Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Happy day!

Just realised I never posted anything about the 24 hour smile a thon we had on MTJR on the saturday that just went (the day the clocks went back).
Normal programming was put aside for a day and instead quite a few of the djs took part in just playing 2 hours of happy music to make you smile, as well as attempting to make you laugh and talking about what moment in time would you turn the clock back to if you could? (But only positive ones)! I did a show and this is the playlist:

R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People
The Wombats - Let's Dance To Joy Division
Le Tigre - I'm So Excited
Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
Specials - Too Much Too Young
Vapors - Turning Japanese
Dr. Feelgood - Milk And Alchol
Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
Nena - 99 Red Balloons
Madness - House Of Fun
Good Charlotte - Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous
Echobelly - Great Things
Ace Of Base - The Sign
Hanson - Mmm Bop
Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
Barenaked Ladies - One Week
Blur - Song 2
Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don't Care
The Jam - Going Underground
Smash Mouth - All Star
The Cardigans - Lovefool
Shanice - I Love Your Smile
EMF - Unbelievable
Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Reco
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
Feeder - Buck Rogers
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

afterwards I thought of loads of other songs that make me feel happy!
How could I forget the Beach Boys???

and this song always used to cheer me up too...

and what NEVER fails to cheer me up immensely is Rathergood.com!

Monday, 26 October 2009


Pigtails and Army Boots

Nena - 99 Red Balloons
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playin'
The Cranberries - Zombie
Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
Paloma Faith - Upside Down
Lily Allen - Who’d Have Known
The Raveonettes - Last Dance
Moloko - Sing It Back
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
Nell Bryden - Second Time Around
The Dead Weather - I Cut Like A Buffalo
Dionne Bromfield - Mama Said
Feist - Sealion (Chromeo Remix) [Bonus Track]
CSS - Music Is My Hot Hot Sex
Noisettes - Every Now And Then (Radio Mix)
The Long Blondes - Once And Never Again
Shocking Blue - Love Buzz
Marina & The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot
Hera - Don't Play this
People Press Play - These Days
Polly Scattergood - Other Too Endless (Single Version)
Lacuna Coil - Heaven's A Lie
Liz Phair - Never Said
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Playground Twist
The Creepshow - Creatures Of The Night
PRE - Popping Showers
Marnie Stern - Every Single Line Means Something
The Donnas - When the Show Is Over
Garbage - Cherry Lips
Echobelly - Great Things
Sixpence None The Richer - Don't Dream It's Over

New Music New Talent

Surfquake - Surf & Destroy
Greg Kiss & The Feral Cats - 25 hours/day
Ten Ten-Tackles - Death Certificate
Carnal Rites - Take My Life
Trash Monroe - Venus Envy
Nouveau Glam - The Long Goodbye (High)
Palodine - Redwinged Blackbird
Devilish Presley - Hammer Horror Glamour
The Kiara Elles - Rust
Buried in Mexico - Down
I'm Chinese - Till It Burns

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Pink Stinks!

I found out about this campaign the other day through one of my favourite sites The F Word.

The purpose of Pink Stinks! isn't just about trying to break down gender stereotypes. (have you noticed in toy shops the "girls" section is almost always pink, and they boys bit is blue or somehting similar? Not all girls want to play with Barbie, and not all boys want to play with toy cars)!

It's also about promoting positive role models for girls. Sadly "celebs" like Jordan and Paris Hilton are common choices for young girls to look up to these days. With our current reality show generation, more young people think they just need to get on a t.v show, or perhaps marry someone rich to be worthwhile.

"Pink Stinks!" is challenging that notion, by promoting truely postive role models for women like Annie Lennox, Rosa parks, June Sarpong and many others.
I can think of so many more to add to their list too- Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna, Amanda Palmer, PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Anne Rice, JK Rowling etc etc!

They have a group on facebook and a blog, as well as the main website Pink Stinks!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009


for the lack of Pigtails and Army Boots last Sunday, this was due to techical issues beyond our control.

the playlist for last Friday's New Music New Talent:

Lola Dutronic - All Over The World
rookiecop - slomo funk
Ten Tigers - Super Lucky
Limozine - Junkie Girlfriend
Obsessive Compulsive - Ennui
halomobilo - Final Stage
Elena - Bette Davies Eyes
Telekinesis - Awkward Kisser
The Heal - Wars
Pluxus - Kinoton
The Kiara Elles - Supergroupie
Irene Rae - Skindeep Beauty
Slummin Angels - Fairfrusion

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Paloma Faith

Another new discovery thanks one again to Jools Holland, and also Never Mind the Buzzcocks!
Paloma Faith has been compared to people like Duffy and Amy Winehouse, neither of whom I'm a fan, Paloma Faith might have some similarities to those artists, but she is in my opinion, much more likeable and is a bit mental, which I like! I saw her first on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, I didn't know who she was, but on it she was wearing a very colourful outfit like "a childrens presenter mixed with a bullfighter!" (as described by one of the team leaders) and just seemed a bit odd!

Then I saw her on Jools Holland, thinking I wouldn't like it much as she was dressed up in a posh red cocktail dress and it looked like it was going to be jazz. Well actually I was wrong to base it on first impressions. She had some chairs that she climbed around on during her songs and looked like she was really having fun!

I looked her up afterwards, and she is half spanish and half British. She's also an ex- magicians assistant, as well as being an actress and burlesque performer.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


new music new talent 9th October

Tortilla Army - Can You Hear Me
A Brokeheart Pro - Bleed On
Vigilantes - Keep It Movin'
Bittybox - La La Land
(CODA) - Sirens
Cassock_ - _Zombie
Zenyth - She Drifts Away
Death of the Elephant - 2N2222
Understated - Fishbowl
iZZiE_Voodoo_ _Sushi_Bar
Caleb - What The Hell
The Kiara Elles - Night Terrors (Artist of the month)
YoungHeartsLightsFires - Just So You Know
Miss Cosmos - Paper Twin

Pigtails and Army Boots sunday 11th oct

Jane Wiedlin - Rush Hour
Meredith Brooks - Bitch
Paramore - Crushcrushcrush
Amanda Palmer - Strength Through Music
Alisha's Attic - Just The Way You Like
Flyleaf - Breathe Today
Nightwish - Amaranth
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
skunk anansie - hedonism (just because you feel gool)
Madonna - Lucky Star
Charlotte Gainsbourg - The Songs That We Sing
Operator Please - Just A Song About Ping Pong
Tigerpicks - Disco Punk Electro Funk
Chicks On Speed Feat. Peaches - We Don't Play Guitars
Cansei De Ser Sexy - Art Bitch
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Sleater-Kinney - You're No Rock N' Roll Fun
The Voronas - You Ain't No Hero
The Vincent Black Shadow - Fear's In The Water
Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood
Letters to Cleo - Let's Get High
Working Class Heroes - The End
The Selecter - On My Radio
Robots In Disguise - She's A Colour Scientist
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Change the World
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
The Pipettes - The Burning Ambition Of Early Diuretics
Florence And The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Heather Nova - What A Feeling
Annie Lennox - A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Weekend playlists

EDIT: just realised I missed out some tracks!

New Music New Talent Friday 2nd October

Koogaphone - White Trash
RedTrack - Pole Dancer
Dr. Slaggleberry - Gone Devil
Penny Broadhurst - Chemist Goods
Chavtownband - weknowwhatwedontknow
Julia Free - Buy me something sweet
Weird Old America - Devil In A Dream
Sarah Rocks - The Industrial Jist
Outlet - Modern Decay
The Ropes - What They Do For Fun
The Fancy Dress Party - Bookmarks
The Kiara Elles - Odio
The Voronas - You Ain't No Hero
lizzie B - Living on the edge of my dreams
The Ladybirds - (I'm Gonna) Spin Those Reels

Pigtails and Army Boots Sun 4th Oct
Joan Armatrading- Weakness In Me
Madonna - Ray Of Light
Codeine Velvet Club - Vanity Kills
Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise
The Faders - No Steep Tonight
Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dull Life
Gossip - Spare Me From The Mold
Little Boots - Remedy
Portishead - Machine Gun
The Patti Smith Group - High On Rebellion
Slunt - Not About You
L7 - Pretend We're Dead
Garbage - I Think I'm Paranoid
Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles - Do It For Free (Radio Mix 1)
Shampoo- Trouble
Moloko - The Time Is Now
Toyah - I Want To Be Free
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
The Breeders - Cannonball
Blood Red Shoes - Forgive Nothing
Cyndi Lauper- She Bop
Melissa Etheridge - Come To My Window
Dresden Dolls- Coin Operated Boy
BugGiRL - Blood, Sweat and Beers
Invey - Release
The Waitresses- I Know What Boys Like
Courtney Love - Mono
Le Tigre - I'm So Excited