Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Weekend's playlists

Pigtails and Army Boots 26th July

Blondie - Picture This
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
Lily Allen - 22
Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise
Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Radio Edit)
Bat For Lashes - Pearl's Dream
Lisa Hannigan - I Don't Know
Florence And The Machine - Drumming Song
Cansei De Ser Sexy - Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
Metric - Gimme Sympathy (Radio Edit)
Jill Sobule - Supermodel
Gwyneth Herbert - Annie’s Yellow Bag (Radio Edit)
The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go
Vixen - Rev It Up
Rilo Kiley - The Moneymaker
Robots In Disguise - Turn It Up
Gossip - Love Long Distance
Noisettes - Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Radio Edit)
Pretty Girls Make Graves - Wildcat
Danielia Cotton - Make You Move
Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper
Angel Taylor - Make Me Believe
Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
Indigo Girls - Love Of Our Lives
Imogen Heap - First Train Home (Radio Edit)
Tori Amos - You Can Bring Your Dog
Barlowgirl - Beautiful Ending (Radio Remix)
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Air - You Make It Easy
Ann Wilson - Goodbye Blue Sky

New Music New Talent 25th July

The Fancy Dress Party - Bookmarks
Chavtownband - Cabin Fever demo
The Ropes - Kill Her Off
The Hooks - Heathen
Care Bears on Fire - Jack Brown
apple rabbits - Sing To Me
Jessica Allyn - Standing O
Blameshift - F.A.K.E.
Lucid Nation - Second Skin
Annabel Durnford - We are Fools
Isle of Dogs - We The Faceless
Asylum - Wicked Passion
Outlet - Modern Decay

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Pigtails Playlist and changes

Sun 19th July
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Little Boots - Remedy
Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Melanie Fiona - Give It To Me Right (UK Radio Edit)
The Donnas - Better off Dancing
Tori Amos - Bouncing off Clouds
Laura Marling - New Romantic
Heather Nova - London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do)
Lita Ford - Playin' With Fire
Shocking Blue - Venus
Madonna - Dress You Up
Echobelly - Great Things
Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love
Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
Texas - Inner Smile
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
The Raveonettes - Beat City
The Dead Weather - Treat Me Like Your Mother
The Go! Team - Bull In The Heather
The Hedrons - Heatseeker
Flyleaf - Breathe Today
Camera Obscura - The Last Song
The Distillers - Beat Your Heart Out
HorrorPops - Undefeated
Lauren Harris - Steal Your Fire
The Sounds - Tony The Beat
The Gits - While You're Twisting, I'm Still Breathing
Chicks On Speed Feat. Peaches - We Don't Play Guitars
Bif Naked - I Want
Meg And Dia - Cardigan Weather
Joan Jett - Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah!)

no playlist for new music new talent as techical error again :s
from this week the show is now on FRIDAYS at 7pm UK time!!

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Kasabian 17th July 09 Brixton Academy, London

Finally another chance to see my favourite band live! The last time was back in 2006, at a much bigger venue- Earl's Court!
So was great to be able to see them in a much smaller venue.
We didn't really catch much of the first support band "Dark Horses" set, but it didn't sound very good what we could hear.
The second support band was The Hours, they had a drumkit with a skull and crossbones on it, but there was about the height of excitement for me with them. They are pretty generic indie music really, ok as background music but not much else. Certainly not a good warm up for Kasabian in my own opinion. It seemed like they were on for bloody ages! Last time we saw them they had The Fratellis supporting them, and they got us in a complete party mood.

Kasabian didn't come on until almost 9.30pm, but once they did the very mixed crowd went wild to "Underdog" which is one of my personal favourites off the new album.

With most gigs I've been to, you can always tell the type of crowd that will be there, but with Kasabian you really couldn't tell. There was certainly a bit of a football crowd like atmosphere, but I didn't mind at all, and if I could, I would have got closer than we actually were.

Anyway, after Underdog, it was almost like a "greatest hits" which is pretty impressive considering they only have 3 albums. They played "Shoot the Runner", "Cutt off" "Proccessed Beats" and "Empire" before playing new single "Where did all the love go" which judging by the crowd's reaction is already fast becoming another anthemic single for them.

They played a few more off the new album "Swarfega", "Thick as Thieves" "Take Aim", then first single off the album "Fire" which the crowd went crazy for, which was probably the best part of the night for me, I love all their songs but I REALLY love Fire!

They then played "Fast Fuse" and "Doberman" before playing classic track "Clubfoot" off their debut album.

They left the stage as everybody cheered for an encore, and for the first time that I've ever seen, people actually started singing the chorus bit of one of their songs to encourage them to come back! It was pretty cool!

They kicked off the encore with the fantastic download only single "Vlad The Impaler" (which if you don't know already has an awesome video with Noel Fielding in) which went down a storm, followed by "Stuntman" and finally their cover of "You got the Love" that then goes into absolute corker "LSF" which is their trademark end song, they got different parts of the audience to sing the chorus which was pretty fun.

What was even better, although slighty terrifying because of the large amount of people, was when everyone was leaving and STILL carrying on singing all the way to the tube station

la la la la la la la la...... (imagine to the tune of LSF)!

even better than they were in 06, they just get better and better. I wish I was going to Wembley in November!!

Pigtails Playlist

Last weeks playlist

Garbage- When I Grow Up
Everything But The Girl - Missing (Todd Terry Remix)
The Breeders - Cannonball
The Pretenders - The Wait
Vita - Like Boom
Dolores O'Riordan - The Journey (Radio Edit)
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart
PJ Harvey - Working For The Man
St. Vincent - Actor Out Of Work
Le Tigre - Hot Topic
The Patti Smith Group - High On Rebellion
X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours!
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
La Roux - In For The Kill (Radio Edit)
Lene Lovich - One In A Million
Diana Ross - Chain Reaction
Santogold - Shove It feat. Spankrock
Lenka - Trouble Is A Friend
Alisha's Attic - The Golden Rule
The Long Blondes - In The Company Of Women
The Slits - Typical Girls
Netsayi - Punch Drunk (Radio Edit)
Nouvelle Vague feat Martin Gore - Master & Servant
The Slack Republic - Contrary To Popular Belief
Republica - Drop Dead Gorgeous
Peaches - Lose You
Patrice Pike - Ridiculous Mess
Sheryl Crow - My Favourite Mistake
Tegan & Sara - Walking With A Ghost
Goldfrapp- Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

The Golden Lion and The Lions Den, and also Rxkitten with Plan B!

Firstly, since I haven't had the chance to mention it yet, my friend Ruth AKA RxKitten has now officially started on MTJR! Her show is Plan B and is filled with art rock, indie and other such delights. It's on straight after Pigtails and Army Boots on sunday, at 7pm (but you knew that already right)? So make sure that you stay tuned in for her show! it rocks! :)

I also haven't mentioned the a previous manager of Evolution (where we were originally going to have MTJR Live and Unleashed, then it unexpectedly closed down 3 days before) has now re-opened The Golden Lion pub, down Victoria Ave in Southend, right near the football ground. He owns it himself so at least we will always know where we stand now! Anyway, The first MTJR Live and Unleashed night is taking place there on the 31st July and will be every last friday of the month afterwards. I've also been asked to book bands for every Friday!

On Saturday, they had the launch of The Lions den, which is their function room and will be used for clubs, gigs, private parties etc etc. They asked MTJR to provide the entertainment and they would be doing a BBQ to raise money for The Starlight Foundation. Myself, Mike Fisher, Chris Munday (and his family) and Rxkitten all took part on the day.

Myself, Mike and Chris were there from the start at 2pm. It was a lovely warm day and there were lots of people there the whole time. Mike and Chris both did great sets for the 2-6pm shift. I popped home for a bit with Mike to have some dinner (no vegan food :( ) then I returned and took over from Chris. he had to leave after a bit, so was on my own for a little while, then some of my friends turned up, followed by RxKitten- hooray!

I let RxKitten take a turn on the decks- then it was me again, and I was influxed with classic rock requests! I could do some, but had only brought a small selection of cds with me as I was anticpating doing less sets lol. The the last 2 hours RxKitten and I split between us.

It was an excellent day and night, the bbq raised £124!! We met lots of new people (including a fellow dj who was interested in having us at his night sometime)! and had far too much cider, I was a bit ill when I got in..oops. But anyway, great day!

I played absolutely loads of stuff- my first set was "Pigtails and Army Boots" themed, and the 2nd one was mainly requests lol. The pigtails stuff included-
Le Tigre- I'm So Excited (it's my signature dj set tune now)
Bikini Kill- Rebel Girl
Amanda Palmer- Leeds United
La Roux- In For The Kill
L7- Wargasm
Garbage- temptations waits
Goldfrapp- ooh la la
Santogold- Say Aha
Noisettes- Don't Upset The Rhythm
and soo much more!
Thank you once again to everyone that came. Remember to become a fan of The Golden Lion on facebook and add them on myspace www.myspace.com/goldenlionpubsouthend
and get down there, it's going to be a fab new venue here. They are going to be having karaoke on Wednesdays, free jukebox (it's a great jukebox too- it's the most alternative one I've ever seen) and pool on Thursdays, and of course bands and club nights.

Myself and Mike Fisher will be there this Friday, bringing you 80's! see you there!!

Weekend Playlists

Whiskey Blu - Colour me Blu
The Domes of Silence - Lost Weekend
Richard Lennox - Marriage of Figaro
Argon 40 - Argon 40 - Free Fallin'
The Voronas - You Ain't No Hero
Meditatronica - The Third Planet
Trash Monroe - Venus Envy
Chavtownband - weknowwhatwedontknow
Miss The Occupier - Short Sight
Never Means Maybe - Eighteen
Obsessive Compulsive - Perfect Wreck
David Rainger - Tweaking
Yes Miss, No Miss - Taking Over
The Ladybirds - (I'm Gonna) Spin Those Reels
Keira May - Pins And Makeup

Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
Kim Wilde - Kids In America
New Young Pony Club - Hiding On The Staircase
Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
Regina Spektor - The Calculation
Lily Allen - Not Fair (Clean Radio Edit)
Toni Basil - Mickey
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
Aimee Allen - On Vacation (Single Version)
Feist - Sealion (Chromeo Remix) [Bonus Track]
The Ting Tings - Great DJ
Juliette & The Licks - Hot Kiss
Blood Red Shoes - It's Getting Boring By The Sea
Morcheeba - World Looking In
Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Remi Nicole - Go Mr. Sunshine
The Noisettes - Don't Give Up
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
DJ Sunderland - Control The 80's
CSS - Music Is My Hot Hot Sex
Robots In Disguise - DJs Got S Gun
The Veronicas - 4 Ever
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cheated Hearts
Courtney Love - Sunset Strip
Heart - Barracuda
L7 - Wargasm
Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker
Babes In Toyland - We Are Family