A Slice Of Fried Gold Playlist for 07/01/2013

Hey folks, this is what you heard on the show this evening:

Skeleton Verse – Britannia: Rule Cool Fool
The Lafontaines – Paper Chase
The Little Mill Of Happiness – Drying Out Wishbones
The J-Pegs – The World Is Gonna End
The State Broadcasters – The Only Way Home
Fire Mountain – Torch
Cahalen Morrison and Eli West – A Lady Does Not Falter
Washington Irving – The Glebe
Bombskare – World Turned Upside Down
Paul Banks – Young Again
Roadway – This Is Why (featuring Dougie White)
Miss Irenie Rose – River
Cat Power – Silent Machine
Katie Sutherland – Canvas
A Band Called Quinn – Oh Jackie
How To Swim – She Gets Around
David Byrne & St Vincent – I Should Watch TV
Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra – Saucy Sailor
Futur Primitif – Nuclear Shockwave
Naked Red – Trip Me Up
Sara Bills and the Hasbeens – Silhouette

Next show is tomorrow night, the 8th, between 6 and 8PM http://www.abcradio.co.uk or ABC Radio Alness on the TuneIn App. Will see you there 🙂

A Slice of Christmas Gold play list!

Hello Children, here’s what I played for you on ABC Radio today. I’ll be round later with your presents if you’ve been good boys and girls this year. HO HO HO, MERRRRRY CHRISTMAS! – Santa

Sid Innes – The New Dawn Is Here
The Cornshed Sisters – It Smells A Lot Like Christmas
The Lancashire Hotpots – Carry You Home
The Sorry Kisses – Christmas In Prison
Last Summer Effect – Red and Gold
Das Beat-Ak (Cousins Willie) – Merry Christmas Yeah
Blackheart – Christmas Rose
Public Service Broadcasting – Mixergames
The Sorry Kisses – Silent Night
How To Swim – Mele Kalikimaka
Dyke Primary School and Roads To Damascus – Over Your Head Tonight (Merry Christmas)
Sara Bills and the Hasbeens – Merry Christmas (War Is Over)
Fifi Greasley – It’s Christmas
Steve Thompson – That Sleigh
Munk Duane – Walk Between The Snowflakes
The Cornshed Sisters – Have a Good Christmas Time
The Mouse That Ate The Cat and Team Kapowski – Christmas Wrapping
Black Light White Light – The Bells Of Saint Mary’s
A Band Called Quinn – It’s Christmas Time
Terry Emm – Gently
4 Past Midnight – Nobody Want’s To Be Lonely On Christmas Day
How To Swim – New Year
Ivor Game – Happy New Year

Thanks for that Santa. You can listen again between 3 and 5PM on Christmas Day and then the show will be up on Mixcloud for a week. I’m back by myself next week between 3 and 5PM with my selection of highland based acts to listen out for in 2013. Non locals at the same time on Tuesday. http://www.abcradio.co.uk or ABC Radio Alness on the TuneIn app!

Inverness Women’s Aid Fundraiser At The Eagle Preview!

I love women. A lot. They’re pretty and they smell good. I’m not saying they’re perfect by any means, but women? Okay in my book. When I was a kid we were taught a very important thing as boys. You don’t hit girls. Ever. Even though girls had a tendency to kick you in the shins. Well, that might have just been me.

It’s resulted in me being pretty much incapable of hitting a girl. At all. I’m not violent anyway but there’s a proper physical block there. I am perfectly capable of hitting a guy who does though. Not that that’s a solution at all. Makes me bloody mad though. THANKFULLY there are people much smarter than I am working on solutions and support for ladies who have been abused.

Inverness Women’s Aid, a division of Scottish Women’s Aid, is one such group of smart people. They campaign and lobby for effective responses to abuse, along with providing aid and shelter where needed. I’ve seen the effects of abuse, it leaves women and children terrified and vulnerable. The effects can last a life time but help….well, it helps. A safe environment and some assistance can get people back on their feet and kids can be pretty resilient. Needing help isn’t a sign of weakness, god knows these people have probably been told how weak they are enough. Being a victim isn’t a sign of weakness. I’ve know some DAMNED TOUGH women who’ve had a rough time of it. If I had my way we wouldn’t NEED people like Inverness Women’s Aid. Unfortunately we do. So we should probably help. BUT I don’t expect you to just do that. This is an entertainment blog, someone is putting on some entertainment for it.

That someone being The Eagle. 4 lovely ladies, and a couple of lovely gentlemen, will be providing some lovely music for you on the 18th of January to raise money for Inverness Women’s Aid. Which is lovely of them.

Josephine Sillars = A young lady who sings a heck of a tune and plays one heck of a piano, a top one cracking Ironing board.
Emma Mitchell = Plays a mean guitar and has possibly the finest set of pipes (singing, not bag) in the area
Jemma Tweedie = A young lady who also plays one mean guitar and also has a cracking singing voice
Sara Bills & The Hasbeens = A lady fronted folk rock group who belt out some cracking tunes, and this is where the gentlemen come in.

Lovely people the lot of them. I assume that there will be an entry by donation or buckets going about or something. Bring your ears and bring your money. It’s an extremely worthy cause and 4 extremely good acts so you can’t lose. See you there 🙂

A Slice Of Fried Gold playlist for 04/12/2012

Hey kids, here’s all of the tunes that you heard on the show this evening.

ALABAMA SHAKES – I FOUND YOU
SID INNES – MACHINES MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND
SKELETON VERSE – THE STORM FROM THE STORM BEFORE THE CALM VOL II
THE STAVES – GONE TOMORROW FROM LIVE AT CECIL SHARP HOUSE, LONDON
ESBEN AND THE WITCH – DEATHWALTZ
THE HOT SEATS – YONDER COMES A SUCKER FROM LEFTOVERS LP
RACHEL SERMANNI – BONES FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS LP
THE SORRY KISSES – FANBOY FROM KEEP SMILING
TOBY MICHAELS’ ROLLING DAMNED – SAVE ME
MINIATURE DINOSAURS – LIP SYNC FROM TURN IT ON EP
CAPITALS – ALL THESE YEARS
ANNA SWEENEY – CATCH 22 FROM OH GOSH DARN IT EP
TOPS – TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND FROM TENDER OPPOSITES
ROADWAY – MIDNIGHT DANCE FROM ROADWAY EP
THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS – THE BEER FESTIVAL
THE LITTLE KICKS – BEFORE TODAY FROM THE LITTLE KICKS LP
SARA BILLS AND THE HASBEENS – RIGHT HERE FROM SPILL THE BEANS EP
AILSA JEAN LYALL MATHEWS – OCTOBER
THE WHISKY RIVER BAND – FEELING ALRIGHT FROM THE TAMING OF ME LP
DOREC-A-BELLE – YOU GOT ME FROM DOREC-A-BELLE EP
SLEEPY EYES NELSON – BLONDE SNAPPER FROM JOCK’S JUKE JOINT VOL 1
THE CORNSHED SISTERS – DANCE AT MY WEDDING FROM TELL TALES LP
SEBASTOPOL – SEND THE BOATS FROM HELLO ALL STATIONS, THIS IS ZERO
CUDDLY SHARK – BODY MASS INDEX FROM THE ROAD TO UGLY
FUTUR PRIMITIF – NUCLEAR SHOCKWAVE
WITHERED HAND – CORNFLAKE FROM GOOD NEWS
A BAND CALLED QUINN – SAYONARA FROM RED LIGHT MEANS GO
DINGUS KHAN – KNIFEY SPOONEY FROM SUPPORT MISTLEY SWANS
PETUNIA AND THE VIPERS – GLITTERBUG FROM PETUNIA AND THE VIPERS LP
THE MERRYLEES – (FAREWELL) DRY LAND
FIRE MOUNTAIN – BLACK HEART FROM OF THE DUST
THE BIRDMAN RALLIES – TELESCOPE KATIE
WASHINGTON IRVING – ISLANDS FROM LITTLE WANDERER, HEAD THEE HOME
HODA MOHAJERNI – RAGING WAVES

Thanks for listening! Next show is on 10/12/2012 from 6pm until 8pm! But, I’m also on this Saturday (08/12/12) between 2 and 3Pm, possibly slightly longer. Bit of a different format for that one and I take requests so no play list posts. Give it a listen and ask for whatever the heck you want! Still at http://www.abcradio.co.uk or search ABC Radio Alness on the TuneIn app on your fancy smart device

A Slice Of Fried Gold playlist for 20/11/2012

Hey kids, here’s all of the tunes that you heard on the show this evening.

JEMMA TWEEDIE – TWO HANDS FROM TWO HANDS EP
THE LITTLE MILL OF HAPPINESS – COLD BLOODED REVELRY FROM CAPSIZED SAILORS EP
MISS IRENIE ROSE – RASCAL
HEART ATTACK ALLEY – TOO HOT BLUES
MINIATURE DINOSAURS – LEMONADE FROM TURN IT ON EP
LITTLE FIRE – FALL IN LOVE
FIRE MOUNTAIN – NO ONE’S HELP FROM OF THE DUST
THE SORRY KISSES – SUNSTORMS FROM KEEP SMILING
DINGUS KHAN – MADE A LIST FROM SUPPORT MISTLEY SWANS
THE WHISKY RIVER BAND – OPEN YOUR EYES FROM THE TAMING OF ME
SARA BILLS AND THE HASBEENS – ROOM WITH A VIEW FROM SPILL THE BEANS EP
TEAM KAPOWSKI – THE ART OF SEDUCTION
TRACEY BROWNE – RIVER CITY FROM EVERYONE IS ORDINARY
FIFI AND RODAIDH – WHAT IS IT YOU WANT
SAM FORREST – THE EDGE OF NOWHERE FROM THE EDGE OF NOWHERE
FRANK O HAGAN BAND – SCHOOL FOR THE BLUES FROM JOCK’S JUKE JOINT VOL 1
NAKED STRANGERS – MYSTERY MEAT FROM MYSTERY MEAT EP
JAMES MACKENZIE – HAZY PEOPLE FROM CURTAIN ROAD EP
THE HOT SEATS – RAGGED BUT RIGHT FROM LEFTOVERS
RACHEL SERMANNI – BLACK CURRENT FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS
VIGO THIEVES – FOREVER BLINDING LIGHTS

Thanks for listening! Next show is on 26/11/2012 from 6pm until 8pm!