Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17:02
If the producers of Through the Keyhole were really scraping the barrel, and decided to send whoever it is that has taken over from Lloyd Grossman through the unpaid bills and discarded record mailers blocking my front-door, it’d be all too obvious who I am.
Monday 17 February 2014, 15:29
This week’s show is very, very spiky with brilliant new music of Welsh origin.
So many thrilling new artists who hadn’t been baptised on my radio show before: The Featherz, Sea Lion, Luvv, Mandy, Past Grievances, Bur Hoff Bau, Saron, Pine Canopies, The Caspiens, Ruby Parfitt, Sam, Not My Finest Hour...
Monday 10 February 2014, 12:25
A fair proportion of the country bled copiously from sports-related wounds on Saturday.
I'm not unsympathetic. In fact, I'd like to think that this week's show could offer succour and comfort to the injured and downcast. Music, you see, won't bash you about. It doesn't raise your expectations and...
Friday 7 February 2014, 15:44
On this week’s programme I will feature a half-hour set of my favourite northern soul records. This is my love letter to the genre-that-isn’t-really-a-genre, a better-late-than-never foot on the bandwagon before Elaine Constantine’s anticipated film ‘Northern Soul’ reaches cinemas.
Wednesday 5 February 2014, 14:38
It struck me recently that I’ve been keeping statistical data about the music I play on my show for three years now. It is as geeky as it sounds, the product of a misspent youth and a BBC Micro but it also provides an interesting overview of what I have played on the show in that period.
Monday 3 February 2014, 13:32
What am I for?
I’m good at feeding my daughter, hoovering the stairs, walking long distances in drizzle without complaining, playing one record after another after 4 Guinnesses (but no more) and, erm, well that’s it, really.
Thursday 30 January 2014, 15:55
This week's show is brought to you by the number 4, the words 'rammed', 'full', 'of', 'sonic' and 'treats', and the letter 'Ff' (I love that Y Ffug song).
Monday 20 January 2014, 16:12
I always find it odd when radio people claim that they've 'discovered' an artist. Artists are rarely found in a basket under the chimney.
Monday 13 January 2014, 16:34
Adam Walton's Radio Wales show playlist for 11 January 2014, on the BBC Wales blog.
Monday 16 December 2013, 17:04
Admittedly it's not the pithiest handle in the world ever — but it does do what it says on the tin.
Friday 13 December 2013, 11:58
So that's it. My 10 Favourite Welsh albums of 2013. Buy them for someone using the entirely spurious suitable for/unsuitable for advice detailed here in. Happy Christmas/Nadolig Llawen to you all!
Thursday 12 December 2013, 16:42
This is the fourth part of the rundown of my Top 10 favourite Welsh albums of 2013. It's a messily subjective and undignified love letter to Welsh music.
Wednesday 11 December 2013, 14:07
Music is the nerve endings of the world outside. I can't write about a song that affects me in isolation to that. It'd be like trying to write about the latest exhibition in the Tate Modern with a welder's mask on.
Tuesday 10 December 2013, 15:00
This is the second part of the rundown of my Top 10 Favourite Welsh Albums of 2013. It's very much a personal list. Music isn't supposed to be objective, democratic or fair.
Tuesday 10 December 2013, 09:53
This year marked my 20th as a new music broadcaster. Thinking back to 1993, it's remarkable how much Welsh music has evolved since then.
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 14:31
"I particularly like this new one from Mowbird," said the chieftain, doing a dance that no one should attempt in a hemp skirt with no undercrackers on.
Wednesday 20 November 2013, 12:31
This week we feature debut plays for DJ Spleenbaby, N.A.N.C.Y., Sleep Beggar and Paul Denley.
Tuesday 12 November 2013, 15:10
Where do great lyrics come from? Is it an innate verbal aptitude, something that is prompted by leading an interesting life?
Monday 28 October 2013, 13:09
My first BBC Radio Wales broadcast was on 15 October 1993. It's astonishing to me that it has been that long.
Thursday 24 October 2013, 10:22
Eight days of living more life than I do in eight months; tens of bands, some of whom have got my heart beating dangerously fast for a man of such precipitous years; seeing countless friends who fill my heart with happiness and a rare sense of belonging and a whole new team of skilful friends I didn...
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