#ElectronicEars REDUX

After a little bit longer than anticipated, the radio show is back!

It is on Cando FM, the community radio station run by Furness College, that broadcasts to an estimated six or seven thousand people around Barrow and Furness (and, possibly, Morecambe, across the bay). I’m not sure they all listen to me, though!

It’s still available on the Web, though, at http://candofm.co.uk, broadcasting 7pm to 9pm on Sunday nights. More excitingly, perhaps, it’s also now available on podcasts: see the podcast page.

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Hiatus #electronicears

Sometime around June 2012 I broadcast the first ever programme of Electronic Ears. Since then, I’ve broadcast another 91. I’ve had some excellent guests including Damian Scott,  David Hawkins, Nigel Ridpath, Jon Allen, Dean Philips, Jools Wilson, Neil Bowness, and, of course, the Minx. I’ve also done a few requests shows, played Christmas songs in both of the Decembers since I started and even done a couple of shows dedicated to a single artist: one for Nick Cave and David Sylvian.

Along the way, there have been a few weeks when I didn’t broadcast: once when I couldn’t make the time but usually because we had some technical issues at Indigo FM. Ah, Indigo. To describe it as a cottage industry would be to imply that there was more than the one room at the radio station. To be honest, its more of a shed, albeit one built of stone. The kit is old and the network is flaky but I’ve enjoyed doing the shows and particularly putting the playlists together.

Earlier this year we nearly went off air for good due to a problem with renewing the licence with Ofcom but that was all sorted and everything seemed back on track. However, a misunderstanding about how the licence works has now put the station in a state whereby it’s no longer allowed to broadcast. Ho hum.

So, I think I have three choices:

  1. Stop doing the show. I’m not keen on this one.
  2. Start broadcasting myself. I’m looking into this.
  3. Take up the invitation of a radio station over in Barrow. It has – I’m told – 6,000 listeners and, for reasons that are not entirely clear (or explicable)  they are interested in taking on Electronic Ears. I’m looking into this, too.

Thank you to everyone has very listened to date: I do hope you enjoyed it. During this hiatus we’ll get the website up to date (we’re 20 playlists behind!) and I’ll also try and get the podcasts of the already transmitted shows sorted out.

Thanks again,
F

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Week seventy-two

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1. ‘Santa Claus Is Back In Town‘ by Elvis Presley

2. ‘Royals‘ by Lorde

3. ‘Open Eye Signal‘ by Jon Hopkins

4. ‘River (LP Version)‘ by Joni Mitchell

5. ‘Nlogax‘ by Boards Of Canada

6. ‘Western Front 1992 CE‘ by Julian Cope

7. ‘Hung Up & Hanging Out To Dry‘ by Julian Cope

8. ‘Push the Sky Away (Live from KCRW)‘ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

9. ‘Flower‘ by Eels

10. ‘Twist And Shout‘ by The Beatles [YouTube]

11. ‘Little Drummer Boy (Feat. Micharl Franti)‘ by The Blind Boys Of Alabama

12. ‘Sky Blue‘ by Peter Gabriel [YouTube]

13. ‘Amazing Grace‘ by Sufjan Stevens

14. ‘Sealand‘ by OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

15. ‘The Power Of Love‘ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood

16. ‘In Your Room‘ by Depeche Mode

17. ‘Changeling (John Peel Session, 12/19/1979)‘ by Simple Minds

18. ‘Big Store‘ by The Devils [YouTube]

19. ‘Little Drummer Boy‘ by The Dandy Warhols [YouTube]

All but four of the tracks played this week are available on Spotify and can be found in a playlist here.

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Week seventy-one

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1. ‘Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas‘ by Bing Crosby

2. ‘Love Vigilantes‘ by New Order

3. ‘Neon Sisters‘ by Thomas Dolby [YouTube]

4. ‘Tennis Court‘ by Lorde

5. ‘Fire On Babylon‘ by Sinéad O’Connor

6. ‘Santa Baby‘ by Eartha Kitt

7. ‘I, Assassin‘ by Gary Numan

8. ‘English Summer (Remastered Version)‘ by Eurythmics

9. ‘Billie Jean‘ by Michael Jackson

10. ‘Immunity‘ by Jon Hopkins

11. ‘I Believe In Father Christmas‘ by Greg Lake

12. ‘Garden Recalled’ by Brian Eno and Jah Wobble

13. ‘New Warm Skin‘ by Simple Minds

14. ‘Kebabträume‘ by D.A.F.

15. ‘Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet‘ by Gavin Bryars, Tom Waits

16. ‘Where Has The Space Race Gone?‘ by Appliance

17. ‘The Tower That Ate People‘ by Peter Gabriel [YouTube]

18. ‘Year Of Our Lord‘ by Sufjan Stevens

19. ‘Ash / Black Veil‘ by Apparat

20. ‘Bealach-an-Righ‘ by Washington Irving

21. ‘Little Drummer Boy‘ by The Dandy Warhols

All but four of the tracks played this week are available on Spotify and can be found in a playlist here.

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Week seventy

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1. ‘New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)‘ by Utah Saints

2. ‘400 Lux‘ by Lorde

3. ‘If War Should Come‘ by Public Service Broadcasting

4. ‘Red Shift‘ by Michael Brook [YouTube]

5. ‘Quiet Men‘ by Ultravox

6. ‘Snowball‘ by Moby [YouTube]

7. ‘Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix)‘ by U2

8. ‘Any Second Now‘ by Depeche Mode

9. ‘Big Wheels In Shanty Town‘ by Rain Tree Crow

10. ‘Cantara‘ by Dead Can Dance

11. ‘ABoneCroneDrone 1‘ by Sheila Chandra

12. ‘Beach Monster‘ by Strfkr

13. ‘When You Leave‘ by Maps

14. ‘Brennisteinn‘ by Sigur Ros

15. ‘In Our Sleep‘ by Laurie Anderson

16. ‘House Of Cards‘ by Radiohead [YouTube]

17. ‘Ich gehe jetzt‘ by Einstürzende Neubauten

18. ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite‘ by The Smiths

19. ‘Cloudbusting‘ by Kate Bush

20. ‘We’re Going To Miss You‘ by James

All but three of the tracks played this week are available on Spotify and can be found in a playlist here.

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Week sixty-nine

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1. ‘Funtime’ by Iggy Pop

2. ‘Talk Talk (1997 – Remaster)‘ by Talk Talk

3. ‘Living on the Ceiling‘ by Blancmange

4. ‘You Caught The Light‘ by Chvrches

5. ‘Goodbye (With Soap & Skin)‘ by Apparat

6. ‘Nostalgia‘ by David Sylvian

7. ‘The Black Hit of Space‘ by The Human League

8. ‘It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)‘ by Eurythmics

9. ‘Mon Amie La Rose‘ by Natacha Atlas

10. ‘So And Slow It Grows [Single Mix]‘ by Wire

11. ‘Mit Dir‘ by Robert Gorl

12. ‘I Zimbra‘ by Talking Heads

13. ‘Barriers‘ by Soft Cell

14. ‘A Room That’s Unreal (demo)’ by The Zane Gray Incident

15. ‘The Box‘ by Fad Gadget

16. ‘Right Here, Right Now‘ by Fatboy Slim

17. ‘Malaria (Unreleased 7″ Mix)‘ by Shriekback

18. ‘Hurt‘ by Johnny Cash

19. ‘Letters To A Friend (2011 – Remaster)‘ by I Start Counting

20. ‘Claudette‘ by Robert Marlow [YouTube]

21. ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of)‘ by Radiohead [YouTube]

All but three of the tracks played this week are available on Spotify and can be found on a playlist here.

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Week sixty-eight

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1. ‘The Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty)‘ by The Smiths

2. ‘Music: Response‘ by The Chemical Brothers

3. ‘Only After Dark‘ by The Human League

4. ‘Heliosphan‘ by Aphex Twin

5. ‘State Of The Nation‘ by New Order

6. ‘Hurt (Album Version)‘ by Nine Inch Nails

7. ‘No Need for A Leader‘ by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

8. ‘This Fear Of Gods (Live 5×5 2012 Tour)‘ by Simple Minds

9. ‘An Ending (Ascent)‘ by Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno

10. ‘Crying My Heart Out (Original Mix)‘ by Young Galaxy

11. ‘Trains‘ by Porcupine Tree

12. ‘Courage (Radio Edit)‘ by Peter Gabriel [YouTube]

13. ‘Nothing Else‘ by Archive

14. ‘Natural Blues‘ by Moby

15. ‘International Dateline‘ by Ladytron

16. ‘Hunter And The Hunted (Live 5×5 2012 Tour)‘ by Simple Minds

17. ‘Dime Store Mystery‘ by Lou Reed

18. ‘Once Is Too Much for Me’ by Carl Marsh

All but two of the tracks played this week are available on Spotify and can be found on a playlist here.

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