T’was very tricky to made a Breakfast show a little spooky or horror themed related, which was a shame as I fancied being part of the forth coming Hallowed-eve shizzle – hence my haunted story care of Spencer Cork and the odd dark track from Garvey, taken from the tense creep filled movie ‘Silence of the Lambs’.
Twofer today was two tracks from Kate Bush – ‘Running up that Hill (2012 mix)’ and ‘Sensual world’. The reason, if I needed one, was a story I read last week, it was about a new sonic weapon developed by the US Military to knock out communications……the Story reminded me of one of her other songs called ‘Experiment IV’ – check the comedy actors in the vid….
On Tuesday (23rd 2012) we heard that Basildon’s electronic pioneers DEPECHE MODE announces dates for their 2013 world tour – The UK will see them in May 2013, 28/29th, as the Depeche Mode tend to tour Europe, the UK and then the USA – sometimes coming back for extras in the UK – So Fingers Crossed. Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher, from the band, happily took questions at their Paris press launch and hinted to the new album sound, which sounds like its a progressive use of vintage synth-tech and modern leather Swagger. Chief song-writer Martin Gore also explained that Lead singer, Dave Gahan had also penned a few tracks…so we can expect new creative ideas from Dave’s solo vibe…....And yes, I will probably be banging on till the day of the gigs.
My Comedy show picks for this week……
Jenny Eclair — Eclairious – 29th Oct 2012 • Bloomsbury Theatre
“Eclairious” is Jenny Eclair’s new stand-up show. The star of ‘Loose Women’ has been thirty years in the business now, and stand-up gives her enormous pleasure. It also gives her dreadful varicose veins.
Andy Parsons: Work in Progress – 3rd Nov 2012 • Pleasance Theatre
Andy Parsons is probably best known as a panellist on TV’s “Mock The Week”, but now you can see him doing some stand-up at the Pleasance Theatre in a series of “work in progress” shows, trying out some brand-new material
Sarah Millican: Thoroughly Modern Millican – 3rd – 4th Nov 2012 • Hammersmith Apollo
Sarah Millican is back on the road with a brand-new show. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a treadmill, or how to eat party food without going to a party, then fret no more! Because “Thoroughly Modern Millican” will help
My music pick for this week;
Mon/Tue 29/30 Oct: Bat for Lashes – HMV Forum, London
Brighton born singer-songwriter Natasha Khan performs under the alias of Bat For Lashes. Khan is a kooky purveyor of a cinematic world and a mystical indie rock sound, which is reminiscent of the nocturnal wanderings of Kate Bush and the heartfelt prayers of Cat Power.
Wed 31 Oct: Django Django – Heaven, London
Psychedelic indie bands Django Django are Dalston quartet Dave Maclean, Vincent Neff, Tommy Grace and Jimmy Dixon.
Wed 31 Oct: The Polyphonic Spree – HMV Forum, London
Symphonic, energetic and off-beat, the Spree clan can have up to 27 members on hand to create happy, jangly rock.
Thu 01 Nov: Kate Nash – Shacklewell Arms, London
London-born singer-songwriter best known for her melodic ditties about modern life