Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Repeat this week: show 41

This week's repeat is show 41, the Orlando special, an unusually high-brow endeavour for me. Enjoy the quotes from Antye Greie and Cathie Boyd, plus the, er, breathless readings from the book, hurriedly recorded before I returned it to the local library!

I just found out that the music by AGF and Craig Armstrong that accompanies the interview clips is due for release on her label in February 2011, so consider the show a preview.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

2010 most played artists

The end of live broadcasts for 2010 has allowed me to do some calculations of what I played during the year, and I have had some unexpected results.

Taken as pure plays, my playlists indicate this:

2010 Most Played Artists on Odd Girl Out (individual)
Girl in a Thunderbolt
Meshell = The Shondes = Shunda K
Jen Gloeckner = Golden Diskó Ship = Greie Gut Fraktion = Amanda Palmer = Twin Sister

However, if I combine bands or collaborations the artist appears in, the list comes out like this:

2010 Most Played Artists on Odd Girl Out (combined)
Gudrun Gut
Bettina Köster
Girl in a Thunderbolt = Amanda Palmer
AGF = Kristin Hersh
Deb Googe = Kathleen Hanna = Meshell = The Shondes = Shunda K

Interesting. Who knew counting could be so much fun? Though it doesn't tell the full story, of course.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Repeat this week: show 39

While Optical takes a break from live shows, Odd Girl Out this week will repeat show 39. This was the show that recapped my 20 years in journalism and features readings from some of my articles related to the artists on the playlist.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Odd Girl Out show 50

So, the 2010 finale went out after a week-long delay, accompanied by another snowfall. How fitting. See you in 2011.

Grace Savage at Ladyfest Ten; photo by Val PhoenixShow 50; 16/12/10, repeated 19/12/10
Penetration—Nostalgia (live at BBC)
Adickdid—All American Girl
Razika—Taste My Dream
Air Miami—Special Angel
Gustav —Neulich im Kanal
Princess Superstar—Lollipop
Grace Savage—interview
The Sound of Lucrecia—De Vez en Cuando
Kendra Smith—Get There
Viv Albertine—Home Sweet Home (at Christmas)
sleazy, inc. operated—Your Nearness Is My Place
Fastbacks—On the Wall
People Like Us / Wobbly—Fertile
Paula Frazer—Long Ago
The Duke Spirit—If the Kids Are United
Frightwig—Public Baths
Caro Snatch—Heart Knock Schule
Pram—Keep in a Dry Place and Away from Children
Grace Savage—interview
Poly Styrene—Black Christmas
The Loosies—In June
The Reborn Identity—American Days Are Over
Jasmine Solano—Poetic Justice
Kristin Hersh—Can the Circle Be Unbroken?
Amy Bezunartea—All the Things We Were Supposed to Be
Tabea Blumenschein / Frieder Butzmann / Gudrun Gut / Bettina Köster—Stille Nacht Goes Disco
Star Slinger—Elizabeth Fraser
Twin Sister—Ginger
Chicks on Speed—The Beat Is Happening
Royal Trux—Sometimes (Peel session)
Lady Lazarus—The Eye in the Eye in the Storm
Pat Benatar—Shadows of the Night (live)
Summer Camp—Christmas Wrapping

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Coming up on show 50 (again)

This week should see the delayed show 50 going out, as described below. Then will follow a two-week break. Check here for the shows that will be going out then.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Tonight's show delayed

Sorry for the last-minute notice, but the engineer is ill and tonight's show cannot go out as planned.

Tonight will be a repeat of show 49.

Show 50 will go out next week.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Coming up on Odd Girl Out show 50

The big 5-0 beckons and we shall be resting on our laurels, as, after this episode, the show goes on a three-week winter break. So, enjoy while you can!

This week includes a special feature on vocal percussion, with beatboxer extraordinaire Grace Savage. Plus, loads of new music and a sprinkling of warped holiday tunes.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Odd Girl Out: show 49

Alas, She Makes War was not able to join us in the chilly studio for a live session, but we did chat about her upcoming Megabus tour of the UK and whether the ukulele is the instrument of 2010. Meanwhile, outside winter crept in and London once again failed to cope with a few flakes of snow.

Show 49; 2/12/10, repeated 5/12/10
The Amps—Tipp City
She Makes WarAmanda Palmer—Fake Plastic Trees
Lia Ices—Grown Unknown
She Makes War—No Fireworks
She Makes War—interview
Cat Power—You May Know Him
Natacha Atlas and David Arnold—One Brief Moment
Lissy Trullie—Boy Boy
The Creatures—Guillotine
Bearsuit—Please Don't Take Him Back
Bjork with Brodsky Quartet—Hyperballad
Vivien Goldman—Launderette
AUSTRA—Beat and the Pulse
Phranc—Dress Code
Verbal—Cherry Bomb
Ovarian Trolley—Serenity
Marianne Lee—Working at My Pleasure
Sir Alice—Super Hero
Shunda K feat Shon B—I'm da Best (Les Gourmets mix)
Joan Jett—Love Is Pain
Plaided—I Say
Mignon—Demons of Love
Takako Minekawa—Turntable Tennis
Flying Saucer Attack—Respect
Shit Robot ft. Nancy Whang—Take 'Em Up
Hanin Elias—Get It Back
The Shondes—Nothing Glows
AGF—Radio War

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Coming up on Odd Girl Out 49

This week I am joined in the studio by the one-woman multimedia juggernaut that is She Makes War, about to take her bellicose melancholia on the road for a UK tour. She is bringing her ukulele and will be performing a couple of songs acoustically. Don't miss! Plus, an archive interview with everybody's favourite Jewish lesbian folksinger, Phranc.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Odd Girl Out: show 48

What was I saying about technical problems? This week the show was only viewable and audible on the webcam, and even then, the right channel was cranky. We hope to sort this out ASAP. But, I did my best to be visually interesting by offering some 1980s interpretative dance and a flexi disk show-and-tell. Do you get that on the Beeb? I think not.

Show 48; 25/11/10, repeated 28/11/10
Lykez at Ladyfest Ten; photo by Val PhoenixFlinch—Skin Deep
Essential Logic—Collecting Dust
Beach House—Turtle Island
The Go-Gos—Surfing and Spying
Gina Schock / Jane Wiedlin—interview
The Go-Gos—Head Over Heels
Annie Lennox—Train in Vain
AGF—Mofa (2010)
Sneaker Pimps—Spin Spin Sugar
Harrys Gym—Old Man
Massive Attack with Liz Fraser—Group 4
Nico—Evening of Light
She Makes War—I Am (Warrior Grrl mix)
My Bloody Valentine—When You Sleep
Mr. Little Jeans—Rescue Song
Tanya Donelly—Acrobat
Mambo Taxi—Insecure
Laika—Shut Off / Curl Up
Flore—No. 107
Lykez—Not Your Hair
L7—Me, Myself and I
Mo-Dettes—Twist and Shout
MNDR—Caligula (Cold mix)
Peaches—Cum Undun
Add N to (X)—FYUZ
Lung Leg—Right Now Baby
Hole—20 Years in the Dakota
The Cordelier Club—We Can Dance
Dot Allison—Close Your Eyes

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Live tonight only on webcam!

There is a problem with the station's server, and so the show is only able to be heard via the webcam: http://www.opticalradio.net/webcam.php.

Sunday's repeat should be OK.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Coming up on Odd Girl Out show 48

This week's show will feature an interview with up-and-coming rapper Lykez, recorded at Ladyfest Ten, plus an archive interview with Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Gos, recorded backstage at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco in 1994.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Odd Girl Out: show 47

A few technical problems meant the first 12 minutes were not broadcast and the last 20 minutes didn't record, making this an elusive show for the listener. Nevertheless, it featured interviews with UnderWire film festival organiser Gabriella Apicella and La Moustache organiser Dana.

Gabriella Apicella of UnderWire festival; photo by Val PhoenixShow 47; 18/11/10, repeated 21/11/10
Auntie Christ—Don't Look Down
Mecca Normal—Man Thinks 'Woman'
Carol Bui—Mira: You're Free with Me
The Knife—The Bridge
Gabriella Apicella—interview
Via Audio—Babies
Buraka Som Sistema—Buffalo Stance
Ann Magnuson—Sex with the Devil
Plaided—Can We Keep This
Kamala and the Karnivores—Bone Bouquet
Lois—Long Time Gone
A Sunny Day in Glasgow—Drink, Drank, Drunk
Bikini Kill—Tony Randall
These New Puritans—White Chords (Forest Swords mix)
Yeastie Girlz—You Suck
Florence and the Machine—Heavy in Your Arms (C-Berg mix)
Les Reines Prochaines—I Like the Sound of Your Car
Phranc—The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Crystal Castles—Baptism
Battant—Kevin (1989)
Melody Dog—Tomorrow's World
Shunda K feat Shon B—I'm da Best (Surecut Kids mix)
The Ting Tings—Hands (Passion Pit mix)
Betty—Martini Talk
La La Vasquez—Kill
Heavenly—Escort Crash on Marston Street
Erase Errata—Ouija Boarding
Lights—February Air
Tiger Trap—Hiding
Scarce—Slow Learner
Sleigh Bells—Tell 'Em (Kingdom mix)

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Coming up on Odd Girl Out show 47

Still haven't managed to do last week's playlist, but it's on to this week's show, which will feature an interview hot from Ladyfest Ten with Gabriella Apicella of the UnderWire Film Festival, plus a chat with Dana from La Moustache.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Odd Girl Out: show 46

I'm currently wrapped up with Ladyfest Ten, but will post the playlist ASAP.

The show was devoted to Ladyfest, and every artist on it has played at least one Ladyfest. The interview segment was actually a specially convened roundtable that took place in NYC in 1993, bringing together the assembled knowledge of Riot Grrrl and lesbian feminism via Alix Dobkin, Kathleen Hanna, Jill Reiter and Selena Wahng.

Here it is: 

Show 46; 11/11/10, repeated 14/11/10

Bratmobile—Panik (Peel session)
Flyer for Ladyfest Ten; photo by Val PhoenixGertrude—Blood Shot Brown Eyes
Wetdog—Lower Leg
Bettina Köster—Via Pasolini
The Hangovers—Sitting on Top of the World
Alix Dobkin / Kathleen Hanna / Jill Reiter / Selena Wahng—roundtable
New Bloods—The Sea Is Alive in Me
Tender Trap—2 to the N
Bis—Skinny Tie Sensurround
Slow Club—Trick Question
Trash Kit—Cadets
Life Without Buildings—The Leanover
Alix Dobkin / Kathleen Hanna / Jill Reiter / Selena Wahng—roundtable
Girl in a Thunderbolt—Volatile
Sarah Dougher—Keep Me
Vile Vile Creatures—Second Storey
Chicks on Speed—Warm Leatherette
Patricia Panther—What! I'm Not Doing Dat
Betty and the Werewolves—Plastic
Hello Cuca—Rompetalalma
Alix Dobkin / Kathleen Hanna / Jill Reiter / Selena Wahng—roundtable
Bangs—Sweet Revenge
Dominatrix—Broken Glass Candy
The Hysterical Injury—Three
Norah Noizzze—Ladyfest Anthem
The Haggard—Better Traffic
Alix Dobkin / Kathleen Hanna / Jill Reiter / Selena Wahng—roundtable
Gossip—On the Prowl
Madam—Girl Down (acoustic)
The Priscillas—YOY
The Slits feat. Neneh Cherry—In the Beginning (live)
Peggy Sue and the Pirates—Hadlock Padlock
Kissing Kalina—C.O.W.
MEN—Off Our Backs
Angie Reed—Disco Telefonino