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“Due to the high volume of applications received, only those shortlisted for interview will receive further correspondence in relation to this vacancy”.

Firstly, how do you know how many applications you’ll get?  If you only received three applications for one job would you still palm off the unlucky soul with an uninformative bland rebuff?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s disrespectful to those who have made the effort to apply for a post with your organisation to fail to inform them why they aren’t good enough for an interview or the job. You’ll have looked at their application form, CV or presentation and said this isn’t good enough for *this* reason. Here’s a wee tip from my years of administration experience. Take a note of that reason and send it to the applicant in an email. Yes, it’s that simple. With mail merge and email there’s absolutely no excuse for not giving fuller explanations to unsuccessful candidates as to why they haven’t made the shortlist. Also, it’s free and it doesn’t take *that* long. If you can’t be bothered to do it then why not employ me to do it? If you can’t be bothered with that simple common courtesy then you’re probably not the organisation for me.

I love the output of the BBC and will defend it to the highest against the snipers from the Daily Fail but not once have I received feedback for any job application/interview, training scheme or work experience request I’ve made. The phrase at the top of this blog comes from an HR job with another large media organisation. You would think that one of the job requirements might include informing unsuccessful candidates of their misfortune. Sadly not. Maybe the HR Assistant will get an Assistant-Assistant to do that for them.

While I’m at it a similar bugbear is the number of employment agencies who simply don’t respond at all. I apply for a lot of jobs through s1Jobs.com. I get an automatically generated acknowledgement and in most cases that’s the end of it. I’m constantly left in limbo. When I pointed this problem out to the adviser at the JobcentrePlus I attend on a fortnightly basis she seemed to think it was amusing. I wasn’t laughing. Guilty parties over the last nine months have been: Search (more than once), Eden Scott, Transline Resource Group, Maxwell Bruce, Hays (more than once), Avenue Scotland, Office Angels and Randstad Financial and Professional. That simply isn’t good enough. It’s hard enough being unemployed (and, I should tell you, receiving not one penny in benefits) without being constantly left hanging on for a reply for that never comes.

While television companies continue the current trend for producing “poverty porn” to demonise people like me, I feel that after twenty years of work and two years at college (in an attempt to change my career path and ‘better myself’) I think I deserve a bit more respect, as do other jobseekers. Last year, during a training course, I was accused of “coasting”. That word would imply to me that I had reached a certain level in my “career” and was sailing along quite happily with no sense of urgency to go higher. It isn’t true because not only have I not even got a foot on that ladder to reach such a level, people keep moving the ladder or setting it on fire. Maybe they think I’m too old to climb that ladder. They won’t know until you give me a chance.

I’ve only had one job interview since I left college and that was a couple of months ago. One of the interviewers described my application form as “quirky”. I took it as a compliment. You can judge for yourself at my LinkedIn page. I didn’t get the job and feedback wasn’t offered.

“I was looking for a job and then I found a job and heaven knows I’m miserable now”

Postcard book
Simon Goddard’s wonderful book Simply Thrilled: The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records is released today as part of Record Store Day.

Following the book launch at the Streetlevel, 103 Trongate in Glasgow last night, Simon Goddard chatted today with beer-drinking, record-buying, sometime book-writing and ex-Dancing Pigs frontman Ian Rankin at The Antiquary in Edinburgh’s St.Stephens Street. For those of you who missed it, here’s the authorised bootleg of it.

Simon will be doing another Q&A with writer Sylvia Patterson at Hyndland Books  in Glasgow at 2pm on Sunday 20 April. He’ll also be live on Radcliffe and Maconie’s BBC6Music show on Monday 21 April at some point between 1300 and 1600 and appearing on BBC Scotland on Wednesday 23 April on Reporting Scotland (from 1830).

 

Here is the playlist for this week’s edition of Where The Action Is on K107FM.

We have another mix of mod, soul, beat groups, popsike, sunshine pop, freakbeat, ye-ye and a weird and wonderful concoction from the late 50s through to the early 70s. We had three games of Connect 3 (did you get the link between the three tracks?), two Birthday tracks (for stars born on the day of broadcast), a Foreign Language track (from Germany this week) and Two of a Kind from The Kinks. We enjoyed a last kiss at the Death Disco and performed some magic with this week’s Double Rubble feature. We did the pop-eye in the Land of 1000 Dances and featured a track from the new album from Withered Hand in our Under The Influence spot. We had two more Wordless Wonders, we inducted an Edinburgh glam rock group into our Jocknroll Hall of Fame and once again we picked out a couple of gems from John Carter’s extensive back catalogue in our Get Carter feature.

Ministry of Sound - White Collar Worker
1. Julie Grant – Lonely Sixteen (Pye 1962)
2. The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
3. The Action – Something Has Hit Me (Parlophone 1967)
4. The Grateful Dead – The Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion (Warner Bros 1967)
5. The Fire – Father’s Name is Dad (Decca 1968)
6. Bobby Fuller Four – Love’s Made a Fool of You (Mustang 1966)
7. David McWilliams – Three O’Clock Flamingo Street (Major Minor 1967) (Connect 3)
8. The Vogues – Five O’Clock World (Co and Ce 1965) (Connect 3)
9. The Feminine Complex – Six O’Clock in the Morning (Athena 1968) (Connect 3)
10. The Shirelles – Baby It’s You (Scepter 1961)
11. Jacki Bond – Don’t You Worry (‘Bout Me) (Strike 1966)
12. Bobby Curola – Hitchhiker (Tartan 1961) (Birthday: Bobby Curtola 17/4/43)
13. Billy Fury – Do You Really Love Me Too? (Fool’s Errand) (Decca 1963) (Birthday: Billy Fury 17/4/41)
14. The Kirkbys – It’s a Crime (RCA 1966)
15. Chris Farlowe – Yesterday’s Papers (Immediate 1967)
16. Open Mind – Magic Potion (Philips 1969) (Double Rubble)
17. Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours – Magic Rocking Horse (Decca 1966) (Double Rubble)
18. Bobby Kingdom and His Blue Beats – Baby What You Done Me Is Wrong ( Blue Beat 1960)
19. Tony Newman – Let The Good Times Roll (Decca 1968) (Wordless Wonder 1)
20. Kris Ife – Hush (MGM 1967)
21. Huey Smith and His Clowns – Pop Eye (Ace 1962) (Land of 1000 Dances)
22. Sky – The Weather Forecast (United Artists 1968)
23. Pat Simon – Small Town (Vogue Schallplatten1967) (Foreign Language)
24. Donna Loren – Beach Blanket Bingo (Capitol 1965)
25. J Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers – Last Kiss (Tamara/Josie 1964) (Death Disco)
26. Bobby “Blue” Bland – I’ll Take Care of You (Duke 1959)
27. Watson T Browne and the Explosive – Cryin’ All Night (President 1969)
28. Withered Hand – Black Tambourine (Fortuna Pop 2014) (Under The Influence)
29. The Moody Blue – Ride My See-Saw (Deram 1968) (Connect 3)
30. The Merry-Go-Round – Time Will Show The Wiser (A&M 1967)  (Connect 3)
31. Herman’s Hermits – The Door Swings Both Ways (Columbia 1966) (Connect 3)
32. Marmalade – Radancer (Decca 1972)
33. The Kinks – God’s Children (Pye 1971) (Two of a Kind)
34. The Kinks – I’m Not Like Everybody Else (Pye 1966) (Two of a Kind)
35. Samantha Jones – Go Ahead (Ford 1968)
36. Moby Grape – Omaha (Columbia 1967)
36. Freddie King – Hide Away (Federal 1967) (Wordless Wonder 2)
38. Bernadette Castro – A Girl in Love Forgives (Colpix 1964)
39. Iron Virgin – Rebels Rule (Deram 1974) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
40. Iron Virgin – Teenage Love Affair (Unreleased 1974) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
41. The Mamas and the Papas – Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) (Dunhill 1967)
42. The Orlons – Surfin’ (Parkway 1963)
43. Ministry of Sound – White Collar Worker (Decca 1966) (Get Carter)
44. The First Class – Coney Island (Unreleased 1977) (Get Carter)
45. Twinkle – Micky (Instant 1969)
46. The Iveys – How Does It Feel (Demo) (Unreleased 1968)
47. The Express – Wastin’ My Time (Unreleased) (Connect 3)
48. Love – The Daily Planet (Elektra 1967) (Connect 3)
49. The Misunderstood – Children of the Sun (Fontana 1969) (Connect 3)
50. The Superiors – I’d Rather Die (Sue 1969)
51. Peanut – Come Tomorrow (Columbia 1967)
52. Dusty Springfield – Sweet Ride (20th Century Fox 1968)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in again to me live on K107FM. For those who were unable to tune in live here’s the link to the show, which I’ve put up on Mixcloud.

I thank you, as always, for your support and your comments on the show’s Facebook page are very much appreciated. Don’t forget, if there’s anything you’d like to hear then by all means get in touch via jocknroll [at] gmail [dot] com or studio [at] k107 [do] co [dot] uk (use the header “Where The Action Is”). Tonight’s show featured requests/selections for Simon Goddard, Lawrence McCluskey, Ally Gourlay, Phil Jordan, Lynn Elliot, David Paul, Philip Stout, Linda Grierson, Martyn Rollo, Eve Griffin,  Sheila Godfrey, Roy Moller, Brian Barry, Stuart Cant, Ian Addey and Kevin Birchall amongst others.
The points in our Connect 3 competition were shared out evenly tonight between John Murray and Lawrence McCluskey with no-one guessing the first one and the overall standings are currently as follows:
1st Lawrence McCluskey 6.5 points
2nd John Murray 2 points
3rd= Martyn Rollo 1 point
3rd= Ally Gourlay 1 point
5th Sheila Godfrey 0.5 point
You can tune in LIVE every Thursday between 8pm and 11pm (UK time) on K107FM via http://www.k107.co.uk. You can also join in the chat during the show on the “Where The Action Is (Radio Show)” Facebook page. If you’re listening in the USA the show starts at approximately 1200 (PST), 1300 (MST), 1400 (CST) and 1500 (EST). The show starts at 0900 in New Zealand.Requests are always welcome for the show, including the features, and I’ll try and accommodate them all, although it may take a couple of weeks to slot them all in. That’s it for this week, see you again next week.

Postcard Promo poster
One of the highlights of Record Store Day for me is the release of Simon Goddard’s latest musical tome. Following on from two books on the The Smiths – Songs That Saved Your Life – The Art of The Smiths 1982-1987 and Mozipedia: The Encyclopaedia of Morrissey and The Smiths – and the excellent Ziggyology comes a long overdue look at the influential, if somewhat short-lived, life of Postcard Records. Simply Thrilled: The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records (Ebury Press) will be launched in Glasgow on Friday at an invite-only book launch before it’s official release on Saturday 19 April 2014 as part of Record Store Day.

You can catch a Q&A between Simon and Ian Rankin at noon on Saturday at The Antiquary – just along from VoxBox Music – on St Stephen Street in Edinburgh and on Sunday at Hyndland Books (143 Hyndland Road, Glasgow  G12 9JA)  from 2pm when journalist and writer Sylvia Patterson will be on hosting duties.

A free Postcard map picture will be available at a number Scottish outlets (only) including Monorail, Trongate 103, Waterstone’s (both branches) and HMV in Glasgow. In the capital you should be able to pick it up at VoxBox Music and HMV (Princes Street).

Also available as a Kindle eBook.

LINK: Simon’s interview with Phill Jupitus on Radio Scotland’s Culture Studio (Tuesday 15 April 2014) – it’s the last 25 minutes (available until Monday 21 April).

LINK: Simon’s interview with Mark Radcliffe on BBC 6Music (Monday 21 April 2014) – it’s between 1:36:30 and 1:57:00 (available until Sunday 27 April)

LINK: Glasgow Herald interview (Sunday 13 April 2014)

LINK: Simon Goddard on BBC Scotland (Recorded Tuesday 22 April, broadcast Wednesday 23 April)

LINK: Review of Simply Thrilled by Pete Paphides for Caught By The River (Thursday 24 April)

LINK: Simon Goddard’s Tumblr

Postcard book

 

Here is the playlist for this week’s edition of Where The Action Is on K107FM.

After two special editions – Mother’s Day and Joe Meek – it’s back to the bread and butter of a heady mix of mod, soul, beat groups, popsike, sunshine pop, ye-ye and a veritable cornucopia of classic cuts from the late 50s through to the early 70s. We had three games of Connect 3 (did you get the link between the three tracks?), two Birthday tracks (for stars born on the day of broadcast), a Foreign Language track (from Mexico via Spain this week) and Two of a Kind from Julie Grant. We head off to The Prom for our Death Disco choice and we go all silvery in this week’s Double Rubble feature. We shagged in the Land of 1000 Dances and had the brand new single from Lenzie Moss in our Under The Influence spot. We had two more Wordless Wonders, we inducted an Edinburgh r’n’b group into our new Jocknroll Hall of Fame and we dipped once more into John Carter’s extensive back catalogue in our Get Carter feature.

Verdelle Smith - Tar and Cement1. The Real McCoy – Round The Gum Tree (Target 1969)
2. The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
3. The Kane Triplets – Mission Impossible (Theme) (United Artists 1968)
4. Stacey Cane – Funny Face (Jubilee 1965)
5. Roger Earl Okin – Yellow Petals (Parlophone 1967)
6. Peter Fenton – Small Town (Fontana 1966)
7. Richard Berry and the Pharoahs – Have Love Will Travel (Flip 1960) (Connect 3)
8. Chris Farlowe – Air Travel (Decca 1962) (Connect 3)
9. Brian Connell – Mr Travel Company (Philips 1968) (Connect 3)
10. Verdelle Smith – Tar and Cement (Capitol 1966)
11. Jackie Lee – The Town I Live In (Columbia 1966)
12. Funkadelic – Funky Dollar Bill (Westbound 1971) (Birthday: Eddie Hazel 10/4/50)
13. Ricky Valance – Don’t Play Number 9 (Columbia 1962) (Birthday: Ricky Valance 10/4/39)
14. John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers – Crawling Up a Hill (Decca 1964)
15. Susan Barnett – Chico’s Girl (Philips 1963)
16. Nicky James – Silver Butterfly (Philips 1968) (Double Rubble)
17. The Beatstalkers – Silver Treetop School for Boys (CBS 1967) (Double Rubble)
18. Nevada Sound – Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’ (Unknown 1969)
19. Johnny Dankworth – African Waltz (Columbia 1961) (Wordless Wonder 1)
20. The In Crowd – Finger Poppin’ (Unreleased 1965)
21. Billy Graves – The Shag (Is Really Cool) (Monument 1959) (Land of 1000 Dances)
22. Tim Andrews – (Something About) Suburbia (Parlophone 1968)
23. Pili Y Mili – Un Chico Moderno (Capitol 1968) (Foreign Language)
24. The Outsiders – Time Won’t Let Me (Capitol 1966)
25. Del Shannon – The Prom (Big Top 1961) (Death Disco)
26. Pete Tierney and the Nighthawks – That’s Too Bad (Fontana 1965)
27. The Crystals – He’s a Rebel (Philles 1962)
28. Lenzie Moss – Let’s Take The Day Off (Newtown 2014) (Under The Influence)
29. Mark Wirtz – He’s Our Dear Old Weatherman (Parlophone 1968) (Connect 3)
30. The Ivy League – When You’re Young (Piccadilly 1968)  (Connect 3)
31. Keith West – Excerpt from a Teenage Opera (Parlophone 1967) (Connect 3)
32. Marmalade – Radancer (Decca 1972)
33. Julie Grant – Don’t Ever Let Me Down (Pye 1963) (Two of a Kind)
34. Julie Grant – Somebody Tell Him (Pye 1962) (Two of a Kind)
35. Diane Renay – The Company You Keep (New Voice 1965)
36. The Knickerbockers – Lies (Are Breaking My Heart) (Challenge 1965)
37. David Ede and the Rabin Rock Group – Easy Go (Pye 1960) (Wordless Wonder 2)
38. The 23rd Turnoff – Michael Angelo (Deram 1967)
39. The Boston Dexters – I’ve Got Something To Tell You Baby (Columbia 1965) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
40. The Boston Dexters – Nothing’s Gonna Change Me (Contemporary 1964) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
41. Billie Davis – Billie Sunshine (Decca 1970)
42. The Riot Squad – Nevertheless (I Love You) (Pye 1965)
43. Sagittarius – My World Fell Down (Columbia 1967) (Get Carter)
44. Airchords – Piccolo Man (Pye 1968) (Get Carter)
45. Gary Benson – Help Me Catch The Morning Breeze (Columbia 1968)
46. David Bowie – I’m Not Losing Sleep (Pye 1966)
47. Chuck Jackson – I Keep Forgettin’ (Wand 1962)
48. The Paper Dolls – Something Hear In My Heart (Keep A-Tellin’ Me No) (Pye 1968) (Connect 3)
49. Pattie Lane – Paper Dreams (Polydor 1968) (Connect 3)
50. The Murmaids – Paper Sun (Liberty 1968) (Connect 3)
51. The Carnaby – Jump and Dance (Piccadilly 1965)
52. Karmello Brooks – Tell Me Baby (Unknown) (Soul O’Clock)
53. The Continetnal Showstoppers – Never Set Me Free (Seventy 7 1972) (Soul O’Clock)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in again to me live on K107FM. Usually the show would be available on Mixcloud but the same technical issue as last week means that there won’t be a “Listen Again” facility again this week. Hopefully normal service will be resumed next week. It’s as frustrating for me as it is for those of you who can’t listen live due to other commitments or because you’re far away round the globe and sensibly tucked up in bed.

I thank you, as always, for your support and your comments on the show’s Facebook page are very much appreciated. Don’t forget, if there’s anything you’d like to hear then by all means get in touch via jocknroll [at] gmail [dot] com or studio [at] k107 [do] co [dot] uk (use the header “Where The Action Is”). Tonight’s show featured requests/selections for David Paul, Jim selfridge (listening in from his holiday in Kos!), Eve Griffin, Kieran Stephan, Keith Poole, Lawrence McCluskey, Scott Basham, Martyn Rollo, Kevin Birchall, Scott Hastie, Even Davies, Ginny Mills, Phil Jordan, Sheila Godfrey, Simon Goddard and Sue McGookin amongst others.
The points in our Connect 3 competition were shared out evenly tonight between John Murray, Martyn Rollo and Lawrence McCluskey and the overall standings are currently as follows:
Lawrence McCluskey 5.5 points
John Murray 1
Martyn Rollo 1
Ally Gourlay 1
Sheila Godfrey 0.5
You can tune in LIVE every Thursday between 8pm and 11pm (UK time) on K107FM via http://www.k107.co.uk. You can also join in the chat during the show on the “Where The Action Is (Radio Show)” Facebook page. If you’re listening in the USA the show starts at approximately 1200 (PST), 1300 (MST), 1400 (CST) and 1500 (EST). The show starts at 0900 in New Zealand.Requests are always welcome for the show, including the features, and I’ll try and accommodate them all, although it may take a couple of weeks to slot them all in.That’s it for this week, see you again next week.

Here is the playlist for this week’s Joe Meek special edition of Where The Action Is on K107FM.

We had three games of Connect 3 (did you get the link between the three Joe Meek-related tracks?), two Birthday tracks (for stars born on the day of broadcast), two Foreign Language tracks from Joe Meek stars and Two of a Kind from Gunilla Thorn and Glenda Collins. We heard My Friend Bobby in our Death Disco spot, we did the Can Can in the Land of 1000 Dances and Man or Astroman were our guests in our Under The Influence spot. We had two more Wordless Wonders, we inducted The Buzz into our new Jocknroll Hall of Fame and we found a couple of Joe Meek-related tracks in the back catalogue of John Carter for our Get Carter feature. No Double Rubble or Soul O’Clock features this week.

David John & The Mood - Digging for Gold
1. The Tornados – Telstar (Decca 1962)
2. The Beatstalkers – Base Line (Decca 1966) (Show Theme)
3. Mike Berry and the Outlaws – Tribute to Buddy Holly (HMV 1961)
4. Iain Gregory – Can’t You Hear The Beat of a Heart (Pye 1961)
5. Heinz – Just Like Eddie (Decca 1963)
6. Charles Kingsley Creation – Summer Without Sun (Columbia 1965)
7. The Dowlands – Lucky Johnny (Oriole 1963) (Connect 3)
8. Andy Cavell – Andy (Pye 1963) (Connect 3)
9. Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages – Jack The Ripper (Decca 1963) (Connect 3)
10. Geoff Goddard – Girl Bride (HMV 1961)
11. Sharades – Dumb Head (Decca 1964)
12. John Leyton – Tell Laura I Love Her (Top Rank 1960) (Birthday: Jeff Barry 3/4/39)
13. The Caravelles – New York (Polydor 1967) (Birthday: Lois Wilkinson/Lane 3/4/44)
14. Jenny Moss – Hobbies (Columbia 1963)
15. The Impac – Too Far Out (CBS 1966)
16. Gunilla Thorn – Merry-Go-Round (HMV 1963) (Two of a Kind)
17. Gunilla Thorn – Go On Then (HMV 1963) (Two of a Kind)
18. The Cryan Shames – Please Stay (Decca 1966)
19. The Tornados – Globetrotter (Decca 1963) (Wordless Wonder 1)
20. Gerry Temple – Since You Went Away (HMV 1963)
21. Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers – Can Can ’62 (Decca 1962) (Land of 1000 Dances)
22. The Puppets – Shake With Me (Pye 1964)
23. John Leyton – John, C’est L’Amour (Unknown 1961) (Foreign Language)
24. The Honeycombs – Hab’ Ich das Richt (Vogue 1964) (Foreign Language)
25. Pamela Blue – My Friend Bobby (Decca 1963) (Death Disco)
26. George Chakiris – The Heart of a Teenage Girl (Triumph 1960)
27. Diane Dee – Cry My Heart (Unreleased ?)
28. Man or Astroman – Taxidermist Surf (Estrus 1993) (Under The Influence)
29. Colorados – Lips Were Redder On You (Unreleased ?) (Connect 3)
30. Blue Rondos – Little Baby (Pye 1964)  (Connect 3)
31. The Fabulous Flee-rakkers – Green Jeans (Triumph 1960) (Connect 3)
32. Kim Roberts – Love Can Wait (Unreleased ?)
33. Glenda Collins – I Lost My Heart at the Fairground (HMV 1963) (Two of a Kind)
34. Glenda Collins – If You Gotta Pick a Baby (HMV 1963) (Two of a Kind)
35. Neil Christian – The Big Beat Drum (Columbia 1962)
36. Valerie Masters – He Didn’t Fool Me (Columbia 1964)
37. David John and the Mood – Diggin’ For Gold (Parlophone 1965)
38. The Packabeats – Theme from The Traitors (Pye 1962) (Wordless Wonder 2)
39. Geoff Goddard – Sky Men (HMV 1963)
40. The Buzz – You’re Holding Me Down (Columbia 1966) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
41. The Buzz – I Got Buzz (Columbia 1966) (Jocknroll Hall of Fame)
42. The Riot Squad – I Take It We’re Through (Pye 1966)
43. The Checkmates – You’ve Got To Have a Gimmick Today (Decca 1963)
44. The Hotrods – I Don’t Love Her No More (Columbia 1965) (Get Carter)
45. Carter-Lewis and the Southerners – Two-Timing Baby (Ember 1961) (Get Carter)
46. Gene Vincent – Temptation Baby (Unreleased ?)
47. Kenny Hollywood – Magic Star (Decca 1962)
48. Johnny Duncan and the Bluegrass Boys – Last Train to San Fernando (Columbia 1957) (Connect 3)
49. Gary Miller – The Yellow Rose of Texas (Pye 1955) (Connect 3)
50. Houston Wells and the Marksmen – North Wind (Parlophone 1962) (Connect 3)
51. Ricky Wayne – Muscles (Unreleased ?)
52. The Honeycombs – That’s The Way (Pye 1965)
53. Carter-Lewis and the Southerners – Tell Me (Ember 1962)
54. Billie Dean – Live It Up (Unreleased 1963)
55. John Leyton – The Great Escape (HMV 1963)
56. The Tornados – Robot (Decca 1963)
57. Joe Meek’s Meeksville Answering Machine Message

Thanks to everyone for tuning in to the Joe Meek special live on K107FM. Unfortunately due to more technical issues outwith my control I am unable to bring you a “listen again” copy of the show. Fingers crossed for next week.

I’ve now turned the Connect 3 spots into a proper competition. If you’re first through with the correct answer (via the Facebook page or email) you get 1 point. Whoever is leading by the end of the year will win a prize, which will be, at the very least, a CD of their choice but I may add other bits and pieces. I am the sole judge and my decision is final. Here are the current scores after this week’s show:
Lawrence McCluskey 4.5 points,
Ally Gourlay 1 point.
Sheila Godfrey 0.5 points.

I thank you, as always, for your support and your comments on the show’s Facebook page are very much appreciated. Don’t forget, if there’s anything you’d like to hear then by all means get in touch via jocknroll [at] gmail [dot] com or studio [at] k107 [dot] co [dot] uk (use the header “Where The Action Is”). Tonight’s show featured requests/selections for John Cavanagh, Lauree McArdle, Lynn Elliott, Lawrence McCluskey, Stuart Cant, Alan Godsell, David Paul, Duglas T Stewart, Ally Gourlay, Scott Basham, Sue McGookin, Kevin Birchall, Phil Jordan, Sheila Godfrey, John and Faith Husband, Eve Griffin and Mrs Cat.

You can tune in LIVE every Thursday between 8pm and 11pm (UK time) on K107FM via http://www.k107.co.uk. You can also join in the chat during the show on the “Where The Action Is (Radio Show)” Facebook page. If you’re listening in the USA the show starts at approximately 1200 (PST), 1300 (MST), 1400 (CST) and 1500 (EST). The show starts at 0900 in New Zealand. Requests are always welcome for the show, including the features, and I’ll try and accommodate them all, although it may take a couple of weeks to slot them all in. That’s it for this week, see you again next week when we get back to our normal shows.

The-Birthday-Suit---A-Hollow-Hole-of-Riches
The Birthday Suit, featuring Idlewild’s Rod Jones, return to Fife – Dunfermline to be precise – on Friday 18 April 2014 for at the Voice of Scotland weekend festival at PJ Molloys to promote All of This Everything, the second single from their third album A Hollow Whole of Riches.

Then they off in a southerly direction for some more shows:

Monday 21 April – Gullivers, Manchester
Tuesday 22 April – The Black Heart, London
Wednesday 23 April – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
Thursday 24 April – The Railway, Winchester
Friday 23 May – Dirty Weekender Festival, Kilmarnock

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Scotland’s best-kept secret Roy Møller makes a long overdue return to the musical arena with a brand new single and album.

One Domino is Roy’s fourth solo album will be available on CD and download from 26 May on Stereogram and will proceeded by the download single Street Oblique on 5 May.

This great album dips a toe in many musical seas and washes up a heady mix of angular pop, electro vibes, baroque folk, country twang and ready wit aplenty to come up with a wonderful collection which doffs its cap to Edinburgh, Berlin and the world beyond. A mighty fine album by any standards.

 

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