Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Lucky Cat Series 11 Episode 22 - Movie News and New Vinyl

New out on DVD April 2016

In this episode I give you some East Asian movie news, a recipe for Thai chicken dish khao mok gai and lots of lovely vinyl.


  • Silver Words - Ken Boothe (Green Door label 7"), written by Rodriguez
  • Love is Overdue - Gregory Isaacs (GG Records label 7")
  • Please, Please, Please - James Brown and his Famous Flames (Federal label 7")
  • So Long (I'm Gone) - Derrick and Hortense Ellis (Lord Koos label 7")
  • Chinaman - Lord Cristo (Antillana label 7")
  • Pine and Cypress Trees in Whirling Snow - Wong Chin (Classic Pipa Hits CD)
  • Satan Girl - The Ethiopians (blank label 7")
  • Love is Strange - Jon Cundo (Bamboo label 7") 
  • Win Your Love - John Holt (Love label 7")
  • Reggae in Your Jeggae - Dandy (Downtown label 7")
  • I Really Love You - Clancy Eccles (blank label 7")

Friday, April 01, 2016

Lucky Cat Series 11 Episode 21 - Ultraman Special

Here's the Ultraman Special show from Saturday 12th March 2016.


Ultraman Theme and other OST tunes from the records pictured (kindly given to me by DJ Food).
Tokyo Ondo - Kahondo Style (My Heart's In Motion LP)
Edo Matsuri - Festival Ensemble of Tokyo (A Musical Atlas of Japan EMI/Odeon)
Strange Whispering - The West Indians (7" Camel label)
True Confession - The Silvertones (Treasure Isle 7")
Silhouettes - Dennis Brown (Songbird 7")

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Ultraman Facts

Check out this episode of old BBC show Japanorama - full of Ultraman facts.  I remember enjoying this series - back when Jonathan Ross was a BBC employee! This was one of the best things he did, sharing his passion for Japanese culture.

Here's another good documentary by NHK, this one covers the topic of special effects (Tokatsu) shows. It starts off with Godzilla, skip to 20 minutes in for Ultraman:

How about some Ultraman bento?  Ready to carve eyes out of a hard bolied egg yolk? I hope so:

A Great Top 30 of Ultraman Monsters:

Noh Masks and Ultraman:

Tokatsu exhibition Facebook page, some great pics of the miniature sets:

Lucky Cat Series 11 Episode 19

Actor Yao Anlian plays the factory boss - a superb performance
Last week I was away so you had a show from the archives (series 6). Here is the previous week's show which has a review of the wonderful indie Chinese film Factory Boss (shown at the Asia House film festival) plus a preview of my Gaby Agis and The Raincoats DJ set.


I Know That You Will Want to Come Back - The Ethiopians (Jamaican blank 7")
Typical Girls - The Slits (from the LP Cut)
That Very Night - Hollie Cook (Mr Bongos 7")
Met Him on a Sunday - Laura Nyro
Gee, Baby, Gee - The Butterflys (The Red Bird Story vol 2, LP) 
All of Me - Ella Fitzgerald (Unesco LP)
Beijing Opera Si Lang Tan Mu - traditional (from The Grandmaster soundtrack LP)
Butterfly Among the Tea Leaves and Gently Flows the Stream (Shell National Folkloric Festival, Memories of China LP)
Night and Day - Maytals (Trojan label 7")
Rainy Night in Georgia - Lord Tanamo (Jamaican blank 7")

Today's show (episode 21) will definitely be an Ultraman special!  Apologies for the wait.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

This Saturday - An Ultraman Special

Tune in this Saturday for a special programme on solar-powered Japanese superhero Ultraman.

3.30pm 104.4 FM resonancefm.com

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

London International Ska Festival - Bid in the Resonance FM Fundraiser!

Yes folks it's that time of year, the annual Resonance FM fundraiser is in full swing!

There are many fabulous items and experiences on the auction site not least the AMAZING deal of two wristband tickets to the London International Ska Festival worth £130 each.
Ebay bidding on these tickets starts 17th Feb, see: http://fundraiser.resonance.fm/ and help us stay on air!

I've attended the festival in previous years and am looking forward to going this year - a top notch selection of live acts and DJs.  For me the highlight will be the makers of best Rocksteady LP ever - Carlton and The Shoes!

Happy bidding. Thanks to the generosity of the London International Ska Festival and thanks to you the listeners for your donations.  Without your help we could not broadcast from the best radio station in the world* Resonance FM.
*Stewart Lee says so!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Lucky Cat S11 E17 - Year of the Monkey

Apologies for the missing episode 16 of Lucky Cat Series 11 - somehow it did not make it to the mixcloud and has been lost in the radio waves of time....

Fear not though because episode 17 is here packed with musical niceness.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!  Gung Hey Fat Choy! May the year of the cheeky Monkey be filled with mischievous fun and wonderful good health.


  • Happy New Year - Tsui Ping (EMI label Chinese New Year 7" EP)
  • You're the One - Dorothy Russell (Duke Reid 7")
  • Freedom Train - The Wailers (UK Island 7")
  • Monkey Man - The Specials (The Specials LP, 2Tone)
  • Monkey Girl - The Maytals (The King Kong Compilation LP, Island/Mango)
  • Can't You Read - Big Maceo (Bi Maceo Vol 1 Flying Boogie 1941-1945, Document Records CD)
  • Too Much Monkey Business - Chuck Berry (Rock n Roll Explosion CD)
  • Monkey Hips and Rice - Hank Jacobs (Sue Instrumentals LP)
  • The Higher the Monkey Climbs - Justin Hinds and the Dominoes (Intensified! Original Ska 1962-66, Island LP)
  • I Wanna Be Like You - Louis Prima (Disney compilation LP)
  • The Clapping Song - Shirley Ellis (The Complete Congress Recordings CD)
  • Gong Xi Ni (Good luck to you) - Tsui Ping (EMI label Chinese New Year 7" EP)
  • The Origins of Monkey - Godiego (Monkey Magic OST BBC LP)
  • Judge Not - Robert Marley (Scandal Ska, Island compilation LP)
  • Darling Don't Leave Me - The Jiving Juniors (Coxsone's Music, compilation 2xLPs, Soul Jazz Records)