- Ian Fleming centenary last Wednesday
- Kylie and Jason both turn 40 this week.
- UPDATE: Phoenix lander not smashed to smithereens and here.
- What to do with 602,000 match sticks
- Bill Cosby sells sweaters (the auction is taking place here)
- Space inconvenience and here and here.
- Monkey brain controls robot arm
- Japanese woman lives in cupboard
- A T-shirt with picture on it poses a threat to air safety?
- Uncontacted Amazon Tribe
- Placebo pills made for kids
- Ghost in a bottle
- Teen figures fast way to decompose plastic bags
- Unshredder can put your documents back together
- Space beer
Sunday, 1 June 2008
The Show This week we marked the centenary of the birth of Ian Fleming, the sad passing of Earle Hagen and Alexander Courage and the space-time-continuum-busting news that both Kylie and Jason turned 40 this week. You can catch a repeat of the show when it goes out on Wednesday 11 June from 10pm - midnight, either by tuning in to 98.8 FM (in and around Edinburgh) or online via the Leith FM website. The Music A great new reissue from Dutton Vocalion: 1. Biddu - Journey to the Moon (Futuristic Journey / Eastern Man, 1977/2008) David Holmes is coming to Edinburgh next Saturday: 2. David Holmes - Benedict Returns (Ocean's Thirteen OST, 2007) Another great reissue from Dutton Vocalion: 3. David Lindup - Grand Slam (When The Saints Go, 1970/2008) The first of our tributes to Earle Hagen: 4. Herbie Mann - Harlem Nocturne (Latin Fever, 1962) You can find lots more versions of Harlem Nocturne here. The first of our tracks celebrating the centenary of Ian Fleming's birth: 5. Ray Barretto - Thunderball (Señor 007, 1965/2001) Brand new track from a great new unsigned band from Mainz: 6. The Low Shoe Orchestra - Rise of the Colossus (Through The Black Hole, 2008) Bill Cosby is selling his jumpers (see story below): 7. Bill Cosby - Can't Get No Satisfaction (Hooray for the Salvation Army Band, 1968) Earle Hagen also composed many classic TV show themes, including: 8. Dick Hyman - Theme from I Spy (The Man From O.R.G.A.N., 1965) More Ian Fleming tributes: 9. Ingfried Hoffmann - From Russia With Love (Hammond Bond, 2007) 10. Jean-Jacques Perrey - Mister James Bond (The Out Sound From Way In!, 1969) Two great MPS reissues: 11. The Mike Nock Underground - The Squire (Between Or Beyond, 1970) 12. Monty Alexander - Monticello (Alexander The Great - Monty Swings On MPS, 1973) Another track from the Biddue reissue which spookily chimes in with the Ian Fleming centenary: 13. Biddu - James Bond Disco Theme (Journey Into Fantasy) (Futuristic Journey / Eastern Man, 1977/2008) Keeping it disco, we paid tribute to the passing of Alexander Courage: 14. Eumir Deodato - Theme From Star Trek (Do It Again, 1976) Kylie and Jason turn 40 (see news story below too): 15. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Can't Get You Out of My Mind (Hits the Hits!, 2007) 16. Gabor Szabo - Sealed With A Kiss (1969, 1969) Loads of people have covered the James Bond theme but I think this is the only Ian Fleming Theme out there: 17. The Menn - Ian Fleming Theme (Lost Legends of Surf Guitar, Vol. 1, 2003) We closed the show with a lovely ska version of Earle Hagen's classic: 18. New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble - Harlem Nocturne (New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, 1995) The News