Thursday, 30 April 2009

penutimate radio...

we realised shortly before going on air today that next week will have to be our final show (the station keeps broadcasting for another week after that, cept we'll be at all tomorrow's parties...). so, obviously, we made this one EVEN BETTER than usual, no mean feat considering the high standard we've stuck to week in, week out since beginning way back in october. next week it's THE ALL TIME BEST OF BOTTLE ROCKET IN THE WORLD EVER!! basically we're gonna look over the clubnight's playlists and make a list of our most played bands, then play a song by as many of em as we can fit in. so, in the final installment of our regular setup (which would usually follow the format: new stuff; atp; the vault; gigs; whatever's left), this is what we played:

- the specials - a message to you rudy
- camera obscura - french navy
- the late cretaceous - if harold and maude were dinosaurs
- bill wells and maher shalal hash baz - time takes me so back
- melt banana - shield for your eyes, a beast in the well on your hand
- styrofoam - a thousand words
- the acorn - hold your breath
- the charlatans - can't get out of bed
- the fall - rowche rumble
- sucioperro - liquids
- jesus h foxx - trying to be good
- hockey - too fake
- lloyd cole and the commotions - are you ready to be heartbroken?

like the look of that? then click here and fill your ears with it.

april photos! (better late than never!)

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

more beats and choons


the radio show's back tomorrow (huzzah!) and right now i'm thinking that the hour will feature music from bands who i saw live this week and who were AMAZING (take a bow camera obscura and the specials), some more bands making me excited for all tomorrow's parties (styrofoam and !!! maybe?), some bands playing Hinterland (jesus h. foxx and sucioperro?) and some other tour-ers (lloyd cole and found could work i guess...). it's all a bit sketchy, but so what? get off our case, you aint the boss of us.

br x

Thursday, 23 April 2009

no radio today

the headline's right, there wasn't. don't worry your silly little heads bout it though - we aint dusted just yet, twas just a temporary sabbatical. we'll back with all guns blazing next thursday, so until then can i recommend some alternative listening. like, for example:

or maybe
or perhaps
or, dare i say,
or, if you're feeling so inclined

(do you see what i did there? that's all of them! all twenty five! that would take all day to listen to! and an hour the next day! man, that took ages and was so not worth it...)

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

April playlist

1. Animal Collective - I Could Win A Rabbit
2. Brontosaurus Chorus - Love is the Path to Self Destruction
3. Snow Faeries - Record Shop
4. Of Montreal - So Begins Our Alabee
5. Marnie Stern - Transformer
6. Imperial Teen - You're One
7. The Wannadies - Hit
8. Weezer - Tired of Sex
9. Dutch Uncles - Face In
10. Field Music - In Context
11. Supergrass - Richard III
12. Ben Folds Five - Underground
13. Le Tigre - Hot Topic
14. They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
15. Mates of State - Fraud In the 80s
16. Pavement - Gold Soundz
17. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
18. Kenickie - Nightlife
19. Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube
20. Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction
21. Sambassadeur - Subtle Changes
22. The Lucksmiths - Synchronised Sinking
23. The Go-Betweens - Was There Anything I Could Do?
24. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Tell Me When The Lights Turn Green
25. Adam Green - Emily
26. The Zombies - Time of the Season
27. Sparks - Something For The Girl With Everything
28. Blondie - One Way Or Another
29. The Hollies - Just One Look
30. The Crystals - He's A Rebel
31. Belle and Sebastian - Funny Little Frog
32. Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For the Man
33. Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere
34. TV On the Radio - Wolf Like Me
35. Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right (To Party)
36. B52s - Roam
37. The Royal We - All the Rage
38. Architecture in Helsinki - It's Five
39. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go?
40. The Cure - Close To Me
41. Devo - Girl U Want
42. The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
43. Stevie Wonder - We Can Work It Out
44. Blondie - Will Anything Happen?
45. The Breeders - Cannonball
46. Paul Simon - Me And Julio Down By the Schoolyard
47. Bruce Springsteen - Badlands
48. David Bowie - Suffragette City
49. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
50. CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen To Death From Above
51. The Honeys - The One You Can't Have
52. Dusty Springfield - I Only Want To Be With You
53. Violent Femmes - Blister In the Sun
54. Modest Mouse - Float On
55. Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
56. Huey Lewis and the News - The Power of Love
57. A-Ha - Take On Me
58. Cyndi Lauper - When You Were Mine
59. ABBA - Lay All Your Love On Me

thanks again to susan and duncan for playing such lovely stuff for me and mike (amongst others) to dance to.

photos to follow....

br x

Monday, 20 April 2009

two days ago

was bottle rocket.

cheers to anyone who came down and danced with us on saturday, twas very good fun. and an especially hearty thank you to duncan and susan for playing lovely music - meowmix folks sure know their stuff....

which is good news for me and mike, since we'll be leaving the club in their more than capable hands next month while we wander southwards to enjoy all tomorrows parties. so if you liked this month's bottle rocket, then you'll love next month! just replace me and mike with jens, and i'm sure you'll agree its a whole lotta win.

playlist and photos from saturday to follow...

br x

Saturday, 18 April 2009

so this is tonight

looks pretty good that does, reckon i'll head along...
11:30 - 3:00am, nice n sleazys, £3 (or free before 11:30), blah blah blah

Friday, 17 April 2009

solo radio

events conspired to leave me alone for yesterday's show - the last time i did a show on my own without any kind of preparation the tapes had to be deleted...

luckily, things went a little better this time round. you can listen to it here if you like. these are the songs that were played to stop me from talking too much...

- god help the girl - come monday night
- dent may and his magnificent ukulele - you can't force a dance party
- brontosaurus chorus - love is the path to self destruction
- the late cretaceous - carnivores and herbivores can get along
- jens lekman & tracey thorn - yeah! oh, yeah!
- the breeders - fate to fatal
- css - let's make love and listen to death from above
- conor oberst & the mystic valley band - nikorette
- cake - comfort eagle
- ...and you will know us by the trail of dead - isis unveiled
- the hollies - just one look
- health - crimewave
- the zombies - time of the season
- anamanaguchi - so bored (wavves cover)
- modest mouse - float on
- dusty springfield - i only want to be with you
- shout out out out out - how do i maintain pt. 2

so, loads more songs than yer average bottle rocket radio show (it's almost like i didn't have much to talk about between times, isn't it?). yet i still managed to forget to play bill wells and maher shalal hash baz. maybe next time, eh?

bottle rocket's fact of the day:

did you know that the club night is tomorrow night? it bloody is you know! 11:30 - 3:00am, nice n sleazys.


Monday, 13 April 2009

the all-star bottle rocket revue show


just a short note bout dis here ray-dee-oh show we've got lined up for thursday. since it's the week before bottle rocket proper (i.e. the fun-times club night), we'll probably spend the latter part of the hour playing upbeat stuff destined to make an appearance on saturday. before then, we'll try and squeeze in:

- ...and you will know us by the trail of dead
- the zombies
- conor oberst
- bill wells and the maher shalal hash baz
- anamanaguchi
- the breeders

amongst other ear-treats.


Friday, 10 April 2009

clevah girl...

as promised this week's radio was a lot less when you were miney...

instead, oddly, we decided to structure the show around dino-techno - that is, the surprising number of dance remixes of the jurassic park theme tune. and they were all - now, this may surprise you - absolute bobbins. but they made us chuckle, so that's alright.

inbetween basshunter-arranged lizardy raving, we played:

- dananananaykroyd - watch this
- jeremy warmsley - 5 verses
- miles anthony benjamin robinson - buriedfed
- yeah yeah yeahs - zero
- grizzly bear - cheerleader
- fuck buttons - bright tomorrow
- the buggles - technopop
- chris difford - pulling mussels (from a shell)
- fujiya & miyagi - knickerbocker
- polly scattergood - other too endless
- triple school - reader
- the shirelles - will you still love me tomorrow?
- ultravox - vienna

and you can have an ear-gander here.

Monday, 6 April 2009

r to the a to the d to the i-o

planned music for this week's bottle rocket radio on includes:

acts wot are gonna play live (triple school; chris difford)
ace new releases wot i bought (dananananaykroyd; yeah yeah yeahs)
new music wot i like (miles benjamin anthony robinson; jeremy warmsley)

stuff like that really.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

january playlist

so, i'm finally up to date moving all the old playlists across to this site - and now they're all in a little side bar for easypeasy access!

january was all change for bottle rocket - joseph's tenure was prematurely over and mike's was beginning, but despite some major equipment malfunctioning putting me in a bit of a tizzy at first, things settled down nicely!

i doubt we'll ever manage a more euphoric final three songs again. twas madness, dancey madness...

1. Architecture in Helsinki - Wishbone
2. Pavement - Stereo
3. The Spinto Band - Did I Tell You?
4. The Snow Faeries - Love Affairs of a Southern Belle
5. Talking Heads - Uh Oh...Love Comes To Town
6. Belle and Sebastian - She's Losing It
7. The Cure - Just Like Heaven
8. Hello Saferide - My Best Friend
9. Lou Johnson - Unsatisfied
10. The Virginia Wolves - Stay
11. Major Lance - Investigate
12. The Supremes - A Hard Day's Night
13. Polytechnic - Pep
14. Los Campesinos - End of the Asterisk
15. The Concretes - Can't Hurry Love
16. David Bowie - Sound and Vision
17. The 6ths - Falling Out of Love With You
18. The Ballet - In My Head
19. The Magnetic Fields - I Think I Need A New Heart
20. The Kinks - Picture Book
21. Prefab Sprout - King of Rock N Roll
22. Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul Part 1
23. Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine
24. Wolf Parade - Language City
25. Kirsty MacCall - A New England
26. Girls Aloud - Call the Shots
27. Au Revoir Simone - Sad Song
28. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion
29. Shop Assistants - Safety Net
30. The Futureheads - Beginning of the Twist
31. The Smiths - Boy With The Thorn In His Side
32. MGMT - Kids
33. LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
34. The Libertines - Time For Heroes
35. The Go-Betweens - Bye Bye Pride
36. Voxtrot - Kid Gloves
37. Modern Lovers - Modern World
38. The Ramones - Let's Dance
39. Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
40. Belle and Sebastian - Legal Man
41. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
42. ABBA - SOS
43. Mystery Jets - Somewhere In My Heart
44. The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian
45. We Were Promised Jetpacks - Quiet Little Voices
46. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
47. Weezer - Hash Pipe
48. Pixies - U-Mass
49. Idlewild - Actually It's Darkness
50. Wire - Dot Dash
51. Pulp - Babies
52. Blur - On Your Own
53. Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
54. Talulah Gosh - Talulah Gosh
55. Prince - When Doves Cry
56. Outkast - Hey Ya
57. Billy Idol - Mony Mony
58. Michael Jackson - Beat It

woop woop

Thursday, 2 April 2009

you were kinda sorta my best friend...

today bottle rocket radio indulged (over-indulged some might say) in When You Were Mine, cos its a ruddy wonderful song no matter who sings it. so, after playing dent may's cover last week, we spun versions by cyndi lauper and casiotone for the painfully alone this time. excessive? perhaps. but its not like we spent our time making our own version or nothing, i mean, ahem, what kind of idiots would, er, do that... sigh.

this is the music that got us from point a (2pm) to point b (3pm) on the 2nd of april in the year of our lord 2009:

- cyndi lauper - when you were mine
- pelle carlberg - 51
- rose elinor dougall - start/stop/synchro
- manic street preachers - your love alone is not enough
- bonnie prince billy - i came here to hear the music
- les savy fav - scotchguard the creditcard
- bon jovi - these days
- thomas truax - twin peaks (falling)
- johnny foreigner - ghost the festivals
- remember remember - the dancing
- danananaykroyd - pink sabbath
- y'all is fantasy island - wreck on the highway
- casiotone for the painfully alone - when you were mine

next week's show will absolutely, definately, 100% be less when-you-were-mine-y.

br x