Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Podrophenia with West Weston and Doug Kaye

The latest Podrophenia is up for download and features the twin team-up of harmonica legend West Weston (who's played with Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltry and Muddy Water's son Mud Morganfield) - and friend of Hendrix, Doug Kaye.

Both West and Doug bring in some faves to play from their impeccable record collections. All here for your listening ears...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Podrophenia - Movember

Last night a DJ shaved my life: the Movember edition of Podrophenia from Piley and m'self, celebrates a medley of mustachioed musicians found across rock's sonic spectrum; from art.pop to punk, from retro to electro

Also a live session from Nathan Abbott with exclusive new tunes from his NATO album...

If tache the way you like it - dig in and download here



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Monday, October 31, 2016

Podrophenia - Eclectic Ladyland with Doug Kaye

In the later sixties. Doug Kaye worked at his brother's Brook Street restaurant Mr Love - where Jimi Hendrix rented a small apartment above the shop, Doug was also the resident DJ at Mr Love and is featured in the recreation of Jimi's flat, and in the book Hendrix at Home.

Most of the albums played in this Podrophenia have been touched by the hand of Hendrix as Doug regularly lent albums to Jimi. So buckle up for crackling, popping top quality tracks from Doug's vinyl collection with tales of his time at Mr Love including meets with Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, Keith Moon, Dave Mason, Dusty, Richie Havens, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and a ton of others...

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Podrophenia - the Books edition with Zoë Howe and Andy J Gallagher

Riddle me this pod-pickers: where can you find ....

*Zoë Howe reading from her new novel 'Shine on Marquee Moon' (and hand-sifting some SOMM related tunes)

*Andy Gallagher live in session, and bringing news of his due soon album

*A repeat spin of Michael Elphick's grim-disco shocker 'Gotcha'. And a fruity newbie from The Mutants..

Answer: in the latest edition of Podrophenia - on the shelves now. Take one and pass it on here....



Friday, August 12, 2016

Radio Podrophenia - The Solo edition...

Roll up and load up your listening gadgets with the latest Podrophenia. The theme is (there's always a theme) solo acts.. as in, always on their tod, or working outside of the usual groupings..

Live-wise we bring you a hypnotic session from tattoo artist, Streisand tribute act and singer/songwriter Jillian Winter , who also hand-picks some fave tracks 'n' tunes from her record collection. And there's a spin from ENNÈ's Song Bird EP.

All this plus our first round of Yoko Ono-yes or Yoko Ono-no.. it's all going on for your listening ears below...



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Friday, July 29, 2016

Howling Black Soul - blast of the summer wine

Boys, girls rockers and rollers - tomorrow night, Howling Black Soul make their last check-in of the summer season at Peggy Sue's...

And what a season it's been, festivals. team-ups and stage invasions..

We'll be joined by locally sourced bluesman and make of his own home-made kit and equipment< Paul Woodley

A few viewings from the Howling Black VT archive ....

 Headlining at Leigh Folk Festival

At Star of Kings, King's Cross


Supporting Purson at Chinnerys

Kick off's at 8:30. HBS are on 9ish and I'll be doing the tunes til booting out time

Cone on down and shake a leg or anything else you fancies

Monday, July 11, 2016

Podrophenia - Post Punk Special with Barry Cain, Treatment and Russ Toothbrush

For our 7th anniversary edition of Podrophenia - we chat to Flexipop's Barry Cain about his tour of Japan with The Stranglers, a meeting with phlegmy-fan, painting a naked Hugh Cornwell black and white (including his little-Hugh) - and why Barry was forcibly removed from a Blondie interview ...

Russell Lee from The Pink Toothbrush (formerly Croc's) drops in for a chat about the history of the club (which band had the lowest ever attendance), talks Brushfest and shares some tunes. Southend post-punkers Treatment are in session.- and we've got a rare Adam and The Ants track

All here in our sweariest ever Podrophenia



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Monday, June 13, 2016

Radio Podrophenia Folk and Acoustic Special

What a Podophronic blast was had by all at SFOB HQ last night: two hours wherein Piley and I bring you a Matthew Boulter live session with a gorgeous set of new tunes and first play of an exclusive. Rounded up with Matt spinning in some hand-picked plays from his own record collection

Paul Collier artistic director of the Leigh Folk Festival talks us through the history and this year’s story of the 25th Anniversary special. and revealing which band top the Fantasy Folk Tick List for LFF

And Lee Terrell of the Laughter Academy splains about  the local and national comedy scene. With a mention of special guest we can't mention playing at one of his live events..

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Radio Podrophenia: rock, roll 'n' soul

Your recommended monthly listening - Podrophenia the Rock, Roll 'n' Soul edition: strap down your hats for a live session from Steve Hooker and band, plus a few hand picked faves from Steve's record box.

Marmite Mark brings you an obscuro northern soul stomper, while Piley and I pitch in with funk, country and contemporary twists on all things rocking and rolling ...

Plus an exclusive spin of a fruity new Blow Up single from The Bongolian ...



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Friday, April 29, 2016

Radio Podrophenia - Touched by the hand of Hendrix

'scuse us while we kiss the sky'

For our latest Podrophenia, we're joined by special guest Doug Kaye who worked at Mr Love on Brook Street, the restaurant below Jimi Hendrix's flat during the late 60s.. Turn on, tune in and buckle up as Doug relays tales of Hendrix favourite meal, sleb guests swinging though and which Beatle trod on a lodger's head..

Every track Doug picks is played from an album he lent to Jimi. Each album is literally touched by the hand of Hendrix - it's a scrolling roll-call of mod jazz, funk and soul.

All here plus a live acoustic mod soul set from Gary Bynorth.. Download here

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Radio Podrophenia with Rollin' Machine Live

Loaded with rev and rumble - this month's Podrophenia features all of the following:

A walloping live session from Rollin' Machine

Some debut plays from their new (and strictly limited) EP.

Tiny Piley playing a Krautrock classic and a TV Theme on his piano..

Keep a copy in your glove compartment here



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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Radio Podrophenia - Motorphenia

For the March edition of Podrophenia Piley and I bring you a line up of rumblers and runners including funk, soul and rock 'n' roll.

We're looking to build a car from band names or songs.. Turin Brakes Graham Bonnet The Doors Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels These Boots are Made for Walking Drivers Seat Pull up to the Bumper Mirror Man

And live in session expect maximum whack from Southend's swaggiest band Rollin' Machine. We get the green light, open the choke and press the accelerator live tonight at 8pm on Ship Full of Bombs

Monday, February 22, 2016

Podrophenia - the Fashion edition with Fee Doran

Scenes of mild peril, salty talk and super-tunes were the order of the day as the glam-rock tornado and High Priestess of Funk that is Fee Doran joined us for Podrophenia last Thursday, bringing the glitziest dressing up box in the known universe with her..

Buckle up for tales of Justin Hawkins knickers, the Scissor Sisters furry bits and the voodoo doings and roots of THAT Kylie catsuit ... all fitted for your listening ears in the latest Podrophenia

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Radio Podrophenia: Bowie remembered, our best of 2015 and Island City in Session

For January's Podrophenia Piley and I bring you a live session from Island City - booming around the SFOB studio with their brand of acoustic northern soul. There's a few tunes from our fave 2015 albums, a rare Bowie demo of All the Young Dudes and respin of David Woodcock and Angel Melodyhorn doing a tango twist on Let's Dance...

A taste test of the Island City boys in session then

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