Wednesday, December 10, 2008

PODCAST #34: 03/11/08

Show #727

PANEL: Gary Lally, Gavin Myers, David White

I Need You (Alternate Help)
P.S. I Love You
Travelling Light - The Fireman
Fireman Discussion
What is going on with Apple?
Beatles Guitar Hero
Birthday (live) - Paul McCartney
More Fireman Discussion
Highway - The Fireman
I Am The Walrus (Live Electric Proms 2008) - Oasis
Phil Spector Couldn't Give A Shit!
The Long And Winding Road
Blue Jay Way
Sunny Heights
Long And Winding Road Conjecture!
Pretty Nurse Selling Poppies From A Tray
Penny Lane (Turn Me On Dead Man)
MAYBE WE'RE AMAZED: Maybe I'm Amazed (Live Wembley 1990)
Excerpts from Two Virgins, Life With The Lions and Wedding Album
WONSAPONATIME: How Do You Sleep - John Lennon
WONSAPONATIME: Hold On - John Lennon
George Martin Interview (All Together Now DVD)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Orchestral Overdub from All Together Now DVD)
No Reply (End Credits, All Together Now DVD)
David Stratton on Sgt. Pepper
BEATLES GUEST GUITARISTS: No More Lonely Nights - Paul McCartney
I'm A Loser (Take 2, Purple Chick "Beatles For Sale" Deluxe)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

PODCAST #33: 27/10/08: A Tribute To Steve Waldon

From Graeme Dickenson:

"Back in 1993 when Stereo 974 was better known as 3WRB The Voice Of The West, I would occasionally do guest spots on a program called Go To Hell. During this period I met Steve Waldon who also did guest spots on Go To Hell. Steve had a vast knowledge of media, because of this and his quick wit we hit it off. 

Steve was aware of Let It Be Beatles and as he was a huge Beatles fan himself, decided he would like to do an article in The Age where four Beatle fans would create the album that would have followed Abbey Road using tracks from the first solo albums of all four Beatles. I told him what a fantastic idea that was and that we had done it on the show the previous year. He took this in good spirits and invited me to take part. 

The article, titled "A Doll's House", was a double page feature in the EG section of The Age on Friday June 18 1993. The article led to virtually hundreds of Victorian Beatle fans becoming aware of our program. Some of those who became aware of us through that article now sit regularly on the panel. 

Steve appeared on LIBB with similar concepts such as Beatles vs. Beach Boys and "The Green Album" and would often do talkback when he felt he had something to add to whatever we were talking about. Steve also arranged a generous half-page of the Green Guide on September 19 2002 to celebrate LIBB's 10 year anniversary. 

When I spoke to him last he was keen to make another appearance on the show. Steve died in a scooter accident on October 26 and will be sadly missed by all at LIBB and our long time listeners who may have never known we existed without his help. Our hearts are with you my friend."

Show #726

PANEL: Graeme Dickenson, Greg Armstrong, David White

Do It Again - The Beach Boys
Every Night - Paul McCartney
Isolation - John Lennon
I'd Have You Anytime - George Harrison
It Don't Come Easy - Ringo Starr
Steve Waldon Tribute
McCartney Solo Work Discussion
At The Mercy - Paul McCartney
Drive My Car/What You're Doing (Love)
What You're Doing (Beatles VI)
I've Got A Feeling (Let It Be Naked)
One After GOG (Let It Be Naked)
Phil Spector on Let It Be
Steve Waldon LIBB Excerpts
I've Just Seen A Face
Steve Waldon Discussion
FAB FORGERIES : Eleanor Reggae - Beatles vs Seed
She Loves You (Swedish Radio Show)
Twist And Shout (Swedish Radio Show)
You Are Here - John Lennon
Attica State - John Lennon
Ringo Parody
In My Life

PODCAST #32: 20/10/08

Show #725

PANEL: Graeme Dickenson, Gary Lally, Greg Armstrong

Day Tripper
You Won't See Me (US Stereo)
Sing The Changes - The Fireman
Ringo's Statement/Autograph Discussion
ITN Ringo Starr News Report
Ringo Parody "Return To Sender"
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - Gabriella Cilmi
Cat Call - Chris Barber Band
Catswalk (1962 Cavern Rehearsal)
Cold Turkey - Plastic Ono Band
Beatles iPod Discussion
McCartney's Lost His Wax Head
Percy Phillips Quarrymen Acetate
In Spite Of All The Danger - The Quarrymen
She's Leaving Home
ON THIS DAY: Tom Petty
Last Night - Traveling Wilburys
A Day In The Life - Neil Young
Yusef Islam & Paul McCartney Record
Gerry Marsden's Still Busy
Hello Goodbye
We Can Work It Out
Oh! Darling (Vocal Rehearsal)

About bloody time Lane! The first of a steady stream of "catching-up" podcasts over the next week. Bold italic type above are songs and anything else is discussion. Question: who is the chap photographed above? Clue: it answers an unsolved query from Graeme in this weeks show. Prize to be decided. But it'll probably be a can of VB.

EDIT: Alfred Daniel won. He checked the file name of the photo. Cheeky bastard! Yes, it was Mike Leander, who arranged the strings for She's Leaving Home when George Martin was not available. Alf I owe you a beer...