Sunday, 13 January 2008
FEATURED ARTIST: Mort Garson Mort Garson passed away on 4 January so on today's show we paid tribute to this pioneer of electronic music. The Music 1. Bill Black Combo - Let The Good Times Roll 2. The Electric Junkyard - Ole Turkey Buzzard 3. Primo 7 - Balanco Do Rio (Pinta O Sete, 1965) 4. Los Chicos - Swinging Shepherd Blues 5. The Monks - Blast Off! (Black Monk Time, 1966) 6. Paul Metzger - Orans (edit) (Deliverance, 2007) 7. Burt Reynolds - She's Taken A Gentle Lover (Ask Me What I Am, 1973) 8. Blue Sharks - Waiting The Blow 9. First Gear - I Feel The Earth Move 10. Mort Garson Tribute #1: Stanley Black - Our Day Will Come (Black Magic, 1976) 11. Mort Garson Tribute #2: Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends - Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends, 1967) 12. The Jetliners - Mohair Sam 13. Bat for Lashes - What's a Girl to Do? (What's a Girl to Do - EP, 2007) 14. Mort Garson Tribute #3: Mort Garson - Aries (The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds, 1967) 15. Brass Incorporated (On a Bicycle Made For Three) 16. The New Christy Minstrels - Ain't Gonna Waste My Life 17. Roger Cooke & Roger Greenaway - Catch the Bass Special 18. Mort Garson Tribute #4: Mort Garson - Aquarius (Electronic Hair Pieces, 1969) 19. Andre Brasseur - Speedy No 1 20. Mel Torme - Games People Play 21. The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Caravan (Vavoom, 2000) 22. The Sippy Cups - Toast-o-Rama (edit) (2005) 23. Tipsy - Swallowtail (Uh-Oh!, 2001) 24. Mort Garson Tribute #5: Mort Garson - Swingin' Spathiphyllums (Plantasia, 1976) 25. Percy Faith - Spinning Wheel 26. Manfred Mann & Mike Hug - The Michelin Theme 27. The John Cameron Quartet - Troublemaker (Off Centre, 1969) 28. Carla Bruni - Le Plus Beau Du Quartier (Quelqu'un m'a dit, 2002) The News: Toast for those looking for a bit of Breakfast BLING Crystal-Encrusted Toaster was designed by Russell Hobbs. It some 200 Swarovski crystals embedded a the case made of stainless steel and glass. Limited edition of 500 about £150 each. The ideal toaster if your Puff Diddly or Snoop Diggerty dog. The Lady Taser It's possible that you may not of heard of the Taser until the "Dont tase me, bro!!" video clip (one of YouTube's biggest hits). Taser International is marketing its new Taser C2 as a consumer-friendly device. It shoots two small aluminum darts with fish-hook points in the direction of a would-be attacker and discharges many volts of electricity into their pathetic soft human body, causing them to flop to the ground like a rag doll. Taser International wants to make tasers more trendy and fun, especially for women. The C2 is available in leopard print and hot pink. There's even an MP3 player that attaches to the device. So if someone comes creeping up on you while youre jamming the latest 50 Cent track, you can deliver a quick dose of neuromuscular incapacitation. Messenger to Mercury NASA's Messenger spacecraft (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Rangingr) will fly by Mercury on Monday, the first visit to the world in the 33 years since Mariner 10 in 1975. "During this flyby we will begin to image the hemisphere that has never been seen by a spacecraft and Mercury at resolutions better than those acquired by Mariner 10. Images will be in a number of different colour filters so that we can start to get an idea of the composition of the surface." said Sean C Solomon, Messenger principal investigator Motion to abolish Church of England is Motion #666 A motion calling for the disestablishment of the Church of England has been listed in the House of Commons as 666 - the Number of the Beast. Labour MP John Austin, put down his latest motion as MPs debated scrapping Britain's blasphemy laws. It appeared on the House of Commons order paper numbered 666, the number associated with the Antichrist in the Book of Revelation. To quote The King James Bible 13:18 "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." Missing bridge Scrap metal thieves in Russia managed to steal a 200-tonne steel bridge without anyone noticing. The whole 11.5m (38ft) structure in Khabarovsk in the east of the country vanished overnight. Bosses at the company said the cost of replacing the bridge would be ten times the value of the scrap metal that had been stolen. They plan to replace the bridge with one made of concrete. This is not the first time someone has stolen a bridge - another bridge theft occurred in Russia last September, and there was another in Macedonia last February. The best thing about this story is the caption under the photo: "The same picture of a bridge we use every time there's a story about someone stealing a bridge." Extreme Tank Wheelchair The second generation of the Tank Chair is upon us, with a 24v, 2hp, 127rpm variable speed motor powered by four Optima Deep Cycle batteries. It also has a 22:1 gear ratio and it can handle a 10% incline with no problems. It looks like a cushioned seat you might find in a Merc with triangular tank tracks on either side for those off road excursions. If you're one of those fluffy cat/take over the world guys, this is the chair to do it from. Romance blooms betwixt Octopus and Mr Potato Head A six-foot Giant Pacific octopus at Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Cornwall loves his Mr Potato Head toy. There's a great photo. He's fascinated by it,' said Matt Slater, of the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Cornwall. 'He attacks the net we use to fish the toy out every time we try to take it away.'Mr Slater added: 'Octopuses are very intelligent and they like to be stimulated and busy.'