Sunday, 25 November 2012

Ruby's Chicky Boil-Ups: Vinyl Special

To celebrate Radio Nowhere's 10th birthday, November's Chicky Boil-Ups is a vinyl-only show, and has been distilled to give you the very essence of the boil-ups!

Do Lord – Sunbury Junior Singers Of The Salvation Army
Venus – Zygmunt Jankowski
Pippo Non Lo Sa – Rita Pavone
Aloha Oe - Heino
Native Love – Divine
Anyone Who Had A Heart – Ena Baga
Da Da Da – Frank Zander
Dama Pri Tele – The Rangers
Disco In The Space – Judit
I Had A Little Cock – Cyril Tawney
Baa Baa Black Sheep – The Singing Sheep
Puppet On A String – The Gaudin Fair Organ
The Great Egg Race – Richard Denton & Martin Cook
Old King Cole – Wynken, Blinken & Nod & The Golden Rock-a-Twisters
I Say When – Lene Lovich
Le Bike – Alex Marco
I Saw My Dinner On TV – John Hegley & The Popticians
What’ll We Do With The Baby Oh – Wally Whyton
Run Rabbit Run – Harry Smith
See You On The Other Side – Brian Briggs

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Hip Auntie 24.November.2012

Centrefold – J Geils Band
Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle
Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
Downtown – Petula Clark
There She Goes – The Las
Just A Gigolo – Louis Prima
Things – Bobby Darin
Talk Of All The USA – The Middle Of The Road
People Need Love – Abba

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The Christopher Laird Show Celebrates 10 Years of RadioNowhere

10 Years of RadioNowhere

JOY DIVISION - Transmission
THE CRAMPS - Let's Get Fucked Up
MORRISSEY - November Spawned A Monster
DALE & GRACE - I'm Leaving It All Up To You
WYNTON MARSALIS - Concerto For Trumpet And Orchestra In E-Flat Major
         I. Allegro        
         II. Andante        
        III. Allegro
DEPECHE MODE - Waiting For The Night
SLOW CLUB - Dance 'Til The Morning Light
VICTORIA & JACOB - Under the Milky Way

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Happy 10th Birthday RadioNowhere!

On a rather ordinary evening at around 9pm on 11.November 2002, a rather extraordinary, little radio station called RadioNowhere took to the airwaves. A decade has passed since that night and the world of music has changed more than anyone would have imagined.  We like to think the little station we launched helped open a few eyes and a whole lotta ears.  The aim of RadioNowhere was, and to this very day still is, to bring to you music you won’t hear anywhere else. 

What does that mean? It means we play artists who write really amazing songs that mainstream radio won’t touch and that hipsters are afraid to listen to because the bandwagon isn’t big enough yet.  We play little acts that just so happened to go on to become massive worldwide phenomena. We play records from artists who died many years ago and whose albums were consigned to charity shops and second hand record stores for all eternity.  We remember them, rescue those dusty pieces of vinyl, and proudly give them the airtime they always deserved. We play artists who never made it, but whose music was too good to be forgotten just because they never generated enough money for the greedy label that terminated their record contract.  We remember them.  We don’t make you vote to hear a great song, because frankly a good song should just be played and not voted for. Bands come and go.  Singers come and go.  The difference is we have the good sense to know that nothing is truly gone if you remember it.

RadioNowhere has been fortunate enough to have an amazing family of volunteers who have lovingly prepared radio programmes for you, the listener, in a way that no other station can or ever would.  They love every song they play and wish to pass on that passion to you, the listener.

RadioNowhere has and always will be for the individual – any person whose life is enhanced through the wonder of music.  Trends and fads in music come and go. We like to think RadioNowhere has transcended that and has been able to bring to you a listening experience that introduced you to a world of melodies that before 11 November 2002 was unthinkable.  It’s been a journey of love and joy through so many songs and we’re just so proud you were there to share it with us. wishes to thank those who have supported us above and beyond the call of duty over the last 10 years…

Angela Penhaligon
Asha Phelps
Charles Watson (Slow Club)
Christopher Laird
Dougal Wilson
Herick Moukodi
Jenny Leaman
Jessie Ward O’Sullivan
Joe Conry
John Rogers
Judy Neuhaus
Ley Bricknell
Liz Hunt & The School
Lobster Quadrille
Luis Calvo & Elefant Records
Mariola Fiedorczuk
Mark Pearson
Matt Thomas (The Joy Formidable)
Natalie Hudson & Team Indietracks
Nick Lowe
Patrick Burke
Peta Waddington
Polly Lauber
Rachel Devlin
Rebecca Taylor (Slow Club)
Ritzy Bryan (The Joy Formidable)
Rhydian Dafydd (The Joy Formidable)
Robyn Hitchcock
Ruby Wright
The Birmingham Post
The Boston Metro
The Guardian
The Lovers
The New York Times
Tim Hudson
Vanessa Contenay-Quinones
Victoria & Jacob
Violet Violet (RIP)


And, finally, a big thank you to all the artists, bands, labels, PR, and listeners who have supported us over the last 10 years.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Filmic November 2012 Playlist


She's A Pass Paul Leonard-Morgan
Desert Capprichio Yo Yo Ma & Tan Dun
Butter The Greatest Gift in life Matteo Massina
Charms Abel Korzenoiwski
Control Alberto Iglesias
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Dimitri Tiomkin&Bacharach David/ Gene Pitney
Old Dog New Tricks Thomas Newman
Shanghai Drive Thomas Newman
Near You Francis Craig&Kermit Goell/Marlena Dietrich
It's Only a Matter Of Time Tyler Bates
The Dream Harry Gregson-Williams
The Dream Jerry Goldsmith
Day Wasted Thomas Newman
Mother Thomas Newman
Severine Thomas Newman
Main Theme Sol Kaplan
Over And Out John Barry
The Liquidator Lalo Schifrin&Peter Callander/Shirley Bassey

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Jessica 6 goes VINYL

Jessica 6 goes VINYL
6 November 2012

Happy 10th Birthday, RadioNowhere!

On this show I have deviated from my usual year-based format to play some of my favourite songs of all time, all from vinyl.  I hope you'll enjoy some of my selections, and while you listen, why not wish RadioNowhere a happy birthday and help secure our future by visiting and hitting the donate link?


Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles (1967)

She Shook Me Cold - David Bowie (1971)

...Rhodesia - Japan (1978)

If You Want Me To Stay - Mercury Rev (1992)

Sur La Planche - La Femme (2011)

You Trip Me Up - The Jesus and Mary Chain (1985)

The City - Les Baxter (1958)


Motorbike - Sheep On Drugs (1992)

Embarrassment - Madness (1980)

Been Down So Long - The Doors (1971)

Uptown Top Ranking - Althea and Donna (1977)

Apologies To Insect Life - British Sea Power (2003)

Is This The Life - Cardiacs (1988)

I Know It's Over - The Smiths (1986)

And, to prove that these all came from vinyl...

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Celebrate 10 Years of RadioNowhere!

Listeners of RadioNowhere will know that we are proud to be celebrating our 10th Birthday on 11 November 2012.  To celebrate our birthday we are able to offer some great rewards to donors of £10 or more.

Supporters of RadioNowhere, including listeners, bands and artists, and RadioNowhere DJs and their friends and families, have donated a number of interesting articles for us to help raise funds to keep RadioNowhere on the air.

Some of the items available include:
Band T-Shirts
Signed merchandise from Slow Club and Talulah Does The Hula
CD Box Sets
Signed CDs from Nick Lowe and Robyn Hitchcock
Guestlist tickets 
Elefant Records Compilation CD
Gorgeous, glossy coffee table books on Audrey Hepburn and Steve McQueen
A blown amp tube from The Joy Formidable with a note from Ritzy explaining how she did it!

Perhaps you'd love to get your hands on one of these items, or you would like to get a unique gift for one of your loved ones this Christmas?  If you donate £10 or more to RadioNowhere, you will have the opportunity to select a reward from those items still available - but act quickly as these items will not be around forever!

RadioNowhere is non-profit organisation, dedicated to playing the best new music, alongside forgotten and under-rated artists from the last 100 years.  RadioNowhere is run exclusively by volunteers and is dependent on donations to survive.  All donations are spent only on royalties, running costs and necessary equipment/maintenance. 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Love Action's Friday Fix

A great big HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY to RadioNowhere! We want to keep the festive spirit going all month, so what better way to kick off than with a celebratory Friday Fix. We've got an hours worth of tunes, both brand new and old that will get your month off to a great start. We should also mention that in the spirit of birthday celebrations, if you donate to RadioNowhere this month you will be included in a draw for all kinds of goodies. so be sure and take part.

On the show this month:

A Bientôt Sans Doute - Delphine
The Hill - Ty Segall
>Man Chats - September Girls
Do You Remember - The Horrors
When You Sleep - My Bloody Valentine
Kill Surf City - The Jesus And Mary Chain
He's Too Good For Everyone Else, But He's Not Good Enough For You - The #1s
Electric Chair - Bleached
I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl - Wavves
Words - TV After Midnight
Birthday - Hello Moon
Birthday - The Sugarcubes
Tonight - Jean on Jean
I Can't Stop Thinking About You - Linda Kaye
You Told Me - The Tiaras
Hand Of Fate - The Babies
That Makes It - Jayne Mansfield
The Chase- Joey Day
Break My Fall- Beat Seeking Missiles
Same Lines- The Resonars

Plus backing music was Diamond Bossa Nova by Francesco De Masi. Enjoy, and please feel free to send on requests - especially your guilty pleasures - for next month's show to:! and of course you can follow me on twitter at


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