- Name your babies Benito
- Hitler really did only have one ball
- The Gonad Gourmet
- Gay penguins in egg-napping
- Zoo makes ornaments from reindeer droppings
- My Sweet Lord it's chocolate Jesus
- Caine reveals Italian Job ending
- The 2009 AAAS/Science Dance Contest
- DNA Mini Portrait
- Court says Sarkozy 'voodoo doll' may be sold
- Tony Benn invents various ways to sit down
- Robots now taking over the acting profession and here.
Sunday, 30 November 2008
The Show The great purveyor of advice relating to tea, biscuits, DIY, jacking points on an Austin Ambassador and whether it's "nice up north", John Shuttleworth, is coming to Edinburgh on Wednesday 3 December so we marked this great occasion by playing a couple of his wonderful songs. In addition to that we played several tracks from a brand new compilation of music from the KPM and Conroy library music labels, a track from a new Edmundo Ros reissue, the sound of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop rocking out plus all the usual nonsense. The Music We kicked off the show with a track from the above-mentioned new KPM/Conroy compilation: 1. Nick Ingman - Speedway (KPM & Conroy Recorded Music Libraries (1970-1977): Sounds of the Times, 1976/2009) 2. Roberto Delgado - Grazin' In The Grass (Lounge Legends: Roberto Delgado, 2001) Then it was time to hear a song we discussed recently on the show, Barry Gray's attempt to have a chart smash back in the 60s: 3. Barry Gray - Robot Man (7") 4. Jean-Jacques Perrey - The Minuet Of The Robots (The Out Sound From Way In!(Disc2), 1969) As mentioned above, the versatile singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth is coming to town on Wednesday night so what better reason do we need to play some of his insightful and informative music, starting with: 5. John Shuttleworth - Two Margarines (4 Rather Tasty Tracks, 2007) Next up, another track from the new KPM/Conroy compilation: 6. Alan Hawkshaw/Brian Bennett - String Boogie (KPM & Conroy Recorded Music Libraries (1970-1977): Sounds of the Times, 1976/2009) 7. Los Tropicanos - My Sweet Lord (Easy Melodías) 8. Leo Addeo - Hawaiian War Chant (Songs of Hawaii) On last week's show we played a Beatles cover from Charlie Byrd's album Aquarius. This week we played the title track seeing as Aquarius is one of our favourite tunes: 9. Charlie Byrd - Aquarius (Aquarius) A new Edmundo Ros compilation has come out on the wonderful Dutton Vocalion label. It couples "Latin Rhythm Deluxe"(!) with Edmundo's latin arrangements of songs from, er, The Sound of Music! 10. Edmundo Ros - La Comparsa (The Ros Sound Of Music / Latin Rhythm Deluxe) The recently release retrospective of music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop contains the Workshop's attempt to have a hit (much as we heard Barry Gray doing earlier in the show): 11. Peter Howell / Roger Limb / Jonathan Gibbs / Malcolm Clarke / Elizabeth Parker / Dick Mills - Radiophonic Rock (The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - A Retrospective, 2008) It's been many months since we played any Mrs Miller. We can only do this occasionally because it makes MC Zirconium have a funny turn. 12. Mrs. Miller - Let's Hang On (Wild Cool & Swingin' Vol.3, 1999) Because they are going on tour together in January we thought we would play a track each from the wonderful Bertrand Burgalat and April March: 13. Bertrand Burgalat - Ma Rencontre (Bertrand Burgalat Meets A.S Dragon, 2001) 14. April March - Chick Habit (Chick Habit, 1995) And then it was time for another track from John Shuttleworth: 15. John Shuttleworth - I Can't Go Back To Savoury Now (4 Rather Tasty Tracks, 2007) A great debut album came out in September from a Japanese duo based in Germany who seem to like playing Ramones covers on ukuleles: 16. Coconami - Sheena Is a Punk Rocker (Coconami, 2008) We closed the show with a Funky Finale courtesy of this great KPM/Conroy compilation: 17. Dave Gold - Funky Finale (1977) (KPM & Conroy Recorded Music Libraries (1970-1977): Sounds of the Times, 2009) The News
Sunday, 23 November 2008
The Show Yesterday saw the 40th anniversary of the release of "The Beatles" (aka The White Album). Our London correspondent Jeff suggested we take the opportunity to play a selection of cover versions of tracks from this classic double album. So we did! In addition to that, we'll have a few tracks from a great new compilation of music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and a preview of a new release on the wonderful DC Recordings label. The Music 1. The Les Reed Piano - On The Scene (The Easy Project - 20 Loungecore Favourites, 1963) 2. Tony Osborne - John & Paul (Gypsy Creams & Ginger Nuts: Sounds That Swept The Supermarkets, 2007) 3. Baba Yaga - Back in the USSR (v/a - La Musique De Paris Derniere 2, 1999) 4. The Link Quartet - Glass Onion (Italian Playboys, 2004) 5. Enoch Light - O-Bla-Di, O-Bla-Da (Spaced Out, 1969) 6. Charlie Byrd - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Aquarius) At this point we took a break from our White Album tribute to play a couple of tracks from this great compilation of music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop: 7. Peter Howell - Merry-Go-Round (The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - A Retrospective, 2008) 8. Paddy Kingsland - The Changes (Suite) (The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - A Retrospective, 2008) And we followed that with some classic Thai pop, for no reason whatsoever: 9. Kabuan Garn Yor Yod Yung Yong - Gang Geng Nai Krai Lab (Look Whose Underwear is Showing) (v/a - Thai Pop Spectacular 1960s-1980s, 2007) And then we returned to the White Album briefly for a wonderfully bizarre "version" of Piggies by a gentleman I would like to know more about: 10. R.A.M. Pietsch - Piggies (Exotic Beatles Vol 2 (1999) / Norwegian Wood (1988)) Keeping things electronic, we then played a brand new track on the DC Recordings label: 11. Arcadion - Arc (Ghost Feeder EP, 2008) And then we returned to our White Album birthday celebrations: 12. Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo - Rocky Raccoon (Lena & Gabor, 1969) 13. Ramsey Lewis - Mother Nature's Son (Mother Nature's Son, 1968) 14. Henhouse Prowlers - Helter Skelter (Henhouse Prowlers, 2007) Next up a track from the Android Sisters who were apparently characters on a mid-80s radio series I'd frankly never heard of called Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe: 15. The Android Sisters - Down On The Electronic Farm (Best of The Android Sisters, 1984) Followed by another track from this great new compilation of recordings by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop on Mute Records: 16. Delia Derbyshire - Dance From "Noah" (Stereo Mix) (The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - A Retrospective, 2008) And then back to the White Album: 17. The Brothers Four - Revolution (Golden Throats 4: Celebrities Butcher Songs Of The Beatles, 1997) 18. Ella Fitzgerald - Savoy Truffle (v/a - Glass Onion: Songs of The Beatles, 1969) 19. Marty Gold - Good Night (Moog Plays the Beatles) The News
- Fashion-minded LEGO people hit the catwalk
- Wireless router amd flower vase.
- Bridge builders use rockets
- DARPA enlists IBM to build cat brain
- Fujifilm's 3D camera
- Would-be Japanese space tourist wants his $21-million back
- Female astronaut loses 'handbag' in space
- Man tries to pay overdue bill with spider drawing
- Vatican 'forgives' Lennon
- Einstein's proven right about e=mc2
- Houdini automotive escape tool
Sunday, 16 November 2008
The Show Last week we lost one of the greats of the Exotica genre, the "Peruvian songbird" Yma Sumac so we celebrated her life on the show this evening. Also, since we were last with you the great Ennio Morricone turned 80 so we'll wishing him a belated Happy Birthday by playing some of his less well known soundtrack music. There's also new music from Mr Hopkinson's Computer and Tipsy (yes, a new Tipsy album!). The Music 1. Ennio Morricone - Brontolone (versione VI) (Crescete e moltiplicatevi, 1973) 2. Piero Piccioni - Camille 2000 Theme (edit) (Camille 2000 OST) 3. Brian Blessed - Act Two: Metropolis (Metropolis (1989 Original London Cast), 1997) 4. Barry Gray - White As Snow (commercial version) (Captain Scarlet, 2003) 5. Yma Sumac - Xtabay (The Return Of The Legendary Sun Virgin - Vol. 1, 1950) 6. Leila - The Exotics (feat. Seaming To) (Blood, Looms & Blooms, 2008) 7. Ananda Shankar - The Voyager (2001, 1984) 8. The Free Pop Electronic Concept - Cosmos Rhythms (A New Exciting Experience) 9. Ennio Morricone - Un Salotto Borghese (Morricone Aromatico, 2004) 10. Chaquito - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (The Big Big Sound of Chaquito, 1970) 11. Tipsy - Sweet Spot (Buzzz, 2008) 12. Mr Hopkinson's Computer - Boombastic (Mr_Hopkinson's Computer Sings [ V.2.0 ], 2006) 13. Yma Sumac - Goomba Goomba (The Return Of The Legendary Sun Virgin - Vol. 1, 1950) 14. Yma Sumac - Magenta Mountain (Miracles, 1971) The News
- Otto the octopus
- Buddha Machine - Version 2.0
- Terrorist-'tweets'? US Army warns of Twitter dangers
- The Classic USB Atari 2600 joystick
- Rick Astley, best act ever?
- India plants flag on Moon
- NASA process the crew's urine for drinking
- 'ugly fruit' rules - EU scraps some fruit rules
- Kami Kami Sensor counts your bites
- Unarmed thief steals tv
- RIP, Mars Lander
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Sunday, 2 November 2008
The Show This week we featured tracks from new releases by Eine Kleine Nachtmuzik and I Am Robot and Proud. Tangerine Dream were in town for a show so for the first (and probably last) time in the life of Project Moonbase we played a track by these pioneers of German 70s prog. The Music 1. Enoch Light - Marrakesh Express (Permissive Polyphonics, 1970) 2. Eddie Warner - Crazy Fiddles (Music for Dancefloors: The Cream of the Chappell Music Library Sessions, 2001) 3. Bert Kaempfert - Bert's Bossa Nova (That Latin Feeling, 1964) 4. Tangerine Dream - Le Parc (L.A. - Streethawk theme) (Le Parc, 1985) 5. Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - Bardolator (Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, 2008) 6. I Am Robot and Proud - The Melt (Uphill City, 2008) 7. Ron Grainer - Playing It Cool 8. Tipsy - El Bombo Atomico (Trip Tease, 1997) 9. Nino Nardini - Tropical (Luke Vibert's Nuggets, 2001) 10. Johnny Keating - Bali Ha'i (Temptation/Percussive Moods, 1962) 11. Flanger - Galak (Outer Space / Inner Space, 2001) 12. Señor Coconut - Que Rico El Mambo (Around The World, 2008) 13. Klaus Wunderlich - Besame Mucho (Latin Festival) The News
- A Japanese man wants marriages between humans and cartoon characters to be made legal.
- Robots or Dinosaurs? You decide.
- Royal Society of Chemistry requests 'Italian Job' ending
- Welsh road sign gaffe
- Pub-goers to be tested for drugs.
- German traffic cops angered by British driver.
- A giant Lego man has washed up on a beach in Brighton.
- London's new bomb-proof bins will survive the apocalypse .
- LEGO figures to re-enact Germany history (via Fortean Times blog)
- Just what is inside TV detector vans?
- The last VHS recorder
- Dr Who quits