Rolling Interminable 6Music Daytime Canon

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For those tunes that only a lamacq could love.

1. Pop Will Eat Itself - Def Con One

sktsh, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 14:39 (five years ago) Permalink

2. Haysi Fantayzee – John Wayne is Big Leggy

sktsh, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 14:39 (five years ago) Permalink

3. Sultans of Ping FC – Where’s Me Jumper

sktsh, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 14:39 (five years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Does anyone like BBC Radio 6Music?

I used to think it was a lot of moody and / or stodgy alternative rock and I rather disdained it.

Then I started listening to it more. I found that it did include a lot of moody or stodgy alternative rock, but also a lot of other music. Today I have heard a lot of hip hop on it. Usually I hear a lot of reggae. I don't like any of these things, but nonetheless it does sometimes play music I like.

To a degree, I have also come to appreciate listening to the presenters.

Keaveney: unbearable
Laverne: likeable but a blatherer and somewhat ridiculous
Radcliffe & Maconie: I used to think this idea was preposterous but I have come round to it for its bathos and familiarity
Lamacq - preposterous
Riley - I don't listen, would not take him seriously - but he does support new acts; maybe some of them are OK?
Coe - seems not very different from a Freaky Trigger programme, eg if Tim Hopkins was on for 3 hours per night. Too much reggae for me but on balance I like the programme.

Weekends: mostly bad in various ways, from what I have heard.

This makes it seem like I think 6music is bad. Yet I still listen to it.

Does anyone else?

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I suppose I am thinking: I quite often enjoy it for its preposterousness. Thus this thread with its Sultans of Ping reference above - not that I hear them specifically, but you can genuinely still hear Lamacq play something like The Wonder Stuff - which is like a time capsule effect which I perversely enjoy.

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

There is a lot of variation between presenters.

This is what I wrote about a year ago, have listened much less + found Tom Ravenscroft is probably better than all of these since then:

I have listened to too much BBC 6 Music recently. Here is my review of BBC 6 Music.

Steve Lamacq / Liz Kershaw - Cannot stand either of these people churning out the same boring old indie bollocks, will not listen at all. No idea what Liz Kershaw in particular is doing on this station.

Shaun Keaveny - A bit better than the above, but very much fitting the description of classic canon + new indie music, always end up tuning out

Mary Anne Hobbes - initially disappointing transition from radio 1, coming round to her now but still find her voice annoying.

Guy Garvey - Like a better version of Steve Lamacq, but ultimately not *that* much better. Everything he enthuses about ends up being a bit meh

Lauren Laverne / Radcliffe & Maconie - Fairly reliable, but still mainly canon + new indie. Basically I like them, so it stays on, It's daytime radio and probably would be silly to expect anything else.

Huey / Craig Charles - Always a let-down, same old selection of funk & soul records everyone has heard a thousand times before

Marc Riley - Always a pleasant surprise, lots of good new music, even if it is entirely indie or indie-ish. Clearly invests a lot of time & passion and it pays off.

Jarvis Cocker / Various others filling in - bit of a risk, but can be be the best things on.

Tom Robinson - Let's assemble music on a theme! But let's pick the most pedestrian choices possible! Why do I always end up listening to this when I hate it so much?

Cerys - I was never a fan of Catatonia, so surprised to say this is maybe the best thing on here. Genuinely left-field, genuinely wonderful discoveries throughout.

Freakzone - Should be my favourite, actually it's usually good but guess I'm a bit burnt out on it right now, he needs to explore in less expected directions

Live Hour - Anyone want to hear Oasis at Knebworth? Yes, apparently so, fucking hell.

Gideon Coe - This looks ok, but never heard it as it starts at 10pm on weeknights, I am not listening to the radio at 10pm

In summary - I want to love this station, but there is way too much rock canon (which I've heard too much already) and "new music" which is just "new indie" - it's like "you can have eclectic taste with old stuff, but now you are middle-aged and the only new stuff you are allowed to like is generic indie-rock." A lot of it seems to be aspiring to be John Peel, forgetting that the best thing about John Peel was that he would throw in some speedcore and thrash metal and never apologise for it, not try to tailor music for an imagined audience of middle-aged former indie kids.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I only ever listen to this when I'm driving the pool cars at work: Journey in the morning, Laverne - good stuff, knowledgeable and a wide range of music. Evenings on the way home, Lamacq: May as well be listening to an Evening Session c1996 - these drives last forever

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

"Lammo" and his bloody band t-shirts

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Camaraderie -- was this on ILX? I could not see many threads about 6music.

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink

No, on Facebook, to nobody in particular.

Re Lamacq: Everything he has ever done seems to be specifically designed to annoy me.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Partly agree with the summary above, but also differ.

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>>> Shaun Keaveny - A bit better than the above, but very much fitting the description of classic canon + new indie music, always end up tuning out -- BUT YOU DON'T MENTION THAT HE IS A DREADFUL OBNOXIOUS 'PERSONALITY'

>>> Mary Anne Hobbes - initially disappointing transition from radio 1, coming round to her now but still find her voice annoying. -- YES, THE VOICE MAKES IT BASICALLY UNBEARABLE

>>> Lauren Laverne / Radcliffe & Maconie - Fairly reliable, but still mainly canon + new indie. Basically I like them, so it stays on, It's daytime radio and probably would be silly to expect anything else. -- BASICALLY AGREE

>>> Freakzone - Should be my favourite, actually it's usually good but guess I'm a bit burnt out on it right now, he needs to explore in less expected directions -- HAVE NOT REALLY LISTENED - IS PROBABLY TOO PROG / EXPERIMENTAL FOR ME

>>> Gideon Coe - This looks ok, but never heard it as it starts at 10pm on weeknights, I am not listening to the radio at 10pm -- STARTS AT 9PM IN FACT! YOU MIGHT LIKE IT, IS QUITE 'ECLECTIC'

>>> way too much rock canon (which I've heard too much already) and "new music" which is just "new indie" - it's like "you can have eclectic taste with old stuff, but now you are middle-aged and the only new stuff you are allowed to like is generic indie-rock." -- COULD BE SOMETHING IN THIS STATEMENT. BUT I THINK A LOT OF THE NEW MUSIC THEY PLAY IS NOT INDIE ROCK BUT EG: KINDS OF ELECTRONIC POP, HIP HOP. I DON'T THINK THE STATION IS QUITE AS INDIE-ROCK AS YOU SUGGEST.
**

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

(USING CAPITALS BECAUSE CANNOT REMEMBER ILX FORMATTING ETC AND WOULD PROBABLY GET IT WRONG IF I DID LOOK IT UP)

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I agree with Dog Latin that Laverne is relatively eclectic. In fact if anything she is too eclectic for me, she plays loads of genres I don't really like.

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The LAMMO thing seems to be to be 'beyond a joke' -- like a kind of comedy sketch at this point, rather than something serious to get annoyed by?

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Gideon Coe I am fairly sure is the one that is genuinely closer to Peel -- though, as is rightly said, they all tend to appeal spuriously to an idea of Peel.

I suppose the difference is that Peel was responding to a YOUTH AUDIENCE, of as it were 16-year-old Smiths and Wedding Present fans -- those were the people making the Festive Fifty what it was, etc -- whereas Coe's audience must be quite difficult and is never in conflict with him; it's all very harmonious.

I would repeat that Coe seems to me very close to a Tim Hopkins radio programme (Tim Hopkins was a veteran poster on ILX in 2000s), though a bit more indiepop-friendly. In fact he is almost the only indiepop-friendly DJ on radio -- so is genuinely filling a unique niche.

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I still keep accidentally tuning in to Tom Robinson's 'Now Playing @6music' on Sundays, it is absolutely the most infuriating thing on the radio.

Lammo just needs to be booted across to radio 2, they can deal with him there.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Is LAMMO, in a way, the new 'Fluff Freeman'?

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink

not 'alf

coombespair gaz prices (Noodle Vague), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

That Robinson show would be slightly more bearable if he was a half-way competent radio DJ

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

and what you say, CAAL, about their harping on about Peel is OTM: it's like John Peel but without the dub reggae, happy hardcore, techno etc. i.e. most of the stuff that made Peel interesting in the first place

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:56 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Xp It's a combination of his incompetence, the listeners lame suggestions and the producer who uses better songs as a bed, which still tricks me every time.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it's also a shame that some of the specialist shows they used to have at evenings & weekends have been done away with, e.g. an Andy Weatherall show on a Saturday night, or Bruce Dickinson doing a metal show. I think at the moment you have Tom Robinson on a Friday evening, party time!

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Lammo just needs to be booted across to radio 2, they can deal with him there

They won't let him play his China Drum b-sides over there

Master of Treacle, Friday, 12 January 2018 15:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

tbh if you're listening to Radio 6 on a Friday evening maybe reconsider your life anyway

coombespair gaz prices (Noodle Vague), Friday, 12 January 2018 15:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Disagree with the Pinefox in that the weekend shows are the highlight for me, especially Cerys Matthews who is in a way the closest thing to an heir to John Peel in that she regularly surprises and confounds with what she plays. My taste in music syncs best with Mary Anne Hobbs, but I find her 'hello trees' persona a bit twee sometimes.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 12 January 2018 15:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

XP I have two small children and therefore no social life to speak of, basically I am their target audience

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 12 January 2018 15:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Gilles Peterson on a Saturday afternoon is a combination of excellent and frustrating, but is one of the better shows, I think. Cerys also good, but she tends to use that awestruck tone that is the 6Music voice (Mary Ann Hobbs, Guy Garvey et al) which is as distinctive as the Radio 4 comedy show voice.

mahb, Friday, 12 January 2018 15:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

thank you for putting your finger on a thing that makes me grind my teeth

coombespair gaz prices (Noodle Vague), Friday, 12 January 2018 15:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

tbh if you're listening to Radio 6 on a Friday evening maybe reconsider your life anyway

― coombespair gaz prices (Noodle Vague), Friday, January 12, 2018 3:09 PM (eleven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is true, but it's also a case of is this the best they can come up with? Rave nostalgia is problematic, I know, but at least play something fun!

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 15:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It's fair to recall that Peel was not only avant-garde but also suburban / comfortable / familiar -- as in a long-ago ILX thread debate about his Radio 4 programme, Radio Times column, etc. I remember some of his late broadcast work as being rather predictable -- always ready to host a big session with Camera Obscura, etc.

In that particular sense he is closer to eg Gideon Coe or other 6music than one might think.

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 15:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The thread !!

Home Truths

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 15:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink

re: the Radio 6 awestruck voice. One of the first threads I started on ILM was moaning about this exact thing: DJs you love to hate

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Friday, 12 January 2018 15:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Right now, LAMMO is starting his programme with 'Teenage Kicks'.

In many ways, it's in the spirit of the late, great John Peel.

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

lol

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 16:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

He then stated that this week has been 90s WEEK: with the theme: 'records from the 1990s that you never hear on the radio anymore'.

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

cue Shed 7

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 16:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

They are back!

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it's like they never went away

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 16:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Last time I heard Lammo he was interviewing the Senseless Things for like 4 hours or something. This was a couple of months back

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Friday, 12 January 2018 16:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

you still suffering from those weird dreams then, DL?

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 12 January 2018 18:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink

There's a disconnect between what the daytime presenters talk about and what they play, which I find irritating. Like Thundercat winning their presenters' album of the year poll, but before that win I'd never heard any of them play anything off that album ever. And at the moment there's a really simpering indie track that's just a knock-off of Fleetwood Mac on heavy rotation, and they're all going nuts over Shame, who just sound like Hard-Fi, so there's as much annoying playlisting going on as at any other mainstream radio station (obviously). The over-earnest quiet enthusiasm is definitely a house style, too, and I find it a bit sick-in-my-mouth most of the time even if I quite like what;s being enthused about.

And that's the thing, there isn't anywhere else where I can turn the radio on and be confident I'll get a favourable ratio of stuff I like to hear. I doubt I'd have heard Ratio by Floating Points on any other daytime station last year, for instance. Yes, they pander to 90s kids now in their late 30s and 40s by playing The Bluetones or Shed Seven every so often, but there is at least an attempt to broaden horizons too.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 07:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I feel like they should be bold and stop having a playlist entirely. The existence of one seems to go against the whole supposed ethos of the station.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I don't like that 'house style', but am unsure if it's really that common. Riley, Radcliffe, Huey Morgan (!), Iggy Pop (?!) don't do it?

I think for me it comes down more to M A Hobbs having a peculiar voice.

I tend to agree about 'playlist' stuff -- why do they need one at all? The repetitiveness of it is tiresome and it usually feels like they're promoting mediocrity; which they're not when they veer off it.

(G Coe doesn't play to any playlist.)

Last night Coe played 'coney island baby' - it sounded like a different version to me, the lead guitar was so elaborate - but perhaps it was just the same old version and it had never shone through so much. It sounded epic. I suppose it was a good use of radio, even though in theory I could have played the song myself.

TBF only LAMMO really plays old Bluetones + Shed Seven records! I think others would be too embarrassed to do that.

the pinefox, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Guardian last week said SHAME are the greatest new guitar band. Have not heard but from the report, must be abysmal.

the pinefox, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The playlist seems completely arbitrary, all these songs by minor indie bands with no wider impact at all being hammered to death while so much similar stuff gets ignored. I probably enjoyed more indie last year than I did in the last decade but I don't remember hearing Sacred Paws or Hannah Peel or the Weather Station on there at all.

I never put any radio station on at home but we have 6music on in the office and while there's a 50:50 mix of decent stuff and utter shit, the station as a whole is just insufferably smug and self-congratulatory. This sense of preserving the flame of "underground" and "new music" as defined by tastemakers in their 40s and 50s. At one point there was an ad with one of the Marks going "it's great that 6music still plays underground music because no-one else does", which was admirable for its sheer brass neck if nothing else.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

xps I've not really listened to 6music in years so I didn't realise that the Mary Ann-Hobbs awestruck voice had become a house style, I always thought of the 6music house style as being the John Peel-esque wry mildly blokey northerner? I guess you can synthesise the two e.g. Professor Brian Cox

soref, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

There was a time a couple of years ago when I used to turn on 6Music on a regular basis and I heard some bloody awful song by The Coral every time. It put me off listening to the station entirely. I find it hard to believe that presence on a playlist is not down to payola.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10:30 (eleven months ago) Permalink

payola feels...unlikely?...on the BBC nowadays. whereas having some people with awful taste picking songs they think other people with awful taste will enthuse about seems more likely

hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It's also the increasing desperation of people who want British guitar music to come back as that prospect appears more remote than ever.

For the sake of convenience I'm overlooking the sort of rock music that gets played on Radio 1 than these guys wouldn't touch with a bargepole.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I'm honestly baffled what anybody sees in the sound of "British guitar music" post about 1990 but chacun a son gout. it feels like a small minority to get their own national radio station tho.

hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Radcliffe has a verbal tic that once you've noticed is very hard to ignore. Sort or "er-ber-ber" or "air-bear-bear", between words.

mahb, Thursday, 1 March 2018 15:42 (nine months ago) Permalink

Lamacq played my mate's band yesterday. I'm dead chuffed for him but at the same time can't stand Lamacq and wish one of the other DJs had played him.

Anyway mandatory plug!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK5GGsX6kzg

carrotless, turnip-pocketed (fionnland), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 16:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

6music still seems to play Noel Gallagher's single on every daytime programme.

I feel that we have surely got the point and heard this enough by now.

the pinefox, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 10:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

right now: Radcliffe & Maconie starting their programme with Shed Seven.

the pinefox, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 13:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

The crucial coveted keynote-sounding opening track slot.

'Going for Gold'.

the pinefox, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 13:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

Oh for gods sake!

ah, that's the reason I don't listen on the daytime.

Mark G, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 13:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

6music should shed shed 7's music

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 14:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

6music should shed shed 7's music six

Now it's a palindrome.

Mark G, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 14:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

the trick is to use iplayer and listen 15 minutes behind so you can skip over the crap (assuming they play 15 minutes of crap per show, like anything by the manics)

i have a nice bookmarklet that lets me skip 60 seconds (and back 15 seconds) easily.

koogs, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

Why on earth would anyone choose to iPlayer this particular show?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

iPlayer etc etc

as the crows around me grows (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

I think I tend to agree that it is more of a live experience.

the pinefox, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

But koogs' account of his listening practice is quite cogent.

the pinefox, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

i am listening 'not quite' live, via iplayer because it's easier than a radio in the office. am currently 52 minutes behind live. thurston moore has just expressed an interest in joining the ramblers.

koogs, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

What, as in "She's only a poor little sparrow" ?

Mark G, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 16:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yes, I heard that also. Maconie was surprised to be asked about it.

I have now not heard Noel Gallagher's single on 6music for at least two days.

the pinefox, Thursday, 15 March 2018 12:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

I try to recall it, but all I can generate is "We live in a beautiful world" by Coldplay..

Mark G, Thursday, 15 March 2018 12:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

It feels like it is designed to be played over a montage at the end of the next World Cup.

the pinefox, Thursday, 15 March 2018 12:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

That Jade Fox track being played by Giles Peterson is delish.

carrotless, turnip-pocketed (fionnland), Saturday, 24 March 2018 16:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

Gilles*

carrotless, turnip-pocketed (fionnland), Saturday, 24 March 2018 16:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Lot of shit-talking in this thread, not all of which I agree with, but any station that gives Laurie Anderson a platform during prime time is alright with me.

I wish they could just drop the playlist and Album Of The Day stuff though. Seems to try and foster a uniformity across the station which is not needed.

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 10:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

They've just gone from that interminable MSP single to a 10 minute Kamazi Washington track, which is kind of 6Music all over. A slightly schizoid need to occasionally go a bit "out there" while also being too cautious of alienating fans of mainstream indie shite.

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 10:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

that Bishop Nehru track they keep playing, Rooftops, is just someone talking, badly, over a record.

koogs, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:45 (seven months ago) Permalink


javascript:(function(){embeddedMedia.players.forEach(player => player.currentTime(player.currentTime()+60));})();

^ handy skip-a-minute iplayer radio bookmarklet

koogs, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

ooh!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

(not my work. doesn't work in firefox.)

koogs, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I hate that Shaun bloke who does the breakfast show at the moment.
good riddance.

mark e, Thursday, 9 August 2018 12:17 (four months ago) Permalink

however, it does mean I can't pop 6music on in the afternoon as I have done from time to time.

mark e, Thursday, 9 August 2018 12:18 (four months ago) Permalink

Yes, he is appalling, unbearable. So I don't welcome his move to afternoon. 10:30-4 weekdays will be off limits for me after this.

the pinefox, Thursday, 9 August 2018 12:26 (four months ago) Permalink

I only listen at the weekends and will miss Mary Anne Hobbs' music, if not her presenting style.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 August 2018 12:52 (four months ago) Permalink

I only listen at the weekends and will miss Mary Anne Hobbs' music, if not her presenting style.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 August 2018 12:52 (four months ago) Permalink

Exactly the same people in a slightly different order is indeed huge news.

Matt DC, Thursday, 9 August 2018 12:55 (four months ago) Permalink

this is a calamity.

maybe MAH will go all Breezeblock in her new position. maybe i'll start iplayering more weekend stuff that i never hear.

koogs, Thursday, 9 August 2018 13:39 (four months ago) Permalink

I think within the context of actually listening to the radio, if one happens to listen to this station, it is a big change, because to me radio isn't like film or the way many people now watch TV - on demand, in their own time, etc -- it is one thing that still, for many of us, happens live and in the order that's provided, because it's a convenience, a background.

So the fact that LL is no longer on 10-1, the fact that the afternoon is off limits, etc, will have a real effect on my days, one way or another.

the pinefox, Thursday, 9 August 2018 13:52 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

We had the all day rave thing on in the office and and I just kept wondering how long it would be before someone finally cracked and played the Stone Roses. Obviously it was Lamacq but they made it all the way to 5.30.

Extremely obvious that only Lauren Laverne has engaged with any dance music made after 1998.

Matt DC, Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:17 (three months ago) Permalink

the bore of the roses

calzino, Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:37 (three months ago) Permalink

so there was no mary anne hobbs show re the rave thing ?
would have thought she would have been top of the list to be honest.

mark e, Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:50 (three months ago) Permalink

She is only on at the weekend right now isn't she?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:54 (three months ago) Permalink

I caught the end of S*** K****** this morning and he had an interview with someone from the early days of Ibiza which led to some really good music.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:56 (three months ago) Permalink

top 30 rave-era tracks :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5ZF19S8FTX9WJcnr5j9JF3x/30-tracks-that-shaped-dance-music-over-the-last-30-years

xpost : no idea, but still, she should have been involved given her involvement/enthusiasm with the genre.

mark e, Thursday, 23 August 2018 17:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Mary Anne Hobbs and Chris Coco have the absolute worst speaking mannerisms. I enjoy the music they both play, but their announcing style makes me irrationally angry.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:37 (three months ago) Permalink

agreed.
MAH vs the whispering bob harris thing is insanely off putting.

mark e, Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:40 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Gonna need some explanation as to what the housemartins are doing on a playlist about style icons.

Winner of the 2018 Great British Bae *cough* (ledge), Sunday, 16 September 2018 17:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Explanation is that you are listening to Now Playing @6music and it's always this bad

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 16 September 2018 17:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Housemartins = pioneers of normcore/dadcore

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/91/238604903_23e39c38a0_z.jpg?zz=1

soref, Sunday, 16 September 2018 19:33 (three months ago) Permalink

not sure one can be a pioneer of what is literally normal but ok.

Winner of the 2018 Great British Bae *cough* (ledge), Sunday, 16 September 2018 20:37 (three months ago) Permalink

I feel like the Housemartins didn't just look normal, though, they had a self-consciously normal *look*

soref, Sunday, 16 September 2018 20:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Enjoying a lot of Alice Coltrane earlier.

kraudive, Sunday, 16 September 2018 21:37 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

nothing to make you appreciate radcliffe and maconie more than when chris hawkins sits in... still, good practice for next year.

get well soon, mark

koogs, Monday, 8 October 2018 12:12 (two months ago) Permalink


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