New Years resolution no. 1:
Get this blog back in order.
I shall start as soon as the new year kicks in (I’m already putting it off!!). No, seriously….it’ll be done soon! Hang tight….and my sincerest apologies.
Yes…Phantom is two years old this weekend…and so is the Album Archive! So I’m going to celebrate on Sunday night with a selection of the best live tracks, b-sides, interviews and demo recordings we’ve dug up from the last 24 months! We’ve had some great shows and looked at some stunning albums!
If you have any highlights please let me know and I’ll try and squeeze something in just for you!
So tune in this Sunday at midnight…and you might just hear the first time Billy Corgan sang ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ on tape, one of the greatest live recordings of ‘Born To Run’….ever, or media coverage of the LA riots…sparked by Depeche Mode! Brilliant!
Image and MP3 link via Mr. Easy Nu Kidz
Well today is the big day, so fingers crossed eh?
In the time being…this week on the show we’ll be looking at Soundgarden – Superunknown! Sunday at midnight on Pahntom 105.2, PPI Music Station of the Year (for the next few hours anyway)!
So to finish off our Oasis Weekend here on Phantom105.2 tonight we’ll be playing the full interview with Noel Gallagher, featuring Definitely Maybe on the Album Archive and giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to Oasis live in Belfast! We’ll even send you there and put you up in a swanky hotel! Mad for it!!
To get you in the mood…here’s Noel playing Live Forever on the Late Late show…and stay tuned to the end to watch Gaybo giving him a rub on the back!
You may remember this from last October. Well it’s that time again and Phantom have been nominated for 4 awards this year….and guess what, The Album Archive is up for one of them!! Myself and John Caddell are nominated for our U2 Joshua Tree Special under the category Music Special.
Over. The. Moon.
Phantom also picked up nominations for New Irish Music with Icon, Documentary for Fiona Scally’s wonderful ‘Last Rewind’, and Station Imaging! Great news for everyone in Phantom…so fingers crossed for October 10th down in Kilkenny! But there’s more…
Now, on October 11th is the annual Irish Web Awards, and I’ve just learnt that this blog is longlisted for an award there too! Best Music Site sponsored by UMusic.ie! This is turning into a crazy week! October could be worse I think!
New music fans will be interested to hear that Jim Carroll is moving from his Saturday night slot to Thursday at 8pm to start presenting The Producers on Phantom 105.2. The Producers, previously presented by Richie McCormack and Emma Mehan (I even sat in a few times), is our new international music show and an ideal home for Jim if you’re familiar with his previous slot on Phantom.
Saturday nights is generally my only free night which resulted in me missing him most weeks but now we can all catch up with what Phantoms’ most proud of, giving you the best in new music first, with The Producers new host.
The Producers, Thursday at 8pm on Phantom 105.2
Elbow – Grounds For Divorce
Diplo + Santagold – Guns of Brooklyn
CSS – How I Became paranoid
Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook
Jape – Floating
Boss Volenti – Deeper Than Deep
Super Extra Bonus Party – Favourite things
George Clinton + The P Funk All-stars – Play That Funky Music White Boy
Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
Michael Franti + Spearhead – Oh My God
Tinariwen – Chet Boghassa
Breeders – Cannonball
Hercules + Love Affair – Blind
11pm – Midnight
Crysrtal Castles – Vanished
Booka Shade – Mandarin Girl
The Presets – This Boys In Love (streetlife mix)
Operator Please – Just a Song About Ping Pong (Kissy Sellout Mix)
Dan Deacon – Crystal Cat
Tiga – (far from) Home
Gomes – Machismo
My Bloody Valentine –Loomer
Sex Pistols – Holiday in the Sun
The Roots – Seed 2.0
Emmy The Great – Easter Parade
Wilco – Either Way
Wallis Bird – Country Bumpkin
Late of the Pier – The Bears Are Coming
And some videos:
Booka Shade – Body Language (live)
The wonders of Dan Deacon