Thomas White 12th Oct Radio Show Resume/Videos

Bands played on the last show for Radio Sharm on 12th October, 10pm-2am, Egyptian time.

The Fall, The Slip, Robert Pollard, Janelle Monae, Of Montreal, Beck, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tame Impala, The White Stripes, Primus, Spiritualized, The Black Keys, Them Crooked Vultures, Keane, Deftones, Refused, The Trail Of Dead, White Denim, Moldy Peaches, Pixies, The Breeders, Queens Of The Stone Age, Hot Chip (with Robert Wyatt) Smog, Butthole Surfers, Sheryl Crow, Elliott Smith, Belle And Sebastian, Thin Lizzy, The Strokes, Kings Of Leon, Sparklehorse, Kraftwerk, Ricardo Villalobos, Melvins, Fucked Up, Arthur Russell, Stereolab, Bowie, Radiohead, Underworld, Mousse T versus Dandy Warhols, Ladytron, Sparks, Black Sabbath, Presidents Of The United States Of America, Dandy Warhols, Weezer, Blondie, Ian Dury And The Blockheads, Louis Armstrong, Broadcast, The Cardigans, Fleetwood Mac, The Clientele, Richard Hawley, Edvard Grieg, Sleater Kinney, Beth Gibbons, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (and more on the playlist afterwards)

Enjoy some songs from the show…

Janelle Monae – Tightrope: Watch Video
Richard Hawley – Open Up Your Door (video unavailable)
Radiohead – Talk Show Host – Glastonbury 2003: Watch Video Eurockeennes 2003: Watch Video
Smog – Cold Blooded Old Times – song set to fan vid: Watch Video
Butthole Surfers – Pepper (video unavailable)
Fleetwood Mac – Sara (video unavailable)

Thomas White 5th Oct Radio Show Resume/Videos

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:

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

Thomas White 28th + 30th Sept Radio Show Resume/Videos

The shows started at 8pm UK time and usually continued past 12am (after the live broadcast there was a Playlist chosen by Thomas well into the early hours)

TW: “We’ve got another visitor in the studio – we’ve got another cat – it’s very sphinx-like”

Some artists played on the last 2 shows… Tues 28th Sept:

Air, Ladytron, Roxy Music, Ian Dury And The Blockheads, Queen, Of Montreal, Genesis (for Alex) Chemical Brothers, The Smiths, Dead Meadow, Tame Impala, Ween, Golden Earring, The Zombies, Mars Volta, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Walkmen, Why? Weezer, Wild Beasts, Mystery Jets, The Divine Comedy, Elliott Smith, Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss, Belle And Sebastian, Deus, Afghan Whigs, ZZ Top, Elastica, Burial, Underworld, Cornelius, Justice, Delphic, Aphex Twin, Radiohead with Bjork, Goldfrapp, Squarepusher, The Beastie Boys, Dreadzone, LCD Soundsystem, The Levellers, Fastball, REM, Sheryl Crow, The Pretenders, Pet Shop Boys, Field Music, Cake, Pavement, Silver Jews, Mark Knopfler, Elton John, Chicago (Peter Cetera) Head Automatica, Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Focus, Hawkwind (TW: “the cat in the studio hated it, she’s left”) Todd Rundgren, The Fall, Stereolab, The Dandy Warhols, MGMT, Mansun, Crowded House, Broadcast, Hole.

Just one of the many bands recommended by Thomas White on his show…

Tame Impala (from Perth, Australia) Half Full Glass Of Wine – Innerspeaker album on Modular Recordings.

Thurs 30th Sept: This show included an hour of Bond Themes (see below)

Caribou, Max Tundra, Pet Shop Boys, Franz Ferdinand, Dandy Warhols, Mystery Jets, Marina And The Diamonds, Harry Nielsen, Richard Harris, The Carpenters, Fiery Furnaces, Captain Beefheart, Supergrass, Deftones, Queens Of The Stone Age, Sparks, Deerhunter, Klaxons, George Michael, Grandaddy, Weezer, Beatles, The National, Deus, Blur, Paul McCartney, Nazareth, Nina Simone, Beth Gibbons, Edan (for Alex) Soul Coughing, MF Doom (for Alex) And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Wedding Present, REM, The Divine Comedy, Sparks, Marnie Stern, Swans, Wire, Goldfrapp, Elbow, Pulp, Television, Air, Field Music, Ian Brown, Steve Mason, Mission Of Burma, Doves, British Sea Power.

There was also an hour of Bond Themes: Including Paul McCartney (Live And Let Die) Shirley Bassey (Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger) Sheryl Crow (Tomorrow Never Dies) Tom Jones (Thunderball) Sheena Easton (For Your Eyes Only) Tina Turner (Golden Eye) Gladys Knight (Licence To Kill) Carly Simon (Nobody Does It Better) Louis Armstrong (We Have All The Time In The World) and more.

TW: Here’s a classic Bond Theme, this is amazing, this is a great one, Sheryl Crow, Tomorrow Never Dies. There was also a really good song titled Tomorrow Never Lies that Pulp made and put forward for the film. Didn’t get chosen but it was a bside around the same time. It’s a great song if you can hunt that down. Sheryl Crow, this is among my favourites.


TW: I’ve sneakily saved my personal two favourite Bond Themes for the last 10 minutes of this hour… (Plays Gladys Knight, Licence To Kill) After playing Carly Simon, Nobody Does It Better: Whilst that is a fantastic song, no doubt one of the best, there’s one song which bizarrely people in England associate more with a Guinness advert than with a Bond Theme but Bond Theme it was and this is my fave. Louis Armstrong (We Have All The Time In The World)

Thomas White 23rd Sept Radio Show Resume/Video

Some of the artists played on the second show, 23rd Sept, were:

ELO, Queen, Tears For Fears, Todd Rundgren, St. Vincent, Finlay Quaye, Sheryl Crow, Camera Obscura, Chicago, Hole, Supergrass, REM, Doves, Of Montreal, Sparks, Quack Quack (from Leeds) Maximo Park, MGMT, Electrelane, Mystery Jets, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Proclaimers, Goldfrapp, Felix Da Housecat, Air, Groove Armada, Spiritualized, Beth Gibbons (Portishead) Smog, Paul Weller, Dire Straits, BB King, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bent, Idlewild, Field Music, Manics, Wilco, Yo La Tengo, Bill Callahan, Television, Sonic Youth, Of Montreal.

The show started slightly late after a technical hitch and ended with 3 songs in 30 minutes. TW: “I figured I’d play three ten minute songs in a row, I hope no-one minds, they’re good ten minute songs…” Earlier Thomas dedicated Chicago to Alex: “The mighty Danny Seraphine on drums, fantastic, Chicago, Saturday In The Park, what a band”. After playing Black Moth Super Rainbow: “I believe they’ve been on tour with the Flaming Lips or they’re somehow affiliated… oh we’ve got a little visitor, we’ve got a cat in the studio, isn’t that nice…”

Once again there was the after 12am Playlist (UK time) with back-to-back songs starting off with Lennon’s Real Love (recently covered by TW) Thomas White FacebookThomas White Myspace

Here’s something wonderful from the September 23rd show: Mystery Jets – Dreaming Of Another World

Thomas White 21st Sept Radio Show Resume

Some of the artists played on the Tuesday 21st Sept show: Dandy Warhols, Underworld, Ladytron, Basement Jaxx, The Breeders, Oasis, Soul Coughing, Primus, Sonic Youth, The Who, ZZ Top, Fun, Wolfmother, T-Rex, Queens Of The Stone Age, Guided by Voices, Todd Rundgren, Chili Peppers, The Beach Boys, Air, Goldfrapp, Cocteau Twins, British Sea Power, Stereolab, Tiger, Beck, Super Furry Animals, Liars, Elvis Costello, Pet Shop Boys, Josh Homme, Robert Wyatt, Flaming Lips, Trashcan Sinatras, Sparklehorse, The Clientele, Elvis Presley, Graham Coxon, Nick Drake, Bill Callahan (Smog) Elliott Smith and more.

TW quoted just after playing The Who: “don’t know about you but all I could hear was drums, not a bad thing”. Thomas loves the Pet Shop Boys more than Josh Homme. Alex introduced him to the Elvis track (hopefully more input from him in future) Later on after the live broadcast there was also a 50’s Playlist put together by Thomas which was another show in itself.

Thomas White Live on RadioSharmLive – Tuesday 21st Sept 8pm

From the Thomas White Myspace Blog As some of you may know, I’m currently basting myself in the heat of the Red Sea, spending the coming weeks in the beautiful Dahab, on the East coast of the Sinai peninsula, Egypt. I’m staying with my lovely friend, Claire, who’s been living here for the past few years. The local radio station (where Claire also works) have kindly given me a slot! My first show, yet to be named, will be this coming Tuesday 21st, 10pm-2am (8pm-12am UK time)