Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lucky Cat Series 12 Ep 2 - Movie News & Purple Sweetcorn

18th June 2016
East Asian Movie News Special with Purple Sweetcorn in the Dim Sum Lunch Box

Cannes Picks:
Park Chan Wook's Handmaiden 

Koji Fukada's Harmonium

Coming soon from veteran HK director Johnny To:

Out Now:

When Marnie Was There - the latest film from Studio Ghibli.

Cemetry of Splendour - the second film from Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul


  • I Wish Someone Would Care - Etta James (Miss Peaches, Chess LP)
  • A Thing of The Past - Phyllis Dillon (Treasure Isle 7")
  • Everybody Needs Love - Gladys Knight and The Pips (Motown Yesteryear 7")
  • Omoidezake - Sachiko Kobayashi (Warner Bros 7")
  • Danger in Your Eyes - Ronald Merrills (Studion One 7")
  • What Happens - Cornell Campbell (PAMA 7")
  • One Kiss - The Coasters (Let's Go to the Dance with The Coasters: Rare Early Rock n Roll Sides, Harmony LP)
  • Aishitamou Koto Nakare - Sayori Yuki (Toshiba EMI, 7")
  • Too Much Whiskey - Errol Dixon and The Backbeats (Bluebeat 7")
  • Bad Bad Whiskey - Amos Milburn (Let's Have a Party, LP)
  • Zion Train - Bobby Kalphat (Faith 7")
  • I'll Take Good Care of You - Garnett Mimms (United Artists 7")

The Dim Sum Lunch Box

Purple Sweetcorn - a recipe adapted from Ken Hom's chilli sweetcorn.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lucky Cat Series 12 Episode 1 - June 2016

Lucky Cat is back!  Series 12 started Saturday 11th June 2016. Tune in live every Saturday at 3.30pm via FM in London : 104.4, via DAB in London or via worldwide.


  • Summertime - Sam Cooke (This is Sam Cooke, RCA compilation 2xLP)
  • Jaa Ri Sakhi Asha Bhosle (Old Hits, EMI LP)
  • Once I Loved (O Amor En Paz) - Frank Sinatra (Francis Albert Sinatra with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Reprise LP)
  • A Thai Love Song - Rebecca Pan Wan Ching (Greatest Hits 1965, Life LP)
  • Wan Maha Sanook - Plearn Promdan (Sound of Siam, Soundways CD)
  • First Night of the Full MoonRebecca Pan Wan Ching (Greatest Hits 1965, Life LP)
  • Queen Majesty - The Jays with Ranking Trevor (Channel One 12")
  • Ah Trouble - Lord Kitchener (London is the Place for Me 4, Honest Jon's CD)
  • As Time Goes By - Fats Domino (This is Fats, Imperial LP)
  • No Money Down - Lloyd Williams and the Celestials (Wasp, 7")
  • Thinking of You - Fats Domino (This is Fats, Imperial LP)
  • Haishan records OST LP - titles in Taiwanese
  • I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me - Fran Warren (Hey There!, Gala Records LP)
  • Haishan records OST LP - titles in Taiwanese

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

China Visual Festival 2016

The China Visual Festival is in full swing at the moment and there are still some great films to catch.

For all the details go to:

The closing gala film is Panay (Wawa No Cidal) - a drama following the struggle of an indigenous community in Taiwan with urban development and gentrification.

Singer songwriter and TV host Ado’ Kaliting Pacidal stars in Panay and will also be giving a Q&A after the film.  Ado'Kaliting hails from an Amis background - a Taiwanese ethnic minority group, much like the community portrayed in the film. Check out her Youtube channel here:


Monday, May 02, 2016

Lucky Cat Series 11 Episode 24 - Tofu Teriyaki Rolls

Here is the last episode of Lucky Cat Series 11, featuring lots of great records and Tofu Teriyaki Rolls. Big thanks to the Resonance FM Saturday engineers.
Lucky Cat Series 12 will start on 11th June.....


I've Got to Get You Off My Mind - The Tennors (UK Island 7")
Twelth of Never - Pat Kelly (UK Island 7")
Man to Man - Kentrick Patrick aka Lord Creator (UK Island 7")
I'm Sorry - Jimmy Cliff (Bluebeat 7")
Shad Roe - Paul Quinichette (Basie-ite EmArcy 7" EP)
Take the A Train - Duke Ellingon feat Betty Roche (London 7")
Samie - Paul Quinichette (Basie-ite EmArcy 7" EP)
You Don't Know - Peggy Lee (Fever Capitol 7" EP)
Man from Galilee - Otis Wright (Glory 7")
Don't Stay Away - Phyllis Dillon (Treaure Isle 7")
Sweet Baby of Mine - Ruth Brown (Popcorn 7")
Hit the Road Jack - Big Youth (Trojan 7")

Recipe for Tofu Teriyaki Rolls:
Cut up a small block of firm tofu into 2cm chunks.
Mix up some...
Teriyaki Sauce
Soya Sauce
Large spoon of honey
Add the tofu chunks
Marinade overnight in an air tight tupperware container - you should turn the container so all sides of the tofu get marinaded. 
Fry the tofu chunks in a big frying pan using organic coconut oil.  Turn to brown the sides.  Put into a bowl.

Now you are ready to make the rolls. You will need:
10" rice paper rounds
4 Spring onions, chopped finely lenghtways (approx 3" long)
Fresh mint sprigs
Fresh coriander, lightly chopped
Beanspouts sprinkled with some drops of rice vinegar.

Make the rice paper rounds soft by immersing in hot water for 30 seconds or so (Use a frying pan or dish that is large and round with 2" depth as the rounds need to be submerged in the hot water.  Use chopsitcks to fish out).

Once soft put the rice paper round on a plate and add your ingredients on the round about 1" in to the centre.  The fold over and tuck in the sides then continue to roll over until you have made a lovely little roll!  This web site gives step by step instructions with pictures, take a look:

Your technique will improve the more rolls you make. 

Serve with Mae Ploy sweet chilli sauce for dipping.

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Lucky Cat Series 11 Episode 23 - Matsuo Basho & CTHD2

Here's the 26th March episode featuring a review of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II and the haiku poetry of Matsuo Basho.
Thsi was the day after I attended the fantastic London International Ska Festival - I review the gigs by U-Roy and Bob Andy and the vlve sound system clash (Axis v Sounds and Pressure).

  • Reggae in your Jeggae - Dandy (7" Downtown label)
  • Little Did You Know - The Techniques (7" Treasure Isle label)
  • Woman a Capture Man - The Ethiopians (7" Trojan label)
  • Shamisen music - (Musical Atlas of Japan LP)
  • Japanese folk
  • You're Gonna Miss Me - Owen Grey
  • One Night - Smiley Lewis (JA blank 7")
  • Wear you to the Ball - Paragons and U Roy
  • Besame Mucho - the Platters 
  • Ship of Love - The Nutmegs

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.