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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 February 2011

It's Wednesday which means it is time for the first Half-Time Hooter of the Week; even more inspired daftness and brilliant music from the Dark Lord himself, Alex Lester. This morning, there are more sensational swaps thanks to the Magical Converter Machine; tales of giving up a hobby at the first hurdle in "Learner on the Backburner"; ideas for mobile phone applications - the ones that you really need - in "App Gap"; more inductees into the 4.15 One-Off Canteen and Pause for Thought at 3.20 with Andrew Graystone.
From Lester's Library there is a new track from Nick Cave's side-project, Grinderman, and one from Tito Puente. Your selection from the Listener's Library comes from Johnny Cash. There is another track from Album of the Week by Sara Barreilles, and another chance to hear Record of the Week by Asa.
Nobody else, nowhere else.

Music Played

41 items
  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Jive Talkin'

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Paul Young

    Paul Young Come Back & Stay

    Paul Young - From Time To Time, Columbia

  • Image for Hurts

    Hurts Sunday

    (CD Single), Sony, 1

  • Image for Felice Taylor

    Felice Taylor I Feel Love Comin' On

    As Time Goes By.. (Various Artists), Cambra

  • Image for Teddy Thompson

    Teddy Thompson The One I Can't Have

    Bella, Decca, 10

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Sailing On The Seven Seas

    OMD: The Singles, Virgin, 17

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers What A Fool Believes

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "BEAUTIFUL IMPERFECTION" (Dramatico) out on April 4th

    • Image for Asa

      Asa Be My Man

      (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Nat King Cole

    Nat King Cole Stardust

    The Nat King Cole Story (Disc 2), Capitol

  • Image for Aswad

    Aswad Don't Turn Around

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "GRINDERMAN 2" (Mute)

  • Image for Beth Nielsen Chapman

    Beth Nielsen Chapman Even As It All Goes By

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Beady Eye

    Beady Eye The Roller

    (CD Single), Beady Eye Records, 1

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette The Look

    Now 15 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones and Dune Ai No Corrida

    Hits Of 1981 & 1982 (Various Artists, Polydor

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Don't Tell Me

    (CD Single), Maverick, 16

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces You'll Be Mine

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Modern Talking

    Modern Talking Brother Louie

    (CD Single), Hansa

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton My Tennessee Mountain Home

    The Very Best Of Dolly Parton, RCA

  • Image for The Drizabone Soul Family

    The Drizabone Soul Family Girlfriendz

    All The Way, Dome Records, 1

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Back In Black

    Back In Black, Epic, 6

  • Image for America

    America Tin Man

    America's Greatest Hits - History, Warner Bros

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Price Tag

    (CD Single), Lava Records, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "AMERICAN IV: THE MAN COMES AROUND" (Sony) suggested by Pete

    • Image for Johnny Cash

      Johnny Cash We'll Meet Again

      American IV: The Man Comes Around, Sony, 15

  • Image for Fairground Attraction

    Fairground Attraction Perfect

    The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Danny & The Juniors

    Danny & The Juniors At The Hop

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Gladys Knight

    Gladys Knight and The Pips Come Back & Finish What You Started

    Gladys Knight & The Pips - Singles Al, Pro-Tv

  • Image for Dr. Feelgood

    Dr. Feelgood Milk & Alcohol

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle We Want The Same Thing

    A Place On Earth - Greatest Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Ron Sexsmith

    Ron Sexsmith Believe It When I See It

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell The Onion Song

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Joan Armatrading

    Joan Armatrading Drop The Pilot

    The Very Best Of Joan Armatrading, A&M

  • Image for Belle and Sebastian

    Belle and Sebastian I Want The World To Stop

    (CD Single), Rough Trade, 1

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "KALEIDOSCOPE HEART" (Columbia) out Monday 21st February

  • Image for Aztec Camera

    Aztec Camera Oblivious

    The Best Of Aztec Camera, Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Wind Cries Mary

    Jimi Hendrix - The Ultimate Experienc, Polydor

  • Image for The Rubettes

    The Rubettes Juke Box Jive

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1974, Connoisseur Collection, 12


  • Image for Des’ree

    Des’ree You Gotta Be

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Mel & Tim

    Mel & Tim Backfield In Motion

    Soul Survivors (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Them

    Them Baby Please Don't Go

    The Greatest Hits Of 1965, Premier


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