Welcome to Connections, the programme that brings music together like a game of dominoes. The simple rule is that each song played on the show has to 'connect' to the next one in some way...The science stops there...

You can listen to the programme LIVE at and on good old fashioned radio on 94.9FM in the Istanbul area at 17:00 Istanbul time every Saturday. (That's 15:00 GMT, 10:00 EST (Where it's a sort of breakfast show) and 03:00 Sunday NZST (Where it's a through night jam) In addition, I'm steadily adding the archived programmes that date back to October 2009, so there's plenty to keep you going...

Monday, 25 November 2013

Connections 201 2nd November 2013

This show was dedicated to the music and memory of Lou's very difficult to sum up the work of such a complex and multi faceted artist in a few minutes...Rather to reflect on his influence across the music industry. The connections in this week's show then are generally almost all connected back to him or aspects of his career in some way or another...

The link to this show is...

The music:-
Oh Jim by Lou Reed (RCA Records 1973)

Son Of Nilsson by Harry Nilsson (RCA Records 1972)

The Consul At Sunset by Jack Bruce (Atco Records 1971)

Music is Lethal by Mick Ronson (RCA Records)

New York Telephone Conversation by Lou Reed (RCA Records 1972)

Ship of Fools by John Cale (Island Records (1974)

Empty Bottles by Jennifer Warnes (Reprise Records 1972)

I Found A Reason by The Velvet Underground (Cotillion Records 1972)

Down On The Street by The Stooges (Elektra Records 1970)

Walk On The Wild Side/ Goodnight Ladies by Lou Reed (RCA Records (1972)

Well, that seems to be about it...hope you connected!



Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Connections 162 12th January 2013

Hello and welcome to show 162, which was dedicated to the memory of Fontella Bass.

So, the music...

Home Wrecker by Fontella Bass (Contempo Records 1973)

 Black Enuff by The Pharaohs (Scarab Records 1972)

Bad Tune by Earth, Wind and Fire (Warner Brothers Records 1971)

Directly From My Heart To You by Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention (Bizarre Reprise Records 1969)

Maybe Your Baby by Rufus (MCA Records 1973)

Black Coffee by Humble Pie (A&M Records 1973)

Uncontrollable Urge by Devo (Warner Bros Records 1978)

The Duke Of Earl by Gene Chandler (Veejay Records 1962)

Do It Again by Steely Dan (ABC Records 1972)

Helpless by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with Dallas Taylor and Greg Reeves (Atlantic Records 1970)

Rescue Me by Fontella Bass (Chess Records 1965)

 ...and that seems to be about it for another show. Keep banging that tambourine!


Saturday, 16 March 2013

Connections 161 5th January 2013

Hello and welcome to show 161...a new year jam, if you will!!

and so to the music...

Easy Money by King Crimson (Island Records 1973)

Living Like A Fool by Free Creek (Linda Ronstadt Session) (Buddah Records (U.S) 1973, Recorded 1969)

Freedom Jazz Dance by Free Creek (Keith Emerson Session) Charisma Records (U.K) 1973, recorded 1969)

 Prisencolinensinainciusol by Adriano Celantano (Ariola Records 1972)

Monkey Spanner by Dave and Ansell Collins (Trojan Records 1971)

Opium by Peter Thomas (Marina/ Polydor Records 1976)

Ascension To Virginity by Dave Grusin (ABC Records 1968)

Rock and Roll Woman by Buffalo Springfield (Atco Records 1967)

Spinning Wheel by Blood, Sweat & Tears (Columbia Records 1968)

King's Lead Hat by Brian Eno (Polydor Records 1977)

 Lizard  (Prince Rupert Awakes) by King Crimson (Island Records 1970)

...and that's all for this week! Keep connected...


Sunday, 23 December 2012

Connections Christmas Special 22nd December 2012

Connections 159 22nd December 2012

Here's my Christmas Special from 22/12/12 featuring James Brown looking goood, smellin' goooood and makin' love gooood, with lots of ghetto references, as only he can...Elvis is blue, we urge you to keep it decimal and Phil Spector is around more than once...Enjoy!
Look on it as an apocalypse survival party!!

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Connections 158 15th December 2012

Here's the link to my show 158, during which we start with Ravi and keep the sitar vibe for some part...That which is without sitar is either from Vision On, has much echo or might be a Turkish Tram inspired blues or even a Peruvian freak out!! Enjoy!

Connections 158 15th December 2012 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Connections 157 9th December 2012

Hello there! Here's show 157... during which we contemplate speaking in Brubeck, songs with weak ends, anything on Nepentha records, rhythms of life and keeping it EEEE ZZZZZ...Oh, music by Dave Brubeck, Jacques Perrey, Syd Dale, Kraftwerk, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel and Janko Nilovic, to name but a few...Listen in!

Connections 157 8th December 2012 

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Connections 155 24th November 2012

Here's a link to my show from 24th November, during which we deal with deep baths, rugs and polished floors, the laissez faire of Shuggie and obeying the pelican...Enjoy! Music includes Shuggie Otis, Quincey Jones, Led Zeppelin and The Yardbirds...

Connections 155 24th November 2012