Sadistics ヘーイごきげんはいかが(HI!! JACK)

I presume the TV host is guest singing here . The Sadistics were a Japanese band from the 70s, formerly the Sadistic Mika Band, who had albums produced by Chris Thomas and who appeared on The Old Grey Whistles test in 1975 (c/w now questionable Benny Hill type misspelling of the programme arranged behind them)….

Vintage Outside Broadcast Revisited

I remember a BBC outside broadcast van coming to town in my youth to film ‘It’s a knockout’. A group of us got to peer in the gotham styled behemoth at the end of the day and it smelt of stale alcohol and body odour. How spoilt we all are now by technology at our…

BBC Scotland To Launch

Scotland gets its own BBC channel this evening. A step beyond small regional opt outs and local news slots. Seems woefully late to be getting a TV channel but there you go. Telly first, independence later? The opening night looks good with both a Burnistoun one-off and the start of the final series of Still…

Bowie In Berlin

Hans Ek, The Gothenburg Symphony, together with The Gothenburg male symphonic choir cover arrangements of iconic Berlin period Bowie songs.

The App With Way Too Much Exposure…

I had hoped that 2019 would not still feature BBC radio stations pimping its yoof-centric BBC Sound app as much as in late 2018. Fat chance. Podcasts are the radio of tomorrow, thinks the BBC. The gateway drug to the next generation of radio listeners. So they’re phasing out iPlayer radio for the BBC Sounds…