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89.1 Radio Blue Mountains is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community radio station serving the upper and mid Blue Mountains since 1993 and broadcasting 24 hours a day from its studio in Gang Gang Street, Katoomba.

The station is committed to providing a radio service for the whole community with a diverse range of programming.

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Music From My Collection Monday Drive Time, with Paul Cosgrave 4 – 6pm

Paul celebrates his 250th program on Monday April 14 by packing as many tracks from his collection as possible into two hours of international music. He usually gets through 20 or 22 tracks but he’s aiming for 28 on Monday, covering some favourite tracks over five years’ worth of Radio Blue Mountains programs.

There’ll be music from all genres with Columbian ‘vallenato’ from Jesus Manuel Estrada, Australasian favourites from Kate Miller-Heidke and Dragon, a sensuous French tune from Francoise Hardy and the Duran Duran classic Girls On Film. The Mighty Sparrow’s calypso treatment of Idi Amin marks the 25th anniversary of the dictator’s downfall; and Billy Paul sings his elegant cover of Elton John’s Your Song. Texas experimental band, Explosions In The Sky, present Postcard From 1952 and Amanda Palmer’s musical spray, Dear Daily Mail, will inject some quality feminist satire (see full playlist).

News, weather, rail and traffic news complete Monday’s drive time mix, 4.00pm – 6.00pm. Paul posts current and previous playlists with program contact details on the radio page at www.photoswordspeople.com. You can send comment and requests via pwp.com@gmail.com, or via this website.

Playlist April 14 2014: Jesus Manuel Estrada – La Mitad De Mi Vida Chinowiso Maraire – Everyone’s Child Joan Armatrading – The Weakness In Me Kate Miller-Heidke – I Got The Way Eric Burdon & The Animals – Sky pilot Cyndi Lauper – Strawberry Fields Forever China Crisis – Black Man Ray Sigur Ros – Staralfur Sally Oldfield – The Morning Of My Life Joanna Newsom – Sprout And The Bean Duran Duran – Girls On Film Explosions In The Sky – Postcard From 1952 Billy Paul – Your Song Mighty Sparrow – Ballad Of Idi Amin Moody Blues – Your Wildest Dreams Amanda Palmer – Dear Daily Mail Dick Gaughan – Freedom Come All Ye Francoise Hardy – L’Amitié Incredible String Band – My Blue Tears Jimi Hendrix – Land Of My Fathers Iris de Ment – Let The Mystery Be John Prine – My Souvenirs Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun Dragon – Bondi Road The Byrds – Turn, Turn, Turn Sallyangie – Children Of The Sun Tom Waits – Heart Of Saturday Night Rodriguez – Cause

RBM website image (captioned on pic): ‘Jonsy’ Jon Þor Birgisson of Sigur Rós, at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre – image by © paul cosgrave

Monday Drive Time, with Paul Cosgrave: 4 – 6pm

Music From My Collection

The brand new release from Baltimore’s Future Islands, Seasons (Waiting On You), features in this week’s MFMC.  The Maryland band’s debut album, Singles, is gaining major critical acclaim after its release ten days ago.  And the Beatles classic, Strawberry Fields Forever (‘Love’ remix), is featured.  The title refers to a children’s home in Woolton, Liverpool, close to composer John Lennon’s childhood home.

There’s an album classic from Santana’s Abraxas, plus American music from Incubus, Ben Harper and Emmy-Lou Harris – and some delicious Mexican music from Tishina Josa, backed by the great Tex-Mex accordion master, Flaco Jimenez.  Music from Iceland’s Ásgeir and the UK’s Tanita Tikaram, Jack, Kinks and the Beatles, and a world music gem from Nigeria’s Femi Kuti, bring a real international flavour to Monday afternoon music.

News, weather, rail and traffic news complete Monday’s drive time mix.  Paul posts current and previous playlists with program contact details on the radio page at www.photoswordspeople.com.  You can send comment and requests via pwp.com@gmail.com, or via this website.

Playlist April 7 2014

Future Islands – Seasons (waiting on you) from new album singles

Sister Smile – Dominique

Nicola Milan – The Waiting Game

Emmy-Lou Harris – Beneath Still Waters

Santana – Incident At Neshabur

Ben Harper – Waiting On An Angel

Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever

Paul McCartney – Slow Boat To China

John Legend – Slow Dance

Warren Zevon – Lawyers, Guns And Money

Asgeir – King And Cross

Tanita Tikaram – Sighing Innocents

Femi Kuti – Beng Beng Beng

Daniel Lanois – Where The Hawkwind Kills

Jack – My World vs Your World

Kinks – Days

Incubus – If Not Now, When?

Tishina Josa with Flaco Jimenez – Dehave Vorale

Mike Addis  – Duelling Banjos

 

RBM website image (captioned on pic):  The gatepost at Strawberry Fields, Liverpool