1. Hajibeyov: ل ی لی و مج نون Leyli o Majnun
From the world's first Muslim opera (1908), written by the USSR-appointed "National" composer of Azerbaijan, Uzeir Hajibeyov.
2. Avraamov - March of the Worker's Funeral vs The Realistic Manifesto [Naum Gabo]
3. Unknown from bootleg CDR compilation, "Russian Hits 2010"
4. Aygün Kazımova & Üzeyir Mehdizadə: Qoy bütün aləm bizdən danışsın
Azerbaijani chart toppers - http://youtu.be/nxDBOavKHok
5. Avraamov: Symphony of Sirens
Reconstruction of the beginning of the Symphony with "mobile machines": trains, battleships and steam machines arriving at the port
6. Me in Baku, riding to the Eurovision Press Centre in a "London" cab. I asked the driver to turn the radio on. It's the best remix of Danza Kuduro I've heard. I knew nothing about football. You can hear a flash of Beyonce and cops on loudspeakers in the background
7. Another unknown track from Russian Hits 2010
From a swag of bootleg discs purchased at the only Azeri music shop I could find
8. Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimited
Eurovision 2012, Bulgaria final – Classic High Tempo Eurovision
9. Unknown track from Dance Beat Vol. 1
Persian party music. Popular in AZ / not sure about Irani overground... I love the dreamy second theme echoed in the synth.
10. Unknown track from Arash Pishtaz
Winner of last year's Next Persian Star (filmed in LA). Some people say he's a shit version of Saeed Asayesh. I'd agree cos his auto-tune is dope! They're both Irani underground aka from Tehrangeles: http://youtu.be/VbUTmTIeswE
11. Ego-Futurist Poem from "Pineapples in Champagne" (1915), in Russian (Igor Severyanin)
12. Buranovskiye Babushki: Party for Everybody
Eurovision 2012, Russia (2nd place)
13. Hera Bjork: Je ne se quois
Eurovision 2010, Iceland – another unofficial theme for Eurovision…
14. Medley from the Home Composed Song Contest
15. Tanya V (South Africa) / Loreen (Sweden): Euphoria
Cover & original of Eurovision 2012 winner.
16. Miguel Molina & anxo invisible: Sonata of Sleep
2007 recreation of a sound pavilion in Melnikov's utopian "Green City", (1929-30)
Me: Hey guys, I got you this sweet Radio Network notepad for making lists. It's printed with the header: "'To Do' and the only option for ticking is 'Listen to The Radio Network'"
Thinkt: Funny that, we've been taping our favourite jingles from advertisements to drop at the show later. Great crowd pleaser, don't you think? *plays Waitemata Hydraulics advertisement*
Me: Oh man I love the production on those ads.
Thinkt: Let's make one now.
Me: But what about?
Thinkt: You know that friend you're really ambivalent about catching up with and so have lost touch and maybe can't even remember what they look like? Wouldn't it be funny if instead of messaging them to finally get that coffee, you send them a song of you singing their name over and over again?"
Thanks to Thinkt genius <3
See more of their Dadaist masterworks at Stress Cadet's place./
This show is a montage of recordings of three great Kiwi friends of mine, Robin Shepherd, who is a farmer/educator/writer/artist/politician and chef, and is one of the very first people to give me a ride hitch-hiking in New Zealand in 2000; Alan Preston and Jan Elliott, a couple in a 'complicated relationship', both of whom are wonderful people and very talented musicians with a deep love for Aotearoa. In this show we hear Robin sharing thoughts and insights on issues of relevance, and we hear Alan and Jan performing their own compositions on guitar, and Jan with vocals as well; and layered in are some sounds of birds from the Catlins, an extreme southerly region of the South Island. Kia Oro and Kia Kaha.
Excerpt from Myanmarian (Burmese) radio crime drama, year unknown. Starring Detective Hnin Maung, lovingly nicknamed SarPalin or Salt Bottle (a great seasoning needed for any dish!)
Noted for it's mean as incidental music to bookend scenes and The Beatles' Yesterday played by a distant cover band with horn section and lightly tremoloed clean guitar. I have no means/motivation to translate the dialogue