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The Show: RIP Iain Banks (1954 – 2013)

Iain Banks

There are chardonnay socialists. And there are champagne socialists. And there are also vintage champagne socialists. But there are not many single malt socialists.

Iain Banks was one of the latter. His sharp wit, incredible imagination, fierce criticism of Tory ideology, defence of the underdog, unashamed appreciation of Porsche 911s and BMW M5s, and whisky research will be sorely missed.

While I tend to prefer Iain Banks “mainstream” fiction something I love about his science fiction novels, those featuring the utopian civilisation “The Culture”, is the absurd, silly and playful names he gave to the ships’ minds. See a full list on Wikipedia. So as a nerdy tribute to Mr Banks on the show today we got our robot to read out the registry of ships’ names over some nice Boards of Canada backing beats. Hope it didn’t wig you out too much.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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The Show: Slowly catching up

Like I was saying on the show last week, I’m so far behind on music releases it’s just not funny anymore. I’ve missed some really good stuff over the last year.

However, thanks to Dave Imlay at Galaxy Records I got to have a listen to The Golden Awesome‘s album “Autumn” which was released November 2011 by M’Lady’s Records and must have got an NZ release earlier this year. One for all shoegaze freaks.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm – 89MB

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 89MB