The Show: Stealing the family jewels

Paddy McAloon is back!

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12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

The Show: The return of hip house, but did it ever really go away?

RIP Lewis Collins (1946-2013). Star of bodice rippers (quite literally in the grenade rescue scene below from The Professionals) and other fine action TV shows and films.

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12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

This show best accompanied by: Longrow Red (11 year old Shiraz finish)

The Show: 2 oz Pop, 1 oz Hip Hop, 1 splash freshly squeezed Jungle & 3-4 oz Flying Sorcerers

Today is the 50th anniversary of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s innovative invention of conspiracy theories.

 

Don’t forget to pour yourself a large Panther Piss cocktail in tribute to the disco magnificence of the brand new Shit And Shine EP.

The Piss Of A Panther
The Piss Of A Panther

Ingredients

2 oz white rum
1 oz triple sec
1 splash freshly squeezed lime juice
3 – 4 oz lemonade

Directions

Stir the rum, triple sec and lime juice together in an old-fashioned glass 3/4 filled with ice cubes. Fill with lemonade, and serve.

Inspired by that same song we’ll now continue to work on our #BigCatSounds playlist, adding both Janet Jackson’s Black Cat and Ratatat’s Wildcats as tunes that make full and excellent use of large feline growls, screams and cries.

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12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

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.

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12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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The Show: Loose booty

The Herb Whisperer played Elvis Costello‘s 1978 classic “Pump It Up” because allegedly it is sampled in the Beastie Boys’ album Paul’s Boutique, a bona fide treasure trove of samples.

It may explain why Sly & The Family Stone’s “Loose Booty” is now an earworm – it was sampled on the track “Shadrach”. Here’s a video of”Loose Booty” from 1975…

And let’s not forget Elvis Costello, from 1978…

If you want to listen to the Solid Steel Radio Show where DJ’s Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food deconstruct, reimagine and reassemble Paul’s Boutique (and in the process revealing to The Herb Whisperer the presence of Pump It Up on the original), here it is.

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12pm – 1pm

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1pm – 2pm

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