Episode 2
BBC Radio 6 Music


Assistant Producer

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This week's Memory Tapes comes courtesy of Allan Wood in Basingstoke. He says: “When a work colleague leaves an office for good, all that normally occurs is a midday trip to the pub for an awkward drink amongst co-workers and a card with a dozen iterations of “Good luck, all the best”. I recently said a fond farewell to a dear friend of mine with the aid of this Memory Tape from the one, the only Mr James May.”

“James and I started working together three years ago and it wasn't long before we realised we had a shared love of film, TV, music and he thankfully introduced me to the awesomeness that is BBC 6Music.”

"The following track list is a random collection of songs with each having some meaning or memory; some are shared favourite bands, some are artists we've seen live together but most of them appear on the radio and we’d get into some serious synchronised head dancing behind our desks.”

“So I now have to face a 40 hour working week without a partner in crime for antics, banter and general rambling geeky conversation I know that I have found a very, very, very good friend for life and we’ll always have this music.”

And here is his mixtape:  

Wild Abandonment Issues: Volume One 

1.         Harder Than You Think – Public Enemy

2.         Open Arms – Elbow

3.         Back Of Your Neck – Howler

4.         Bubbles – Biffy Clyro

5.         New Lands – Justice

6.         Technologic – Daft Punk

7.         Block Rockin’ Beats – The Chemical Brothers

8.         Inhaler – Foals

9.         Glory Box – Portishead

10.        King of the Kerb – Echobelly

11.        You, Your Cat and Me – Frank Hamilton

12.        Sabotage – Beastie Boys

13.        Lump – Presidents of the United States of


14.        Sherry Monocle – Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

15.        Take On Me – Reel Big Fish

16.        The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats

17.        You Give A Little Love – Bugsy Malone OST

18.        (Bonus Secret Track) Counting Song – Adam Buxton

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