The Full Catastrophe 26 June 2010

In TFC on June 27, 2010 at 11:42 am

Presented by Tim Harrison

Somewhat auspiciously, the night I decide to explore the silliness behind Internet censorship, I arrived at the Joy 94.9 studios to find no Internet and all the computer screens blank.  Thinking The Government had intervened, I was relieved to discover it was actually a crack team of volunteers who were upgrading the central nexus/brain/server/communication hub/room with whirring lights.  There were also a handful people huddling in a support group called “TFAA” (Twitter and Facebook Addicts Anon) who were going through withdrawals.  With no SMS or email and no news feed, I relied on a paper copy of the Internet called, somewhat oddly, a news-pap-er.

So, I hope all of you who were attempting to commune with TFC didn’t get all discombobulated and instead relaxed with a warm bevvie and enjoyed the trip down the cheeky side streets of musical mayhem.  Onto the playlist…

I bet you they won’t play this song on the radio – Eric Idle

Sexcrime (1984)
– Eurythmics

You’d be so Nice to Come Home to – Anne Shelton
A song that features an oft neglected lyric/vegetable… asparagus.

Call Me – Blondie

Sugartime – The McGuire Sisters

Is ‘e an Aussie, Lizzie, is ‘e? – Flotsam & Jetsam
Mr Flotsam was known by his folks as Bentley Collingwood Hilliam and Mr Jetsam’s real name was Malcolm McEachern.  The duo were often considered a preview of things to come from the likes of Flanders and Swann.

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) – Joe “King of the Strings” Maphis & Rose Lee


Attention must be paid… Nina Simone

An extraordinary voice from a woman who lived a troubled and passionate life. Well worth a listen.  Be warned, she’s an addictive artist who’ll leave you wanting more.  Also recommend the film The Assassin (aka The Point of No Return) for a showcase of her music – bit of an emotional roller-coaster but worth every minute.

Here Comes the Sun
– Nina Simone

I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl – Nina Simone

My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nina Simone


She’s Madonna – Robbie Williams

Lola – Marlene Dietrich
Recorded live during a 1972 televised evening with Marlene Dietrich – Burt Bacharach on the conductor’s podium.

A Pretty Girl (A Cadillac And Some Money)
– Buddy Johnson (Ricky Harper on vocals)

It Takes Two to Tango
– Louis Armstrong

Otto Titsling – Bette Midler

Theme from Shaft – Isaac Hayes

When I’m Cleaning Windows – George Formby

Runaround Sue – Doug Sheldon

Love Letters – Julie London

Love for Sale – Billie Holliday

The clip’s not much chop, but it’s good to hear her wonderful vibrato…

Ain’t got the money to pay for this drink – George Zimmerman & The Thrills

Besame Mucho (Kiss Me) – Jet Harris

Let’s Have a Party – Wanda Jackson

Down Yonder – Joe “Fingers” Carr

The Dark End of the Street – Percy Sledge

Yo Te Voy A Amar (I’ll Make Love to You) – Blake
It’s not naughty if it’s in another language…

I Lost my Sugar in Salt Lake City – Johnny Mercer

Rehab – Amy Winehouse


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