A new season of Radio Stradbroke’s Sunday Sessions
Today marked the beginning of winter for real, as the great crew at Radio Stradbroke ramped up with the new season of the Sunday Sessions. When I say it marks the real beginning of winter, what I mean is that we schedule our season of weekly broadcasts to coincide with the season of the worst weather, when we think people would probably rather stay at home and listen to the radio than go out shopping or playing sport.
Anyway, I had the honour of opening this year’s season, and decided to do a show made up of tracks from some of my favourite albums – and all on vinyl as well. Which left me well out of my comfort zone seeing as I usually do my shows using mp3 files and a tidy piece of broadcasting software.
The show was great fun. Lots of people on twitter, facebook and email said unnecessarily nice things about me, despite my appalling cueing of records (at the start anyway), and my incessant chat. The best thing was that putting the 3-hour show togather (which took me about 8 hours!) reacquainted me with some long-lost friends of albums. I think we often just don’t make the time any more to listen to complete albums, and mp3s make music into so many soundbites rather than an hour-long experience. Perhaps I will do another vinyl album show next time, just to get more of these old things played, although it is hard work cueing, fbing, tweeting and emailing, all at the same time.
I love radio.
Here’s the podcast
Here’s the track listing: