Monday 24 December 2012

RadioNowhere's Best of 2012

RadioNowhere's Best of 2012

Compiled by the staff at Ley Bricknell, Jessica 6, Christopher Laird, Judy Neuhaus, Peta Waddington, Jessie Ward O’Sullivan & special guest star Maynard.

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‘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 - ALLO DARLIN': Wonderland

RadioNowhere’s Album of the Year - CROCODILES: Endless Flowers

RadioNowhere’s Promotional Video of the Year - THE SCHOOL: Why Do You Have To Break My Heart Again?

(complete running order)

THE JOY FORMIDABLE: This Ladder Is Ours (Canvasback/Atlantic)

DEAP VALLY: Hobo Playa (Island/Communion)

TILLY AND THE WALL: Love Riot (Team Love)

THE JIM JONES REVUE: Where Da Money Go? (Play It Again Sam)

VERONICA FALLS: My Heart Beats (Bella Union)

LOS BONSÁIS: Temporal (Elefant)

THE JUNE BRIDES: A January Moon (Slumberland)

EXITMUSIC: The Night (Secretly Canadian)

SEA PINKS: A Pattern Recognition (Cass/Flick)

THE PLAYING FIELDS: Four Hours (Cactished)

SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS: Scavenger (Full Time Hobby)

MELODY GARDOT: Impossible Love (Decca)

SAVAGES: Husbands (Pop Noire)

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: Tubthumping (Idlewild)

THE FUTURE KINGS OF NOWHERE: Let's Be Pirates! (Churchkey)

LA BIEN QUERIDA: Aurora (Elefant)

THE SCHOOL: Why Do You Have To Break My Heart Again? (Elefant)

CROCODILES: Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9) (Souterrain Transmission)

ALLO DARLIN': Wonderland (Fortuna Pop)


RadioNowhere’s Song of the Year 2012

ALLO DARLIN': Wonderland

RadioNowhere’s Album of the Year 2012

CROCODILES: Endless Flowers

RadioNowhere’s Promotional Video of the Year 2012

THE SCHOOL - Why Do You Have To Break My Heart Again?

Sunday 23 December 2012

Ruby's Chicky Boil-Ups: Robots

I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek – The Go-Go’s
Strict Machine – Goldfrapp
Get Up – James Brown
Robot Man – Mary Jane
M.E. – Gary Numan
Baby Come Back – Elektric Music
The Minuet Of The Robots – Jean Jacques Perrey
Dirty Robots – Adam Buxton
Danger! High Voltage – Electric Six
I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper – Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip
Upgrade You – Superthriller
Electric Man – Muddy Waters
Robot Party – Gianni Safred
The Man With The Lightbulb Head – Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
Kesson Dalek – Aphex Twin
Automatic Lover – Dee D Jackson
The Robots - Kraftwerk

Saturday 22 December 2012

Hip Auntie 22.December.2012

Reindeer Boogie – Hank Snow
Twinkle Little Christmas Lights – JD McPherson
Christmas Dinner – Tennessee Ernie Ford
A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus – Tennessee Ernie Ford
Thinking About You At Christmas – Paul Carrack
Snowboarding – The Pearlfishers
Christmas Day – Detroit Junior
Christmas Season – The Maytals
Sleigh Ride – The Ventures
Silent Night – Huey Piano Smith

Saturday 15 December 2012

The Doggone History of Country Music 15.December.2012

Chet Atkins – Christmas Carol
Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas
Bing Crosby – Christmas Dinner, Country Style - 2006 Digital Remaster
Steve Wariner – Christmas In Your Arms
Buck Owens – Christmas Time's A-Comin'
Loretta Lynn – Country Christmas
Kitty Wells – Dasher With the Light Upon His Tail (Re-Recorded Version)
Gene Autry – Frosty The Snowman
Reba McEntire – Happy Birthday Jesus (I'll Open This One Just For You)
Kenny Rogers – I'll Be Home For Christmas - Album Edit
Merle Haggard – If We Make It Through December
Randy Travis – Meet Me Under The Mistletoe
Montgomery Gentry – Merry Christmas From The Family
Roy Orbison – Pretty Paper
Dolly Parton – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Johnny Cash – The Little Drummer Boy
Hank Snow – The Reindeer Boogie
Chris LeDoux – 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
Suzy Bogguss – Two-Step 'Round The Christmas Tree
Sufjan Stevens – We're Goin' To the Country!
Brad Paisley – Winter Wonderland
She & Him – Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Bluegrass Christmas Music Country Christmas Picksations – Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Thursday 13 December 2012

The 007 Style Filmic Special Playlist

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first James Bond film, here's my selection of 007 music showing the style of the worlds most favourite secret agent.

TRACK                       ARTIST                    

Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang John Barry
Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang John Barry/Dionne Warwick
The 007 Theme Monty Norman
Boy's Name Monty Norman
Main Theme John Barry
Gypsy Camp John Barry
You Only Live Twice John Barry/Nancy Sinatra
The Wedding John Barry
Main Theme John Barry
We Have All the Time In the World John Barry
Live & let Die Paul McCartnery/Wings
Sanchez is Dead/Shark Fishing  Michael Kaman
Welcome To Baku David Arnold
Ice Inc David Arnold
The End Of An Aston Martin David Arnold
Vesper David Arnold
Adrenaline Thomas Newman
The James Bond Theme Arnold/Paul Oakenfold

Monday 10 December 2012

The Christopher Laird Show 10.December.2012


CHRIS REA - Driving Home For Christmas
SUSAN KAY - I Won't Let You Lick My Candy Bar
JOEL GENTRY AND THE SKYLARKS - Rudolf, The Disco Reindeer
THE MEXICALI BRASS - God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY - That’s What I Want for Christmas
SOFIA TALVIK - One Last Wish For Christmas
MARK LANEGAN - Burn The Flames
THE NORAD COMMANDERS - Winter Wonderland
THE SCHOOL - Kiss You In The Snow
THE POLYPHONIC SPREE - Do You Hear What I Hear?/Little Drummer Boy     
FRANK SINATRA - The Christmas Waltz

Friday 7 December 2012

Love Action's Friday Fix

Ah December. Time to wrap up, warm some mulled wine and sit in front of the fire... or go out and paint the town green and red in festive attire. Whatever way you celebrate, here's an hour of alternative Christmas tunes to get you in the mood.

On the show this month:

Silent Night - Can
I Want You Back (For Christmas) - September Girls & The #1s
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Joey Ramone
Space Christmas - Shonen Knife
Thanks For Christmas - XTC
Christmas Vacation - Sleep Thieves
Christmas Reindeer - The Knife
All These Trees - Passion Pit
Christmas Party - The Walkmen
Fallen Snow - Au Revoir Simone
All I Wonderful Christmas Is You - Summer Camp
Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree - The Magnetic Fields
Christmas Time Is Here - Damien Jurado
Let's Get It Together This Christmas - Harvey Averne Band
Happy Christmas (The Christmas Song) - The Maytals
Santa Stole My Lady - Fitz and the Tantrems
Christmas in Hollis - Run DMC

Hope you have a wonderful festive season, whatever you celebrate. 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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