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Whatever the weather, bathe in our August shows.

Gareth Jones - DJ

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Gareth Jones

On my show this month:
Much to my surprise, when I'd decided to make my show a Summer Special last month, it stayed hot and actually didn't rain for 99% of July! So I'm feeling optimistic about August and I'm keeping the Summer 'flavour' going. So here's a real 'scoop' for you. For August I'm playing a bloc of songs about ice-cream. From classics like Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers to less-than-classics by ...erm...   Pinky & Perky (part of this month's 'Secret Songs from the Sixties) plus two eerie ice-cream instrumentals during 'Soundtracks of the Strange' from the films 'Legion' (2010) and 'Ice Cream Man' (1995). 
This month's covers versions artist is Madonna, as she celebrates her 60th birthday on the 16th August. You can expect to hear a version of 'Like A Virgin' played on the recorder by Zoltan Kodaly School For Girlst, a country/bluegrass version of 'Material Girl' by Japanese duo Petty Booka and Indie versions of 'La Isla Bonita' and 'Beautiful Stranger' by Mega Emotion and The Big Moon. You'll also hear a track from Madge herself in an unusual collaboration of Madonna With Otto Von Wernherr recorded in the early 80s before her career took off. 
There's also a bunch of new short songs from BodegaThe SlugsMommy Long LegsPrimo and Dentist. Plus a new Summer single from Cornershop, rap from Brigitte Aphrodite, electro from Hologram Teen and Battery Operated Orchestra and some skiffle blues from The Billy Shinbone Show. So there are probably more musical flavours in this month's show than your average local ice-cream parlour!

Twitter: twitter.com/garethgoape
Facebook: facebook.com/garethgoape

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In my teens I was an avid listener of Peel plus Mark & Lard and always wished I could play obscure songs at the wrong speed and utter some nonsense into a microphone. This sort of happened in my twenties when I accidentally stumbled into DJing at Moles Club in Bath for their regular Thursday nights called 'Purr'. From 2000 - 2009 I had the opportunity to play whatever I liked inbetween the live bands and witnessed early gigs from the likes of Art Brut, The Futurheads, Gossip, The Long Blondes, Los Campesinos and Wild Beasts, all playing in this tiny venue with me constantly pushing my way through the drum kit to get myself back into the DJ booth! I later became a promoter there myself and booked mostly bands who disappeared off the face of the earth, but I did manage to book a then unknown Metronomy for £60! When I eventually threw in the promoter towel at Moles club, I ended on a high by booking the late great Frank Sidebottom. Yes, I did get to see him without his head on! But he wouldn't let the support bands see him!!
I very occasionally continue to promote gigs in Bristol under the name 'Go Ape', with shows including The Lovely Eggs, Piney Gir, The Thyme Machine, Tunabunny, Sam Coomes (Quasi) and co-promoting Damnably shows with Shonen Knife and Otoboke Beaver. I'm also a keen collector of Indie/Alternative Christmas records, and in recent years I've helped to compile the annual Indie compilation CD 'A Very Cherry Christmas' for small DIY label Cherryade Records (the label who originally released the first two Lovely Eggs albums).
Wanting to get into radio but not really sure how to go about it, a few years ago I started making an occasional podcast. It's imaginatively called 'Radio Radio' (yes, after the Elvis Costello song) and I've interviewed bands/artists including Allo Darlin, Bis, Helen Love, Kid Carpet, Momus, Paul Guided Missile's Dream Themes band, The Spook School, They Might Be Giants and more. You can find them at podomatic.com/podcasts/radioradiopodcast
Outside of music, I've sometimes been known to review new crisp flavours on my facebook page and I collect toy robots (although the shelves are now getting a bit too full for many more). I live with my suffering girlfriend Becky and Lily our cat.

Tracklistings for my previous shows:
07/2018 - 06/2018 - 05/2018 - 04/2018 - 03/2018 - 12/2017

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