Category Archives: Sunday Best

Ocean Flaws in the studio & New Arctic Monkeys…

This week was huge, we debuted some brand new music from the Arctic Monkeys 2018 album, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino and boy it sounded good, some real cool sounds. We also had Ocean Flaws in the building for a chit chat, Ocean Flaws represent the next wave of independent psych music. In just two years since their formation, this four piece psychedelic outfit from Shenfield, Essex have headlined Flag Factory Festival and a stage at Brentwood Festival.

With a new EP in the pipeline, just in time for summer, this young and energetic four-piece pack a sound that is destined for great things.

Ocean Flaws Socials!

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Playlist from the show…

        Arctic Monkeys - Arabella
	Arctic Monkeys - Four Out Of Five
	Alice Merton - No Roots
	Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
	Jamie T - Shelia
	Wolf Alice - Beautifully Unconventional
	MGMT - Electric Feel
	Foals - My Number
	Royal Blood  Lights Out
	Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
	Underworld - Born Slippy
	REM - Losing My Religion
	Jungle - Julia
	Mac DeMarco  Freaking Out The Neighbourhood
        Kasabian - Underdog
	Beach boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
	Junip - So Clear
	Maribou State feat Holly Walker - Midas
	Public access TV - Lost in the Game
	Arctic Monkeys - Star Treatment

A WEEK OF MUSIC AND CHARITY

As the countdown continues on Sunday Best for the release of Arctic Monkey’s new album, we played a lot of their classic tracks and other bands such as Stone Roses, Oasis and Blossoms.

Hope all running the marathon done awesome, well done to you!

	Calvin Harris Dua Lipa - One Kiss Lyric Video
	MGMT - Electric Feel (Album Version)
	Blossoms - I Can't Stand It
	Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker
        The Man That I Am
	Foals - My Number
	Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
	Courteeners - You Overdid It Doll 1
	Doves - Black and White Town
	Kasabian - Underdog
        Jamie T - Shelia
	Circa Waves - T-Shirt Weather
	Madness - Night Boat To Cairo
	Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
        Royal Blood  Lights Out Official Video
	Avicii Levels (Radio Edit)
	Florence & the Machine - Spectrum Say My Name Calvin Harris
	Paulo Nutini - Jenny Don't Be Hasty
	Beck - Up All Night
	Maribou State feat Holly Walker - Midas
	Jungle - Julia
	alt-J - Left Hand Free
	Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
	Wolf Alice - Beautifully Unconventional
	Catfish and the Bottlemen - Pacifier 1
	Green Day - Holiday
        Arctic Monkeys - Arabella
	ALICE MERTON - NO ROOTS
	Underworld - Born Slippy

ARCTIC MONKEYS NEW ALBUM!!

GET READY!! – Arctic Monkeys have come out and released the date of their new album, May 11th, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. Get yourselves ready people, it is going to be HUGE. This week we played some AM classics and debuted a brand new track from Alice Merton, No Roots (THE BASELINE IS SOMETHING ELSE)

TRACKLIST FOR NEW ARCTICS ALBUM!

Shows playlist…

	Jungle - Julia
	Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker
	Blossoms - I Can't Stand It
	alt-J - Left Hand Free
	Mr Jukes - Grant Green (Featuring Charles 1
	Kasabian - Underdog
	Jam - News Of The World
	Clash - Rock The Casbah
	Paul Weller - The Changingman
	Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
	Oasis - Live Forever
	Florence & The Machine - You Got The Love
	Wolf Alice - Beautifully Unconventional
	The Man That I Am
	Doves - Black and White Town
	Killers - Mr Brightside
	Small Faces - Tin Soldier
	Who - Pinball Wizard
	Kasabian - LSF
	Underworld - Born Slippy
	ALICE MERTON - NO ROOTS
	Billy Ocean - Red Light Spells Danger
	Stone Roses - Fool's Gold
	Pulp - Common People
	Kings Of Leon - Fans
	Maribou State feat Holly Walker - Midas
	Foster The People - Sit Next To Me (Stereotypes remix)
	Wombats - Moving To New York
	Coral - Dreaming Of You

HAPPY EASTER

It was a Happy Easter from myself on Sunday as we played a variety of different music. With the likes of Oasis and Stone Roses the show was always going to be a good one. Few new tracks being debuted on Sunday Best from Foster The People and The Vaccines and some all time classics as always.

If you know of any or have some new music yourself which you would like to get played on my show then please contact me, EMAIL – conorslifestyle@gmail.com

Playlist…

	Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
	Blossoms - I Can't Stand It
	Foster The People - Sit Next To Me (Stereotypes remix)
	The Man That I Am
	Liam Gallagher - Wall Of Glass
	Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song
	Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker
	Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song
	Miles Kane - Come Closer
	Royal Blood - Figure It Out
	Foo Fighters - The Line
	Oasis - Live Forever
	Kasabian - Underdog
	Clash - Rock The Casbah
	Arctic Monkeys - Dancing Shoes
	Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
	Coral - Dreaming Of You
	Who - My Generation
	Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
	Jam - News Of The World
	Stone Roses - Fool's Gold
	Foals - My Number
	Smiths - This Charming Man
	Verve - Love Is Noise
	Blur - Parkife
	Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
	Specials - Ghost Town
	Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness
	Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
	Stereophonics - Maybe Tomorrow

Welcome to Sunday Best…

This week we named the show, Sunday Best!

Having had my wisdom tooth out this week, the show consisted of a lot more music and a lot less talking. We played some all time classics from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, The Clash and Faithless with some brand new music from The Vaccines, Youth Club and Foster The People.

Hope you enjoyed, playlist below…

	Jungle - Julia
	Maribou State feat Holly Walker - Midas
        Royal Blood - Figure It Out
	Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco (clean)
	Blossoms - I Can't Stand It
	The Man That I Am
	Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
	Pulp - Disco 2000
	Liam Gallagher - Wall Of Glass
	Jamie T - Shelia
	Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
	Catfish and the Bottlemen - Cocoon
	Foster The People - Sit Next To Me (Stereotypes remix)
	Wolf Alice - Formidable Cool (radio edit)
	1975 - Girls
	Bombay Bicycle Club - What You Want
	alt-J - Breezeblocks
	Foo Fighters - The Pretender
	Clash - Rock The Casbah
	Vaccines - I Can't Quit
	Faithless - Insomnia
	Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
	Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
	Kasabian - Underdog
	Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
	Peace - Toxic
	Wombats - Moving To New York

Conor’s new Sunday morning show…

Hope you enjoyed the show, playing some of my all time favourites along with a few new tracks as always. Lots more to come from my brand new Sunday morning show, tune in next week!

Shows Playlist…

Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down

	Maribou State feat Holly Walker - Midas
	The Man That I Am
	Royal Blood - Figure It Out
	London Grammar - Strong
	Jungle - Julia
	Wolf Alice - Formidable Cool (radio edit)
	Foster The People - Sit Next To Me (Stereotypes remix)
	Catfish and the Bottlemen - Cocoon
	Miles Kane - Inhaler
	Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Holy Mountain
	Kasabian - LSF
	Strokes - Reptilia 1
	Arctic Monkeys - The View From The Afternoon
	Foo Fighters - The Line
	Kings Of Leon - Pyro
	Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
	James Bay - Best Fake Smile
	Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
	Vaccines - I Can't Quit
	Liam Gallagher - Paper Crown
	Kasabian - Underdog
	Peace - Toxic
	Blossoms - I Can't Stand It
	Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
	Foals - My Number
	Black Keys - Tighten Up 1

This Weeks Top Ten ………

Rhododendron

 

Top Ten Gardening Tips for the week ahead……………..

  1. Time to buy your summer bedding plants.
  2. Apply a mulch to bare areas of earth to hold in moisture and suppress weeds.
  3. Apply a liquid feed to bulb foliage to give them a boost for next year.
  4. Sow radish and spring onions.
  5. If you have a glasshouse time to put on some shading.
  6. Feed houseplants weekly till the autumn.
  7. Pick off the dead flowers on rhododendrons and camellias.
  8. Cut the lawn at least weekly.
  9. Weeds are growing as fast as the grass. Keep under control.
  10. Chelsea done so plan your next garden show trip.

 

Have a great week and see you next week.

Andrew

 

 


Blooming Frames!

Last Saturday I had some free time (which is unusual!) and I thought, “I know, a visit to a garden!” However the power of Facebook and a message form Steve Roach (or “Roachy” as he apparently known to certain friends!)

He was advocating a trip to the Brentwood Garden show and to a stand called “Blooming Frames”! Well it takes a lot for me to be impressed by anything horticultural, unless it is very unusual! So my afternoon was sealed to a trip to the Garden show! As I walked in the first tent there they were “Blooming Frames in” all their glory and was I impressed, hell yes!

Basically the idea is that you have plants growing in a frame that you hang up like a picture frame! No bending down to weed and a perfect display at eye level that can be changed as quickly as any pot plant.

Bedding plants, succulents, moss, the skies the limit in what you can grow in these frames!

If you want to know more you can find Blooming Frames on Facebook at /Blooming Frames or on Twitter@BloomingFrames

I interviewed them on my show last Sunday. A link on how you can hear this again will be here shortly.

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Planting Lilies in Pots

Planting Lilies in Pots

This is the time of the year to plant Lilies in containers. Almost all Lilies grow well in containers, and a really good way to display them if you don’t have a garden. Choose your bulbs for the space you have available. If you have a lot of space you could choose the giant varieties or tight for space choose the dwarfer types!

Preparing the container:

Containers can be anything from plastic to earthenware pots. Planting Lilies in plastic pots means you can add them to a spare place in a border. Earthenware pots clearly are more permanent.

Clay pots need drainage so add an inch of crocks (broken pots) or shingle to the bottom of the pot. Plastic pots usually have enough drainage holes.

Crocks

Planting density & depth:

Plant three to four smaller bulbs 2-3in diameter into 9-10in diameter containers. Allow 2in between bulbs and use only deep containers. Half fill the pot with a good compost. John Innes No3 being the best (in my opinion!) Lilies are hungry so always add a slow release fertilizer to the compost.

Planting Lillies

Finally fill up the container but leave an inch from the rim of the container to allow for enough water. Don’t forget to add a label.

Add label

Aftercare:

Make sure the compost is moist at all times, but not wet. Feed with a high potassium liquid fertiliser such as tomato feed every fortnight during summer.

Lilies can be grown on in the same pot for years providing that they are well fed and watered.

In the south of England Lilies can be left outside in their pots.

After a few years though they will need re-potting. This can be done just after flowering in the autumn or in the spring but be careful to avoid knocking off the new shoots.

Problems:

Lily Beetle is a major problem. Squash the beetles as soon as they are seen!

Lily Beetle close up


50 Sheds of Grey!

Sheds

 

Well it is the week after Valentines Day and there has been a lot about “that” Film!!

The novel Fifty Shades Of Grey has seduced women – and baffled blokes. I’m sure the film will be exactly the same! Now a spoof, Fifty Sheds Of Grey, offers a treat for the men. The book has author Colin Grey recounting his love encounters at the bottom of the garden. Here are some extracts, but if you are sensitive person don’t read on…

 

We tried various positions – round the back, on the side, up against a wall… but in the end we came to the conclusion the bottom of the garden was the only place for a good shed.

 

We stood alone on the idyllic white beach. She shed her clothes. I shed my inhibitions. At that moment I knew it would always be about sheds.

 

She stood before me, trembling and naked in my shed. “I’m yours for the night,” she gasped, “You can do whatever you want with me.” So I took her to Nando’s.

 

She knelt before me on the shed floor and tugged gently at first, then harder until finally it came. I moaned with pleasure. Now for the other boot.

 

Ever since she read THAT book, I’ve had to buy all kinds of ropes, chains and shackles. She still manages to get into the shed, though.

 

“Put on this rubber suit and mask,” I instructed, calmly. “Mmmm, kinky!” she purred. “Yes,” I said, “You can’t be too careful with all that asbestos in the shed roof.”

 

“Harder!” she cried, gripping the potting bench tightly. “Harder!” “Okay,” I said. “What’s the gross national product of Nicaragua?”

 

I lay back exhausted, gazing happily out of the shed window. Despite my concerns about my inexperience, my rhubarb had come up a treat.

 

If you want more you can buy the trilogy of 50 Sheds of Grey at your local bookshop or follow them on twitter: @50ShedsofGrey or on Facebook /50ShedsofGrey.

 

More “real”  gardening next week!

 

Andrew