Unnatural Selection

Playlist – Friday 3rd January 2014

I came back, for one night only (until the next time), to give you some tunes I like, especially the QOTSA ones, which were from my Album of 2013, and…

 
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Playlist – Friday 17th May 2013

XTC – Ten Feet Tall Queens of the Stone Age – The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret Beachbuggy – Kickin’ Back Boxer Rebellion – Flashing Red Light Means Go…

 
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Playlist – Sunday 24th February 2013

Audioslave – Cochise Eels – God Damn Right It’s A Beautiful Day Hope of the States – The Red The White The Black The Blue Alice Cooper – Caught In…

 
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Playlist – Friday 8th February 2013

Well it’s been a long time since I’ve sat in this chair, and that make the return so much sweeter.  I really enjoyed myself playing the pick of Muse’s second…

 
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Playlist – Friday 1st June 2012

It’s my first time back on air for months!  Bit rusty, but thankfully I had a whole load of excellent tunes to get me by. Elbow – The Birds Dukes…

 
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Playlist – Saturday 14th January 2012

A one-off Unnatural Selection, tonight with a slightly laid-back feel, and a healthy dose of The Dandy Warhols – six songs from their album Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia.  They’re…

 
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Playlist – Saturday 10th December 2011

Tonight, I was sitting in for Luke Cousins and his Saturday Night Rock, so I thought it only right to dust off the heavier end of my musical library and…

 
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The Very Last Unnatural Selection – Thursday 20th October 2011

Tonight’s show was the last Unnatural Selection ever!  So I took the opportunity to look back over the last 15 months and pick my favourite tracks from the run of…

 
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Unnatural Selection’s Insects Of The Week

The regular feature ‘Insect Of The Week’ on the Unnatural Selection show started on the 26th August 2010, and we had 52 species over the course of the show.  In…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 13th October 2011

This week’s Unnatural Selection went almost exactly like this: Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al Bloc Party – Banquet The Dandy Warhols – Sleep The Stairs – Mr….

 
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Playlist – Thursday 6th October 2011

Tonight’s Unnatural Selection went something like this: Eddie Izzard – For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite Arctic Monkeys – Fake Tales Of San Francisco Kula Shaker – Govinda Beck –…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 29th September 2011

Playlist for tonight’s Unnatural Selection was as follows: Herida – Burnin’ Tree Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower Arcade Fire – Keep The Car Running Sam and Dave –…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 22nd September 2011

This week’s Unnatural Selection followed a two week hiatus to spend some time in Wales, not sure if it helped my DJing skills or not… Tracklisting for the show was…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 1st September 2011

On Unnatural Selection this week we played the following: Stevie Ray Vaughan – Lenny The Magic Numbers – Love Me Like You KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See Aerosmith –…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 25th August 2011

This week’s Unnatural Selection had a vague Reading Festival theme, as well as a few suggestions from listeners – make your suggestions at facebook.com/dans.unnatural.selection Tracklisting for tonight was: Blur –…

 
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First Anniversary Show – Thursday 18th August 2011

This week’s Unnatural Selection celebrated 1 year of random music on a Thursday night from 10pm to midnight!   So I picked tracks from shows over the last year, and threw…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 11th August 2011

Tonight’s Unnatural Selection featured a new track from Boots Electric (who you can see at XOYO on 19th September if you fancy it), and lots of other tunes, in this…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 4th August 2011

This week’s Unnatural Selection was a poignant one, as I played the ‘Sweeney on Breakfast’ jingle for the very last time, make sure you listen from 7am to hear Emma’s…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 28th July 2011

This Week’s Unnatural Selection went something like this: Danny & The Fat Boys – Funhouse Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach Ash – Girl From Mars Simon and Garfunkel…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 21st July 2011

This weeks Unnatural Selection was brought to you in association with a nasty cough and a cold, but I battled on valiantly and brought you a whole selection of songs…

 
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My Birthday Show – Thursday 14th July 2011

On Unnatural Selection this week I was celebrating my birthday by having dedicated Phoenix FM follower Vanda Kopanyi (Vanda the Vampire from the chatroom) joining me in the studio, all…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 7th July 2011

Tonight’s Unnatural Selection paid homage to Eddie’s guests ‘Something Beginning With L’ by playing songs, bands and songs from albums all beginning with ‘L’.  See, it’s not just a random…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 30th June 2011

Tonight’s Unnatural Selection! Kings Of Leon – Radioactive Kasabian – Empire Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Boots Electric – Boots Electric Theme…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 23rd June 2011

On Unnatural Selection last night, I could have taken the easy way out and just played a load of tracks from Glastonbury artists, but I’d forgotten all about it until…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 16th June 2011

This week’s Unnatural Selection featured some requests from the following: Lucy, Mary, Mel and James.  And I strung out Nick Field’s birthday to over a week by finally playing his…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 9th June 2011

Tonight on Unnatural Selection, we played: Screaming Jay Hawkins – You Made Me love You Dandy Warhols – Get Off Faith No More – Midnight Cowboy Space – Money The…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 2nd June 2011

Tonight’s Unnatural Selection consisted of the following: Seasick Steve – Back In The Doghouse Aqualung – Strange and Beautiful Pink Floyd – Arnold Layne KT Tunstall – Through The Dark…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 26th May 2011

On Unnatural Selection tonight, we played: Carter USM – Sheriff Fatman Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil Radiohead – Karma Police Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes XTC –…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 19th May 2011

I returned to Unnatural Selection after a few days in Norfolk last week – I do apologise for my absence… This week’s show featured ‘Reptile of the Week’ as a…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 5th May 2011

This week’s Unnatural Selection steered away from Ivor Cutler and his bizarre stories, and instead featured the vocal loveliness of Professor Stanley Unwin, and his collaboration with The Small Faces. …

 
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Playlist – Thursday 28th April 2011

The Unnatural Selection playlist for tonight was as follows: Dandy Warhols – Every Day Should Be A Holiday Joan Armatrading – Drop The Pilot Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 21st April 2011

This week’s Unnatural Selection was nowhere near as weird as last week’s, but thoroughly enjoyable none-the-less.  Several requests from listeners and some choice tunes from me helped the 2 hours…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 14th April 2011

Tonight’s Unnatural Selection was generally thought of as one of the most unnatural, with songs and readings from Ivor Cutler, various songs from Bagpuss, A song called ‘These Are Not…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 7th April 2011

On Unnatural Selection tonight we played the following: Elbow – Red Beach Boys – God Only Knows Maximo Park – Wraithlike Screamin Jay Hawkins – I Don’t Know Richard Hawley…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 31st March 2011

On tonight’s Unnatural Selection, we played some odd songs, which happened to be good, and some good songs, that happened to be odd, and some good songs that weren’t really…

 
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Playlist – Wednesday 23rd March 2011

Tonight on Unnatural Selection I played out 3 tracks by Herida who took part in the Creative Sessions back in February.  They joined us for the 1am slot, on Sunday 13th and…

 
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Unnatural Selection tonight – Creative Session tracks by Herida

Tonight’s Unnatural Selection features the Creative Session tracks by Herida, which will be broadcast between 10pm and 11pm.  The Creative Sessions took place at the Essex Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 17th March 2011

On Unnatural Selection tonight, we had the usual mix of genres, from Reggae to Rock, Indie to Jazz.  A couple of Creative Sessions appeared, as well as 2 Elbow tracks,…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 10th March 2011

Beck – Lost cause Kula Shaker – Govinder Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Fun lovin’ criminal Them Crooked Vultures – Gunman The Beatles – Day Tripper Daft Punk – Da funk…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 3rd March 2011

Stranglers – Waltz in Black Electric Light Orchestra – Mr Blue Sky Elbow – Neat little rows Spacehog – Skylark Slim Dusty – The hangover song Syd Barrett – Effervescing…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 24th February 2011

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (with Kylie Minogue) – Where the wild roses grow Mystery Jets -Two doors down Dukes of Stratosphear – Little lighthouse Foo Fighters – Everlong…

 
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The Grammy Show – Thursday 17th February 2011

This week I thought I’d play a few songs from Grammy winners, so we had Muse, Arcade Fire and The Black Keys.  Of course, there’s the Elbow track in there…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 10th February 2011

This week I started playing an Elbow track a week, because I’m presenting an Elbow Top 20 show on Friday 27th May. OMD – Enola Gay ZZ Top- Sharp dressed…

 
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The Boxer Rebellion and Creative Sessions Preview – Thursday 3rd February 2011

Tonight’s show included songs from The Boxer Rebellion’s new album ‘The Cold Still’, and some songs from previous Creative Sessions (shown as ‘CR’ below). Electric Six – Gay Bar Bauhaus…

 
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Guess the Theme – Thursday 20th January 2011

There was a theme to tonight’s show, if you missed it, see if you can figure it out from the playlist below: Morrissey – Pregnant for the last time Nirvana…

 
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Lots of Women (comparatively) – Thursday 13th January 2011

Tonight’s show featured three, yes three, Token Females, as well as suggestions from James, Wendy, Mel and Andy (via his Spotify playlists). Tracklisting was as follows: Dreadzone – American Dread…

 
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It’s 2011! – Thursday 6th January 2011

The first show of 2011, so I treated myself to some new Elbow, treated new listener James to 12 minutes of Deep Purple, and treated you all to the songs…

 
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Basslines Special – Thursday 30th December 2010

To round off the year, tonight’s show was the Basslines Special, where we celebrated songs in which the bass plays a massive role.  Some were my choice, most were suggestions…

 
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It’s (nearly) Christmas! – Thursday 23rd December 2010

The last show before Christmas, so I had to slip in a couple of festive tunes, but also played out the choices of several presenters for single of the year…

 
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Thursday 16th December 2010

Poor Eddie Curry wasn’t feeling too good tonight, so I got to play for longer, starting at 8pm, staying in the studio until 11pm, and sorting songs for the run…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 9th December 2010

Tracklisting for tonight’s show was: Death In Vegas – Dirge The Coral – Dreaming Of You Kasabian – Club Foot The Clash – Rock The Casbah Maximo Park – Velocity…

 
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Playlist – Thursday 2nd December 2010

Tracklisting for this week’s show is below! Small Faces – Happiness Stan Reef – Place Your Hands Captain Sensible – Happy Talk Kings Of Leon – Velvet Snow Garbage –…

 
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Replay and Requests – Thursday 25th November 2010

This week’s show was a ‘replay and request’ one, revisiting many of the tunes we played in the first few weeks, and taking requests too. Tracklisting was: The Hives –…

 
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The Wurzel Show – Thursday 18th November 2010

Tonight was unofficially Wurzels Night, as I’d come across their album ‘A Load More Bullocks’, which tickled my fancy no end. I can’t guarantee I won’t be playing them again…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 11th November 2010

Week 13, and yes, we’re already a quarter of a year into this thing… A slightly jazzy air wafted through the studio tonight, with Cy Payne’s rendition of The Magic…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 4th November 2010

Week 12, and back to the usual ‘normal’ stuff I play.  Four ‘Expand My Mind’ suggestions this week, from Debra, Freddy (don’t call me KayKayKayKay),Andy and Mel respectively.  Georgia Strand…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 28th October 2010

Show number 11, and it was the Spooky Special, so all songs had at least a very loose connection to halloween.  Probably, if you use your imagination… Thanks to The…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 21st October 2010

I’m into double figures!  Yes, it’s week 10, and I’m still here, so it can’t all be bad.  Both ‘Expand My Mind’ suggestions came from Mel in Brentwood. The show…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 14th October 2010

My, my, my!  What a great show this week!  Why, why, why?  Because of my lovely listeners and their great taste in music!  Tom Jones, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Happy…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 7th October 2010

Week 8, and it was ‘Double Shot’ week, with two songs from most artists tonight.  We had ‘Expand My Mind’ suggestions from Lauren, Chris and Mel respectively, and a bit…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 30th September 2010

Week 7 – lucky for some!  There was a Double Shot from Arcade Fire, but I chickened out of another by Gong, just treating the ears of Brentwood and Billericay…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 23rd September 2010

Week 6!  There was a late start, due to me gigging beforehand, but we soon cracked on with a couple of tunes for the girls that came to see the…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 16th September 2010

Week 5!  More of the same, meaning a random mix of stuff that I like, as well as some ‘Expand My Mind’ suggestions from Mel/Michelle, Andy and Coach Mahaffey respectively. …

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 9th September 2010

Week 4, and this show’s music ranges in date from 1856 to 2010, with a hefty helping of late 1960s and 70s. No worries, that’s what Unnatural Selection’s about.  We…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 2nd September 2010

Week three of Unnatural Selection, and I’ve got the ‘Expand My Mind’ feature underway (just need to sort a jingle for it), with lots of suggestions of songs or artists…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 26th August 2010

The second Unnatural Selection introduced the new feature ‘Insect of the Week’, which in case you missed it, was the Seven Spot Ladybird.  We also heard two Token Females, and…

 
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Unnatural Selection – Thursday 19th August 2010

Well, that was the first Unnatural Selection and I think it went pretty well – nothing disastrous happened, and I didn’t end up a gibbering wreck.  It was a V…

 
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