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House of Fun with Special Guest Heather Small

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My special guest in the studio this week was the wonderful HEATHER SMALL from M PEOPLE! Chatting before her performance at The Brentwood Festival.

We also chat about your brilliant dates as well as your dating disasters!

Tonight’s playlist:

Madness – Driving In My Car
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
Leona Lewis – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Level 42 – Something About You
Levellers – Hope Street
M People – Search For The Hero
Madonna – Ray of Light
Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Felix – Don’t You Want Me
Garbage – Stupid Girl
Fat Boy Slim – Praise You
Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom
Heaven 17 – Temptation
Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo
Sugar Bear – Don’t Scandalize Mine
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – She
Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)
Heather Small – Proud

House of Fun with Special Guests Richard Buckley and Roddy McDonald

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I had two super guests on the phone this week as well as plenty of chats with Mr Drivetime Charlie Davy.

First I spoke to Richard Buckley – chef and proprietor of the award-winning and Good Food Guide listed Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen in Bath.

My second interview was with Roddy McDonald, the founder of Water For Health.

Giggling and FAB music 😀

Gepostet von Karin Ridgers am Freitag, 6. Juli 2018


Tonight’s playlist:

Madness – The Return Of The Los Palmas 7
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Spin Doctors – Two Princes
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
Portishead – Glory Box
10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime
Paul Weller – You Do Something To Me
Jam – Start!
Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Duran Duran – Rio
Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze
Style Council – Long Hot Summer
Tears For Fears – Pale Shelter

House of Fun with Special Guests Angela Langford and Rick Hay

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My special guest on the phone this week was the wonderful Angela Langford who spoke to us about her cruelty-free skincare products and gave her advice for top tips for skincare.

AND we had the amazing Rick Hay chatting,  just before he went live on TV, about his expert advice about having the best skin, what we should be eating to achieve this.

Also lots of super advice was tweeted in and send by Facebook from YOU my super listener 😀

Thanks everyone! A summer theme tonight until 8pm … with some flipping AWESOME music…. and chatting about your natural and vegan skincare advice 😀 😀 xxx Tune in!!

Gepostet von Karin Ridgers am Freitag, 29. Juni 2018


Tonight’s playlist:

Madness – One Step Beyond
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Squeeze – This Summer
Style Council – Long Hot Summer
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach
Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff – Summertime
Portishead – Glory Box
Billy Idol – Hot In The City
Steps – Summer Of Love
Soft Cell – Torch
Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer
Sam Cooke – Summertime
Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo
A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
Police – Roxanne

House of Fun with Danielle Fearon and Chris Benn

My guests this week were the Lovely Danielle Fearon (Daughter of Baby D and Phil Fearon) hair model, make up artist and wellness retreat owner as well as her fantastic personal trainer Guru Fiance, Chris Benn! An amazing vegan power couple so lots of giggles guaranteed!

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This week’s Tracklist

Madness – Driving In My Car
Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Stereophonics – Maybe Tomorrow
DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts (Clean Version)
Michael Jackson – Baby Be Mine
Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee)
Earth Wind and Fire – September
Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon – Dancing tight
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
Stevie Wonder – Do I Do


House of Fun with Alex Coulter, Jared Coulter and Dr Ro

This weeks guests were the lovely Alex & Jared Coulter discussing VGang, and their alternative vegan friendly Valentine’s Party as well as the incredible Dr Ro talking about keeping your relationships alive.

A super playlist tonight…. focusing on your ultimate school disco track 😀

Madness - Wings Of A Dove,
Adventures Of Stevie V - Dirty Cash (Money Talks),
Elton John - Crocodile Rock,
Bros - When Will I Be Famous_,
Rose Royce - Car Wash,
Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining,
N-Trance - Stayin' Alive,
Irene Cara - Fame,
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (part 2),
Maroon 5 - This Love,
Whigfield - Saturday Night,
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough,
Yazz And The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up,
Rozalla - Everybody's Free (To Feel Good) (Radio edit),
Bad Manners - Lip Up Fatty,
Soft Cell - Tainted Love,
Blondie - Heart Of Glass,
Robin S - Show Me Love,
Wham  - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping,

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House of Fun – with Rozalla and Russell Quirk

Tonight’s show:

A big thank you to our two guests tonight!

Firstly, ROZALLA came down to chat about her career, her songs old and new and some great stories about some famous people she’s met along the way.

She also sang her 1992 smash hit Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) live in the studio and you can see that below!

Secondly my old friend RUSSELL QUIRK, founder of online estate agency eMOOV came in for a chat about what he’s up to at the moment. You can hear the whole show again by clicking the link at the top of the page.

(Rozalla starts at 29:00, Russell starts at 1:34:00)

Tonight's super play list - including Rozalla singing LIVE is.....

Madness - House Of Fun
ABC - Tears Are Not Enough
Police - I Can't Stand Losing You
Mel C - On The Horizon
Darkness - Friday Night
Princess - Say I'm Your Number One
Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light
Billy Ocean - Caribbean queen
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Nomad - (I Wanna Give You) Devotion
Kylie Minogue - Everybody's Free (To Feel Good

House of Fun with Isobel Hutchinson, Chris James and Ruth Jackson

Tonight Karin Ridgers was joined by Isobel Hutchinson, Director of Animal Aid, Chris James of Mind Body and Soul as well as Ruth Jackson from Lumie who joined us for a telephone interview about light therapy and Blue Monday.

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Click here for the official Lumie website

Tonight’s Awesome Playlist! 😀

Madness – Baggy Trousers
Bananarama – Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
Bow Wow Wow – Go Wild In The Country
Blondie – Rapture
Carly Simon – You’re So Vain
Colourfield – Thinking of you
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
David Bowie – Changes
D-Ream – Things Can Only Get Better
Damned – Eloise
Smiths – This Charming Man
Cure – Let’s Go To Bed
Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart

House of Fun with Nadia Wyatt and Lucy Wyatt

This weeks guests were the amazing Nadia Wyatt of Goals Solution, counselling and psychotherapy. I was also joined by her amazing daughter, Lucy Wyatt. At just 8 years old, Lucy is in remission from Leukaemia and has sang in the ‘Ray of Sunshine’ choir charity single with Michael Ball and Alfie Boe. This was also the charity that helped Lucy during her illness.

Click here to visit ‘Goals Solutions’ official website

Click here to visit ‘Rays of sunshine’ official website

We also had the radio exclusive for the super K 9 Angels and their new stunning single to support rescued dogs. 

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Tonight's playlist.... of super music! 

Madness - Wings Of A Dove
Wham - Bad Boys
Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
Big Country - Wonderland
Lets Go Home by K-9 Angels
East 17 - Stay Another Day
Wet Wet Wet - Angel Eyes
Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
Wham! - Last Christmas
Nomad - (I Wanna Give You) Devotion
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Primitives - You Trashed My Christmas
Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don't Care
Spin Doctors - Two Princes
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe With The Rays of Sunshine Children's Choir and Friends - Bring Me Sunshine
Spice Girls - Wannabe
Wonder Stuff - Golden Green
George Michael - Faith
Felix - Don't You Want Me

House of Fun with Brian Jacobs and Zane Zalite

Tonight’s guests were Brian Jacobs, hypnotherapist of Hypnotic Solutions and Zane Zalite, founder of the Ayurvedic Lifestyle Salon & Spa, Shakti Veda Spa.

Click here to visit the official website of Hypnotic Solutions

Click here to visit the official website of the Shakti Veda Spa

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This weeks brilliant play list is.... :D 
Madness - Driving In My Car
David Bowie - Changes
Queen - A Kind of Magic
Bryan Adams - Run To You
Blondie - Sunday Girl
Carly Simon - You're So Vain
Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
Blur - Parkife
Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic
Curiosity Killed The Cat - Down To Earth
Beatles - Yesterday
Elton John - I'm Still Standing
Damned - Eloise
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Sugar Bear - Don't Scandalize Mine

Voi Vang time

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Last Synth City show of November 2016 it is, and blimey is it almost that there Christmas…the period where we all go mad and new music sort of slows down. Luckily not too soon, as we had more new music this week. and this time from Softwave, Tolchock, Charlotte Someone ft Lokka Vox, Cardiochoas and Voi Vang[singer songwriter] who joined me on the phone to talk about studying in London, Sheffield, her music style, influences to her sound, stage space needs and Glam rock…and loads more in-between. We finished by hearing a exclusive new track from her, which will be available to enjoy via the Voi Vang Soundcloud page – here:  Voi Vang – Mirror


Also, we had more new album tracks from Real Experts, Eden, Where the Night Falls and Cloak, plus a DM & Numan fix special, warm water worries from me and gig news….

1.Gun by Chvrches
2.You Just Walked Away by Ekkoes
3.One Man in my Heart Love Action (EMP mix) by Human League
4.Tokyo Rooftops by Berlyn Trilogy
5.Awake But Still Asleep by SoftWave
6.KILL FOR LOVE by Chromatics
7.Definition by Cloak
8.Don’t wanna lose you (Radio Edit) by Eden
9.Cards by Voi Vang
11.Mirror by Voi Vang
12.Out Of My System (Derek Anthony Williams Remix) by Real Experts
14.Ascend by Shelter
15.Slide by Where The Night Falls
16.Murmured in Dreams by Charlotte Someone ft Lokka Vox
17.Falling Apart by Strobegirl
18.Imitation of Life (Pale Imitation Remix) by Tenek
19.Scanner (Game Over Mix) by Gary Numan
20.A Pain That I m Used To (Extended Marsheaux) by Depeche Mode
21.The Winner Takes it All by Promenade Cinema
22.Rage Love Fear (Club Mix) by Tolchock
23.Complete (Massive Ego Remix) by Blutengel
24.Wine & Champagne(Radio Edit) by Cardiochoas
25.Sirenna (Today We See Colour) by Losers
26.Hold Back Your Love by White Lies

If you missed the live radio show, then please check out the rerun, specially  made below via Mixcloud;

Tenek of Life

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In a week where there was excitement about a Super Moon, we had a super show….. I know, I’m such the wag and you may note I like a tenuous link to a 80’s tinged moon type track in the show. Well I had some great new tracks on the show, this week from Real Experts – White Lies and Blutegel, as well some first plays from the new Tenek EP. As in the Phoenix FM studio, I was joined by two members of the band, Peter Steer and Steve Clarke from Tenek, who were in to chat about the fourth coming EP- Imitation of Life [ out Nov 29th].  


We chatted about the bands newly released Sci-Fi inspired video to illustrate the single, and we chatted about the process behind writing the song and picking remixes for actual EP, plus we heard two tracks from the EP; also talked about beards and steak and I think I got a year wrong or something….. dunno, you will just have to take a listen to rerun the mixcloud version:..

That’s the Spirit

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Swinging into October, and saying bye bye to the lovely summer….ahem, well the brighter  weather, but never mind as the great music and gig type news still flows to lighten the darkening nights. On the day of this live radio show,  we had heard that Basildon synth Pioneers Depeche Mode have formally announced a new tour and a album to delight our ears bits, live from Milan- Mind you they only announced one UK date; so not quite a Tour for the UK. We did have a little teaser of what the album may sound like but no firm dates on the album release- Called SPIRIT, nor a fledging single off that said new album….. we will be patient ah; well in spirit. We had more New tracks on this weeks show, this time from The Lunchbox Surrender, Dancing with Ruby, The Mystic Underground and Ooberfuse. Plus a double whammy from Jean-Michel Jarre; who is touring the UK- I said Depeche Mode, Touring the UK.

We spoke also about Synth Wave Live in 2017 and other up and coming gigs in 2016, so If you missed the live broadcast, then feel free to catch the rerun here via Mixcloud;

Forget summer

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On this weeks show I didn’t mention once the fact of my ailments in the cold virus department, such is the measure of the marta I am. I shared the tonic of my great music in a little radio show to soothe it. We Chatted about forgetfulness and how that can create some testing situation – like holiday mishaps and concert fails. On the show, I delivered some more great new tracks again- This week from LorD and Master, Frixion, White Lies, Foreign Technology, Reborn Beton, A Glimpse of Passion. As well as a few remixed tracks from dek101, Milan, Depeche Mode and The Judas Matrix, plus the odd classic along the way.

Show Playlist:

  • Automatic Writing – Blue Unicorns
  • Rodney Cromwell – Fax Message Breakup [single)
  • Depeche Mode – Heaven (Kernfusion Mix)
  • The Judas Matrix – I Can’t Take This (Anymore) (Ease the Pain Remix)
  • White Lies – Morning in LA
  • Mesh – Paper Thin.mp3
  • Model Depose – Particles
  • Ys Atlov – You Can’t Fool Me.mp3
  • Lemonade Kid – Lay the Country Down
  • Frixion – From Dusk ’til Dawn
  • Psy’Aviah – Opia (ft. Pieter Van Vaerenbergh) (Radio Edit)
  • Real Experts – How About No (Parralox Remix)
  • dek101 – Widescreen (Ballroom Fantasy Mix)
  • LorD and Master – This is now
  • Milan – I don’t know why I can’t decide (LorD and Master remix)
  • Voi Vang – Cards
  • Frost (Norway) – The Woods
  • Foreign technology – Absolute
  • Thompson Twins – Don’t Mess With Doctor Dream
  • Blott – Difficult Times
  • iEuropean – World of fantasy
  • A glimpse of passion – Missing you
  • Austen – Rush of Blood
  • Mechanical Cabaret – Ne Plus Ultra
  • ACTORS – Bury Me
  • Beborn Beton – 24-7 Mystery (remix By Val Solo OF S.P.O.C.K.)
  • Empathy Test – Demons

If You Missed the live Radio show, then why not try the rerun version. Specially made to take anywhere via Mixcloud;

Never Enough

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“I’ve just come down from the isle of Skye”….. actually Perth, as I had a little wee Scottish break. Yet oddly there were no Scottish artist in the show- odd ah. I has more new music and this week from, Psy’Aviah, Milan, Shelter and Vile Electrodes. Plus a cool Depeche Mode cover via Parralox and a mashup remix that made me think of Anna Friel [have a listen out and see if you get why]. If that last remark wasn’t odd or weird enough, well we spoke about odd places to get WiFi in your life and the oddity of the new trend in Vape pipes technology; I know…what tangents.


  • Visage – Never Enough
  • The Stir Fry Pop Star – Fears and Tears
  • Human League – Being Boiled (Static Dust Edit)
  • This Human Condition – Telepathic Heights (Clubmix)
  • Psy’Aviah – Opia (ft. Pieter Van Vaerenbergh) (Radio Edit)
  • Shiny Darkness – Dirty Morning (Electro vibes mix).
  • dEk101 – Widescreen (Edit)
  • Beborn Beton – She Cried (Version)
  • Voi Vang – Cards
  • Vile Electrodes – Stranger To Myself
  • Bella Wagner – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  • Gray Pop – Wicked world
  • Empathy Test – Demons
  • Sol Flare – Not Holding On
  • Shelter – Lost in the 80’s (feat. Parralox)
  • Parralox – Fools
  • Copy Correct – Light Of The Nation
  • Rodney Cromwell – Fax Message Breakup [single)
  • 3D – Ugly Nature
  • ACTORS – Bury Me
  • The Department – THIS BE THE VERSE (Radio Version)
  • Milan – I don’t know why I cant decide
  • Lemonade Kid – Lay the Country Down
  • The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds.
  • Vague Notion – Butterfly on Bone
  • Analogue Wave – Half Light
  • DIVVISIONS – Starcrossed
  • Aesthetic Perfection – Never Enough

If you missed the actual live show, then nee botha, we have the Rerun stream specially made for you here on Mixcloud;

Electro Triumph

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Well this weekend was quite busy live music affair, as on Friday I went to London’s east end to Brick lane to see Empathy Test, who were supported by Sol Flare and The Glass Children–  a night of great electro pop, with almost a battle of the best song bird. The venue was Club 1001 and at this I bumped into Promenade Cinema, who were not just there for the gig bit were in London to Play Electro London the next day.  A great night with 3 great bands…..just the starter.

Saturday was a lovely long and stunningly fun day, as it was the 2016 edition of Electro London, a music type festival dreamed up by Johnny Normal and Rob Green. This was it’s second edition after 2015 debut event and it was indeed clear a growing delight. I for my sins was the event DJ and I was in the DJ Booth attached to the stage all night [2pm till midnight..have the ringing ears to prove it]; Playing the intermission music you understand. Not only was there eleven great acts on the bill, from Sweden, Ireland, Germany and Canada, as well as the UK,  but as well, among the audience were quite a few similar talented artists giving the event support.  This event was a stunner and I dare say there will be a lot of reviews to read, as there are already loads of quality photo’s and videos of the artist in circulation, I know I met so many people and have loads of memories coming back to me, one notable was Wolfgang Flu [headliner], asking me to turn the monitors up; I think he though I was the sound engineer, Still it was odd and yet cool to be spoken to by a Kraftwerk legend, considering I have been listening to their music since a child.  wolfgang-flu-el16

Glad to say I had more new music in this weeks show hot playlist, from Susanne Sundor, White Lies, The Judas Matrix, Reborn Beton, Bella Wager and Rodney Cromwell, plus more remix type gems and another Synth In The City [ gig news], along with a short talkie ramble, about the supposed big announcement of the release of a ton of Depeche Mode classic and recent video’s coming out – which kind of almost turned into a debate, into what was their best video and or did they make videos worth buy in a box set.


Show Playlist:

  • ACTORS – Bury Me
  • Covenant – Sound Mirrors
  • Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (Half-Life Mix)
  • Metroland – Harry Beck
  • Bella Wagner – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  • Massive Ego & Empire State Human – Low Life (Zarkoff Remix)
  • DOLLS + Fauxplay – In Control
  • Shelter – Figaro [Matt Pop’s Radio Mix]
  • Tenek – Another Day
  • White Lies – Come On
  • Ideomotor – Amplified
  • Zundapp – Shadows
  • M.O – Rebel
  • The Judas Matrix – I Can’t Take This (Anymore)
  • Depeche Mode v New Order – Enjoy The Confusion
  • Brutalist Architecture in the Sun – When is it Better
  • Nius X – Hitting The Wall
  • Beborn Beton – She Cried (Version)
  • Syntheads – Eleanor Rigby (Single Mix)
  • Voi Vang – Cards
  • Austen – Rush of Blood
  • Rodney Cromwell – Fax Message Breakup [single)
  • Cult With No Name – Not so Big in Japan
  • Empathy Test – Demons
  • ElektroFish – Spiralling
  • Susanne Sundfør – Fade Away
  • Sol Flare – Not Holding On
  • The Stir Fry Pop Star – Fears and Tears

If you did miss the Live Radio show, then why not check out the rerun edition here on Mixcloud;


Mesh Looking

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As August 2016 is racing to close off our summer, we had yet more new music and to cap it a chat with with Richard Silverthorn, from Bristol Synth pop rockers Mesh. The band who have been together for 15yrs and tour to great success have just release their brand new album LOOKING SKYWARD, and so Richard to time to have a chat about the album, their process with his band partner Mark Hocking. We talked about new artists, the use of social media, Press ups and touring, plus lots more… MESH Looking Skyward

We had a couple cool remixes in the show care of David Burdick for two artists Kildare Station and Vague notion, Peoples Theatre remix for Eden. plus brand new singles from Covenant and Actors, along with classic tracks and some gig chat.

As always, I produce a special rerun of the live radio show for your ears to approve, so please check out stream- like and share the Mixcloud edition;


Fruit and nutcase

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As the old advertisement line goes, ‘everyones a fruit and nutcase’, and with me and healthy food and exercise, that be the case. As this weekend just gone I decided it was time to sort things out, with new exercises and running along with ‘healthy’ food, and I wondered what odd healthy food methods or suggestions you may have had. We had another healthy show of new music in the show with a great remix for Real Experts by an Australian synth artist Parralox, a new single from The Stir Fry Pop star, Nius X and Introflirt, another track from the debut album from Brutalist Architecture In the Sun. Along with my chatty bit, and my DM fix we had another Synth In the City and Show Opener Artist result….plus a great selection of some 80’s synth classics for once. Robh mixcloud cartoon









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Captain Caveman

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Now, I must warn you here and now, if you decide to listen back to this weeks rerun of my live radio show, you may be startled,  because this week, whilst chatting about the modern shed project thing called Mancaves is popular, I may had lost the plot and strayed into farce- as per.  Naturally, we were held all together in this place of worship by yet more great new tracks- such as, IIOIOIOII [Pronounced IO], Psy’Aviah featuring Roeland from Model Depose, DIVVISIONS, Rita Zipora, and a cool cover from GLYDA, plus a stunningly Dark remix from Milan; care of LorD and Master– and a few classics song the way.

I talked up and coming gigs- Synth In the City, had this week results of the show opener Artist poll and my DM Fix… if you want to hear it all and share the love of these new unsigned artists, then please check out the Mixcloud rerun stream;


Phoenix FM Film Review – 30/07/2016 (Finding Dory and Jason Bourne)

Todays show sees the release of Nemo sequel Finding Dory, and the 5th installment in the Bourne franchise, with Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon returning, Jason Bourne.

Finding Dory

Finding Dory, sequel to a film that formed the basis of my love of cinema, takes place one year after the events of Nemo and sees Dory having an identity crisis as she remembers her parents, and together with Marlin and Nemo, set off to california where they find an aquatic rescue center.

Dory is wonderful, full of love for the original, the Dory story stands on its own two feet, and progresses characters that many (including me) thought couldnt be progressed. Dory always strives to be original, with a whole host of new characters, many of which are just as fun, creative and clever as the original. Its funny, not the funniest film i’ve ever seen, but definitely more than i have at some “comedies”. It also has heart, and i was an emotional wreck by the end.

The only criticism i have is that its not the groundbreaking event that the original was, but as a sequel to a film that made many of our childhoods, Finding Dory does a damn good. Recommended for everyone. (Stay through the credits)

Jason Bourne

Back with Bourne, Jason Bourne sees a return to the classic style of the original trilogy, with awful camera holding, fast, brutal fights and a strong silent lead. This one sees Bourne being pulled back in to the fold by Niccy (Julia Stiles) where he makes further discoveries about Treadstone and the CIA.

Somehow JB falls flat on its face. The biggest issue is that its a film that is trying to show us that there’s more to this story, but there really isnt. The plot is uninteresting, and barely there, the action scenes, though cleary Bourne, are not tense, and there is no anticipation in the proceedings. In an attempt to modernise, JB introduces a subplot surrounding internet privacy, which occasionally works in the films favour but isnt compelling.

The best part of JB is the new additions, Alicia Vikander (who i have an obligation to say i have met ;)) is terrific, and carries most of the film, Tommy Lee Jones does a good job as the steely faced CIA director, and Vincent Cassel puts a good performance to a boring character.

The aspects of JB that i like do work really well, but its not enough, and though this is a good action film, its not a good Bourne film.

News and Trailers

This week we had a Comic Con special, so i will make another post with all of the trailers from SDCC. However i am on holiday for the next two weeks, so this may be a little later on.

Also, as I am on holiday, there will be no Film Review for 2 weeks (THE HORROR!!!), In those weeks these major films will be released:

  • Suicide Squad – DC superhero film about a team of villains forced to work for the US government
  • Sid and Nancy – Re-release of the modern classic, about Sid Vicious, bassist of the sex pistols
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – Comedy about two guys forced to get married (doesnt look great)
  • Nerve – Thriller about an online game of dare
  • Pete’s Dragon – Reboot of the Disney Tale
  • The Shallows – A surfer is stranded on a rock, which is being circle by a giant shark

Hear my full reviews on Between The Lines, Saturdays at midday. (In 2 weeks)

You can follow me on Twitter @HayzeeJr

Whats that, is that a full show? Which you can listen to whenever you want? Amazing!

Push-up host

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Slightly cooler this here week, the weather, not me- I’m always rather cool….thanks to the studio air conditioning anyway. A few days ago I was challenged on Facebook by a good friend DJ Dave Charles, to take part in a 22 day Press up challenge, which requires the person nominated to film themselves doing 22 press up for 22 days- the idea is to help raise awareness of PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] or Combat Stress, which effects thousands of Armed forces personal, so being as I have a military affiliation, as I say, I took it up. Just for a sort of practice I did a second set of 22 press up’s during this show and posted to Facebook the weirdo video evidence; so technically I did 44 that day…bless.

Music wise, we had new music from IntroFlirt, Real Experts, Charlotte Someone ft Lokka Vox, Honey Beard, and The Ramona Flowers. A dreamy cover and a post burpday track for Depeche Mode’s Martyn Gore; who celebrated a birthday. I was also chatting about a new thing at work that has made my day…. exciting ah.

Feel free to check out the rerun stream I have produced on Mixcloud below;