Sunday, February 14, 2021

Podrophenia Love In - Hearts, Flowers & Chocolates

Rockers, rollers, new romantics and old romantics - settle in for Podrophenia's Love-in podcast. Where Piley, Lord Hastings and Mondo will be pleasuring your lugs with two hours of tuneage - themed around, hearts, flowers and Champagne. There'll be a Valentine's quiz, love songs rendered to 8 bit Sega style editions, and smoochy tunes played on a tuba.

  And a live a 'performance' of three eighties hits on a 1982 Casio VL Tone keyboard...... 

DL here or stream below...

Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Soundr Hour - Nu Year Nu Yacht.

The Soundr Hour is back with Nu Year Nu Yacht. Sixty minutes of the finest yacht from (or found in) 2020.. Tennis to Thundercat, Joel Sarakula to Janko Nilovic, Prep to Polo and Pan

Tune in for 60 minutes of soothing tunes...

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Podrophenia 171: a David Bowie Scrapbook

Being five years since Major Dave left his capsule - Podrophenia celebrates the life of a widescreen genius by way of a scrapbook of Bowieness. Outtakes, alt-takes, oddities, curiousities and some live tunes from Dave 'Woodmansey' Woodcock… 

Strap in for a playlist that spins in: Young Americans extras, TOTP albums covering Bowie, overlooked B sides - and two quizzes….. 

 1)Bowie lyric or Eno Oblique Strategy. 

 2) Guess the song from the shonky Thai translation.. (Ground control to Magic Town etc…) 

Download here or stream below 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Word in Your Attic. David Hepworth, Mark Ellen and M'self have a collective natter going from Abbey Road to Zodiac Mindwarp

One of the earliest entries on this blog involved Batman 222 wherein the Caped Crusader investigates a 'Paul is Dead' type mystery - September 2007 to carbon date the actual post.. A few weeks later it appeared in Word mag' ish 56, after a very generous offer from Mark Ellen to write 250 words on it...

Fast forward 13 years and a fantasticus chat was had with David and Mark for a birthday treat. 
In forty five mins, we cover: rock stars in unlikely places - comics. football programmes, Rod Temperton's dodgy toplines. The sky-high value of collectable comics. 

My Radio 1 calendar/diary, with odd singles bought during this period, and tales including - Radio Luxembourg Roadshow comes to Southend - with  m'self and pals getting  drunk on crate of Crocodillo I won doing the pop quiz.  Naked neighbors displaying. Dressing up as KISS at the School Arts Festival... and of course records bought 

 You can grab full timeline of diaries here 

And risk Rod Temperton doing Rock With You below 


To Westcliff-on-Sea where our celebrating patron offers highly entertaining memories of the "white stiletto crowd" at the Lacey Lady in Ilford, the Fickle Pickle Folk Club in Southend, a 'Paul Is Dead' Batman comic, Toni Basil's effect on a Bowie sleeve, Petula Clark, Sex Pistols ads, a Goofy Greats compilation and the Ladykillers at the Pink Toothbrush ("Altamont meets the Muppet Show") - and we play Southend Stackwaddy and guess the psychedelic album that starts with a foghorn.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Our Debut Tune is out now: Buskr - Back in this Place

What started as a lockdown hobby-project - became, after a few months  mixing and muddling with beats, bleeps, instruments - and the addition of Missus Jo vocals - twelve tracks of lo-fi vibes ... yacht-hop and trip-pop, by a duo called Buskr

Debut single Back in this Place with it's music-for-moomins vibe is out now..  Janice Long gave us our first needle-time on BBC Radio Wales - you can listen or DL the single here 

For some background chat, you can catch us on BBC Upload 

Or hear it announced as Track of the Week on BBC Introducing

Friday, November 20, 2020

Podrophenia Lockdown Listens..

The latest Podrophenia is up for download. where Piley, self and Lord Hastings spin in a playlist of lockdown listens: from Peaches to Public Service Broadcasting, newbie tunes from Bob Dylan and The Damned, Southern soul from Elvis and The Everlys. And two quizzes Nut or No Nut and Rotten Film Songs. Dig in and DL below

Podrophenia Lockdown Listens..

And behold a play of the new single from m'self and Mrs Mond' (Buskr - Back in this Place out 4th December Hottwerk) as heard on Janice Long last week ...

Monday, October 26, 2020

Podrophenia: Every Record Tells More Stories...

He's back - and he's brought his new book with him.

Steve Carr makes his third appearance in the pod (second of 2020 in fact), choosing tunes, relating R 'n' R tales and supplying handy tips for the vinyl buyer (wood glue and toothpicks anyone?) taken from the freshly pressed volume - Every Record Tells a Story 

Musically we bring you the original version of Superstition (and it's *not* Stevie) Cher regrooving Dr John, the Isley's refunking Stephen Stills, and a rocking new tune from ex Tubeway Army Sean Burke Plus a bonus quiz - Blue or False. Is it a real Blue Oyster Cult title or Fake Blues

Dig in and DL here - or where ever you get your podcasts

Friday, September 25, 2020

Podrophenia - Essex special with Dave Alexander of Eight Rounds Rapid


 All aboard as Podrophenia takes a ramble around the musical routes of Essex: from Harlow to Colchester and Romford to Southend. Joining us is Dave Alexander of the mighty Eight Rounds Rapid - delivering info and tracks from 8RR's new album Love Your Work. Then later taking over on the SFOB stereo and picking plays by fave acts and artists...

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Podrophenia presents PODSTOCK

As we're unable to get to gigs, live nights or festivals in these strange days - let Podrophenia bring the the music to you - with a festival celebrating the best live albums, rare sessions and possibly concert recordings of indeterminate orgin ..

Including the Faces doing Flanagan and Allan 

DL here


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Podrophenia 165 - The Letter Y with Chris Constantinou

Podrophenia the letter Y - is up for download: Chris Constantinou joins us covering his career from playing Live Aid with Adam Ant and Top of the Pops goss' - to The Mutants, The Wolfmen and his new 1000 Motels project with Rat Scabies, plus new Clash covers with @itsrudegrl 

From the Podro playlist Lord Hastings, Piley and m'self spin in tracks including funky reggae, Toussaint's buried treasure and a non-skippable Yoko track also the only Roxy Music track written by their drummer. Dig in and download