Friday, April 29, 2011

I'm With the Band

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'Jagger, Richards, Watts and Wyman came walking in and the roof lifted off the dilapidated old dump. I could feel his eyes upon me. Mick came up to Mercy and said, "Introduce me to your beautiful lady-friend," and then he kissed my hand and bowed. Those lips!

After he kissed me, he began to caress my face with his lovely hands. He came on and on and on to me; delicious huge kisses from that amazing mouth, caresses everywhere, I was melting, but holding back. Terribly shy, I was. "You're shy!" He couldn't believe it. I went to the pool to put my toes in the water and look at the full moon, Mr. Jagger followed, kissing me and kissing me and tangling my hair.

"I'm going to bed, Miss Pamela," (sexiest voice I've ever heard.)
"Have a nice sleep."
"Do you want to come to bed?"
"I don't know."
"You want a week to think it over?"
"Well, do you want to come to bed?"

AMAZING!! So amazing that I had to write it word for word. And where was Jimmy [Page] when I told Mick Jagger "NO"? Probably fucking some CUNT!'
-Pamela des Barres on meeting Mick Jagger for the first time. Excerpt from I'm With the Band.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tuesday Drive Playlist April 12, 19 & 26

I've done the show on Active six times now, and I'm starting to feel more comfortable. I'm no longer pressing the wrong button, or playing the wrong song and I feel much more confident there. Just this week I got a number of phone calls from listeners wanting to engage in discussions about something I had said on-air, which is great. Just as I am getting used to Radio Active, Radio Active's listeners are getting used to me.

Sometimes I'm not really sure what to say on-air and I end up tripping over my words. I've long since realised that I am not one of those 'personality' radio broadcasters. I hate talking about myself on-air and it feels really unnatural to me. I mean, who cares?? So I talk about the music instead. I hope that is what listeners want to hear and I think the knowledge of the music I play is my strongest asset.

It's been a little while since I've posted a playlist from my Tuesday Drive show on Radio Active, so here are the one's I've missed.

April 12
The Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys
- Make Some Noise
Parallel Dance Ensemble - Shopping Cart
Tennis - Take Me Somewhere
Cat's Eyes - Face in the Crowd
TV on the Radio - Caffeinated Consciousness
Gang Gang Dance - Mindkiller
Peter, Bjorn and John - Second Chance
Little Bark - I Need a Shot
Better Airs - She's the Juan
Cut Copy - Need You Now
Holy Ghost! - Wait and See (Flight Facilities remix)
Robyn - Dancing on my Own
Diana Rozz - Walk on By
WhoMadeWho - Every Minute Alone
Architecture in Helsinki - Contact High
Junica - Living in My House (ft. Ladyhawke)
DZ Deathrays - Rad Solar
Twin Shadow - At my Heels
Group Love - Colours
Love Inks - Black Eye
Wild Beasts - Albatross
Low - Try to Sleep
Forest Spirits - Song and Dance
LCD Soundsystem - Home
Voltage - All Night
Jetsam Isles - Nonvision
Thieves Like Us - One Night With You (Nite Jewel remix)
Wagonchrist - Tomorrow
Trentemoller - Shades of Marble
Scratch 22 - Medicine Man
The Weeknd - House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls
Pikachunes - New Fiend
YACHT - Waste of Time (remix)
Noah and the Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N (Fake Blood remix)
Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX - I'll Take Care of You
Ghost Wave - Sunsetter
April 19
Purity Ring - Ungirthed
Blackbird Blackbird - Pure
Watercolours - Under
Summer Camp - Ghost Train
James Blake - Lindesfarne II
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - How Can U Luv Me
Surf Friends - Goals
Hungry Kids of Hungary - Keep Talking
Death From Above 1979 - Blood on our Hands (Justice remix)
Delorean - Deli
Mount Pleasant - II Tough II Dance
Gorillaz - Revolving Doors
Cut Copy - That Was Just a Dream
Secret Knives - The Transformer
The Radio Dept. - Heaven's on Fire
Deer Park - Clocks
Jonathan Johansson - Blommorna (Niva remix)
Polarsets - Sunshine Eyes
The Go! Team - Back Like 8 Track
WIM - See You Hurry
Digitalism - 2 Hearts
Ratatat - Loud Pipes
Disco Ruido - Amorfos
Benoit & Sergio - Boy Trouble
Arctic Monkeys - Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair
Santigold - Go (ft. Karen O)
Ghostpoet - Cash and Carry me Home
Gift of Gab - Dreamin' (ft. Funky Homosapien & Brother Ali)
Baths - Animals
Lykke Li - Sadness is a Blessing (Gold Panda remix)
Tiki Taane & Moana and the Moa Hunters - A Beautiful Mistake (Pae O Riri remix)
Peaches - Turn it On (Franz Ferdinand cover)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion (Nick Zinner remix)
David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - Diamond Mine
Hussies - Degraves (Children of the Sea)
Ghost Wave - Rollin
Sleigh Bells - Run the Heart
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX - NY is Killing Me
Kavsrave vs. Joy Orbison - Untightled
The Presets - Girl and the Sea
April 26
Tyler the Creator

Gold Panda - You (II)
Voom - B Your Boi
YACHT - Dystopia
Purity Ring - Lofticries
Fever Ray - The Wolf
Blackbird Blackbird - Overboard
David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - Way Down Here
Tyler the Creator - Yonkers
El Guincho - Bombay
Hercules & Love Affair - Painted Eyes
Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise
Lykke Li - Sadness is a Blessing (Gold Panda remix)
Just a Number 05272011 - Pain
PNAU - Baby (Breakbot remix)
Sons & Daughters - Silver Spell
Seapony - Bluestar
Family Cactus - Fields and Fields
The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Depressed Buttons - Ow!
Sebastien Grainger - Are There Ways to Go Home
Disasteradio - Cat
The Eversons - Hyacinth Girl
Idiot Prayer - One Hundred Ducks
Tom Vek - A Chore
Brian Eno - Glitch
Kurt Vile - Runners Up
Yeasayer - Phoenix Wind
MY DISCO - A Turreted Berg
Rainbow Arabia - Sequenced
Austra - Lose It
Washed Out - Get Up
Orchestra of Spheres - Hypershere (Caribou remix)
Glass Vaults - Don't be Shy (Live at Happy September 2010)
Lali Puna - I Like Rain
Watercolours - Under
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Thought Ballune
Cut Copy - Pharaohs and Pyramids
Tuesday Drive 4-7pm, Radio Active 88.6fm

Friday, April 8, 2011

Tuesday Drive Playlist April 5

The Kills

Here's what I played this week:

LCD Soundsystem - Trials and Tribulations
Cut Copy - Far Away (Golden Filter remix)
Ghost Wave - Sunsetter
Cool Cult - Clouds
Panda Bear - Slow Motion
The Cool Kids - I (Mikey) Rock
Max Marx and Friedrich Calloway - Wings
Minuit - Except You (Alexis K remix)
Softlites - Girlkillsbear (Lo-Fi-Fnk remix)
The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
Fever Ray - The Wolf
Collarbones - Don Juan
An Emerald City - Seizureton
!!! - Yadnus
Munk - Rue de Rome
M.I.A. - Paper Planes (DFA remix)
Young Dreams - Young Dreams
Matthew Dear - I Put a Smell on You
My Disco - Turn
Cut Copy - Sun God
Liquid Liquid - Optimo
Lykke Li - Jerome
A Dead Forest Index - Anchoring the Hands
Leno Lovecraft - Cybernetic
MNDR - Cut Me Out
Summer Camp - Ghost Train
Wanda Jackson - Nervous Breakdown
The Kills - DNA
The Hives - Hate to Say I Told You So
Lanu - Beautiful Trash ft. Megan Washington (Hidden Orchestra remix)
Tanragana Pyjama - Ocean
Kyuss - Catamaran
Lawrence Arabia - Beautiful Young Crew
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Tiger Choir - Dancer
Tame Impala - Half Full Glass of Wine
The Death Set - We are Going Anywhere Man
Best Coast - Boyfriend
The Cults - You Know What I Mean
Robyn - Hang With Me
Death From Above 1979 - Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT remix)

The Great Eclectic Jumble Sale


Maria Henare's famous Eclectic Jumble Sale is on this weekend in Newtown, Wellington. She fills up a school hall with treasures (an assortment of fabrics and textiles, buttons, jewellery, hats, gloves, shoes, clothing, bags, bric-a-brac, iconic bus blinds... ) she has found at op shops around the South Island and sells it at fairly reasonable prices.

I've been to the annual event a couple of times now, and I've picked up some lovely vintage pieces each time. It pays to get in early, as there is always a huge line before doors open and the hall fills up pretty quickly. It gets slightly manic there, as everyone is competing to get their hands on a unique, beautifully crafted item. There's no point in trying anything on as there just isn't time or space and the lines can be rather long.

It can definitely be a stressful couple of hours in the vintage-filled hall, but falling in love with and purchasing your dream (dress/coat/boots/whatever) makes the high blood pressure all worth it.

I'm not really sure what I'll be looking for (I'm on a tight budget and probably shouldn't even be looking at all), but I'd love to find a pretty white lace dress and maybe a vintage collar or two.

The Great Eclectic Jumble Sale
April 9 and 10 (open 9-5 Saturday, 9-3 Sunday)
St Anne's Hall, 22 Emmett St, Newtown, Wellington
Eftpos and Parking is available