And now for something different: I'm putting together a three hour blues show for my local FM station Park Radio (you can listen online at http://www.parkradio.co.uk/) - here's one of the tracks I'll be playing - Red House by Jimi Hendrix...
Here's a music track from episode 13 of The Weird Tales Radio Show back in March: The Four Horsemen from the Aphrodite's Child album 666. It was recorded during 1970/71, and released in 1972. Video footage of Demis Roussos, then still the lead singer and bass guitarist with Aphrodite's Child, taken in 1971.
No, it's not an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest from some obscure Balkan country but the track Wiedźmowa (aka The Witchy Song) from the album Mszarna (Ptarmigan) by Ols aka the Polish singer-songwriter Anna Maria Oskierko. Ols describes her music as Dark-NeoFolk "delving into magical realms of misty forests and mysterious wetlands". (Ols is a Polish word for alder forest growing on swamps and marshes). All vocals, instruments, compositions, lyrics and arrangements by Anna Maria Oskierko.
Latest Weird Tales Radio Show - just finished editing: Faeries, King Arthur & Syd Barrett - what more do you want?
Welcome to Episode 14 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. This is our our Beware the Ideas of March; Headless Radioactive Cockroaches Crawling out of the Loo; Let’s talk about Cunning Men, Wise Women, Folk Magic, Spells, Charms and Potions Show. The big interview is with A.D. Mercer about his new book The Wicked Shall Decay and we also look at the legend of The Four Thieves Vinegar, a defence against the Plague and a tasty Salad Dressing! Music is by Depeche Mode and the Ides of March. Available on all podcast channels now or just click the player links (below) – Omny also includes chapter markers.
Welcome to Episode 13 of the Weird Tales Radio Show. This is our our Ghostly Drummer Boys drumming, playing Led Zeppelin backwards (and forwards) to raise the Devil, all the Folklore you ever need to know about Mad March Hares, I married the Ghost of a Dead Pirate, what’s so unlucky about the Number 13 anyway show.
Now available on all major podcast platforms and apps (click HERE for links) to hear the show just click on either the Omny or PodBean players below.
A reminder of my mis-spent youth... saw John Mayall and his band – the current lineup is Greg Rzab on bass and Jay Davenport on drums (but they no longer use the Bluesbreakers tag) – play the Theatre Royal in Norwich last night (25 October) as part of their 35-date Livin' & Lovin' the Blues 2017 UK tour. They call Mayall "the Godfather of British Blues" and he still is... Fast approaching his 84th birthday, he knows how to boogie and can still deliver a 90-minute action packed show. The show's finale is Congo Square from his 1980 album A Sense of Place. I last saw him at Leeds Uni in about 1970 and before that at a club in Scarborough. Where did the years go?
As we slip into the long weekend in the UK, here's a video of some psychedelic pop by Nirvana. That's the original 1960s Brit band (here seen in a later 1970s manifestation) not the later Kurt Cobain band.
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Check out this week's podcast episode #25 - 12 July: Roswell and its UFO (or weather balloon!!) remembered + we look at some infamous paranormal hoaxes + it's Jenny Burn-Tail month so don't let will-o-the-wisps lure you away! Available on all the usual podcast platforms.
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