Thursday, October 30, 2014

Podrophenia - The Halloween Edition live tonight... with The Ends and a Rougue Taxidermist



What a treat we have for you on the October edition of Podrophenia:

A playlist of horror themed songs from Piley and self...

A special guest, and ol' pal of mine from the Templewood Court Massive -  Jayne Brown. Britain's leading 'rogue taxidermist

'Homemade dragons, a 'unicorn' and even a pair of GLOVES made from dead pet cats: Meet the UK's leading 'rogue taxidermist'....  read all about it here..

Or catch Jayne in action via All Creatures Great and Stuffed...



All this and James and  Joe from The Ends dropping in for a chat, natter and some 'sclusive news.

Tune your internet airwaves to Shipful of Bombs from 8pm tonight


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Leo Bud Welch: when the Mississippi meets The Thames

Photo by Gary Franklin....


If you grabbed, downloaded or listened live to our recent U edition of Podrophenia, with Martin McNeill and West Weston - you may recall some talk about the sweaty, stomping performance by Leo Bud Welch at The Railway

You can browse my review of this gig in the new Blues Magazine, as well as spotting my fuzzy-mug peeping out of page 7 (part of the Blues Crew). And by coincidence, there's a live write-up on the same page as LBW, of West Weston at Ronnie Scott's with Mud Morganfield...

Although 220 words I didn't quite squeeze in the nugget about:  Leo making his way stage-wards, and stopping for a nifty-footed  shuffle and dance to a tune I'd just spun in - the Stones version of I'm a King Bee...







Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Podrophenia's Fifth Anniversary birthday bash - one month today

Photo by Paul Slattery

Boys, Girls, rockers, rollers and residents within the Podrophenia postcode. On November the 14th. We celebrate FIVE years of one of Britain’s longest running podcasts - Podrophenia, (yes, we really have been doing our podcast, radio , DJing and live-night shenanigans for a FIVE years now!).

Naturally, the event takes places at Southend’s most rock ‘n’ roll local, and Podro HQ – The Railway. Upstairs, there’ll be live music from Canvey’s newest new wavers The Ends - with support band (TBA). Followed by Piley and self DJing for the aftershow in the downstairs bar…..


If you’ve ever listened in, downloaded, contributed to anything Podrophonic - come along, raise a glass, shake a leg and bring a pal. Kick off is at 8pm and we run ‘ til last orders. Salut!

Dates and details are all hereabouts








Friday, October 10, 2014

David Woodcock new single: Vote once, vote twice, vote thrice....




As heard on a recent Podrophenia, our boy David Woodcock is a contender for the 6Music Rebel Playlist with his new single 'Relatively Single Man'. Voting closes at midnight this Sunday (October 12th) , weigh in with your click-power and get behind Dave Woodcock.. For triple whammy wallop, vote on a home PC/work PC/ mobile - and give your pals a nudge...



Click us a winner here.... Scroll down until you see the image below..

  



Monday, October 6, 2014

Podrophenia Buildings: The 54 Plates in session and Jukebox Jimmy live




For the first of our October shows Piley and I bring you a theme of buildings. There's all the usual chat and old buff including Sausage Songs, 'When Tags go wrong'  'Add a word, Ruin a film'...and a Beatles/Cilla rarity...

Plus special guests Nathan and Nolan Abbot from The 54 Plates playing live in SFOB HQ
   
East End legend Jukebox Jimmy phoning in with a track from Jim's Juke Box. And, the offer of a freebie dowload of 'In With the Out Crowd' track from The Autumn Stones...

 

Download here Podrophenia Buildings:

Stream below Or via iTunes

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Radio Podrophenia - Buildings. Live tonight at 8pm


New York - and looking north east from the Empire State Building April 2012 *sighs* 



For the October edition of Podrophenia, Piley bring you bundle of songs based around architecture. A two hour tower of new music and obscure gems including 'shrines', 'barrel houses' 'stone' and 'factories'...

But more than this we have live appearances from Nolan and Nathan of  The 54 Plates  - and  Pellicci legend  Jukebox Jimmy joins us on the blower to pick a tune from Jim's Jukebox...

A couple that may or may not make tonight's Podro-playlist - from Sheffield's electricians....




And a pub tune from those booze-brewed rockers.....

Thursday, September 25, 2014

With one week to go before the next Podrophenia - a few tunes from the last blues-blast...




With our every fourth week schedule over at SFOB, there'll be two Podrophonic outings due in October - but, before we step into that double whammy run-out, let's revisit our September edition with special guests Steve Weston and Martin McNeill...

A first class blues-blast with a supreme session played live in the SFOB HQ




To hear a chat with the chaps, covering background, stories, gigs influences and earliest records bought - grab the full podcast here -  which also includes two extra tracks not on this playlist....


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A live masterclass on blues harmonica from Steve West Weston and Martin McNeill in the latest Podrophenia..


In five years of Podrophenia, there haven't been many occasions (read:none), when all of us behind the tech desk have been stunned into silence and goose pimples - but last Thursday, Steve's rendition of Summertime, was a moment when the room faded away and we became lost in a deep blue dream...

Press play and behold the genius of Steve Weston accompanied by Martin McNeill on guitar.



Should you fancy grabbing all six tracks recorded during Steve and Martin's Podrophonic session, grab the full length podcast below. You'll also hear both of our guests discussing influences, early records bough and with work other artists (Wilko, Eddie and The Hot Rods, Roger Daltrey, Dr Feelgood, Digby Fairweather) ..

From Piley and self, we pitch in a run of ' Letter U' themed tracks - including Lowell Fulson and Henry Gray unreleased instrumentals, so rare they're not even titled..

Two hours of tunes, chat and pure-brewed blues all here for free...


Or via iTunes...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

As heard on Wilko Johnson's last album, Steve 'West' Weston - is live in session on Radio Podrophenia tonight


If you've read about, rambled your way to or rocked and rolled at one the Railway Hotel's, blues-blasting Sunday Sessions, there's a strong probability you'll have beheld the double-barrel combo of Martin McNeill on guitar, and West Weston on harp..

Both players are Grand Masters of their musical medium, and regular fixtures on the Essex/London blues scene. In the past week - Martin shared a bill and stage with the 81 year old Mississippi ledge Leo Bud Welch.. While West has completed a European tour with Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters son) including two nights at Ronnie Scott's. Earlier in the year he added his signature sound to Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey - which followed on from his previous work with Dr Feelgood..

So rewire your dials to Podrophenia tonight as Martin and West join us live in the SFOB studio from 8pm. A wing-ding is guaranteed for all...

For a taste test of what's a'popping tonight - tune in below..

And join us here from 8pm Ship Full of Bombs - or chip in with the chat at Chatwing 










Thursday, August 14, 2014

Radio Podrophenia - Dave Woodock debut album edition..

 

The Podrophenia David Woodcock Debut Album Special is now up for download, and yours to fill up on for free. 

What a peach of a treat we had as Dave joined us live in the studio for salty stories (fish and chip horrors) and nimbly-fingered spectacular tracks from the album, as well as playing some listener requests.. 

And joy of joys - Ma Woodcock joined us by phone for tech advice, and to choose her fave Dave W tune. All this and a pop up appearance from Mark Vidler of Go Home Productions.

It's yours to grab here for free...

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