Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 15 May 2011
I hate pre-recording programmes.
Doing it live is what it's all about, to me. When you record something, instinct and intuition evaporate like Blue Stratos on a griddle pan (I'm going to walk Masterchef, I tell you).
But I did record this week's show because I had been invited to DJ at a sold-out Frank Turner gig, which gave me the opportunity to play Mclusky/Y Niwl/Strange News From Another Star & Saturdays Kids at ear-splitting volume... so, still evangelising Welsh music, just in the flesh and with more Guinness to hand.
But this pre-record broke the mould.
It went well.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and I believe that you may too. Which is the point, you know.
So I made it especially extra special just for you.
Rather than hoodwink you with a faux-live experience - a rickety, patched-up cousin of the usual broadcast - I decided to do something a little different. So, this week's programme is dedicated to Welsh music on vinyl. In short, I have become something of a vinyl convert after a long existence of not really giving a stuff which format my music was delivered on.
Mostly this is because it's great to have something tangible in this dimensionless digital age. But it's also to mark the fact that there is a very definite renaissance in vinyl pressing amongst new artists. I'd hypothesise that this is because artists/independent labels understand - implicitly - that those of us who love music love it even more when it isn't just a series of 0s and 1s locked away on a hard drive.
And, in our house, the amply scattered platters give the cat something to sit on other than the carpet.
Cats are weird.
My Damascan vinylish revelation is detailed in (much more) depth in my Vinyl Worship article.
It's highly recommended if you're so bored giving your eyeballs a random dance across the screen counts as some sort of entertainment.
Ben Hayes - aka the vinyl extremist who converted me - comes in to play a beautiful beautiful piece of music from Endaf Emlyn.
And I juggle 7"s, 10"s, 12"s in a way that would have Frankie Howerd "Ooh er missus"-ing himself to the point of hyperventilation. There is old Welsh music on vinyl, new Welsh music on vinyl, covering a range of sounds & genres. And I pontificate, including a few world class Partridgisms.
This week's show will be back to 'normal'. Please bung me new music on any format you like to the postal address below/via the BBC Introducing Uploader or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have an excellent, music-filled week.
Or an excellent music-filled week.
Diolch yn fawr iawn/thanks very much,
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS - 'Ice Hockey Hair'
TOPPER - 'Wake Up Time/Amser Deffro'
TOPPER - 'Something To Tell Her'
GALLOPS - 'Joust'
H. HAWKLINE - 'An Old Lady Sings Pentecostal'
AMEN CORNER - 'High In The Sky'
SCHOOL, THE - 'Is He Really Coming Home?'
SATURDAY'S KIDS - 'Whisper In My Ear'
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS - 'Eating Noddemix'
DIDZ & CHICO - 'Something New'
DA - DA - 'Better Dub'
MAN - 'Taking The Easy Way Out Again'
STRANGE NEWS FROM ANOTHER STAR - 'I Started The War'
FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood'
60FT DOLLS - 'Happy Shopper'
POOH STICKS, THE - 'Cool In A Crisis'
BIG LEAVES - 'Sly Alibi'
CAVES, THE - 'Wow Machine'
WHITE NOISE SOUND - 'Blood'
DAVID WRENCH - 'Give Us Your Blessings'
TYSTION - 'Original Sgamster'
DYNAMO DRESDEN - 'In The End ( John Kennedy Remix )'
SOUNDHOG - '500 Bad Mice'
POP NEGATIF WASTAD - 'Kerosene'
INFINITY CHIMPS - 'Drws - Y - Coed'
CULPRIT 1 - 'Jarred'
HUEGENIUS - 'Drink, Fight & Fun'
HOBBY HORSE - 'Summertime, Summertime'
BADFINGER - 'Better Days'
GLOBAL PARASITE - 'Smash The New World Order'
YUCATAN - 'Cur'
COLORAMA - 'Turnham Green'
SWEET BABOO - 'The Day I Lost My Voice'
ENDAF EMLYN - 'Goodbye Cherry Lill'
EMILY - 'Reflect On Rye'
FIVE DARRENS - 'Me Sad'
Y NIWL - 'Un'
THREE JOHNS, THE - 'Sold Down The River'
CATE LE BON - 'No One Can Drag Me Down'
GORKY'S ZYGOTIC MYNCI - 'Poodle Rockin''
ISLET - 'Dust Of Ages'