Lovely end to a top week of sport with glorious summer sun…..such a surprise, in the melodic words of celebrated Belgium martial arts actor, Star of Expendables 2 and famed white sock wearer…. ‘Claude Van Damme- “Take my breath away….boom..boom“.
Talking of oddities….on today’s show we were talking about songs that either have a double meaning or a hidden story/narrative, that your either like and or regret when you hear the subliminal element. for example – ‘Turning Japanese by The Vapours’..then there was ‘The Lone Ranger by Quantum Jump’ – check the video:
Then there are songs where you remember often snippets but nothing more, and only discover maybe years later what the song is about – I had this Vacoder layered song in my head which turned out to be a corny ‘Hi-NRG’ shocker – ‘Male Stripper by Man 2 Man meets man parish’ – check the video:
On a more sensible and classier note – theres a rumour that Kate Bush maybe part of the Olympic closing ceremony – so Twofers today was two from Kate Bush, we played – ‘Sensual world’ and ‘Wild man’.
My Comedy show picks for this week……
Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence — Comedy Store – 12th August 2012 • Comedy Store
TV’s Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Neil Mullarkey, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Andy Smart.
David Hasselhoff Live! – 17th – 18th August 2012 • Leicester Square Theatre
David Hasselhoff is the most indisputable superstar on planet Earth, bar none. And you can meet Mr Swimming Trunks when he comes to London for an evening of music, laughter, and a behind-the-scenes look at his amazing Career.
Boat Show Comedy Club — Lee Hurst – 18th August 2012 • Tattershall Castle
Lee Hurst will appear at Tattershall Castle — London’s finest floating comedy club — alongside Ian Stone, Duncan Oakley and MC John Ryan.
My music pick for this week;
|Tue 14 Aug||
Grant Lee Buffalo – HMV Forum, London
A gig from 90s rockers Grant Lee Buffalo, one of the leading lights of the American alt-rock scene. The original line-up of Grant-Lee Phillips, Paul Kimble and Joey Peters have reformed and return for a very special performance
|Fri 17 Aug||
Shed Seven – O2 Academy Islington, London
Indie band from York who were a staple of the 1990s Britpop scene. With 15 Top 40 singles and a string of Top 20 albums to their name, the band officially broke up in 2003 only to announce their reformation in 2007
|Sat 18 Aug||
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – The Windmill Brixton, London
Opinionated and political with the hedonistic streak of a twenty something given the chance to escape hometown life. Get Cape’s music is passionate and life affirming with a layering of socially aware lyrics
|Sun 19 Aug||
The Afghan Whigs – Koko, London
Influential and critically-acclaimed early 90s alternative rock band