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Anorak Radio - A sister thread.

Post by noLooking » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:12 pm

Given that I've put up radio stuff before and people have been generally appreciative, I've been meaning to do this for a bit, a thread to put all the stuff I think people might like in. However, being lazy and stuff I failed to bother until there was a massive lot of Good Things on this week, which only makes it more daunting. But I've made my bed...

Music
I've always liked hearing the names of 'sixties session musicians like Hal Blaine and Ray Pohlman and imagining the anonymous people who were behind all those massive hits, without ever being arsed to find out a single thing about them. This may or may not be partially remedied by "It's All About The Bass - Carol Kaye At 80", which covers the celebrated bass player who played on loads of massively famous songs by The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Simon and Garfunkel, The Monkees, etc, and comes across as an important female figure in a male dominated world.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05nk25s

Also:
This live set from the Kinks was pretty good and features some notably shambolic audience participation on 'Lola'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p9wys

I missed this 'The Smiths at the Beeb' doc (fucking shitty DVD player, grumble, whinge...), but it looks pretty good as well.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01msf1r

OK, seeing as I've started...
Books
As a lower middle-class peasant, R3 Sunday Feature is usually a bit high culture and over my head. However, from time to time I reach up a bit and they talk down to me and the results are rather good. This programme about how Nathaniel West's 'The Day of the Locust' forecast the rise of the angry American middle class right was really proper good.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b052zwd6

I hadn't heard of Ursula Le Guin until she was covered on a history of sci-fi with Dominic Sandbrook (eeeek!) recently, but she sounds really interesting, so I'm going to listen to this, which is on tomorrow on Radio 4 at 11.30am.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pkmyg
I think there's some dramatisations on next week as well.

Stuff and that
Okay getting bored now.
"Twin Peaks" doc:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pktlc

New Series of 'Short Cuts' with Josie Long:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pn672

Interesting-looking programme about kids saved(?) from workhouses in Sheffield:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pr81r

"Archive" with Grace Dent on failure. I become more of an expert on this subject as the years go by and hope that this programme will add to my vast personal knowledge of it's lodgings and byways.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pbxqg

I've gone a bit overboard I think. Still, perhaps it'll give Tonieee something to do whilst he's laid up, that makes it look a bit more useful.

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Re: Anorak Radio - A sister thread.

Post by tonieee » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:02 pm

andyiong wrote:Still, perhaps it'll give Tonieee something to do whilst he's laid up, that makes it look a bit more useful.
Thanks Andy. I will definitely listening to some of that. Ursula Le Guin especially as I'm a fan (of her sci-fi stuff anyway, I don't really read fantasy which I think she's more well known for) and I've recently started re-reading some of her books which I've not read since I was a teenager. The Carol Kaye one sounds interesting too.

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Re: Anorak Radio - A sister thread.

Post by tonieee » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:34 pm

I've listened to the Ursula Le Guin one. She's so cool!

They're also doing dramatisations of two of her books - The Left Hand Of Darkness and the Eathsea series:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pkpgg

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pktp7

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Re: Anorak Radio - A sister thread.

Post by noLooking » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:20 pm

You're way ahead of me!

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Re: Anorak Radio - A sister thread.

Post by tonieee » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:46 pm

Coincidently, I've just came across an Ursula Le Guin reference in the book I'm reading (2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson):
cultures deemphasizing gender are sometimes referred to as ursuline cultures, origin of term unknown

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Re: Anorak Radio - A sister thread.

Post by tonieee » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:13 pm

For Ursula fans I've just noticed there is a link to an interview with her from 1990 on The Left Hand Of Darkness page:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0254dmj

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Re: Anorak Radio - A sister thread.

Post by noLooking » Sat May 02, 2015 5:16 pm

Jonathan Coe fans (well, me and crystalball basically) alert! JC is on 6 Music tonight at midnight talking about his favourite records, including some of his own stuff.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05t29b1

Probably all horrible prog, but might be some classical as well

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Re: Anorak Radio - A sister thread.

Post by noLooking » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:41 pm

My favourite radio programme returns next week...

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/dqc68 ... -episode-1

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