Thursday, 24 December 2009

Entente cordial


Contrary to what you may have read in 'Heat', this weblog will return on an at least weekly basis from January 1st 2010. New Year, new rules: we're widening our geographic and cultural scope, pedal binning the potted histories and biographical bullshine and simply concentrating on shining a laser pointer on the music, films, books, actors, places and ephemera we love, and then trying to express just what it is we love about the blooming stuff.

We reserve the right to push our own music and other projects once in a while, and you retain the right to ignore it and carry on wishing we'd do a 5,000 word piece on 'Gonks Go Beat'. We might well do that, actually, that's absolutely our sort of thing.

For now, please enjoy Van Der Graaf Generators wigged out pomp prog version of George Martin's 'Theme One'. Why this track? Why now? Why not and when else?

See you in the Year Of The Tiger, tiger.

Dick & Ray

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Las looked out



So this is Christmas. Yo ho ho and all that.

Trying to do an hour long mix that had a single theme throughout bent my brain this time around, so I've opted for a real toss pot of musical minestrone and broken biscuits that may not look particularly appetising but, I hope, will fill your bellies nicely until tea time. There are a lot of new-ish records on here, and some old ones, and some odd choices that should make sense next time you're as full of cold as I was when I stirred them in. There's even an Unmann-Wittering track, but then Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without at least one crappy present. A full track listing can be found in the comments section.

On a seasonal tip, we call the whole damn thing 'Mixed Nuts', and it is presented with our thanks for your continued interest and support, and our fond hope that we will see you all in the New Year.

God bless us, every one.

Ray & Dick