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...

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Connections 134 30/6/2012 (6/30/2012 US)

Hello and welcome to show 134! Firstly, you can listen to the show HERE:-

 Connections 134 30th June 2012

So...on with the music...

Higher and Higher by The Moody Blues (Threshold Records 1969)

Elusive Butterfly by The Four Tops (Motown Records 1970)

Love Don't Live Here Anymore by Rose Royce (Whitfield Records 1978)

Spaced Out by The Undisputed Truth (Gordy Records 1975)

California Soul by Marlena Shaw (Cadet Records 1969)

Money by The Flying Lizards (Virgin Records 1979)

Concrete Jungle by The Wailers (Island Records 1973)

Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles (Columbia Records 1986)

Fascist Dictator by The Cortinas (Step Forward Records 1977)

Clash City Rockers by The Clash (CBS Records 1977)

Movin' On Up by Primal Scream (Creation Records 1991)
The Afternoon (Tuesday?) by The Moody Blues (Deramic Sound System 1977)

...and that's all for this week! Hope you enjoyed!


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Connections 133 23/6/2012 (6/23/2012 US)

Hello and welcome to show 133! This show was dedicated to Brian Wilson and to Paul McCartney who both celebrated their 70th birthdays this week and to actor Victor Spinetti...

You can listen to the show HERE:- Connections 133 23rd June 2012

So, as ever, on with the music!
Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys (Capitol Records recorded 1966, released 2011)

The Boy From New York City by The Ad Libs (Blue Cat Records 1965)

Hurry On Sundown by Hawkwind (Liberty Records 1970)

Kanaan by Amon Duul II (Repertoire Records 1969)

Jambalaya (On The Bayou) by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (United Artists Records 1974)
Death Cab For Cutie by Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (Liberty Records 1967)

Love You To by The Beatles (Parlophone Records 1966)
Oh Woman Oh Why by Paul McCartney (Apple Records 1971)

(This is what happened when you peeled the banana!)
Waiting For The Man by The Velvet Underground (Verve Records 1967)

The Banjo Song by The Big 3 (Tollie Records 1963)

Venus by Shocking Blue (Pink Elephant Records 1969)

Surf's Up by The Beach Boys (Capitol Records recorded 1966 released 2011)

...and that's it for another show! Hope you enjoyed! 

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Monday, 16 July 2012

Connections 132 16/6/2012 (6/16/2012 US)

Hello and welcome to show 132!! There was a slight technical hitch during this programme, as it goes out live and the selection by PIL appears at the end of the show!!

You can listen to the show here:-

Connections 132 16th June 2012

...and so to the music!

Pretty Vacant by The Sex Pistols (Virgin Records 1977)

Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip (CBS Records 1972)
Motor Biking by Chris Spedding (RAK Records 1975)

I Love Rock n Roll by The Arrows (RAK Records 1975)

Rock On by David Essex (Columbia Records 1973)
 Spiders and Snakes by Jim Stafford (MGM Records 1974)

I Don't Want To Be Nice by John Cooper Clarke (Epic Records 1978)

Because You're Frightened by Magazine (Virgin Records 1980)
Rise by Public Image Limited (Virgin Records 1986)

It's Not The Bullet That Kills You (It's The Hole) (Holly Solomon Gallery Records 1977)

I Saw The light by Todd Rundgren (Bearsville Records 1972)

Silly Thing by The Sex Pistols (Virgin Records 1979)

And that's it for another show! Hope you enjoyed!


Thursday, 12 July 2012

Connections 131 9/6/2012 (6/9/2012 US)

Hello and welcome to show 131!! First and foremost you can LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE:-

Connections 131 9th June 2012

and so to the music...

I Love My Label by Nick Lowe (Stiff Records 1978)
I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds (MAM Records 1970)

Roxette by Dr Feelgood (UA Records 1975)
Rough Kids by Kilburn and The High Roads (Dawn Records 1975)

Monkberry Moon Delight by Paul McCartney (Apple Records 1971)

Party Fears Two by The Associates (WEA Records 1982)
Lay It All Down by Fleetwood Mac (Reprise Records 1971)

Bean Bag by Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass (A&M Records 1968)

What's New Pussycat? by Tom Jones (London Records 1965)

Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag by Pigbag (Y Records 1981)

Mickey by Toni Basil (Chrysalis Records 1982)

Cruel To Be Kind by Nick Lowe (Radar Records 1969)

and that's it for another show! Hope you enjoyed!