Interesting times, no? It may not be much, but allow me to offer you the gift of music to at least help while away a couple of hours if the notion of another Netflix binge just isn’t doing it for you.
Songs on sickness, disease and yes, recovery are all on the agenda. From Aimee Mann to the Beastie Boys, Fifth Harmony to Frank Turner, there’s something for everyone. And that’s important as everyone seems to be at home now…
We are excited and honoured to be able to share the first of a series of mixes by our pal DJ Unknown. Sourced from original vinyl in one of his secret European musical hideaways, this mix features all sorts of surprises and rarities. It’s a must for any Dylan fan. Come on without, come on within!
In which Rob opens up his cupboard full of the more esoteric items in his collection. Dolly Parton played at the wrong speed? Check. The jazziest anime theme of them all? Double-check. Mashups up the wazoo? BURBERRY MUFUHN CHECK.
Let’s have a root through Rob’s drawers, shall we?
In this edition of the show, Rob talks about luck, coincidence, superstition and all those forces that lead us to think that we’re not really in charge of our own destinies. Featuring tracks from the usual eclectic range of artists, from the Stones to Jamie Woon, Beach Slang to Kenny Rogers.
Lucky you, it’s a treat for your ears this Friday the 13th!
(Foolish Rob also forgot to mention the Prince Far I track at 1:33:38. It’s his righteous version of Deck Of Cards. Preach dem!)
It’s FrightFest weekend, so Rob goes the full horror with a playlist including tracks from The Misfits, PJ Harvey, DangerMouse featuring David Lynch (yes, that David Lynch) and two tracks from the master of electronic horror music, John Carpenter!
The lights are growing dim. Settle in and enjoy the ride…
We’re working on giving the show a little structure. Therefore, we have a featured album of the week, and a recipe! Newness from Gary Clark Jr and Deerhunter, and requests from artists like Tom Waits, Mickey & The Soul Generation and Smokey Bastard.
WROB: the aural equivalent of Care In The Community.
In which Rob reveals rather more about his deepest, darkest urges than is perhaps appropriate for a first-timer.
Featuring new music from Prince and Wilco, and a subtle blend of esoterica and off-brand weirdness.
Seriously, if nothing else, check out the Elvis track at the end of the show. You’ll never look at him the same way again.