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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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