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Hello


Just wanted to let you know about a benefit show in my hometown, Oxford, that I'm involved with. Its called Childish Things, and takes place on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th March at The New Theatre. It is a mixture of music and comedy and raises much needed funds for Helen and Douglas House, a hospice in Oxford for children and young adults. Over the past decade, I've had many brilliant nights at Childish Things, both as a performer and part of the audience. This year will be particularly special, as it's the tenth anniversary of the event, and also the last set of shows. Here's some more information about this year's line up, buying tickets and Helen and Douglas House itself:

http://www.helenanddouglas.org.uk/childish-things/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9882WbmfB4M

Thank you

Philip
25 February

PolyFauna

We have made an app called PolyFauna.

PolyFauna is an experimental collaboration between us (Radiohead) & Universal Everything, born out of The King of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the sounds from the song Bloom.

It comes from an interest in early computer life-experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious.

Your screen is the window into an evolving world.
Move around to look around.
You can follow the red dot.
You can wear headphones.

DOWNLOAD: iOS  / Android

Thom
11 February

Independent Venue Week

Hi, and kicking off tonight in London with the Archie Bronson Outfit, it's a nation-wide week of live gigs to celebrate the halls, pubs and clubs that make up our live music scene.  Without this network of gigs and their promoters, we'd have never got off the ground.  Go check out a band you've heard of at a venue near you!  See you there -


Independent Venue Week

Tuesday 28th January

LONDON - Half Moon Putney - £5 ADV, £7 Door - Doors 7pm

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT www.facebook.com/ArchieBronsonOutfit
THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS www.facebook.com/theamazingsnakeheads

GLASGOW - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut - £6 advance - 8.30pm

LEMON PARTY https://www.facebook.com/Lemonpartytheband
NEON WALTZ https://www.facebook.com/neonwaltz
THE NEW FABIAN SOCIETY https://www.facebook.com/tnfsociety
BLUE HONEY

NORWICH - Norwich Arts Centre - £5, Age 18+ - 8pm

THE SOFT www.facebook.com/thesoftmusic
MAMMAL HANDS www.facebook.com/MammalHands
UNIX www.facebook.com/unixmusic
THE BOY WITH TWO HEADS www.facebook.com/theboywithtwoheads
PLUS - SHhhh / TROPICO Deejays in the Bar

Wednesday 29th January

STOKE - The Sugarmill - £5, Age 14+ - 6.30pm

CAMP STAG https://www.facebook.com/CAMPSTAG
THE RUBY DUKES https://www.facebook.com/TheRubyDukes
NOTHING BUT THIEVES https://www.facebook.com/NothingButThieves
MORAL PANICS https://www.facebook.com/moralpanicsband
DELAMERE https://www.facebook.com/DelamereMusic

CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach - £5 - 8pm

THE CONTINENTS www.facebook.com/Continentsband
OCEANS APART
THIS CONCEPT

Thursday 30th January
BRISTOL - The Louisiana - £5 ADV / £6 On the door - 7.30pm

THREE KINGS HIGH www.facebook.com/THREEKINGSHIGH
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR www.facebook.com/smallenginerepair
WYYNONA RYYDER // www.facebook.com/WyynonaRyyder
LIONFACE // www.facebook.com/lionfacemusic
KAYLA PAINTER // www.facebook.com/kaylapaintermusicuk
THE CRISIS PROJECT // www.facebook.com/TheCrisisProject

LIVERPOOL - The Zanzibar - £4, Age 18+ - 7.15pm

THE RED SUNS https://soundcloud.com/the-red-suns
GO FIASCO www.facebook.com/GoFiasco
THE CHEAP THRILLS www.facebook.com/TheCheapThrills
DOMINIC DUNN www.facebook.com/Dominic.Dunn22
LIBERTY VESSELS www.facebook.com/pages/The-Liberty-Vessels

BELFAST - Oh Yeah Centre - £5 Over 18s. - Late show 9pm

LITTLE BEAR www.facebook.com/LittleBear
GO WOLF www.facebook.com/LOVEGOWOLF
THE COUTH www.facebook.com/couthmusic

Friday 31st January

SOUTHAMPTON - The Joiners Arms - £6 Adv, Age 18+ - 7.30pm

THE RISING www.facebook.com/The-Rising
FEVER www.facebook.com/thebandfever
BEN GODDARD www.facebook.com/bengoddardmusic
THE OUTLOOKS www.facebook.com/theoutlooks

GUILDFORD - The Boileroom - Free, 14+ - 7.30pm

PRINCES SLAYER https://www.facebook.com/PrincessSlayerOfficial
NATALIE ROSS http://www.natalieross
JAMIE LENMAN(Acoustic Set) http://www.jamielenman.com/
CECE http://www.cecemusic.co.uk/

LEEDS - The Library - £5, £6 on door, 18+ - 8pm - 11.30pm

ALLUSONDRUGS www.facebook.com/allusondrugs
FOREVER CULT www.facebook.com/forevercult
FIZZLER www.facebook.com/fizzlermusic
PERFECT CRIME www.facebook.com/perfectcrimesuk

Saturday 1st February

OXFORD - The Jericho Tavern - £6 - 7pm

GLASS ANIMALS https://soundcloud.com/glassanimals
WE AERONAUTS https://soundcloud.com/weaeronauts
SALVATION BILL https://soundcloud.com/salvation-bill
CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlie-Cunningham/501688359938332

SHEFFIELD - The Leadmill - £13 14s'+ - 7pm-10.30pm

THE BLACKOUT https://www.facebook.com/theblackoutband

PLYMOUTH - Tiki Bar & Diner - £5, 18+ - Doors 8pm

WOAHNOWS https://www.facebook.com/WOAHNOWS
DAMERELS https://www.facebook.com/pages/Damerels/385038990773
BOXKITE https://www.facebook.com/boxkiteuk

Sunday 2nd February

YORK - Fibbers - £3, Age 18+ - 8pm

A JOKER'S RAGE www.facebook.com/ajokersrage
BLIND EYE www.facebook.com/blindeyeyork

MANCHESTER - Soup Kitchen - £4 Adv - 3pm - 12am

KULT COUNTRY www.facebook.com/KULTCOUNTRY
NAKED (ON DRUGS) www.facebook.com/Naked-On-Drugs
FRANCIS LUNG www.facebook.com/francislungofficial
BERNARD + EDITH www.facebook.com/bernardandedith
ALDOUS RH www.facebook.com/AldousRH
+ DJs from Hoya:Hoya and Generic Greeting Collective

TUNBRIDGE WELLS - The Forum - £7 - Doors 5pm

THE PROPELLERS www.facebook.com/propellersofficial
AUDIOSHOCK https://www.facebook.com/bandaudioshock
YOUNG ROMANCE https://www.facebook.com/YoungRomanceMusic
DEAD CEREMONY https://www.facebook.com/deadceremonyband
TIED TO THE MAST https://www.facebook.com/tiedtothemast
ISLAND CASSETTES https://www.facebook.com/IslandCassettes

Colin
28 January

Office chart

without an Umbrella .. or an Ark ... yet

1. Manny Pacquiao  by Kool A.D.
2. Weed  by Dj Nigga Fox
3. Stylised & Desensitised  by Eomac
4. She looks like Marisa Tomei  by Nic TVG
6. Lean Manufacturing  by 400ppm
7. Dat Soca Boat  by Mighty Shadow
8. Running Out of Time  by Cliff Lothar
9. Gunshotta  by Machinedrum
10. Accidents/Harmoniques  by Bernard Parmegiani

 

Thom
08 January

Mr Russell Brand

Who'd have Adam and Eve'd it? Check this out... the man is right on it, in what he says, and mirrors what so many of us feel...   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YR4CseY9pk

Edward
27 October

Office Tea Party

 An office chart that for the end of the Tea Party. To be played in the background while the facades and faces melt.

Blackpool Late Eighties Holden

Fall of Another Year Can

Killing Days Traxman

Brighter Dayz Dj Rashad

Glare Lil Silva

Japan Traxman

Ti prego amami(film version) Ennio Morricone

Rannoch Dawn Holden

Thom
05 October

PALE BLUE DOT

This photo of the Earth was taken by Voyager 1 in February, 1990. The spacecraft was 3.7 billion miles away from Earth.


"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilisation, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar", every "supreme" leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner , how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."

Carl Sagan.

Edward
20 August

The Sounds of South Africa on 6


A few months ago I was lucky enough to be approached by one of my favourite radio stations to make a series of programmes. 

On Sunday 28th July between 4pm and 6pm I'll be presenting the Sounds of South Africa on BBC 6 Music. It's a programme all about South African music with a bit of politics thrown in. 

As Global Ambassador of the Children's Radio Foundation I've recently travelled round South Africa a bit and I've heard a load of fantastic music. I'll be playing some of my favourites in between some clips as produced by the Children's Radio Foundation. 

There's also an interview with Jeremy Vine about his time in South Africa as the BBC correspondent. It was fun to be on the other side of the microphone, asking the questions for a change.  

Have a look at www.childrensradiofoundation.org if you haven't already.

Colin
24 July

office chart , if theres a heaven then..

Here we are folks whilst packing some snacks and bowler hat..

West of Western _Serengeti Kenny Dennis LP



Jonny Ra Ha  _Owiny Sigoma Band


Renata (Daphni Remix) _Holden


Oryx _The Knife 


Bass Bully  _Elmore Judd


Too Doggone  Funky _Fracture & Neptune      


Uritual _Boards of Canada


Inter-City 125 _HoldenThe Inheritors


Never  _Koreless


Dazeitlak Dezzelli (I Signal, You Deny) _Omar Souleyman

peace, love and no more Tory crap

Thom
27 June

Sunday Drift Office Chart

greetings fellow smurfs.. 

MMM (Errorsmith & Fiedel)   Casio Dub


Mark Ernestus    Mark Ernestus Meets BBC


The Knife               A Tooth For An Eye


Omar Souleyman             Kaset Hanzal (Drinking From The Glass Of Bitterness)


Fracture & Neptune         Clissold (Machinedrum VIP rmx)


MMM (Errorsmith & Fiedel)  Que Barbaro


Ahmad Al Kosem   Love Is Not A Joke 

Thom
27 May

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