Sunday, November 30, 2008

Stand by for December !

Ho Ho Ho...

Hang on, no, it's a little too early for that.
But, Xmas planning is something we have to do here at AZ Towers, as many of our programming outlets want a good deal of shows upfront, so, it's been a planning, scheduling week.
No surprises then, that a little Xmas activity is beginning to creep into some of the programmes.

Great to have Simon G back with us after a little absence, and his 'Xmas Special' is superb - yes, I'm biased - but I heard it upfront and loved it. Xmas songs not so obvious, but great all the same. That will be coming your way for the first time, on Tuesday 16th December (8pm UK) and then 20th December (02.00 UK) via

Just yesterday, the very punklicious Zoe arrived here at AZ Towers, to cut her latest opus. Expect Ska, Punk, and some strangely mad Xmassy messages on this one, which airs for the first time on Monday 8th December (8pm UK), and is repeated at 02.00 (UK) on Friday 12th.
Once again, this is via our good friends at Radio Seagull (

Both of these particular programmes will be repeated again over the Xmas period, I'll let you know when the time comes, ok ?

This coming week, the AZ programmes via Seagull, Monday through Wednesday, feature Richard Bismarck, Gil Legine, and Johnny Reece, respectively.
As ever, 8pm UK time (or whatever the time is in your particular zone !).

A quick plug, for the new MySpace page, for Radio Seagull. It is currently in the building stage, with new galleries to come shortly. It's at :

Oh, and one more Xmas mention - Radio Seagull are airing a series of one-off special programmes for Xmas day, all one hour in duration. Our own Johnny Reece is due on at 13.00 CET (12.00 UK, 07.00 EST).

There are some catching up on Playlists to do, and current playlists will be published later today via the Blog, on our MySpace page.
As you know, we're at

Don't open that Xmas punch too early !


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sneaky quick info !

Tell me this - is it right that I should quickly sneak online whilst at work to tell you about new AZ Shows being broadcast round the globe this week ?
Well of course it is !
Tonight, via Radio Seagull - - we welcome back Richard Bismarck with a newie, the first since his trips to the far east. Expect many tales, and great music, as ever.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, it's the newie from Johnny Reece, also via Seagull.
Both shows can be heard at 21.00 CET, that's 20.00 UK, or 15.00 EST.
Ah, so much music, so many timezones...

Thanks to the guys at WCRV for telling us about this weekends shows via 97.7 in the Lake Ariel region in Pennsylvania - they are getting first play of the new Rich Phoenix show, on Friday.
Oh - don't forget - our shows via Seagull are repeated at 03.00 CET on Fri, Sat, Sun, which is 21.00 hours EST - much more amenable times for those of you Stateside.
I've got to get back to work !
Have a great week, and thanks, as ever, for your support.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Catching up...

Hi all,
looking through some recent posts, I discovered something missing. Playlists !
So, I will put that right this time, with some recent details from our little squad, posted via the Blog on our MySpace page at, and on our Blogger, at

Meanwhile, on to the here and now, and tonight in AZ land, we have the return of Simon G, via our good friends at Radio Seagull ( It's 8pm tonight, UK time.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, same time, it's the newie from Johnny Reece.

We are just getting all details together, and when completed, I'll have full AZ November Schedules for you. We are filling in the gaps as I type, and expect newies from Andy Miles, Rich Phoenix, Zoe, and the rest of the gang...

Keep it AZ !


Playlists :

Johnny Reece : 19 Oct 2008 :

Free - Little Bit Of Love
T.Rex - The Motivator
Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie And Clyde
David Bowie - D.J.
Joni Mitchell - Bad Dreams
Lord Tanamo - I'm In The Mood For Love
Pussycat - Les Temps Ont Changes
Lloyd Cole - Antidepressant
Buffy St. Marie - Guess Who I Saw In Paris
Emiliana Torrini - Today Has Been Ok
Gary Jules - Mad World
Sparks - How Do I Get To Carnegie Hall ?
Rodriguez - Sugar Man
Roxy Music - A Song For Europe
Dave Gahan - Kingdom
Kenny Burrell - Soul Lament
Cowboy Junkies - Dark Hole Again
Alex Harvey - Mitzi
Sam Cooke - So Long
Malcolm McLaren - Rue Dauphine
Mercury Rev - Tonite It Shows
Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
Marvin Pontiac - Panckaes
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin - Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus

Simon G : October 2008 :

Pretty Things - Rosalyn
Bill Withers - Harlem
Eno/Byrne - Strange Overtones
Buddy Holly - Think It Over
Joan As Police Woman - Stagger Into The Light
Rodriguez - Sugarman
Magazine - Because You're Frightened
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill
Beatles - Taxman [mono]
The Jam - Wasteland
The Factory - Gone
David Bowie - See Emily Play
Don McGlashan - This Is London
Crispian St Peters - You Were On My Mind
Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllabicesquedalymistic
Daryll-Ann - I Could Never Love You
Rolling Stones - It's Not Easy
Queens Of The Stone Age - Leg Of Lamb
King Tubby - King Tubby Dub
Pink Floyd - Paint Box
Richard Swift - Losing Sleep
British Sea Power - Lights Out For Darker Skies
Bryan Ferry - Windswept
Jimmy Reed - Shame Shame Shame
Ike & Tina Turner - Fingerpoppin'
Wilbert Harrison - Let's Stick Together
Sons & Daughters - This Gift
Curtis Mayfield - Don't Worry, If There's A Hell Below We're All Gonna Go
78 Saab - Sunshine
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - I Wanna Be Loved

Barry de Foyle : October 2008 :

Scissor Sisters - Laura
Pink Floyd - Free Four
Peter Baumann - Daytime Logic
Billy Nicholls - Free the Children
Shoukichi Kina - Jing Jing (Firefly)
Rachid Taha - Ida
Fujiya & Miyagi - Cassettesingle
Neil Innes - L’Amour Perdu
Passport - Mandragora
The Sugarcubes - Mamma
Gentle Giant - Way Of Life
Linda Thompson - I’m A Dreamer
Feeder - Frequency
Elvis Costello - Pump It Up
Premiata Forneria Marconi - Non E Un Incubo E Realta
Then Jerico - You Ought To Know
The Orb Blue Room (Edit)
Strawbs - Down By The Sea
Manic Street Preachers - Archives Of Pain
Lambchop - I Hate Candy
Slade - Look Wot You Dun
The Divine Comedy - Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World
Richard Wright - Pink’s Song
Sugar - If I Can’t Change Your Mind
Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song

Andy Miles : October 2008 :

The Rolling Stones - Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
The Mojos - Everythings Gonna Be Alright
Black Label Society - Devil's Dime
Foo Fighters - M.I.A.
The Byrds - All I Really Want To Do
Slipknot - Snuff
The Ramones - The Return Of Jackie And Judy
4 Non Blondes - Morphine & Chocolate
Pearl Jam - Marker In The Sand
Rory Gallagher - Cradle Rock
Staind - Nothing Left to Say
The Beatles - For No One
Fraternity Of Man - Don't Bogart Me
Joe South - Hush
Fleetwood Mac - Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
Rush - Spindrift
Iggy Pop - Tell Me A Story
Velvet Revolver - Mary Mary
Motorhead - Teach You How To Sing The Blues
Slipknot - Psychosocial
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
Richie Sambora - Who I Am
Emiliana Torrini - Gun
Staind - Tangled Up In You
Traffic - Empty Pages
Elmore James - Knocking At Your Door
Otis Rush - So Many Roads, So Many Trains
Free - Sweet Tooth
Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley
The Small Faces - Just Passing