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March is my last Dandelion show for a couple of months before I take a break from the station to get married! I thought I'd bow out with a Brexit Special. There are Brexit themed tracks and song parodies, plus a Theresa May mix containing 8 songs about our beloved/beloathed prime minister. We also tackle racism with a track from the new album by Woog Riots.
Of course we embrace all of Europe at Dandelion Radio, so I'll be playing you songs sung in Spanish from Abjects, Italian from Deidre & The Dark and Turkish from Fatos Balkir, plus new tracks from French electro-pop band Le SuperHomard and French surf guitar band Cannibal Mosquitos.
Plus this month's 'Secrets Songs from the Sixties' are by two artists from Belgium/Brussels. Away from Europe, there's new tracks from Japan's Otoboke Beaver and Korea's Drinking Boys and Girls Choir.
Besides Brexit Day, March 29th is also the UK cinema release date for the documentary film 'Being Frank - The Chris Sievey Story', and I'll be playing tracks by Frank Sidebottom and Chris Sievey from the soundtrack album released by Iain Lee's 7a Records label.
So please remain listening to me for these two hours, don't leave!


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Frank Sidebottom - Magical Timperley Tour Buy this track
Frank SidebottomPowered by Audioscrobbler™Frank Sidebottom was the stage name and persona of the English comedian and musician Chris Sievey (1956–2010).
The character was instantly recognisable by his spherical head, styled like an early Max Fleischer cartoon. This was initially made from papier-mâché, but later rebuilt out of fibreglass.

Frank, usually dressed in a 1950s-style sharp suit, was portrayed as an aspiring pop star from the village of Timperley near Altrincham, Greater Manchester. His character was optimistic, enthusiastic, and seemingly unaware of his failings. Although seemingly middle-aged, he still lived at home with his mother, to whom he made frequent references. His mother was apparently unaware of her son's popularity. Frank sometimes had a sidekick in the form of "Little Frank", a hand puppet who was otherwise a perfect copy of Frank.
Comedy character Mrs Merton started out as Frank's sidekick on his radio show "Radio Timperley", and the similarity of the characters is evident, exuding a sense of great ambition which belies a domestic lifestyle in the north of England. Sidebottom's former "Oh Blimey Big Band" members include Mark Radcliffe and Jon Ronson, and his driver was Chris Evans. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
Artist biography from last.fm
Before that we played:
Frank Sidebottom - Bros Medley Buy this track
Milqman (Feat. Anna & Mimmi) - Regrets Won't Do On Brexit Day Buy this track
Madeleina Kay - Brexit Hokey Cokey Buy this track
Friz Frizzle - Deep EU Something Buy this track
Uke Hunts - Theresa Buy this track
Barnaby Griffin - Theresa May I? Buy this track