There was one live show this week on Tuesday 5th October. Thursday’s show was replaced with the playlist as Thomas was enjoying his holiday.
TW: “This is my 5th instalment of the show, I’ll be gone in a couple of weeks so enjoy…”
Artists played on the Tues 5th Oct show:
Presidents Of The United States Of America, Blur, The Fall, Shellac, Link Wray, Queens Of The Stone Age, Fiery Furnaces, Pavement, The Breeders, PJ Harvey, Pat Metheny, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Beatles, Maps And Atlases, Sufjan Stevens, Quack Quack, Paul Weller, Beck, The Cribs, Super Furry Animals, Doves, Spoon, Squeeze, The Walkmen, Deus, Health, Mystery Jets, Pilot, John Lennon, Colin Blunstone (of The Zombies) Dr. Dog, The Long Blondes, Interpol, Oasis, Mudhoney, Orange Goblin, Kyuss, Dr. Feelgood, The Joseph and Mary Chain (Field Music/The Futureheads + more) Mogwai, Animal Collective, American Analogue Set, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, You Am I, The Radar Brothers, The Cocteau Twins – and more on the playlist afterwards.
After playing Pat Metheny, Thomas talks about The Orchestrion: “It’s an instrument that Pat Metheny made which essentially is a guitar hooked up to a midi system and via a bunch of computer trickery, he is able to control a small mechanical orchestra with his guitar; and it’s really something to behold. He did a little tour with The Orchestrion and he made a record with it, so check it out. Extremely jazz but very good”
More info and video: patmetheny.com/orchestrioninfo
TW: “I’ve read two DBC Pierre novels in the last few days and I have to agree with the critics, ‘Vernon God Little’ does trump ‘Ludmila’s Broken English’ by quite a way but they’re both kind of good. Anyway this next song… there’s some descriptions of a kind of small Russian town that this girl comes from in ‘Ludmila’s Broken English’ and for some reason this song just sprang to mind (the chords…)”
Doves – Black And White Town: Watch Video
TW: “The mighty Jez Williams on guitar. Much as I like Doves I think his best work is actually as a session player with among others Saint Etienne, he played all the guitars on their Good Humour album which for me is the best thing he’s ever been involved in and I kind of told him that when I met him at a festival last year and he looked a bit nonplussed, poor chap”
Thomas talks about Colin Blunstone (of The Zombies) “Personally I think he should be revered among the best British voices of all time. Fantastic voice”
Colin Blunstone – Say You Don’t Mind (video unavailable)
He also played John Lennon’s #9 Dream: Watch Video
His birthday is 9th October and he would have been 70 Official Lennon Youtube