Sunday, October 09, 2016

The Beatcroft Social, 8 October - Facebook, Mixcloud and Spotify

This show was broadcast live from the 60 North Radio studios at 4 Market Street, Lerwick, and if the Facebook Live video is still up, contains a host of webcam and Instagram shots to illustrate the wonder of Shetland life.

The music has a loose New Jersey/Springsteen influence, as I had just got hold of the Springsteen autobiography Born to Run, kicking off with his wife Patti Scialfa's Lucky Girl from her excellent album Rumble Doll. We have Shawn Colvin doing I'm on Fire, Greg Kihn's definitive, I think, version of Rendezvous, and of course Bruce himself doing 4th of July Asbury Park (Sandy). Plus some unlikely references points: fellow Jersey rockers Bon Jovi and other more obscure links.

Next week we're going analogue. Engineer Iain Waddell has lent me his Sony Walkman Pro cassette recorder, rescued from the loft, and it's working well. I have some serious obscurities to play, including some which may never have been heard on radio before...and Andy is promising a record turntable, so there may be vinyl as well.

Meanwhile, here are the various ways you can get Saturday's show:

The entire Facebook Live video and soundtrack is still up as of this moment, so go to my timeline if you desire, scroll down and see/hear the whole two hours, here.

You can go direct to the Mixcloud and Spotify audio-only (and in Spotify's case, music only) versions from this page. Just click on the links below. The Spotify playlist is here too.

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