Juliet and Terence watch ITV’s ‘The Nightly Show’ so you don’t have to; why we can’t look away from the brutality of boxing; and reminiscing about a time when the Top Forty mattered. Plus four great tracks of music…
The guitar-wizard behind (arguably) prog’s greatest music, in conversation
2017 Tour Dates
Wed 26th Dublin, Vicar Street
Fri 28th Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
Sun 30th Reading, Hexagon
Mon 1st Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wed 3rd Sheffield, City Hall
Thurs 4th Bristol, Colston Hall
Fri 5th Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Sun 7th Liverpool, Philharmonic
Mon 8th Portsmouth, Guildhall
Wed 10th Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Thurs 11th Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 13th Oxford, New Theatre
Sun 14th Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Tues16th Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Wed17th Sage, Gateshead
Fri 19th London, Palladium
In this special Word In Your Era recording the UK’s most legendary disc jockey talks to Mark Ellen and David Hepworth about playing records on the radio in the 70s, about sneaking Lou Reed up Auntie’s skirt, avoiding the Bay City Rollers and going to an authentic record company sponsored orgy. Happy days.
Mark Ellen and David Hepworth talk to Johnny Rogan, biographer of Morrissey and Van Morrison, about Ray Davies, the subject of his latest book, A Complicated Life. Recorded at the Islington in front of an audience at Word In Your Ear.
Mark Ellen, David Hepworth and Fraser Lewry talk to “Magic” Alex Gold about his playing ukulele in Alaska, schlepping the length and breadth of Britain to play to one man and Fido and learning the entire repertoire of the Rolling Stones in just one day. Plus: Tidal, Rick Buckler, the unquiet life of AC/DC and how to leave your records in your will.
Indie Wonderland as produced and presented by Juliet Harris for Barricade Radio broadcast live on 22 April 2015. The Long Song belongs to Electrelane and the second hour of the show is given over to Bunch Of Fives including a number of excellent listener suggestions!
Speaking of which, please suggest 3 songs that are anywhere between 5 mins and 5 mins 59 seconds long via email to email@example.com ta!
Word In Your Ear’s Mark Ellen and David Hepworth are joined by two distinguished guests, Sid Griffin and Barb Jungr, both of whom are closer to Bob Dylan’s music than most.
Apart from his work with the Long Ryders and Coal Porters, Sid Griffin has had a life-long fascination with Dylan and has recently written Million Dollar Bash, a book about The Basement Tapes. Among Barb Jungr’s acclaimed recording output you’ll find no less than four Dylan albums of Dylan songs. The latest is Hard Rain. The Village Voice described her as “one of the best interpreters of Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst-ridden planet today”.
Barb and Sid talk about all aspects of Dylan’s life and career, from the serious, chin-stroking stuff, through the light, trivial side to the richly comic aspects that used to keep us so amused in the Word office.
The third ever Saturday Soulcial as produced and presented by Juliet Harris for Barricade Radio broadcast live on 4 April 2015. Sunny Monroe provides the Brackets Song, The Shadows and James Booker give us our Perfect Pairing of instrumentals, Stevie Wonder, Booker T and the MGs and Jerry Cook make up the Dance Triple Decker. Billie Davis brings the Song With A Story and we go Under The Covers with Sergio Mendes. Plus still more! Phew!
Richard Goldstein was the world’s first rock critic. He wrote the ‘Popeye’ column for the Village Voice during the British invasion of New York, rubbing shoulders with the Stones, Dylan, Janis Joplin and Brian Wilson. His book ‘Another Little Piece Of My Heart’ is a unique record of a tumultuous era seen up-close. He talked about it to Mark Ellen and David Hepworth at Word In Your Ear in Islington.