Monday, October 29, 2007

Quicker than we thought !

So, Zoneheads, that was relatively painless (oh, I hope we don't regret that remark).
Sunday evening at AZ Towers, Studio completely moved and reconnected, PCs back online, and over 10,000 Albums shifted. Not bad !
Next up - it's the more 'cosmetic' side to concentrate on, a 'slowly but surely' job if ever there was one, although I have already spied Mr Reece digging out some of his music memorabilia to dot around the place. Sounds good to me. Seen so far - various rare or signed, framed artefacts which I'm sure will appear on these walls shortly, from the likes of Roxy Music, Shangri-las, Rolling Stones, Beatles, George Best, Wolfman Jack, oh, the list goes on.
It's going to look great !
Ok, lots to do, so to the subject in hand - the Johnny Reece playlist.
The Show is now on the Pod, too !
The Johnny Reece Show : 28 Oct 2007 :
The Who - Pictures Of Lily
Rialto - When We're Together
Tim Hutton - Wisdom And Pain
David Bowie - Starman
Badfinger - Day After Day
Michael Hutchence - Possibilities
Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Charm School
Steve Lloyd and his Ram Jam Band (joke !) - Jailbait
Ezio - Braver Than You Are
Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do
Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things
The Rag Dolls - Society Girl
Serge Gainsbourg - Ballade de Melody Nelson (Howie B. Remix)
Randy and The Rainbows - Denise
Bryan Ferry - Chance Meeting ('Live')
The Pretty Things - Balloon Burning
Gary Numan - A Prayer For The Unborn
Don Henley - Damn It, Rose
Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women, No.s 12 and 35
Cyndi Lauper - Hat Full Of Stars
Johnny Maestro - I'll Be True
McGuinness Flint - When I'm Dead And Gone
The Swans - The Boy With The Beatle Hair
Doors - Riders On The Storm
Back soon !, and thanks for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Remake and Remodel

Mr and Mrs Zoneheads, a fine weekend to you all.
I'm at AZ Towers, and as I look at the Stu... oh, hang on. Where is it ?
Yes, it's that time. The big Studio move happens over the next 48 hours or so. Indeed, this is a super-fast update, because as soon as I've completed this little hello, the PCs are to be disconnected and relocated too.
The actual 'move' itself isn't the problem (we hope !), it's the aftermath of it, with a redesign of the whole space around it. That doesn't need to be rushed - but the Studio itself needs to be up and running again very quickly.
So, excuse this short sharp update... things to do !
Tonight, our man in NJ, Rich Phoenix, bursts back onto the airwaves via RTI ( and simultaneously on Sky Satellite, channel 0195. That's at 21.00 hours, UK time.
Tomorrow, Sunday, Johnny Reece is in his usual slot, same frequencies, at 20.00 hours.
As ever, our Programmes continue through the week via Radio Seagull at 18.00 hours on Mon, Tue, Wed ( with Johnny Reece, Rich Phoenix, and Zoe Street-Howe, respectively.
Repeats of those later in the week and at a more convenient hour for our Stateside listeners, but I'll be back here midweek to tell you all about that.
Just time to say, have a great weekend.
Now, where's that toolbox ?
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Soiree

I enjoyed this weekend, not so frantic as recent affairs. So much so, that I'm even posting the playlist of tonights show, 21st October, just about in time ! Wonders will never cease. If you missed it, it's on the Pod, do have a sneaky listen if you will, I really enjoyed the music this time (hey, I would, I chose it !).
It's at :, along with recent soirees from all of my colleagues.
And, it went like this :

The Cars - Moving In Stereo
Prince - Take Me With U
Kenny Everett - Nice Time
Sparks - The Very Next Fight
The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
V.A.S.T. - Pretty When You Cry
The Bevis Frond - New River Head
Terry Reid - Seed Of Memory
Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps - Pretty Pretty Baby
Matthew Sweet - Push The Feelings
Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie - The Rattler
Madness - (Waiting For The) Ghost Train
The Cure - Cut Here
Honeybus - Story
Gomez - We Haven't Turned Around (Remix)
Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My Head
John Martyn - May You Never
Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do
Genesis - Ripples
Bryan Ferry - As The World Turns

Hope everyone had a great weekend,

Johnny x

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Filling In The Gaps

Ouch !
Has it really been 11 days since this was updated ? Hmm, it seems so.
Mr Lloyd, the usual bringer of all news AZ, is on a short break, so it's myself, Mr Reece, with the job of filling in the gaps, since October 6th.
Studio wise, it has been interesting.
A 'new' Studio PC in situ, has now been used on a few occasions, for a test run. It's not as simple as that, as we did have to keep referring back to the old one too. There are many things to be transferred from one to another, and believe me, that is not as simple as it sounds. But, we're nearly there.
In fact, about 80% there, I would say.
Ah, the rickety plinth - that's another story.
The plinth which holds everything here, by 'everything' I mean PCs, Printer, Scanner, Mixer, Minidisc Banks, Minidisc Players, CD Players etc etc is a little shaky. It is all being redesigned, recut, remade and remodelled, and part of the early stages of this was to have some of the supports cut away. That's made it interesting.
Don't lean too hard on it !!!
It's all fun - many changes afoot, but they do take time. We want to do it properly.
Nice to see Cupcake again - she breezed in to AZ Towers to lay down some recording, last weekend.
Expect to hear the dulcet tones of Cupcake in your ears within the next week, when we will upload the first of her new Programmes to our Pod. Thereafter, the show will be aired on Radio Seagull (twice), then RTI/Sky.
It's time I updated you with playlists too, ahead of upcoming Schedules.
Firstly, here is the Gil Legine playlist from last Saturday (currently on the Pod), followed by my playlist for the Johnny Reece Show from last Sunday.
Here goes :
Gil Legine Show :
Morrissey - The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
Weather Report - Procession
Ivor Cutler - I Got No Common Sense
Alice Cooper - Be My Lover
Radiohead - Let Down
Modest Mouse - Dashboard
Tori Amos - Bouncing Off Clouds
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Prt 1 (extract)
Kraftwerk - The Model
The White Stripes - 300mph Torrential Outpour Blues
Hawkwind - Born To Go
Q.O.T.S.A. - Turnin' On The Screw
Frank Zappa - Tinseltown Rebellion
Jethro Tull - Cross-Eyed Mary
Interpol - Pioneer To The Falls
Kashmir - She's Made Of Chalk
Peter Gabriel - I Grieve
Rush - Cygnus X-1
Björk - Earth Intruders
Johnny Reece Show :
Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Room With No Number
Iggy Pop - Fall In Love With Me
Lee Hazlewood and Bela B. - The First Song Of The Day
Lee Hazlewood and Phaedra - Some Velvet Morning
The Beatles - Taxman
Matthew Sweet - Super Baby
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - I'm Glad
Lisahall - Julianne
Chris Spedding - Guitar Jamboree
Judy Clay and William Bell - Private Number
Frederick Knight - I've Been Lonely For So long
Neil Young - Needle And The Damage Done (Unplugged)
The Zombies - Care Of Cell 44
Le Tigre - TKO
April March - Sugar
Roxy Music - A Song For Europe
Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black
Dave Davies - Funny Face
Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It
Gary Numan - My Breathing
Curved Air - World
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
Auteurs - Showgirl
World Party - It Can Be Beautiful
T.Rex - Electric Slim and The Factory Hen
Dip feat. Emiliana Torrini - Come Out
Beck - Guess I'm Doing Fine
Leonard Cohen - Chelsea Hotel No.2
The Explorers - You Go Up In Smoke
Steve will be back at the weekend, with news of Programmes via RTI/Sky on Saturday and Sunday, which feature Pixie !, and Johnny Reece, respectively.
Then, Monday to Wednesday, Radio Seagull will feature AZ Programmes from Johnny Reece, Barry De Foyle, and Pixie !
All the details to come, on Saturday.
Have a great week, everyone.
Johnny x

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Northern Irish, Scots, Swedes, Americans !

Hi all,
weekend action bounds in, with our Programmes around and about, and all the details are right here.
It's been a quieter week at AZ Towers, which was a bit of a luxury. Many schedules have been posted upfront, as you know, so that gave us the opportunity to sit back a little and get an extra 5 minutes lazing about and drinking coffee time...
But this weekend, and next week, is the name of the game today, as we firstly welcome back Barry De Foyle to the airwaves, with his brand new Programme aired tonight, Saturday, around the world.
Time ? Well, 21.00 hours at UK time, via, and also on Sky satellite 0195. The playlist is below :

Dudley Simpson The Tomorrow People
The Faces Stay With Me
Judie Tzuke Black Furs
Keats Walking On Ice
Budgie Dish It Up
Bryan Ferry This Island Earth
Randy Newman Mama Told Me Not To Come
T. Rex Solid Gold Easy Action
World Of Leather Come Back As Kiki
The Beatles Paperback Writer
Pizzicato Five Sweet Thursday
Yes Sweet Dreams
Robert Fripp & The League Of Crafty Guitarists A Connecticut Yankee In The Court Of King Arthur
Danielle Brisebois What If God Fell From the Sky ?
Greenslade Spirit Of The Dance
Colosseum II Secret Places
Angelique Kidjo The Sound Of The Drums
Amon Duul II Archangel Thunderbird
Suzanne Vega Marlene On The Wall
Eno Skysaw
Mick Ronson Slaughter On 10th Avenue
Mott The Hoople Momma’s Little Jewel
Sheila Chandra Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
Dreadzone Captain Dread
Ralph McTell Dry Bone Rag
Ian Anderson Trains
Suzi Quatro 48 Crash
Blondie (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
The RAH Band Concrete
On Sunday evening, this time at 20.00 hours, Johnny Reece will be found in his usual place, on the very same frequencies as above.
Then, we move on to our midweek Programmes via Radio Seagull around the world (
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - all at 18.00 hours, UK time. These are repeated, on Seagull, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively, at 02.00 (21.00 the night before for our East Coast USA listeners).
Johnny, Pixie, and Rich, will be in the chair on these days/nights.
. :
8th Oct at 18.00 / 12th Oct at 02.00 : Johnny Reece
9th Oct at 18.00 / 13th Oct at 02.00 : Pixie !
10th Oct at 18.00 / 14th Oct at 02.00 : Rich Phoenix
Great to have Pixie back, first airing of her new Programme is on Tuesday.
Then the return of Rich Phoenix, it's a Wednesday first airing for him. Superb !
Wherever you are, have a great weekend, and thanks for your support..
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Pixie On The Pod !

Hi all,
more updates to our Pod, as promised in our last update.
Following a whole load of new Programmes transferred to the Pod last weekend, we're happy to tell you we now have the return of our very own Pixie ! to the Album Zone airwaves.
Exclusive first airing of her new show is available, right now.
The show will also be broadcast via Radio Seagull ( on 9th October at 18.00 hours, and 13th October at 02.00 hours, around the world. All times quoted, are UK time.
Following this, it can also be heard via RTI ( on Saturday, 20th October, at 21.00 hours, and simultaneously on Sky Satellite, channel 0195.
But you want to hear it first ? Get to the Pod !
It is available, with many other Album Zone Programmes, at :
Here's the Playlist ! :
I found out - The Pigeon Detectives

Where is my mind - Nada Surf
Göteborg - Perkele
Paul Weller - Kristian Anttila
Please dont ask - Popsicle
All Kindsa Girls - The Real Kids
Brown sugar - The Rolling Stones
Make up your mind - Stic Bators
Everybody's scoring dope - The High Hats
Old yellow Bricks - The Arctic Monkeys
Into the light - Jens Lekman
I've been waiting for you - Neil Young
Take her back - The Pigeon Detectives
Bob - NOFX
Varje litet steg - Lasse Lindh
Got to get you into my life - The Beatles
Wishbone - Architecture in Helsinki
Louie - Ida-Maria
Dreaming of you - The Coral
Bring it on! - Horrorpops
I wanna be your dog - Joan Jett
Some people ride the way - Devandra Banhart
A rush and a push and the land is ours - The Smiths
Don't skate on my ramp - Satanic Surfers
Down at the R - Moneybrother
Claudia - The View
Josephine - Mando Diao
What do I get - The Buzzcocks
Lozin' Must - Millencolin
Win or Lose - Randy
I Miss You - Incubus
Spill your beans - Timo Räisänen
Oh my god - Ida-Maria feat. Timo Räisänen
Ramones - Daytime Dilemna
Expect more Pod action later in the week, with the return of our man in NJ, Rich Phoenix.
Meanwhile, one of those strange weeks at AZ Towers. Whilst we were pleased to have another master PC in our grasp which will be essential for editing, processing, and uploading future Programmes, we had the other side of the coin too when the Minidisc machine failed - you guessed it - just 2 months past the guarantee.
Isn't that always the way ? You know, I'm sure these things are timed to do that !
Wishing you all a good week, and if you like what you hear, by all means contact us, whoever, and wherever, you are. Thanks, as ever, for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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