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