Sunday, October 18, 2015

Saturday 17 October Radio Vera Beatcroft Social now streaming on Mixcloud

This is the Radio Vera 2-hour Beatcroft Social first broadcast 17 October 2015. Repeated Wednesday 21 October and available now on Mixcloud. Dylan Thomas to Jennifer Warnes, Moloko to Brinsley Schwarz, Del Amitri to Yvonne Lyon.

The Beatcroft Social on Radio Vera Ireland, Saturday 17 October. Dylan Thomas to Del Amitri by Tom Morton's Beatcroft Social on Mixcloud

Saturday, October 17, 2015


Hipsters, Glasgow

There go the hipster boys on a Friday night
With their Harris Tweed jackets, two sizes too tight
Their cleated brogues clicking down the street
They could be gamekeepers, but they don’t eat meat
And those silk cravats are what some laird might wear
Same as that floppy fringe, Old Etonian hair
And those Biblical beards their weak chins sprout
They have to practise eating before they go out
Chinese food can mean their dignity’s loss 
With follicles dripping sweet and sour sauce
I’ve spoken with their girlfriends, and they all say
Their kisses can taste like an entire buffet.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Playlists for Tuesday's Orcadian Dalliance show and upcoming Beatcroft Social

Hi folks - just to let you know that the BBC Orkney Show 'Tom Morton's Orcadian Dalliance' is downloadable and streamable via Soundcloud here

And here's the playlist:

Tom Morton’s Orcadian Dalliance

TX BBC Radio Orkney, 13 October 2015

Frightened Rabbit   -  Holy
Dusty Springfield    -  Son of a Preacher Man
Aidan Moffat, Bill Wells - The Copper Top
Loudon Wainwright III - Down Drinking at the Bar
Drever, McCusker, Woomble - Into the Blue
Idlewild - Everyone Says You’re so Fragile
Lucinda Williams - Something about What Happens When We Talk
MC5 - The American Ruse
Simple Minds - The American
Taste - Same Old Story
Sidney Bechet - Hold Tight (I Want some Seafood, Mama)

James Carr - The Dark End of the Street

On Radio Vera Ireland ( Saturday 17 October at 7.00PM, there will be a bit of chattering from me, and this:

Drunk In A Band – Del Amitri
Surrender To The Rhythm – Brinsley Schwarz
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) – Steve Harley, Cockney Rebel
Dirty Work – Steely Dan
Something In The Air – Thunderclap Newman
Heart Of Oak – Richard Hawley
Bad Case Of You – Carol Laula
Mercy Now – Mary Gauthier
Laundromat - Live - Remastered 2011 – Rory Gallagher
Something In The Air – Thunderclap Newman
Heart Of Oak – Richard Hawley
Malt And Barley Blues – McGuinness Flint
Don't Give Up On Me – Solomon Burke
The Weight – The Staple Singers
This Wheel's On Fire - 2000 Digital Remaster – The Band
When I'm Away From You – Cosmic Rough Riders, Joe Walsh
Dance Me to the End of Love – Leonard Cohen
Elvis Presley Blues – Gillian Welch
Good Rockin' Tonight – Elvis Presley
You Make My Heart Beat Too Fast – Buddy & Julie Miller
Please Forgive Me – David Gray
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Dylan Thomas
Pure Pleasure Seeker – Moloko
The Girl On the Flying Trapeze – Yvonne Lyon
Black Fang – Cherry Ghost
Blue Monday – New Order
First We Take Manhattan – Jennifer Warnes, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Drug Lord

Drug Lord

Not Cloppy Doggerel
Keeps platelets from sticking
Aspirin does as well
Candy Staton, I call it
Maintains my heart in
Working order
On the borders 
Of health
Betas blocked by atenolol
Stomach soothed by lanzoprazole
Which works quite well with alcohol
(Not that I drink much at all
These days)
Races through my bloodstream
The fat in
There repaired
By Atorvastatin
I sleep, and, no perchance,
For dream I will
Nightmare on nightmare, 
And no idea which pill
The cause. Still
I wallow in pharmaceuticals

And swallow

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The Beatcroft Social on Radio Vera Ireland, Saturday 3 October 7.00pm, repeated Wednesday 10 October 10.00pm GMT

The show will be on every Saturday at 7.00pm for two hours, with a live chatroom operating at and will be repeated at 10.00pm on Wednesdays. I'll be doing my best to hang around in the chatroom on Saturdays, not so much on Wednesdays. The show will be archived on Mixcloud every Sunday. Hope you like it.

Radio Vera Ireland - Beatcroft Social, 3 October 2015, repeated 7 October 10.00pm by Tom Morton's Beatcroft Social on Mixcloud