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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

The July shows are playing while we are at festivals and on the beach!

Thomas Blatchford - DJ

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Thomas Blatchford

On my show this month:
It's July and Thomas is grateful that Kylie Minogue has recently put out a new greatest hits package entitled Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection. While Kylie has released a considerable number of Best Ofs before, this is arguably the first thorough retrospective since 2004's compilation Ultimate Kylie and therefore features more recent hits that, while modest in success compared to world-conquering smashes such as "I Should Be So Lucky" and "Can't Get You Out Of My Head", are still amongst some of Thomas' personal favourites (for example, "All The Lovers" and "The One", they're really good).
None of these songs feature on the show this month, but there is guitar played to sound like a chicken, and who could ask for more? Thomas talks at length about a charming ditty written by a three-year-old girl, plays about ten minutes of Bristolian pirate radio, gives some evidently desperately needed radio support to Lil Nas X and nearly gives his age away while taking about On-U Sound records. Plus: Hearts And Rockets, Hearts & Livers, the ghost of Roky Erickson, and the phrase "bashment for your catchment".
If you are interested in the further reading suggested near the end of the show, it's available here: http://www.indelicates.com/worthless


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Thomas Blatchford is a man born in Southampton that has now lived for the best part of a decade in Melbourne, Australia. He was an avid listener to the John Peel show between 2000-2004 (first show: May 3rd 2000, with Kid Koala in session) and is still gutted he never got to have a Peel session. He has previously run the bedroom record label Fulsome Prism Recordings, and was also involved with another DIY imprint, Helen Llewelyn Product Nineteen, way back when. He is in at least four bands at the moment including - genuinely - an acappella glam metal trio. He still regularly makes fanzines even though it is no longer 1981, and runs annual Melbourne zine fair Festival Of The Photocopier. He has a cat called Sarah and a rabbit called Milk, neither of them named after the record labels, just a coincidence.

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

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2018Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2017Dec - Nov

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