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...

Friday, 31 August 2012

Catch up! Connections 140, 141 and 142

Hello! Here are links for the last 3 shows so we're up to date!

The usual links to follow shortly, but as you can see, I've been running 3-4 shows behind on here over the Summer!

So here are the links... Just click on them to take you to Mixcloud

Connections 142 25th August 2012

Connections 141 18th August 2012

Connections 140 11th August 2011

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Connections 139 4/8/2012 (8/4/2012 US)

Hello and welcome to happy show 139...resurrecting Northumbrian Urban singers to put you in that holiday mood!! YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE:-

Connections 139 4th August 2012

...and so to the music...

Don't You Wish You Had (What You Had When You Had It) by Ruth Copeland (Invictus Records 1971)

Woo Together by Bernie Worrell (Arista Records 1978)

The Rubberband Man by The Spinners (Atlantic Records 1976)

Mama Can't Buy You Love by Elton John (MCA Records 1979)

I Can't Give You Anything But My Love (Avco Records 1975)

Thin Line Between Love and Hate by The Persuaders (Atco Records 1971)

Baby, Don't Change Your Mind by Gladys Knight and The Pips (Buddah Records 1977)

Roobarb by Johnny Hawksworth (BBC 1974)

Tequila by The Champs (Challenge Records 1958)

Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny (Canadian American Records 1959)

Hawaii 5-0 by The Ventures (United Artists Records 1969)

The Silent Boatman by Ruth Copeland (Invictus Records 1970)

and that's about all! hop you enjoyed!!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Connections 138 28/7/2012 (7/28/2012 US)

Hello and welcome to show 138! As ever, YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE:-

Connections 138 27th July 2012

...and on with the music...

The Time Of The Season by The Zombies (CBS Records 1968)

Hold Your Head Up by Argent (Epic Records 1972)
New York Groove by Hello (Bell Records 1975)

Blowing Up My Mind! by The Exciters (RCA Records 1969)

Dr Kiss Kiss by 5000 Volts (Epic/ Philips Records 1976)

Summer of 42 by The Biddu Orchestra (Epic Records 1975)
Sister Marie by Nilsson (RCA Records 1968)

Half Moon by Janis Joplin (Columbia Records 1970)

(Walk Me Out In The) Morning Dew by The Grateful Dead (Warner Bros Records 1970)

Words Of Love by The Mamas and The Papas (RCA Victor 1966)

Gimme Shelter by Merry Clayton (Ode Records 1970)

Pink Moon by Nick Drake (Island Records 1972)

A Rose For Emily by The Zombie (CBS Records 1968)

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


Monday, 20 August 2012

Connections 137 21/7/2012 (7/21/2012 US)

Hello and welcome to show 137! This show was dedicated to Jon Lord. As ever, you can LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE:-

Connections 137 21st July 2012, on with the music...
Speed King by Deep Purple (Harvest Records 1970)
Sea Diver by Mott The Hoople (CBS Records 1972)

Rebel Rebel by David Bowie (RCA Records 1974)

Mighty Joe by Shocking Blue (Pink Elephant Records 1969)

Left Bank Two by The Noveltones (De Wolfe Records 1964)

Accroche Toi, Caroline by Paris Studio Group (De Wolfe Music 1967)

Dans Le Monde Entier by Francoise Hardy (Vogue Records 1965)

In The Rain by The Dramatics (Volt Records 1972)

Float On by The Floaters (MCA Records 1977)

You're Getting A Little Too Smart by The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound Records 1972)

The Painter by Deep Purple (Harvest Records 1969)

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


Connections 136 14/7/2012 (7/14 2012 US)

Hello and welcome to show 136!! This show is dedicated to The Rolling Stones on their 50th anniversary.. YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE:-

Connections 14th July 2012

So, as ever, on with the music...

Dancing With Mr D by The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones Records 1973)
Theme From 'Shaft' by Isaac Hayes (Stax Records 1971)

Do The Funky Chicken by Rufus Thomas (Stax Records 1969)

(I Lost My Heart To A) Starship Trooper by Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip (Vogue Records 1978)
Star Wars Cantina Theme by John Williams (20th Century Records 1977)

Harry Lime Theme From The Third Man By Anton Karas (Originally released by London Records 1949)

Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce (ABC Records 1973)

On The Rebound by Floyd Kramer (RCA Records 1961)

You Don't Love Me by Dawn Penn (Studio One Records 1967)

The Israelites by Desmond Dekker (Trojan Records 1968)

Toast by Streetband (Logo records 1978)
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? by The Rolling Stones (Decca Records 1966)

Anyway, that seems to be about it...hope you enjoyed!!