Sunday, 27 November 2011

This week's repeat: show two

This week's repeat is show two, from October 2009, featuring interviews with Gossip singer Beth Ditto and Mad Chicks.

Here is some live old-school Gossip.

Monday, 21 November 2011

This week's repeat: show one

This week begins the re-run of Odd Girl Out from the beginning. And, so, to show one, which featured an archive chat with Ari Up and her mum, Nora.

Here's a gem I found online.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Odd Girl Out: show 85

Susie MacMurray; photo by Val PhoenixMy final show on Optical featured a selection of old faves. So, that's all, folks.

Show 85; 17/11/11; repeat 20/11
Avengers—I Believe in Me
PJ Harvey—Yuri-G
Peaches—I U She
Julie Ruin—Aerobicide
Sinead O'Connor—Just Like U Said It Would B
Foehn—Isolate
Susie MacMurray—interview
Scrawl—Your Mother Wants to Know
Vanessa Paradis—Joe le Taxi
Gossip—Heartbeats
X-ray Spex—The Day the World Turned Day-Glo
Pixies—Ana (BBC session)
The Long Blondes—Giddy Stratospheres
The Go-Gos—(Remember) Walkin' in the Sand
The Au Pairs—Come Again
Mekons and Michelle Shocked—Prince of Darkness
k.d. lang—Pine and Stew
Belly—Dream on Me
Malaria!—Einsam
Dee Rees—interview
Eurythmics—Jennifer
Pat Benatar—Fire and Ice
Altered Images—See You Later
Blonde Redhead—Hated Because of Great Qualities
Kristin Hersh—A Cleaner Light
Heavenly—She and Me
Siouxsie and the Banshees—Happy House
Cyndi Lauper—Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Hydrogen Bootleg mix)
Ladytron—He Took Her to a Movie
Phranc—Surfer Girl
Cocteau Twins—Wax and Wane (Peel session)
Lauryn Hill—Ex-Factor
Marianne Faithfull—Broken English
Lucinda Williams—Passionate Kisses
Bjork—Play Dead
Blondie—Underground Girl

Monday, 14 November 2011

Coming up on show 85

This week's show features two sparkling new interviews, the first with artist Susie MacMurray, and the second with director Dee Rees, discussing her new film, Pariah.

This week will be my last show on Optical Radio. Odd Girl Out will then go on hiatus and may return in some new form. Keep an eye out here for information. In the meantime, the show will be repeating in the usual slots on Optical, at least for awhile.

As this will be the last show, I thought I would make the music a selection of tunes that mean something to me, a musical My Life Story.

Here is the trailer for Pariah.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Odd Girl Out: show 84

Dangerous Dinky; photo by Val Phoenix
The New Special, featuring music from the last few months, was pre-recorded, in order for me to attend a gig and see what this crazy "live music" thing is all about. Kooky.

Show 84; 10/11/11; repeat 13/11
Feathers—Heartbreakers
Laura Gibson—La Grande
David Lynch ft. Karen O—Pinky's Dream
Jasmina Maschina—Retrospective Hallucination
Dangerous Dinky—interview
Julia Holter—Goddess Eyes
Chairlift—Sidewalk Safari
A Sunny Day in Glasgow—Hybrid Moments
Daughter—Love
Sleeper Agent—Get Burned
Cate Le Bon—Work
Givers—Meantime (Bombay Bicycle Club mix)
Kimya Dawson—Driving Driving Driving
High Places—Year Off
Roseanne Barrr—You Lie
Sin Kitty—Skin Crash
Suburban Mousewife—My Idol Is Me
Gazelle Twin—Changelings
New War—Ghostwalking (Wild Body live dub by HTRK)
Lea De Laria—interview
Meshell Ndegeocello—Dirty World
Bleached—Searching Through the Past
Asobi Seksu—Little House of Savages
Princess Chelsea—Too Fast to Live
Sahara Hotnights—Let You Down
Anna-Anna—Cat-Eyes
Fleetwood Mac—Rhiannon (Flying White Dots Diskomiks)
Terrible Truths—Diamond
Lianne La Havas—Don't Wake Me Up
Carter Tanton ft. Marissa Nadler—Fake Pretend
North Highlands—Steady Steady
Chains of Love—Breaking My Heart
Metronomy—Everything Goes My Way (CazeNove mix)

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Coming up on show 84

Otherwise known as the "New" special, show 84 has already been recorded and features music from the last three months, plus interviews with musician Dangerous Dinky and (in a vintage chat) comic Lea DeLaria.

Here's Lea in her other career as a jazz singer.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Odd Girl Out: show 83

Miranda July at London Film Festival; photo by Val Phoenix
An unseasonably warm and definitely seasonably wet autumn day's show. Enjoy it while you can...

Show 83; 3/11/11; repeat 6/11
Operator Please—Cringe
Cocoon—Chupee
Shunda K ft Snax—Time to Get Paid (Dickey Doo's Ol' Skool mix)
LCMDF—Take Me to the Mountains (Derek Allen Mad Decent mix)
Pat Laureate—interview
Lung Leg—Whisky-a-Go-Go
Gazelle Twin—Men Like Gods
Solex—Solex Feels Lucky
AGF—Rooster Beats
Dubstar—St. Swithin's Day
Korallreven—Sa Sa Samoa
Exene Cervenka—Woman of the Year
Princess Chelsea—Yulia
Camille—Ta Douleur
Grimes—Oblivion
Supersnazz—Middle of the Way
Me&LP—Bonnie Says (No Shitty Ride)
Rubeo—Movie Star
Viv Albertine—Never Come
Lucy Stoners—Mental Xtrakshun
Miranda July—interview
The CeBe Barnes Band—She's a Winner
Keep Shelly in Athens—DIY
Edith Frost—Temporary Loan
Tennis—Tell Her No
Yael Naim—New Soul
The Slingbacks—The Beach Song
Katie Herzig—Free My Mind (RAC mix)
Gash—The Future
1000 Spoons—It's Not Totally Enormous But It's Okay
Keren Ann—Ailleurs
The Pastels—Cycle (My Bloody Valentine mix)
Zambri—Heather Heather
Lana del Rey—Blue Jeans (Penguin Prison mix)