Monday, September 29, 2014

Show: 9.01.08 with Alex Brooke and Patrick Sheil


In this show I was joined by Alex Brooke a musician, podcaster and teacher based in Japan. It also features Patrick Sheil once again performing his own work and collaborating with Alex with great spontaneity. 
No playlist for the show survives but it's a wild unpredictable set as always. Regular favourites include Tom Adams, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Jerry Gordon and Aidan Smith on his own and accompanying one of my poems read by Graeme Cole.

First broadcast on 209radio, Cambridge.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The first ever show

Since the last show on Cambridge 105 I've dug out some early show recordings which haven't been available online since they were broadcast. I'll be sharing them over the next few months starting with this historic recording. It's a pilot show which is more or less the same as the first one broadcast in September 2007. The recording quality isn't excellent and my presenting and engineering is shaky to say the least but there's a terrific set of music and spoken word including some stories and poems recorded by Patrick Sheil, one of which I replayed on the last show.
I hope you enjoy my earliest attempt at broadcasting.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Show: The Final Headstand

After nearly 7 years on community radio in Cambridge I'm moving on to new things. I was joined for the last show by three guests offering a variety of touching and entertaining contributions. First JS Watts with an evocative set of poetry then Rychard Carrington plunging us into his bizarre yet intellectually stimulating world. Finally Maciek Pawlikowski from Cambridge 105 show Polish Waves turning the spotlight on me with a recording I did for the show whilst living in Poland. There wasn't enough time for everything I wanted to include in the final hour but I've added on a song by An Echo November recorded for the show while I was based in Poland.

Headstand may be ceasing regular broadcasting but I'm always coming across new and interesting music and poetry which I will share here from time to time or maybe via a new show or platform I may develop over time. Thank you for listening and reading over the years. I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

The 50th Cambridge Folk Festival


A final selection of pictures from The Cambridge Folk Festival 2014 including Sunday headliners Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Kate Rusby and Van Morrison.

Show: 5.8.14 with Karmadillo


This show features a live session by Rishi Nag otherwise known as Karmadillo singing songs about scientists, cassette tapes and a good old-fashioned love. He will be performing at CB2 along with me as part of Romsey Art Festival on Saturday 9th August. The show also features some of the other performers you can catch during the two-week festival.



Oysterband - When I'm Up I Can't Get Down
Loudon Wainwright III - Spaced
Bo Diddley - Nursery Rhyme
Nikki Marrone with Wooden Arms - Thanks for Listening
Karmadillo - Live
Tom Adams - A breath
Mouth - Leadership
T E Morris - Memorial Day
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett - Body Talk
Karmadillo - Live
Dr Peabody - Michael Bay
Jet Jaguar - Tram Lines
R. Seiliog - Peripheral Thermal (left)


Sunday, August 3, 2014

In Pictures: Cambridge Folk Festival Saturday

Martin and Eliza Carthy, Sarah Jarosz, Moulettes, Loudon Wainwright III, Peatbog Faeries




















In Pictures: Cambridge Folk Festival Friday

Hazmat Modine, Fisherman's Friends, Richard Thompson, Sinead O'Connor, Afro Celt Sound System, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Cara Dillon,  giant farmers and massive ceilidhs!