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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 (eight years ago) link

2. Haysi Fantayzee – John Wayne is Big Leggy

sktsh, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 14:39 (eight years ago) link

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

sktsh, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 14:39 (eight years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

"Lammo" and his bloody band t-shirts

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:37 (four years ago) link

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

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:39 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

Partly agree with the summary above, but also differ.

**
>>> 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 (four years ago) link

(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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 14:51 (four years ago) link

not 'alf

coombespair gaz prices (Noodle Vague), Friday, 12 January 2018 14:53 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

The thread !!

Home Truths

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 15:25 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

lol

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 16:02 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

cue Shed 7

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 16:06 (four years ago) link

They are back!

the pinefox, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:07 (four years ago) link

it's like they never went away

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 12 January 2018 16:07 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

you still suffering from those weird dreams then, DL?

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 12 January 2018 18:39 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

quite happy with LL's breakfast show, only thing I regularly hear now tbh, she did the first play of the new Laura Mvula this morning.

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 13:09 (ten months ago) link

6 music seems to basically be like radio 2 for aged indie kids.

they share a lot of staff and are produced from the same building

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 13:43 (ten months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Now That's What I Call Sombre Music today on 6 music, radcliffe and maconie is just Radcliffe doing minimal links, on for 4 hours and playing the slowest, most miserable stuff in the catalogue.

koogs, Saturday, 10 April 2021 06:25 (nine months ago) link

This is kind of hilarious. It's pretty chill though, and always good to hear Big Thief's Mary.

Computers I can live with, I even dried them in the oven (ledge), Saturday, 10 April 2021 07:13 (nine months ago) link

Tried switching to the world service but it's all philip all the time there.

Computers I can live with, I even dried them in the oven (ledge), Saturday, 10 April 2021 07:23 (nine months ago) link

quite enjoyed the nils frahm, made a change from them prattling on about barm cakes.

koogs, Saturday, 10 April 2021 10:07 (nine months ago) link

A friend messaged last night to suggest that the misery-fest was if I was DJ-ing ...

djh, Saturday, 10 April 2021 10:30 (nine months ago) link

listening to the bit after i gave up and there's a huge slab of Spiritualized's glides and chimes before the 9:30 news as well, which I'm guessing Jason would've never thought would happen. now it's some maudlin version of Vapour Trail.

koogs, Saturday, 10 April 2021 13:29 (nine months ago) link

Radio 3 playing some pretty robust sounding music earlier, surprising.

Maresn3st, Saturday, 10 April 2021 14:48 (nine months ago) link

Think the Beeb are seriously overestimating who gives a shit about Prince Philip, less Record Store Day chat at least though

PaulTMA, Saturday, 10 April 2021 15:03 (nine months ago) link

My local Co-Op has it's own radio station that usually plays 'Gimme Hope Joanna' and 'A Good Heart' on rotation was playing classical music today.

Maresn3st, Saturday, 10 April 2021 15:05 (nine months ago) link

similar today by the look of things, 4 hours of Radcliffe this morning, 3 hours of Maconie in the freak zone slot.

koogs, Sunday, 11 April 2021 05:25 (nine months ago) link

Less chill out and back to the shout outs though.

Computers I can live with, I even dried them in the oven (ledge), Sunday, 11 April 2021 09:15 (nine months ago) link

yeah, i was basing that purely on the lengthened schedules (see posting time*). the actuality was much cheerier than yesterday.

(*does ilx use utc?)

koogs, Sunday, 11 April 2021 09:48 (nine months ago) link

(yeah, it's 10:49 but that's saying 9:49)

koogs, Sunday, 11 April 2021 09:49 (nine months ago) link

If it was sombre music only then I hope we got:
early Current 93
Diamanda Galas
solo Michael Gira
Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima

it's popol vu all over again (Matt #2), Sunday, 11 April 2021 10:20 (nine months ago) link

"Now That's What I Call Sombre Music" was a quote from somewhere in the 80s but i can't remember where. Spitting Image on the death of some russian leader perhaps?

(and timezone's a preference that i can change, hurrah)

tracklists:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000v2b4
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000vjcn

Air appear to be the big winners. Fleet Foxes i notice too. some things played twice within 4 hours.

koogs, Sunday, 11 April 2021 10:41 (nine months ago) link

lots of instrumentals too

koogs, Sunday, 11 April 2021 10:42 (nine months ago) link

It's been nice to switch the radio on when cooking dinner on a Sunday night and not hear Amy Lamé.

hamicle, Sunday, 11 April 2021 17:23 (nine months ago) link

If only she were terminable.

Alba, Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:46 (nine months ago) link

Is it that time already?

Mark G, Monday, 12 April 2021 07:10 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Wtf is it gabba hour or something?

I took drugs recently and why doesn't the UK? (ledge), Thursday, 29 April 2021 11:49 (eight months ago) link

"Today 6 Music goes back to the 2010s"

nostalgia's not what it used to be.

(the 2010s were 2 years ago)

koogs, Thursday, 29 April 2021 14:12 (eight months ago) link

I never heard her 1Xtra show, but Jamz Supernova's recently launched Saturday afternoon 6Music show has become my favourite thing on the radio right now. It's guiding me through areas of music that were dauntingly unfamiliar to me before. A great addition to the Saturday line-up (as is The Blessed Madonna later on), and it makes perfect sense to schedule it just before Gilles Peterson.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 8 May 2021 14:17 (eight months ago) link

hope they rerun some classic jingles of Guy Garvey reminding everyone he's in Elbow

PaulTMA, Saturday, 8 May 2021 14:41 (eight months ago) link

I found jamz supernova a bit much for a saturday afternoon but I should probably be listening to magic or something instead.

I was born anxious, here's how to do it. (ledge), Saturday, 8 May 2021 16:42 (eight months ago) link

I worked with Jamz when she was an aspiring assistant radio producer on other people’s shows and she was unfailingly friendly and polite - not qualities in surplus at most radio stations - she stood out

One Of The Bad Guys (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 8 May 2021 17:23 (eight months ago) link

Yeah, that fits with her presenting style: natural, unforced, and communicating a clear love of the music she's chosen. A couple of weeks ago, she finished with a 30 minute Portuguese mix that maybe banged too hard for the time of day, but she dialled it back this week: there were a couple of times where she said "I'm just taking the tempo a little bit up", which helped you to acclimatise.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 8 May 2021 20:01 (eight months ago) link

fuck off, liz

#BritAwards2021
And the winners are
(Except for @HAIMtheband - Congratulations!)
People posing rather than playing musical instruments
Dua Lipa
J Hus
Little Mix
Arlo Parks
Harry Styles
Billie Eilish
The Weeknd
Taylor Swift
Grim future for kids in bands and for @UK_Music

— Liz Kershaw (@LizKershawDJ) May 12, 2021

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:00 (eight months ago) link

Christ, the replies are even worse. Gross.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:01 (eight months ago) link

she luvs Brexit too

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 14:12 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

Sh*un Ke*vney doing his last show today, let slip in the goodbye speech that he had been "let go" rather than quit.

Some people I follow on Twitter are furious and I am biting my virtual lip because his breakfast show was basically the reason I didn't listen to the station until a couple of years ago when they finally moved him to the afternoon, anyway this thread is a safe place to say "good."

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 10 September 2021 15:20 (four months ago) link

He's being replaced by Craig Charles. Hmm.

mike t-diva, Friday, 10 September 2021 15:53 (four months ago) link

Craig Charles every day? Are there not other non-celeb presenters they can use?

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 10 September 2021 15:54 (four months ago) link

I turned the radio on today at work for the first time in a while and heard him talking about how it was his last show, it was so nice to change the station knowing I might never have to hear the unbearable cunt again

siffleur’s mom (wins), Friday, 10 September 2021 16:07 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

BBC should give up and launch Radio 2indie instead, it's all we deserve.

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 23 October 2021 14:15 (two months ago) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0010xy0

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/640x360/p09z3qb7.jpg

wearing a Lego Feet t-shirt...

koogs, Saturday, 23 October 2021 14:22 (two months ago) link

Good ol' Lammo's still there isn't he? xp

groovypanda, Saturday, 23 October 2021 14:43 (two months ago) link

Lammo is helping to stem the tide but not good enough to soothe Kev’s great replacement anxieties

siffleur’s mom (wins), Saturday, 23 October 2021 14:48 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001330q

there's a new music and it's called indie

koogs, Sunday, 9 January 2022 10:02 (one week ago) link

Indie’s not dead

Alba, Sunday, 9 January 2022 12:31 (one week ago) link

look where else will i go for my florence & the machine seguing into the kooks fix

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 9 January 2022 16:22 (one week ago) link

is Top Shop still going?

Khafre's clown (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 January 2022 17:24 (one week ago) link

I believe it now only exists as a tickbox in the filter menu of Asos. I've tried ticking that box so many times but does it ever play me The Killers seguing into Laura Marling? does it fuck

Tracer Hand, Monday, 10 January 2022 10:01 (one week ago) link

that indie programme is a subset of indie i don't really care for, based on the track listings for the two shows currently aired. i guess i am not the target audience (by about 20 years). i think i own about 3 from each, the early 80s bits.

i should start listening to the good 'introducing' bits again (but skip lamacq's one), might help with my 'i don't know what's new and good' problem.

koogs, Monday, 10 January 2022 10:47 (one week ago) link

6Music are doing "Nineties Day" on Thursday, how will anyone tell the difference etc.

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Monday, 10 January 2022 10:49 (one week ago) link

it was 80s day this week. the three things i heard (radcliffe and maconie) were 'money's too tight to mention' and 'nothing going on but the rent'

(and something from Heaven Up Here)

koogs, Monday, 10 January 2022 11:02 (one week ago) link

Got stuck on the motorway over christmas with only 6Music to listen to - a Steve Lamacq playlist thing very like the one above. Just all horrible shouty "indie" bollocks with choruses that go OI! OI! OI!. Who thought "Nellie the Elephant" by the Toy Dolls would prove so influential?

fetter, Monday, 10 January 2022 11:11 (one week ago) link

there's a new music and it's called indie

Enjoyed that reference on a cold Monday morning..

my opinionation (Hamildan), Monday, 10 January 2022 11:19 (one week ago) link


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