My dearest Toadlings it is with enormous pleasure and brimming pride that I present the light of my silly life, the bright and shining star at the centre of my universe and the bad tempered little Scottish strumpet to whom my every waking hour is devoted. That sounds sarcastic, but it isn’t.
She treats the music I play with a sort of contemptuous indifference and has some truly shocking stuff in her rather limited collection. But she has a punk side, she loves Bob Dylan and has taken to some unexpected groups recently, like The Sequins, The Builders & the Butchers and Grandaddy. It slowly started to dawn on me that actually, Dolly Parton aside for the moment, she could probably put together a better playlist than I could, and I was absolutely mortified to be proved absolutely right.
So I thought I’d get her along to co-present too, which seemed like it might be fun. It was a bit odd at first, but we warm up a bit by the end and it turns slowly into what I think it a pretty decent podcast, all told. I’m not sure I’ll be able to talk her into doing this too often, but if it proves a success I promise to do my best.
01. Lambchop - Dallas Theme Song (00.00) 02. Sham 69 - Borstal Breakout (03.10) 03. The Clash - I Fought the Law (06.49) 04. Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster (10.53) 05. Depeche Mode - Just Can’t Enough (16.18) 06. The Cure - Just Like Heaven (19.50) 07. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (26.14) 08. Nirvana - Sliver (33.02) 09. Guns ‘n’ Roses - Get in the Ring (38.32) 10. Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue (48.21) 11. Eels - Fresh Feeling (53.58) 12. The Von Bondies - No Regrets (61.31) 13. The 63 Crayons - Spoils For Survivors (66.16) 14. Honeytrap - Andy the Freefaller (71.15) 15. The Builders & the Butchers - Black Dresses (76.11) 16. Night Jar - Poor Man’s Son (81.46) 17. The Indelicates - Waiting For Pete Doherty to Die (89.54)