6 Music Live 2017
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8 hours ago
This four minute journey down the Kennet and Avon Canal is absolute heaven! What song should soundtrack it? ... See MoreSee Less
The lapping water, the hum of the engine, the birds, perfect. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I live very close to this part of the canal, across from the park. A lovely place to walk and cycle.
At the river-Groove Armada
I've never been on a barge in my life !!! And I live near the Liverpool to Leeds canal
Stagger Lee - nick cave and the bad seeds
CruisING down the river on a Sunday afternoon with the one you love
Something medieval like a lute!
Suffer the Children-Napalm Death 💀
Levellers: The Boatman
Pink Floyd, Grantchester Meadows. Or Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.
Lemon Jelly - nice weather for ducks
Boards of Canada - In a beautiful place out in the county
The sound of nature would suffice
Unsuccessfully Coping With the Natural Beauty of Infidelity by Type O Negative
A soundtrack misses the point of Slow tv but a few notes from Trumpton/Camberwick Green/Chigley might work every few minutes.
I'm a huge music fan, but this video needs no music apart from the natural soundtrack it already has. Full disclosure: I live very close to this stretch of canal.
Ah the Kennet and avon canal. A waterway used to transport freight before the great western railway took over in the early 19th century (approximately 1834). My favourite part of this beaut is the part that runs through bath.
One of these things first - Nick Drake
Deacon Blue, Dignity.
Radiohead - Day Dreaming
The Velvet Underground - Sister Ray
I actually live on this stretch of canal and regularly cruise up and down! Last time I was moving I was listening to the lovely album "Alas I cannot swim" by Laura Marling
Riverman by Nick Drake.
Penguin Cafe Orchestra- Songs for a new Harmomium
The Rosie and Jim theme tune!
Bibio - Oakmoss. Authentically folky / rural English sound
12 hours ago
The greatest double album is: ... See MoreSee Less
Here's 10 to get your started www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5DTtj9br4N6MpYqbGFsw0LQ/sign-o-the-long-running-times-10-essent...
The greatest is probably The Beatles. But my own personal choice would be a toss up between 'Found a Tenner But It Was Covered In Goist' - by Fribs Hoistle-Swinny, or, 'Grips n Chavy' by Burrence Humfroof.
Pink Floyd The Wall.
Beatles The White Album
Can I have a joint first - can't choose between Cardiacs - Sing to God, Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie or Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile.
Most of them would probably be better as a single album with all the fat/filler trimmed out
Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The fragile Nine inch nails
Can't believe the list hasn't got Stevie's ‘Songs in the Key of Life’. All killer, no filler. So much talent he even put an EP in with the album whos tracks are better than most bands hits.
Smashing pumpkins melon collie and infinite sadness
No such thing as a good double album
Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
‘The Lamb lies down on Broadway’ still sounds amazing.
The Smashing Pumpkins- Melon Collie NIN- The Fragile
Blonde on Blonde
Oils on Canvas by Japan ain’t bad neither is Out of the Blue by ELO
Frank Zappa Roxy & Elsewhere.
Van morrison... Its too late to stop now live album. VAN THE MAN! Stunning musically captures atmosphere perfectly
Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti 🤘
The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps. A sprawling, eclectic work which demands to be heard on double vinyl - that's the way it's been sequenced - simultaneously personal and introspective and a celebration of the very greatest pop and rock.
The White Album the Beatles its the beatles best according to Lennon,as well i would put Sighn of the Times Prince as well
Joe Jackson live 80/86. The best live album ever - 3 different versions of “is she really...” perfect..... but if live albums don’t count then “The Wall”
Substance 87 - New Order
Cardiacs: sing to God
14 hours ago
Here's our updated playlist for this week. New additions in bold. ... See MoreSee Less
Bonobo ruining Kiwanuka with their rather unimaginative and repetitive BLOOP noise
The Bright Eyes and Willie J. Healey tracks are a joy.
So glad some faceless goon put my favourite band on the A list I was so disappointed for it to be on the C list last week. Laughable.
Great the see The Goa Express there. Soon to be moving to your A list!
I'm sad to see that Wilma Archer Featuring Sudan Archives has dropped off the playlist. It truly was a pleasure to hear every single time, but I suppose that I can't complain, as I'd never have heard it in the first place without my beloved 6music. 🤔
Future Islands 👊
I’ve got my 60th birthday garden party in two weeks. Any suggestions for my play list please? Love the shows from Gilles Peterson, Nemone, Radcliffe & Maconie and Craig Charles, as a guide for variety.
Love the new Ghostpoet track. And Toots, of course! 😍
Isn't it a shame when you think 6Music listeners are forward thinking, open-minded, eclectic music lovers only to find out there's still a bunch of mean spirited, curmudgeonly, 'they don't make them like they used to' types. To all those saying they're tuning out; good, sod off and don't come back!
Cosmic Dancer - T Rex, it was the first song I played my newborn and he fell straight asleep to it. He is 14 days old and it's the only song he will go down too.
Ohh we like you, so don’t mess it up by playing that Rap/Hip hop rubbish this morning please....
The shape of things to come by the " head boys", or thunder and lightning by the " we were promised jet packs", please. Cheers Hamish
Morning Maryanne make it a good one, I need it this morning x
You were meant for me- Jewel Stunning beautiful and, I do not think, has ever been played on 6? Prove me wrong. It means a lot to me and my partner, Monkey, especially as we have only seen each other for a few days due to isolation and distance since February xxx
Very good for Hollywood, apres-ski mix, by Die Schlagermafia
You're a pink toothbrush - Max Bygraves
Play something by The Pineapple Thief. They're criminally underplayed on the radio.
Dirty Boy by Cardiacs.
Jesus! Try and be nice people!! Driving on 9/The Breeders! #GoMaryAnn❤️
Right Said Fred by Bernard Cribbins
Drive by Incubus please ✌🏼
Shorley Wall by Ooberman please. It's just a wonderful cloudbuster if ever there was one.
Angela surf city, the walkmen
Some unintelligible rapper droning over an unimaginably dull beat or a skittery 12 minute mix of cut and pasted drivel please...
‘Out Of The Blue’ by Ellie M because she’s one of the best new female artist in the UK and not enough people know about her... x
The Beatles: The Very Best of The Beatles
Please play Nightswimming REM Stipes vocals brilliant
6music if you’re in a dilemma about who to host morning shows, Craig’s the man👍
Early morning riser by Megan Dixon Hood. A beautiful song by a beautiful young lady with a beautiful voice. Please.
Good morning Mary Anne. Thrilled not to be listening to your show
Scarborough Fair by Friends of Gavin. It's the most sublime cover I've heard. Nothing like the S&G version.
Love Song by Simple Minds
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2 days ago
The true story of how Matt Haig came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again.
Listen/download his honest and uplifting memoir: bbc.in/306HtZl ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
What is your favourite song that has a date or time in its lyrics – and why?
Rescheduled by a week (and we have all your previous suggestions), help us build a musical calendar, Sunday from 5pm. ... See MoreSee Less
Day in, Day out - XTC Clock in my head Clock on the wall And the two of them Don't agree at all Friday is heaven, Friday is heaven Or 25 O'clock - Dukes of Stratosphear. A bit of a theme going on here 😁
"Ode to Billie Joe" - Bobby Gentry. Because the 3rd of June was the date that Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge.
‘On the first day of March it was raining, it was raining worse than anything that I have ever seen...’ ‘Lend me ten pounds and I’ll buy you a drink, and Mother wake me early in the morning’. The Pogues - Boys from the County Hell.
6 o clock in the morning, and I’m the last person on this plane still awake. The the - sweet bird of truth. 😍
1979 Smashing Pumpkins.
Kate Tempest ‘we die’ from Let Them Eat Chaos’ - 4.18am and cant sleep.....which was always around the time my dog used to wake me up to go into the garden, a habit thank goodness he has now given up on! Incredible album by Ms Tempest.....and even better seen live.
Twelve Thirty by the Mamas & Papas. Mama Cass had one of the greatest voices of all time.
It's four in the morning, the end of December I'm writing you now just to see if you remember.... Cohen. What a G he was.
'He carved April 7th, '65 into the side of your piano. 'How Good you are' by Joe Pug - the date was plucked out of the air for the song but happened to coincide with the date that Lyndon Johnson delivered a memorable speech about the Vietnan War.
Do you remember the 21st night of September? Love was changing the minds of pretenders While chasing the clouds away Earth Wind and Fire
1984 - story of the miner's strike told by New Model Army. Tory abuse laid bare. Some things never change.
I get out of bed at half past 10 phone up a friend who's a party animal I turn on the news and drink some tea"" pet shop boys left to my own devices
‘It’s 11.59 and I want to stay alive’ Blondie.
I lost my friends, I dance alone, it's six o'clock I wanna go home. But it's "no way", "not today", makes you wonder what it meant. And this hollow feeling grows and grows and grows and grows And you want to phone your mother and say "Mother, I can never come home again 'cause I seem to have left an important part of my brain somewhere Somewhere in a field in Hampshire". ❤️
'It was muggy July around suppertime when I pulled into New Orleans....' Dixie Drug Store, Grant Lee Buffalo. Saw this played on Jools Holland and was blown away by the mood & sound of the band, and the fact the song has no discernible chorus, which struck me as unique.
They'll split your pretty cranium, and fill it full of air And tell that you're eighty, but brother, you won't care You'll be shooting up on anything, tomorrow's never there Beware the savage jaw Of 1984 Bowie’s lyrics are always inspired.
This morning at 4.50 I took her rather nifty Down to an incubator Where 30 minutes later She gave birth to a daughter Within a year I'll walk her She looked just like her mother If there could be another. 'Up The Junction' by Squeeze, still my favourite song ever.
“It's three o'clock in the morning And I'm on the streets again I disobeyed another warning I should've been in by ten” Dancing in the moonlight by Thin Lizzy
"It was the third of September That day I'll always remember" Papa Was A Rolling Stone
7 am The garbage truck Beeps as it backs up And I start my day thinking about What I've thrown away Could I push rewind? All the credits strewn In signifying the end But I missed the best part Could we please go back To the start? Forgive my indecision Incubus- 11am
10:15 Saturday Night - The Cure
There must be something wrong boys. Obnoxious action, obnoxious results From teachers who refuse to be taught. Distorted pictures and dizzy dizzy people Rush by me at the speed of though. And sit at their tables and throw us the scraps For Christs' sake leave us something Now they can erase us at the flick of a switch How long will it take Now! The Chameleons- Up and Down Escalator
Four o'clock in the morning and still we cannot sleep Turning over, turning 'round, twisting in our sweat They say there is no rest for the wicked ones Dear God, what have we done?
“It’s quarter to three, there’s no-one in the place, except you and me” - One For My Baby
Quarter to five When the storefronts are closed in paradise Meet me outside the Cherry Light You and I walk away An ordinary girl Will make the world alright She'll love me all the way It's Saturday night, yeah, yeah Blue Nile - Saturday Night Why? I've just always loved the Blue Nile.