Saturday 24 December 2011

Hip Auntie 24.December.2011

Christmas Island – Petty Booka
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus – Mabel Scott
Rocket Ship Santa – The Bell Rays
Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
Santa Claus' Daughter – Charlie Rich
Silent Night – Huey Piano Smith
Jingle Bell Rock – Hall & Oates
Get Off My Roof – Jerry & The Landslides
Here Comes Santa Claus – Elvis Presley
Christmas Season – Toots & The Maytals
I Want A Beatle For Christmas – Patty Surbey & The Canadian VIPs
Cool Yule – Louis Armstrong
Deck The Halls – Los Straitjackets

Friday 23 December 2011

Dérailleur - 22 December 2011

Gee Whiz, It's Christmas - Carla Thomas (1963)
You Never Come Home For Christmas - Keegan Dewitt featuring Caitlin Rose (2009)
Jesus Was Way Cool - King Missile (1990)
Jesus The Reindeer - Emmy The Great and Tim Wheeler (2011)
Sweet Jesus - James Yorkston and The Athletes (2002)
Scale It Back - DJ Shadow featuring Little Dragon (2011)
Nervous - Joan As Police Woman (2011)
Ship Of Fools - Fucked Up (2011)
Give Away Your Heart (Part One) - Jon Redfern (2007)
Vomit - Girls (2011)
Windows - Calibre (2011)
Donimo - Cocteau Twins (1984)
The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (1988)

Thursday 22 December 2011

The Library of Sound 21/12/2011
Oh have we got a Christmas box of treats for you in our December festive special... yes we do indeed. We'll be back next year, same time (3rd Wednesday of the month), same place!
1. The Wilderness Of Manitoba – Dreamcatchers
2. Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler – Christmas Moon
3. Lanterns On The Lake – Lungs Quicken
4. The Reindeer Section – Cartwheels
5. Olof Arnalds - Jonathan
6. The Frames – Star Star
7. Bob Dylan – I Don’t Believe You
8. Sufjan Stevens – That Was The Worst Christmas Ever!
9. Wye Oak – Holy Holy
10. She & Him – Christmas Day
11. Low – Try To Sleep

Monday 19 December 2011

RadioNowhere's Best of 2011

Compiled by the staff at Bigif, Ley Bricknell, Patrick Burke, Rachel Devlin, Piney Gir, Jessica 6, Christopher Laird, Judy Neuhaus, Tim Ten Yen, Peta Waddington, Jessie Ward O’Sullivan & Ruby Wright.

‘If it’s good, they’ll find it’ ~ The New York Times

‘Songs from the best new independent artists’ ~ The Guardian

RadioNowhere’s Song of the Year - LA FEMME: Sur La Planche

RadioNowhere’s Album of the Year - BEARSUIT: The Phantom Forest

RadioNowhere’s Promotional Video of the Year - PAPA TOPO: La Chica Vampira

(complete running order)

BRITISH SEA POWER: Who’s In Control (Rough Trade)

LINDA GUILALA: Yeti (Elefant)

SUMMER CAMP: Brian Krakow (Apricot Recording Company)

BRIGHT EYES: Triple Spiral (Saddle Creek)

THE SECRET SISTERS: The One I Love Is Gone (Universal Republic)

ASOBI SEKSU: Perfectly Crystal (Polyvinyl)

KE$HA: We R Who We R (RCA)

MARA CARLYLE: Weird Girl (Ancient & Modern)

THE JOY FORMIDABLE: A Heavy Abacus (Canvasback/Atlantic)

LISA HANNIGAN: Little Bird (Hoop)

YOUTH LAGOON: Afternoon (Fat Possum)

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART: Heaven’s Gonna Happen Now (Slumberland)

NICK LOWE: Sensitive Man (Yep Roc)


VERONICA FALLS: Bad Feeling (Bella Union)

CRYSTAL STILTS: Alien Rivers (Slumberland)

SLOW CLUB: If We're Still Alive (Moshi Moshi)

CULTS: Bumper (Columbia)

BEIRUT: Santa Fe (Pompeii)

PIETA BROWN: Glory To Glory (Red House)

JUST HANDSHAKES (WE’RE BRITISH): Falling Over Our Fear (Elefant)

DUM DUM GIRLS: Bedroom Eyes (Sub Pop)

AUSTRA: Beat And The Pulse (Paper Bag/Domino)

SEERÄUBER JENNY: Avalanche (Faith & Hope)

THE DECEMBERISTS: Calamity Song (Capitol)

WANDA JACKSON: Like A Baby (Third Man/Nonesuch)

THE HISTORY OF APPLE PIE: Mallory (Roundtable)

SONS & DAUGHTERS: Rose Red (Domino)

PAPA TOPO: La Chica Vampira (Elefant)

BEARSUIT: When Will I Be Queen? (Fortuna Pop)

LA FEMME: Sur La Planche (Third Side)

R.E.M.: We All Go Back to Where We Belong (Warner Bros.)

RadioNowhere’s Song of the Year 2011

LA FEMME: Sur La Planche

RadioNowhere’s Album of the Year 2011

BEARSUIT: The Phantom Forest

RadioNowhere’s Promotional Video of the Year 2011

PAPA TOPO: La Chica Vampira

RadioNowhere's pick 'n' mix vids for 2011

Saturday 17 December 2011

The Doggone History of Country Music - December 2011

The Doggone History of Country Music
brought to you by Piney Gir

O Christmas Tree – Pluto the dog
Blue Christmas – Johnny Cash
Santa Claus is Back in Town – Elvis Presley
First Noel – Dolly Parton
Hungry For Love – Patsy Cline
To Heck With Ole Santa Claus – Loretta Lynn
Christmas Time’s A-Coming – Bill Monroe
Senor Santa Claus – Jim Reeves
Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy – Buck Owens
Ain’t No Woman Going to Make a George Jones Outta Me – Daniel Johnston
My Mom and Santa Claus – George Jones
Gonna Wrap My Heart In Ribbons – Hank Thompson
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
Winter Wonderland – Connie Francis
Honky Tonk Christmas – Johnny Paycheck
Santa’s Coming In A Whirlybird – Gene Autry
Jingle Bells – Boxcar Willie
Santa’s On His Way – Kitty Wells
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – Dr. Elmo
On The Road Again – Willie Nelson
Sleigh Ride – John Graboff
Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
Christmas Time Is Here – Vince Guaraldi as performed on Banjo Hangout

Friday 16 December 2011

Happy Christmas from September Girls & The #1s

My little band has gone and put together a Christmas tune with our mates The #1s. Oh and you can also download the track for free on our soundcloud:
x Jessie of Love Action's Friday Fix.

Sunday 11 December 2011

Tim Ten Yen 10.December.2011

Tim Ten Yen's 'Hospital Half-hour' - 10/12/11

Mulu - 'Pussycat' (Francois Kervokian mix)
From the Dedicated Records CD single 'Pussycat'

Filipino Dream Girls - 'Santa Suit'
Original version released on Helen Llewelyn Product Nineteen

Underworld - 'Two Months Off'
From the JBO/V2 CD single 'Two Months Off'

Paul Hawkins & the Bleak Midwinters - 'Tonight I will be Santa'
From Darren Hayman's 'Christmas In Haworth' online advent calendar

Richard Hawley - 'Tonight the streets are ours'
From the Mute Records free sampler compilation - available here:

Ben Liebrand - 'The Eve Of The War'
From the CBS Record CD single 'The Eve Of The War'

The Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra - 'Feliz Navidad'
From the self-released CD EP 'A little bit wonderful'

High Contrast - 'Return Of Forever'
From the Hospital Records album 'True Colours'

Tim Ten Yen plays the front room of the Bull & Gate in Kentish Town
on Sunday 18th December - entry is FREE and TTY will be onstage at

Friday 9 December 2011

John Barry: The Music/ Filmic Special

Thank you to everyone who contacted me with their favourite JB track!
Here is the track list for the show - all composed by John Barry unless otherwise shown.

Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang/Thunderball
Theme to the Third Man/Anton Karas
When The Saints Go Marching In/Traditional/ The John Barry Seven
Beat Girl Main Title
End Shot/Beat Girl
Hit and Miss
The Human Jungle/Bernard Ebbinghouse/[tv series]
007 Theme/Monty Norman/Dr No
Poor Me/Johnny Worth/Adam Faith
Zulu Main Theme/Zulu
Wagons Over/Zulu
Jazz Along Alone/The Ipcress File
The Ipcress File Theme
End Title The Knack
Wednesdays Child/The Quiller Memorandum
The Girl With The Sun In Her Hair/[tv commercial]
Thunderball/Tom Jones
From Russia With Love
Dawn Raid on Forth Knox/Goldfinger
Mountains & Sunsets/You Only Live Twice
Ski Chase/On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Capsule In Space/You Only Live Twice
Born Free/Matt Monro
Chinon/Eleanors Arrival/The Lion In Winter
The Last Valley Theme
The Persuaders/[tv series]
But Not Through My realm/Mary Queen of Scots
Mary's Theme/Mary Queen of Scots
Will You Walk A Little Faster/Lewis Carroll lyrics/Alice's
Adventures In Wonderland
The Black Hole Suite
Diamonds Are Forever/Shirley Bassey
Body Heat Main Title
Jagged Edge Suite
Out Of Africa Main Title
The John Dunbar Theme/Dances With Wolves
Ruby Cairo Opening Title
Smile/Charles Chaplin/Chaplin
The Heartlands/The Beyondness of Things
Midnight Cowboy

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Jessica 6 in 1942

Jessica 6 in 1942
6 December 2011

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas - Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians
Recorded on 29 July 1942 in New York City
Featured on the album ‘‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’
(Decca Records)

Trav’lin’ Light - Paul Whiteman with Billie Holiday (credited as Lady Day)
#1 on Harlem Hit Parade; #23 on US Billboard Pop Chart
(Capitol Records)

Why Don’t You Do Right - Peggy Lee With Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
Recorded on July 27 1942 in New York City
#4 on US Billboard Chart
(Columbia Records)

Moonlight Cocktail - The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Vocals by Ray Eberle and The Modernaires
Recorded on 8 December 1941 and released in January 1942
#1 on US Billboard Chart from February to May 1942
(Bluebird Records)

Der Fuehrer’s Face - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
Originally titled ‘Donald Duck in Nutzi Land’ (from Disney propaganda cartoon of the same name)
(Bluebird Records)

There’ll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover - Vera Lynn
(Decca Records)

By The Sleepy Lagoon - Harry James & His Orchestra
#3 on US Billboard Best Seller Chart in April 1942
(Columbia Records)

Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) - The Andrews Sisters
Released in May 1942
Featured in film ‘Private Buckeroo’ with the Harry James Orchestra
#16 on the US Billboard chart
(Decca Records)

Blues In The Night - Jimmie Lunceford
#4 on US Billboard Chart
(Decca Records)

Flying Home - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Tenor saxophone solo by Illinois Jacquet
(Decca Records)

Deep In The Heart Of Texas - Alvino Rey
#1 Billboard Chart
(Bluebird Records)

Shake My Mother’s Hand For Me - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
Recorded on 2 November 1941 between 9.30pm and 12.30am in Kimball Hotel, Atlanta GA
Released in April 1942
(Bluebird Records)

White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Recorded on 29 May 1942 in just 18 minutes
Released in July 1942 on ‘Holiday Inn’ film soundtrack
#1 on Your Hit Parade; #1 Harlem Hit Parade
(Decca Records)

Next month I'll be in 1976 - requests via twitter or you can find my e-mail address at

Monday 5 December 2011

The Christopher Laird Show 5.December.2011

A RadioNowhere Holiday Special

FRANK SINATRA - Jingle Bells
EMMY THE GREAT & TIM WHEELER - Home For The Holidays
MILES DAVIS & BOB DOROUGH - Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)
CROCODILES & DUM DUM GIRLS - Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)
BOB and DOUG McKENZIE - Twelve Days of Christmas
HERMAN APPLE - J'ai Vu Maman Embrasser Le Père Noël
MEW - She Came Home For Christmas
ANTONIO FARGAS - It's Christmas
THE CURE - Let's Go To Bed
MY LIFE STORY - The Penthouse In The Basement
THE SKIP JACKS with ESQUIVEL - Here Comes Santa Claus
SHE & HIM - The Christmas Waltz
NAT KING COLE - The Christmas Song

Friday 2 December 2011

Love Action's Friday Fix - Something Festive - 2.12.11

Love Action's Friday Fix - Something Festive


This time of year can be pretty hectic... but also pretty wonderful. While the Christmas season seems to start earlier each year, with the same overplayed songs reverberating through shops from October - I felt it rather necessary to bring to you all a handful of alternative Christmas tunes, that will get you in the mood without wrecking your head! Enjoy and share.
Also this is my 2nd December joining you here on Radio Nowhere and marks my 23rd show, so thanks for listening and see you next year!

On the show this month:

Christmas Wrapping - Summer Camp
Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die) - Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls
Got Something For You - Best Coast & Wavves
Artificial Snow (Notown Version) - Atlas Sound
Jesus Claus - Crystal Stilts
Nothing For Me - The Muffs
Rock & Roll Santa - The's
Christmas on Mars - Groovie Ghoulies
Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) - The Ramones
10,000 Watts - Crystal Antlers
A Christmas Duel - The Hives & Cyndi Lauper
Slashed Wrists This Christmas - Gruff Rhys
I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun - Beach House
Hyperballad - Dirty Projectors
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side - J Mascis
Kids - Dr. Fox's Old Timey String Band
Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys
White Christmas - Banjo or Freakout

Background music was Martin Denny's Miserlou.
Enjoy, Happy Holidays and more importantly, Happy New Year! 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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