Sun, 27 November 2016
Mon, 29 April 2013
This year's Chinese zodiac mix is about snakes.
Direct download: Last_Night_A_DJ_Killed_My_Dog_30_-_Year_Of_The_Snake.mp3
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Sun, 25 March 2012
1. A Challenge Of Honour – The Dragon's Breath (0.00)
Wed, 2 February 2011
As usual here's my annual Chinese New Year podcast. Happy 'Tu' Year.
Fri, 24 December 2010
Personally I'm a fan of Christmas, but I couldn't help but notice that lots of people like to complain about it. They may well be right. It's quite commercialised and it starts too early - these seem to be indisputable facts. All the same, though, it's a cliche to be cynical about the whole thing. There are lots of people who enjoy it a great deal, and if you don't want to join in with it all then spoiling their fun seems mean and petty. Why not listen to this selection of anti-festive songs instead?
1. The Fall - No Xmas For John Quays
Mon, 4 October 2010
This episode of Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog is all about being self-referential and self-conscious.
These are the tracks used:
Cassetteboy - Pilly the Biggs (clip)
Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_26_-_This_is_the_Title_of_the_Self-Referential_Podcast.mp3
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Sun, 30 May 2010
This one has been in the planning stages for years, and is being put out there only at the stage of my finally giving up on ever making it what I want it to be. The idea originally was to combine the creepy waltzes of two of these tracks with a general theme of evil fairs. Since then I've waded through a huge amount of embarrasing goth-cabaret nonsense, some of which lingers here still.
Anyway, it's not a bad mix, not exactly. It was pretty good when I listened to it a couple of nights ago, but just annoying when I put it on again this morning. I suppose you have to be in the right sort of mood.
1. Minty - Procession 2. The Stranglers - Waltzinblack 3. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Mr Soft 4. Pulp - Fairground 5. Broadcast - Phantom 6. The Human League - Circus of Death 7. Circus Contraption - The Odditorium / Carousel 8. Irvin's 89 Key Marenghi Fairground Organ - Help! 9. The Beatles - Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! 10. Scunner - Lost at the Fair
What should the next mix be about?
Sat, 27 February 2010
Here we are again, after a long, long break while I finished my MA and moved back to China, with another animal-year-themed pod. Gongxifacai!
Sun, 10 May 2009
This one is an experiment. I've taken 6 songs which go strange in the middle before kicking back in, and embedded them within each-other. I think it sort-of works. But judge for yourself.
1. My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise
2. Mogwai - Stereodee
3. Arab Strap - Trippy
4. Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
5. John Martyn - I'd Rather Be The Devil
6. Soft Machine - Out-Bloody-Rageous
7. John Martyn - I'd Rather Be The Devil (continued)
8. Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive (continued)
9. Arab Strap - Trippy (continued)
10. Mogwai - Stereodee (continued)
11. My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise (continued)
Sun, 29 March 2009
When I was at school I thought that Autumn was my favorite season,possibly in a misguided attempt to be mysterious and cool. In real life, though, everyone knows that spring is the best, those first days of sun after a miserable British winter when the year just looks like getting better and better.
This time I just have music for you. Couldn't find any good speeches. Just lots of fairly relaxed music to listen to in the garden.
1. Moondog - Voices Of Spring
2. Epic45 - The Stars In Spring
3. Rites of Spring - Comin' On Back To Me
4. The Jesus & Mary Chain - April Skies
5. Simon & Garfunkel - April, Come She Will
6. The Go-Betweens - Spring Rain
7. Andromeda Island - Springtime
8. Blossom Dearie - It Might As Well Be Spring
9. St Etienne - Spring
10. The Lemon Drops - I Live In The Springtime
11. June & Johnny - When it's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)
12. Crescent - Spring
13. James Morton - Spring Is Here
14. Carmen McRae - Silent Spring
15. Paul Giovanni & Magnet - Maypole
(Bonus track: Owen J. McCormack - When It's Springtime in Virginia)