A slightly chaotic show tonight but fun all the same. Unfortunately, Kirsty McGee had to cancel her live session but luckily, Rob & Kev from Thingumabob & the Thingumajigs stepped in & saved the day. Bloody good they were too!
I don’t know what happened to the time tonight though, it just suddenly evaporated. I had so much more music I wanted to play.
Anyway, the good news is it’s not the end! I will be doing a regular ukulele podcast from now on. I’ve been talking with Al at Uke Hunt & we agree there needs to be one so that’s what we’re going to do. He definitely won’t be doing any talking though.
I’ll also be putting these two shows online somewhere in the next few days so keep your eyes peeled.
Thanks again to everyone who got involved. I’ve had a great time putting these shows together. I found so much fantastic music & connected with some amazing people. I’m really excited about continuing with the podcast so keep sending me your tracks!
"Last Wednesday evening marked Bossarocker’s first ukulele show for the Chorlton Arts Radio.
She did an excellent job gathering songs from various ukulele players in different styles of music, finding appropriate transitions between the tracks and not least of all, she even managed to get a spoken interview from Al from Uke Hunt.
Speaking of great transitions, she did ask me a few questions too and I was pleased to be introduced right after the song of the Eyjafjallajökull by Eliza Geirsdottir Newman, an Icelandic singer and ukulele player. Pronouncing the name of the volcano has become a favourite game with my children at home, generating plenty of laughs.”
Lots of other lovely people got in touch via Twitter too, including Herman Vandecouter who is jealous that Belgium does not have a uku radio show. Herman, it’s international, baby - my show is your show! Looking forward to playing one of your tunes next week!
Quite a few people have been asking me about doing a podcast. I’m going to post these shows up online somewhere once show 2 is out of the way.
I am also considering making this a longer term project, either as a podcast or potentially as a live show on FM/internet that I will podcast afterwards. However, I know from past experience how much work is involved, so I’m apprehensive about committing myself to too much. Maybe something fortnightly or monthly rather than weekly? Would people really listen? Is anybody else interested in getting involved on a regular basis? Tell me what you think via the comments (or you can use the ask function or just email me - links at the top of the page).
thanks for playing my tune, it made my morning! I realised that I - somewhat daftly - forgot to give you my actual name... Anyhow, looks like it was a good show, all the best with the next one!
Thanks for sending me the tune, Gwyn. I love it! I’ll update the playlist with your proper name. Glad you enjoyed the show & thanks for the well wishes. Keep in touch!
This is apparently what Voyager 2 sounds like right now. It reminds me of Event Horizon. Yes, I’m enjoying the opportunity to fear for human civilisation before the data inevitably reveals that someone cocked up a firmware update or something equally disappointing. (via)
People engaged in political activism are more likely to live happier and more fulfilling lives than the average person, according to two psychologists writing in a recent issue of the journal Political Psychology. AND you get laid more often.