Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This is a recording of the project I developed - Vinyl Memories - which featured at last year's Herne Bay Giant Picnic. I advertised for people to bring their old vinyl (78,45 or 33) for Douglas Noble and I to play on the Wheely Groovy pedal powered sound machine (this is a bicycle sound system run by Douglas Noble and Dave Robert). We played the tunes why the public pedalled away to generate the electricity to power the deck. All the tunes were recorded and I interviewed contributors so that they could share their vinyl memories. Here are the results. Hope you enjoy listening, it was a great day.
For more info on the Giant Picnic see People United (organisers):
For more info on Wheely Groovy:
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Here's this week's fundraising special. I was joined by Resonance FM stalwart Robin the Fog for this episode.
PODCAST LISTENERS WE NEED YOUR HELP:
Please bid on any item in the Resonance FM auction (http://resonancefm.com/auction-2012) and cc me (firstname.lastname@example.org) on your email bid to email@example.com. I will then send you an exclusive Lucky Cat goodie bag including DVDs, kawaii items, a TVB Journey to the West phone charm, AND if your bid is £50 or more I will make you your own personal Lucky Cat mix. Yes that's right - your very own 1 hr mix made by yours truly for your ears only. You choose the theme and I shall go into the vaults of my vinyl collection and make you your own mix!
Please show your support for Resonance - if we're not on air you will miss us. Thank you.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Here's the podcast of last Saturday's show when I was joined by Anna Chen to discuss the upcoming event Steampunk Opium Wars. Anna and I discussed history of the Opium Wars, what Steampunk means and her plans for future radio and stage projects.
- Pipe Dream Blues - Hazel Meyers (from Viper Mad Blues: 16 Songs of Dope and Depravity Jass Records LP)
- Shanghainese Monodrama - from the CD The Sounds of Shanghai: a souvenir album of audio documentary from Shanghai
- Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway and his Cotton Club Orchestra (Viper Mad Blues LP)
- Message to You Rudy - Ronnie Gordon and the Constituents (exclusive preview from their forthcoming CD)
- I Cover the Waterfront - The Ink Spots
- Poinciana - Ronnie Gordon and the Constituents (exclusive preview from their forthcoming CD)
- Shanghai sounds - new track from layabozi.com
Monday, February 13, 2012
Resonance 104.4 FM's annual on-air fund raiser runs from St Valentine's Day on the 14th February right up until midnight on Sunday 19th February. We'll have an auction of unique and wondrous items, special live events, celebrity guests, spontaneous competitions and much more.
If you love Resonance 104.4 FM and the broadcasts by Lucky Cat, please support us via a donation, pledge, bequest, gift or purchase from our shop: http://resonancefm.com/support
Resonance urgently need funds to continue its work and our goal is £30,000. Visit resonancefm.com to make a donation of any size. And do tune in! Thanks!
There will be a number of amazing items up for auction, details will soon be online http://resonancefm.com/auction-2012
My show on Saturday 18th Feb will be a fundraising special and I'll have a Lucky Cat goodie bag up for auction as well as some surprises so tune in @ 3.30pm this Sat. Podcast crew you will have an opportunity to join in too with an exclusive goodie bag!
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
For Episode 13 I was joined by film curator Jingjing Xie and art curator Xuhua 'Sylvia' Zhan from China Culture Connect.
We discussed the upcoming documentary programme at BFI as well as future plans for the organisation which promotes new cultural awareness and understanding of modern China.
(image shown is from the Yao Songping film Tide)
- 神经末梢 (Shen Jing Mo Shao) - AM444
- Moon Watching - Shin Joon Hyung (Shin Joong Hyun Beautiful Rivers And
Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun Light in the Attic Records)
- Lost Tsingdao - Sig (from the CD LP Sad Mirror)
- Shade of Flower - Sig, as before
- The Sun - Kim Jung Mi(from Beautiful Rivers And
Mountains, as before)
- Talk to Me - Cha Cha (Ghost Ark EP)
- False Rasta - Jacob Miller (on the CD Augustus Pablo Presents Cultural Showcase)
Resonance FM is having a Valentines Fundraising drive (St Valentine's Day, 14th
February, to Sunday 19th February (inclusive). Many incredible items and intriguing experiences will be auctioned. Stay tuned to 104.4FM find out more or donate now:
Send RZFM14 £ followed by your donation amount to 70070
Saturday, February 04, 2012
This 2xLP is amazing! I played a couple of tracks on Saturday's show (podcast to follow). The sleeve notes are beautifully detailed, great photos and an interview with Shin Joong Hyun himself. A really wonderful collection of music from a country whose music history has not been widely documented. Well done to Light in the Attic for putting this out. Available to buy on vinyl too for all you fellow vinyl junkies!
Today I will be joined by film curator Jingjing Xie and art curator Xuhua 'Sylvia' Zhan from China Culture Connect.
We'll be talking about the upcoming documentaries they are screening at the BFI. Unfortunately this event is now sold out! Hopefully there will be more screenings planned, I will ask about this.
Films showing at the BFI for Unseen China on Feb 25th:
Documenting China's traditional Spring Festival (New Year) in 2008, when millions of people returning home faced the coldest winter in 100 years.
My Four-Fen Land (Wo De Si Fen Di) portrays peasant life oblivious to world turbulence.
Viewpoint (Guan Dian) illustrates the complexities of a labour market.
Water and Land (Shui Shang An Shang) is a dramatic portrait of a young woman struggling to realise her dreams.
Brave Father (Fu Qin) narrates the heart-rending efforts of a parent to support his son's future.
Tune in to Resonance 104.4FM today at 3.30pm (UK). Podcast to follow.