UK National Radio and the DIY Community 

Reactions to the BBC Radio 6 Music Reshuffle (APR 2023) This post is not an attack on 6 Music because it is clear that schedules and personnel do sometimes have to change as a result of the pressure that the BBC is always under to deliver the numbers and demographic for ‘the people’. However, itContinue reading “UK National Radio and the DIY Community “

Daniel Johnston ‘Love Lives Forever (BBC Sessions 2003-11)’ 

OUT NOW Daniel Johnston’s legacy is legendary. The quintessential DIY artist started his career in Austin, TX whilst hawking cassettes from his day job at McDonald’s. The rest, as they say, is history and fans of US alternative music from the 1980s onwards know about his work and the people he went on to inspire. Continue reading “Daniel Johnston ‘Love Lives Forever (BBC Sessions 2003-11)’ “

Holiday Ghosts

Holiday Ghosts, from the south coast of UK, is the ongoing musical collaboration between partners Katja Rackin and Samuel Stacpoole, now joined by B. Spanks and Morgan Lloyd-Mathews. Call it garagy, jangly, rock n rolly, indie, punky, poppy, whatever you wanty. They frame their own takes on the human experience with a sound that isContinue reading “Holiday Ghosts”