Welcome to your weekly catch up on the This Is How It Feels To Be Indie radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Adam was back in the hot seat this week after missing a show by taking a trip out to see The Bluetones in Leeds. And in case you’re wondering, we do have evidence that he was in fact at the gig and not skiving off as there’s photographic evidence of him with last week’s Vigil victim (sorry - participant) Mark Whitworth. I have to say, this is what I enjoy most about the online indie community; lots of new friendships have been formed due to our mutual love of music.
Anyway, back to the show. I have to point out here that Adam was attacked by some technical gremlins last week and the upload of the show to Mixcloud didn’t work very well. We seem to have lost all of the chat from Adam (a few tweeters thought this might be a good thing anyway…) but fear not, at least all the music is here, which is it’s all about anyway. The Indie Vigil and Johny’s Lost Indie Classics also survived the gremlin attack.
You can listen to the show here.
Have a look at the full track listing on the Indie Radio Facebook page to find out the rundown which included the likes of Supergrass, Gene, The Family Cat and Shed Seven amongst others. If you are on Facebook, please give the page a like and share it with your friends.”
The weekly feature of The Best off a Best Of (hosted in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40) was a particularly difficult one this time for a lot of people, me included. It was The Singles by The Bluetones and to find a best song was pretty damn hard. In the end the winning song was Bluetonic and of those folks who voted for it on Twitter (including me again) the winner of a glamourous EIO40 t-shirt was Matt Jones (@maffrj). Congrats to Matt!”
Now, this week’s Vigil belongs to someone on Twitter who is a bit of a mystery. The gender of the person in question has been the subject of many tweets, with myself and Dawn Bovingdon being convinced it’s a lady whilst some people think the person behind the twitter handle @0151Omski is in fact a man. Well, I can now reveal (although not quite exclusively as this is going out after the show) that our friend is in fact called Tracey!
And now you all know! So let’s find out a bit more about Tracey Holyhead before we go through her song choices:
I’m an exiled Midlander who came to Uni in Liverpool and never left. There has been some debate on twitter as to whether I’m a man or a woman; I can reveal that Nicola and Dawn are right, I am a woman. I’m an ex-Goth who can’t seem to get out of the habit of wearing black (the exception being those purple gig boots!) I went to my first gig when I was 11 years old (Adam and the Ants at Birmingham Odeon), got the bug and have carried on ever since.
Let’s see what Tracey has picked as her three tracks:
The Teardrop Explodes - Bouncing Babies
Starting off with something from my adopted home town of Liverpool, from somebody who also came here from the Midlands, The Teardrop Explodes. I’m a huge fan of the Archdrude and my biggest regret is turning down the opportunity to see the Teardrops at Birmingham Odeon on the Kilimanjaro tour. I’ve made up for it since though.
The Fall - There’s a Ghost In My House
This was borrowed by a band whose biggest hits have been covers of other people’s songs. This band splits opinion in the Indie Over 40 community. It’s John Peel’s favourites The Fall and Ghost In My House. (I once got taken to Heaton Park to visit Fall photo shoot areas of the park and then went to the pub where they shot the video for this song - uninteresting Fall fact).
The Vryll Society - Air
Really tough as there’s so much good music out there at the moment; I’ve gone for something local. The Vryll Society – Air from their new EP Pangea. They’re going on tour in October so catch them if you can as they are fantastic live. Their frontman, Michael Ellis, is a cross between Bobby Gillespie and Tim Burgess.
Some great songs there I think you’ll agree. Big thanks to Tracey for not only sharing her track choices with us, but for also revealing her real name!
Remember, if you want to get involved email Adam at Adam.email@example.com and include why you’ve picked the songs and a bit about yourself so we can feature your story on these very pages.
Listen in to the show next week to find out who will be featured in the vigil and then come and join us for a debrief along with a replay of their tracks.
And finally, as always, don’t forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.