Friday, July 1, 2022

Podrophenia - Lucky Dipping





Podrophenia goes Lucky Dipping for June.. A jamboree bag of free plays - pop, punk, prog - who knows - it's all in the the musical mix. Where else could you go from Harry Belafonte to Hollie Cook and Johnny Harris to Johnny Rotten

There's a Pod Quiz - Audible or Edible. Is it a band name or bread based snack?

There's natter and chat about the Pistol series, Elvis film and a round up of recent gigs/festivals…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Podrophenia : Towns & Cities

 


Podrophenia takes a trip round cities and towns. There's a City or Town quiz, sandwich chat - are they best eaten gamey, and playlist of places that spans from Hanoi Rocks to a Lou Reed/Booker T team up, with new tunes from Vix20 and Campbell Findlay and The Tranquil.

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New York City Cops - The Strokes


Billy Bentley - Kilburn & The High Roads


The London Boys - David Bowie


By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Dorothy Ashby


Eggs On A Plate - Iggy Pop


Just For You - The Tranquil


KC Bound - Lowell Fulson


Cheer Up London - Slaves


Sin City - Secrets


Suburban Berlin - Japan


This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both of Us - Sparks & Faith No More


Gone - This Factory


Havana Affair (Live) - The Ramones


Invisible Girl - VIX20


Fadoodle - The Liquorice Quartet


Malibu Beach Nightmare - Hanoi Rocks


Nostalgia Machine - Soft Cell


The Bronx - Lou Reed & Booker T

Podrophenia - A Trip To The Country



Saddle up tonight as we take a Podrophonic chug-a-bug for a trip around the highways, byways and backroads of country music. From Glam Country to Funky Country and outlaw acoustics. From bluegrass banjo to flat-pickin' and fiddling. Tune in for the hayride and hee-haw!

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Rocky Top – Lynn Anderson

Have Mercy – Loretta Lynn

Country Boy – Heads Hands and Feet

Louisiana Swing – Bud Hobbs

Ain’t No Easy Way – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Turn To Hate – Orville Peck

The Rope and The Colt -Scott Walker

The Way It Goes – Gillian Welch

Through The Morning, Through The Night – Dillard & Clark

Sin City – The Flying Burrito Brothers

Big Jet Plane – Primal Scream

Black Mountain Boy – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Diggy Diggy Lo – Doug Kershaw

Going Up The Country – Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

John Deere Tractor – Larry Sparks

Lung – Townes Van Zandt

Teenage Drug Queen – Phillious Williams

Choopee River Bottom Band – Larr Jon Wilson

Sermon – Bobbie Gentry

Poor Boy A Long Way From Home – The Black Keys

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Podrophenia - Ego plus Live Session from Andy J Gallagher and Roman Jugg

 

Behold the first live session at the new SFOB HQ. Salutes to Cap'n Al and Lord Hastings for superb sound and crowd control.. 

Andy J Gallagher joins us live to play tracks from and chat about his new album Ego. Roman Jugg who produced the album sits on the sesh and gives us exclusive news on *two* Roman solo albums due later this year.. 

Playlist wise we dip into Ego/psycho related themes..and reveal Rod Stewart's actual appearance on a Bowie album..


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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Double dab of Podrophenia - Sickness and Health

Behold as a Podrophonic double drop lands in your 2022 lap

Sickness:  illness is the theme of the January playlist, wherein we prescribe new tunes alongside old faves and buried treasures. Dig in and dose up here .  Or wherever you get your podcasts 



Health: Piley, Lord Hastings and m'self bring you a robust bundle and of heart-pounding sounds from 2021. Listenable here (or wherever you get your etc.....)




Monday, November 22, 2021

Podrophenia - Lucky Dipping



For our latest Podrophenia: Ian Pile Steven Hastings & m'self dip into our collective grab bag of goodies for new tunes & old faves - and ask what albums should Elvis tribs make rather than Elvis covers ? Would The VU work done Chas and Dave style? Bowie & Iggy as Starsky & Hutch? Radio that plays artists from your current location?

With a playlist featuring #nealfrancismusic #donnybenét #jarviscocker #theauters #buskrbeats #theking #parquetcourts #wetleg

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Our Buskr album - Day Breaks is out now

Our debut album is out now - Missus Jo and I are super chuffed and buzzed with it..

Recorded while being bunkered up during lockdown - it's a sequence and cycle of digital trips and visits to favourite and far away places.. Opening with a rainy night in Wales and closing with synthized approximation of a west coast sunrise and dawn chorus.. Inbetween we ramble around valleys, fields and footpaths, taking the odd city and waterside stroll..

Musically, most of what I'd been repeat playing before recording has filtered into the influences. From Hall and Oates to Tycho (Hallow), Thundercat to The Beatles (Sugar Palm), Oddisee, Elaquent to Boards of Canada (Rambling Rocks) and Potatohead People to Stan Tracy (Milk Wood)


 

Only 100 hard copies are available - you can join us on our Buskr wanderings from the 19th November.by ordering a hard copy here

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Podrophenia - a Beard Special with The British Beard Club




It's a hair-bear affair for the latest Podrophenia. As our guests David Dade and Charlie Saville from The British Beard Club join us with: beard-husbandry tips for beginners, freestyle beard competitions *a cross between Miss World and Crufts* and beard heroes.. 




There's insider info on Peel Sessions from former BBC sound engineer David with a session CV featuring - The Banshees, The Bad Seeds, Joy Division and The Damned… Plus Piley's puns, beard quiz and a playlist featuring new tunes from T Bitch Invaders and Vix20 Dig in and



Podrophenia The Damned Special with Morgan Brown




Celebrating the 45th anniversary of New Rose - Damned, Damned, Damned is the theme of our latest Podrophenia as we're  joined by special guest Morgan Brown - author of brand new book The Damned: Every Album, Every Song.

Expect two hours of Damned chat, insider info, gig memories and fave plays


Sunday, August 1, 2021

Celebrating twelve years of Podrophenia with a double whammiversary and Billy Reeves of THOTHG




It's a double dollop of doings as we celebrate 12 years *gulp* of Podrophenia...

Part one is a pop quiz with tunes fitted around a mystery theme - who'll be first to crack the clues and unravel the reveal! 

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Part two - Buckle up and behold as Billy Reeves day-trips to Rossi's in Southend for a seaside meet with Piley and Mondo, wherein he tries an out-size custard tart - and relays inspirational tales of how his latest project The Helicopter of the Holy Ghost came to be. An incredible story of an amazing album of beautiful songs.. as featured in The Guardian here...
Along the way we learn about the early days of The Darkness, how Billy hooked up with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, why did the Primals move to Brighton - which band made him a coma tape - how many times is he in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles - and why the parakeets on TheHOTHG album cover? Musically we spin in a playlist of Brother Reeves' greatest hits, highlights and THOTHG tracks 

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