Yes, as amazing as it may seem yesterday saw the first anniversary of our very first broadcast on Phonic FM. So we celebrated in style by making it a live request show.
It's always a bit daunting as you never know what people are going to ask for and I normally like to play from CD rather than the laptop (I'm always convinced that the laptop is going to fail!). So that means having to take my entire Britpop CD collection into the studio. My CD collection is expanding at an alarming rate due to the serious bargains that can be had on Amazon's second hand market. This week alone has seen new arrivals from The Candyskins, Bawl, Blur, Embrace & Laxton's Superb! This means that I am now straining with 3 large canvas bags full of CDs, oh and the laptop as well for all those mp3s.
The show itself was loads of fun and even though I was alone in the studio, with dozens of people getting touch via email, Twitter, Facebook & text the two hours just fled by. Knowing that you've made doing the ironing that little bit easier for Juanita in Doncaster just by playing Disco Down by Shed Seven is great! Oh and you guys don't just pick the big hits either, whether it was an album track by Mansun or not-quite-hits from Tiger, Speedy & Jocasta, they were all great songs.
Next month we'll do something a bit special for Christmas, including Britpop Roulette again and we're bound to be giving something away too.
- Pulp - Do You Remember The First Time?
- Shed Seven - Chasing Rainbows
- The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
- Kula Shaker - Hey Dude
- Embrace - All You Good Good People
- Shed Seven - Disco Down
- Mansun - Shotgun
- James - Laid
- Ride - Dreams Burn Down
- David Devant & His Spirit Wife - Ginger
- Space - You & Me Vs. The World
- Pulp - Babies
- Oasis - Whatever
- The Theme - Take Me Away (Requested by Gary from The Theme in a blatant act of self-promotion that we were happy to oblige)
- Echobelly - Dark Therapy
- The Verve - Sonnet
- The Verve - The Rolling People (nobody requested this, I just accidentally pressed play on the wrong CD drive - doh!)
- Tiger - Race
- Speedy - Time For You
- Jocasta - Go
- Silver Sun - I'll See You Around
- Suede - The Wild Ones
- Blur - End Of The Century
- Gene - As Good As It Gets
- Supergrass - Alright
|Liam celebrates our first birthday - that's Nick sat next to him, honest.|