before it gets eaten by some twelve-foot piranha bees, or an enormous mutant star-goat or something. Hopefully Mr. Maggs and co will be able to get the live show up and running again one day. I was fortunate enough to see it last year and it really was splendid.

24 March 2014

Big Shot

Mr. Stanshall, earlier.

Big Shot: A Trip Through the Canyons of Viv Stanshall's Mind. Stephen Fry presents a tribute to the extraordinary talents of Vivian StanshallThis documentary first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2001, five years after Viv was found dead in his burnt-out London flat aged only 52.

I've just been listening again to Vivian Stanshall - English as Tuppence. It's quite, quite, brilliant and shall only be available for few more days, because of swarms of killer bees or something, so don't miss it. Expect more Bonzo related rarities around these parts shortly.

18 March 2014


I must truly have been spending my time living under a rock* recently because I almost missed out on this. See you in Brum? I'll be the one in the top hat and simian demeanour, trying to get Paddy Kingsland to sign his copy of Fourth Dimension.

And you'll probably want to check out Into The Music: That Doctor Who Sound courtesy of ABC Radio National.

Also whilst we're at it, you'll be wanting a copy of the Wed, 5th March edition of the Radio on Music podcast download. It was "Sculptress of Sound: The Lost Works of Delia Derbyshire", a cracking Archive Hour I did intend to post on this blog, but now you can get it direct from the horse's mouth.

Coming up, I'm pleased to announce that I've just got my paws on a copy of Listen Move & Dance No.4. Ripping times ahead!

Oh, and this this is rather lovely too.

*Such a lovely rock though...

31 October 2013

Recordings Recovered

Found footage horror on the radio anybody? You bet! Mike Walker's Recordings Recovered from the House of Leaves, is an adaptation of Mark Z Danielewsky's House Of Leaves, though I was unaware of this at the time of first listening. Maybe it does pale in comparison to the book - still on my 'to read' list - but, just like Orson Welles' War Of The Worlds (75 years young this year), I think this audio drama stands on it's own two feet apart from the source material. This is atmospheric, bizarre, creepy, and all that good stuff. Goodnight. If you can!