Saturday, November 29, 2014

Today's Show - The Lucky Cat Jukebox GOLD selection!


Ni hao. On today's show I'll be playing some tracks from the Lucky Cat GOLD selection .... Earlier this year I was asked to curate 30 tracks for the Duck and Rice jukebox. The Duck and Rice is a new Chinese gastro pub opening in Soho (previously The Endurance pub). This is an Alan Yau project (Hakkasan, Yautacha etc) and promises to be amazing! Downstairs will be for drinking and bar snacking and upstairs will be fine dining. I was so excited and honoured to be asked to be a part of this wonderful project. Hope to see you at the bar or by the jukebox in 2014! Ganbei! More news as I get it.... 

Tune in to 104.4FM or via the player at resonancefm.com at 3.30pm today (UK time).  Thanks for listening.

Track listing for today's show, which is sample of the jukebox tracks + 2 brilliant Japanese surf guitar numbers:
  • Taiyo Yaro - The Bunnys
  • Let's Go Shake - The Bunnys
  • Why Should I Remember - Poon Sow Keng
  • Couple and Pairs - Unknown Chinese Singer
  • Bramble Bush - Rita and Sakura
  • Theme from King of Chinatown - Hong Kong in the 60's
  • Wrap You Up - Long Shen Dao
  • I Love Boh Boh Cha Cha - The Stylers
  • Season of Wind - Anita Mui Yim Fong (the Sour Beauty RIP, pictured above)
  • Broke - The Marshmallow Kisses
  • One Day You'll Know - Cha Cha and Ranking Joe
  • Always Together - Stephen Cheng
  • Sixteen Tons - Chang Loo
  • 神经末梢 (Shen Jing Mo Shao) - AM444
  • Seemingly and Old Friend Comes - Anita Mui Yim Fong (from the movie Rouge
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - Poon Sow Keng

Thursday, November 27, 2014

LC S9E2 Nov 2014 - Chiang Kai Shek & Chinese Jamaican Reggae History

  • Kap Thum Laoy - track 20 CD 1, from Laos (from the CD Longing for the Past)
  • Shank I Sheck - Baba Brooks (King Edwards label 7" available to buy here)
  • Wa Do Dem - Eek A Mouse (7" Volcano Label)
  • Show it Off - Beres Hammond (VP triple LP)
  • All Nation Have to Bow - Ranking Devon
  • Ku Oonoh - Reggie Stepper (from the LP Three the Hard Way). This is on the Stalag rhythm.
  • 9.58 - Shuga (Penthouse 7"). This is on the 9.58 rhythm. The rhythm was created to celebrate Ussain Bolt running the 100 metre race in just 9.58 seconds at the Beijing Olympics.
  • Check out this amazing newsreel of Madam Chiang Kai Shek addressing the US House Of Respresentatives: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/mme-chiang-kai-shek-in-u-s-a/query/chiang+kai+shek

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Lucky Cat S9E1 Nov 2014 - Podcast



    • Strange Things - John Holt (Sun Shot label 7")
    • Do You Love Me - John Holt (Bamboo label 7")
    • Stick By Me - John Holt (Jackpot label 7")
    • 神仙药 (Shen Xian Yao)
    •  - AM444 (from the CD album Eye Wonder)
    • Orphans - Dalida (Barclay label 7" EP)
    • Kentucky Home - The Vic Brown Combo (Rio label 7")
    • Don't Stay Out Late - Lord Creator (Randy's label 7" reissue)

    • RIP John Holt, Reggae Legend

      Sunday, November 02, 2014

      Lucky Cat Series 9 Starts Sat 8th Nov


      I am delighted to announce that Lucky Cat returns to the airwaves for its 9th series next Saturday 8th November at 3.30pm.  Tune in via 104.4FM in London or via www.resonancefm.com anywhere.  The series will run for 7 weeks.

      Treats in store for this series include:

      • Chinese Reggae - how did a Chinese generalissimo become the moniker of a Reggae rhythm?
      • New music from China
      • East Asian movie news and reviews
      • The History of Manga
      • Vietnamese street food and other culinary delights
      • Music galore - oldies from Indonesia, John Holt tribute, Chinese Christmas songs, 60's Japanese girl groups and more.....
      I'm on Twitter now so if you want to Tweet during the show or just anytime really I'm here: @luckycatzoe


       

      Thursday, October 30, 2014

      Occupy Hong Kong Protest Art

      Amazing video.  Thanks for the heads-up 
      http://rachelmarsdenwords.wordpress.com/





      Monday, October 13, 2014

      Lucky Cat Supper Club Photos


      I am pleased to say that last Friday's first ever Lucky Cat Supper Club was a belt busting success!  The food was appreciated and everyone had a wonderful evening.  I played a mixture of vinyl to create an ambience; Poon Sow Keng, Nat King Cole, Desmond Dekker, Josephine Siao Fong Fong, Fats Domino and Patsy Cline.

      Here are some photos of the night:
      My husband assembling the Vietnamese chicken soups 
      Teapots to serve the chicken broth - diners pour the broth into their own bowls
      Part of the trio of starters - prawn lettuce wraps
      Chicken soup bowls ready for the broth
      Char siu pork with fresh mint garnish. Mmmmm.
      Pudding: Pandan coconut (kaya) pots with fresh fruit salad




      Thursday, September 18, 2014

      Lucky Cat Supper Club

      My husband and I are hosting a Lucky Cat Supper Club at the lovely Windy Corner Stores cafe in Whitstable, Kent.  There are only a few places left if you want to book! 

      My husband is a talented chef and we designed the menu together.  I will be helping in the kitchen and then playing records and serving the delicious food for guests. We hope this will be the first of many Lucky Cat Supper Clubs!

      Ganbei!