Saturday, February 26, 2011

Today's Lucky Cat - Sat 26th Feb 2011

This week I play an exclusive mix from broadcast journalist and fellow Reggae
loving Sinophile Steve Barker.

Steve Barker has presented and contributed to the BBC Lancashire radio
programme On The Wire for over 25 years. Guests on the show have
included Lee Perry, Adrian Sherwood, REM, The Smiths, Depeche Mode and
Joy Division.

Since 2003, Steve Barker has been contributing from Beijing, where he
works for the British Council. He also regularly writes for The
Wire magazine.

On the Wire Blog:

Steve Barker’s Mix:

* Kill Me Sweetly (Love Me Sweetly Remixed By Sulumi)
* Traffic Report – White
* Day trip – ME:MO
* Beijing Taxi – Peter Cusack (Beijing Sounds)
* Chinese Bang Bang – Betty Chung
* Chinese Brush – Wong Ping
* Beijing bus - Peter Cusack (Beijing Sounds)
* Rice Shop Zhang - Wei Wei & Guo Long
* Zhao Mu Yang – Zhao Yi Yang
* Beijing Beer – White
* Moon Town Moon Colour No.1 – Huan Qing
* English School – White
* Dusk Blackdown - 8 Million Minority

Zoë’s Mix:

* Track 1 & 9 from SIG’s debut album. SIG is from Qingdao, China. The album will be out in April, more info to follow.
* Cobb’s Box – Hong Kong in the 60s
* Theme From King of Chinatown - Hong Kong in the 60s (both these tracks are from the bands debut album My Fantoms – out now!)
* Goldfinger – Josephine Siao Fong Fong
* Rain Rain Go Away - Zhuang Xue Fang (aka Chong Sit Fong)
* Ali Baba Riddim Dub – Augustus Pablo, King Tubby & John Holt

Friday, February 25, 2011

Asia House - Pan Asian Film Festival

The Pan Asian Film Festival will be mostly at the Appollo cinema in Piccadilly. With the exception of the UK premiere of the Murakami adaptation Norwegian Wood which is at BAFTA on Tuesday 1st March.
The festival runs from 1st - 13th March and includes a screening of Taipei Exchanges, directed by Hsiao Ya-Chuan and executive produced by Tawianese auteur supremo Hou Hsiao-Hsien. See the trailer below.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DJing this Sunday 27th Feb

The birthday's gone but the fun is to come

60 years of life and musical taste

Sunday 27 February approx 3pm –8pm


£5 on door all for the musicians. Students, claimants and senior citizen rates available.

+ DJ LUCKY CAT ZOE BAXTER East Asian sounds and recipes. That's me!

Youngsters welcome until 9pm
Food available – platters

Lucky Cat Podcast Series 5 Ep 6 (19th Feb 2011)

  • Beautiful Taiwan - Grace Chang (I Want Your Love Pathe 100: The Series Vol.15)
  • Sunset - from the I Hate You Deeply soundtrack (vinyl LP)
  • Scenery Of Taiwan - Jin-Long Fang(The Sound of Pipa CD)
  • That's The Way It Is - Ella Fitzgerald and The Inkspots (Ella and Her Fellas LP on Brunswick)
  • Men With Broken Hearts - Hank Williams (Complete Hank Williams Disc 3 CD)
  • Hold What You´ve Got -Joe Tex (Look Out! - 10 Scorching Classics From 1961 - 1970 CD from Bear Family label)
  • Stone Cold Dead in the Market - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan (Ella and Her Fellas LP on Brunswick)
  • My Only Lover - Gregory Isaacs(from the upcoming Giants - early Randy's compilation. This track is available to download FREE now from Clive Chin's myspace!)
  • Feeding Chickens - Liu Yun( Cai Hong Ling Pathe
    100: The Series Vol.10
    ). Credit where credit is due - I heard this on the brilliant WFMU show Give the Drummer Some presented by Doug Schulkind)
  • Put The Stereo On - Gappy Ranks (Peckings label 7" 45)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bunny Logo

Kitty bunny for the Year of the Rabbit.
Thank you Milo.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Today's Lucky Cat - Sat Feb 19th 2011

Today I will be joined by Daney Hsu of Mr Hsu's Taiwanese Kitchen to discuss Taiwanese cuisine. Daney (pictured above - he works on the oyster stall in Borough market) will be bringing in some of the delicious products that he makes for on air sampling. All I know about Taiwanese cuisine is oyster omelettes and milk pearl ball tea so I'm intrigued to know more...

Today is also about free music and songs with talking in.
Expect Grace Chang, The Ink Spots and Taiwanese film soundtracks (and you will not be disappointed).

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lucky Cat Podcast Series 5 Ep 5 (12th Feb 2011)

Read more about the The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology.
Go see Confessions at one of these cinemas.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lucky Cat Series 5 Episode 5 Today

On today's show I will be joined by Virginie Sélavy, Editor of Electric Sheep Film Magazine to review the new release from Japanese director Tetsuya Nakashima: Confessions. The film is based on an ward-winning murder mystery novel by female writer Minato Kinae and both the film and the novel have been hugely successful in Japan.

Confessions will be shown at selected cinemas in the UK from 18th Feburary 2011 (including London's ICA and Ritzy), for a full list of cinemas see:

Peanut Butter Mochi are in the Dim Sum Lunch Box. Check out this recipe. Photo is from The Japanese Snack Food Review.

If you have any suggestions for the Dim Sum Lunch Box I'd love to hear from you: luckycatzoe at

Tune in at 15:30 today via 104.4FM in London or anywhere.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Lucky Cat Podcast Series 5 Ep 4 (5th Feb 2011)

Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Kung Hey Fat Choi!

Let's celebrate the Year of the Rabbit!

Chinese zodiac predictions courtesy of Feng Shui Consultant Peter Tran (Tel: 07703 549439, Email:


Saturday, February 05, 2011

Lucky Cat Saturday 5th Feb 2011

Today's show features predictions for the Year of the Rabbit, courtesy of:

Interior & Architectural Designer
Feng Shui Consultant
Tel: 07703 549439

To find out which animal Chinese zodiac sign you are go here:

Tune in today at 15:30 on 104.4FM in London or via anywhere