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a new week, and its a wet start...

Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 22:27 UK time, Monday, 31 July 2006

Had a wicked weekend on my friend Baz's stag do. I'm gonna be his best man at his wedding to Debs in Septemeber, and I'm a bit nervous to be honest, what with the speeches and all that. The stag was ace - we stayed in a tipi in Ogmore, not too far from Bridgend. Horseriding was the highlight, and quite a funny site. I had the eldest horse, called Arnie, and he liked to eat quite a bit. Great minds and all that...

Hearing a lot about Los Campesinos now, which is great news. I've been enjoying their demo today, and see they have some dates coming up. Their web adress is www.myspace.com/loscampesinos. I Youtubed them earlier and came across an American lady dancing to them in her home. Not bad for an unsigned band from Cardiff!

Been putting together the running order for tomorrow nights show today, as well as pre recording a few of the shows I do for BBC Radio Cymru. I listen to the music that's sent in and the stuff I buy all week, going through the piles of tunes and myspace music. Then I sit down with an empty running order with the session tracks in, and the records Louise the producer has flagged up to me. And then it's done!

Just been listening to the gorgeous Bat For Lashes album. it's incredible, her voice cutting through everything and sending tingles down spines. Also the Oneida album that'll be out on Jagjaguar/Rough Trade is very good indeed - rollicking in fact! And the Helen Love single I played you last week is sooo good....

Comments

  1. At 09:33 AM on 01 Aug 2006, Steven wrote:

    That's all very well, but have you heard the music of Susan Raven yet? The best Welsh artist by a long way, an independent singer and songwriter who has worked with the likes of David Rhodes (Peter Gabriels guitarist), Hilaire Penda (bassist ex Salif Keita) and many more fabulous musicians, to create a wonderful album of high quality music - great vocals, lyrics of substance and meaning, amazing music.

    Can you tell that I'm a fan? Try http://www.izun.co.uk/ for a taste...

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