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For people who like radio!

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  1. chdot
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    http://radio.garden/visit/

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. jss
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    I certainly do ,but only if it’s a valve radio and the dial is tuned to the BBC Home Service or perhaps Radio Luxembourg if I am feeling daring at the weekends

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. minus six
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    no doubt this is the golden age for radio

    NTS and Resonance Extra being my main haunts

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. LaidBack
    Member

    Got a couple of mini Phono leads to link my 4 year old Kindle to a decent amp. Good to check out these streamed options - although like @jss was brought up listening to valve radio (big Philips one with classy veneer got second hand by mum). No TV till I was 13.
    For calming presenter I like Tom Morton Beatcroft from Shetland. Not dour at all. Mix of music in rock genre and funny tales (e.g. when REM recorded at Pencaitland)
    https://m.mixcloud.com/tom-morton2/select/

    For jazzy upbeat stuff Gilles Peterson - very much London scene but he picks up on South Africa & world.
    3 hour show on Sounds is upbeat and a bit surreal with Sun Ra Arkastra etc. Might do a known track every so often from likes of Laura Mvula

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. gembo
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    We have the two of the little square digital radios. One with a battery that moves around, the other in the kitchen

    Radio 4 and Radio6 music

    If there is any chance iof the following list appearing then I will switch off (immediately or more slowly)

    Anne Atkins, Michael Gove, other thought for today homilies, archers, Wednesday 9am Radio 4, gardeners question time, Amy Le May, Awooga, Awooga the dodgy geezer from Red Dwarf, , the food programme

    Actually does anyone want to buy a second hand digital radio?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. chdot
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    “Actually does anyone want to buy a second hand digital radio?”

    Have you got one for every room yet, essential if you really like radio!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. gembo
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    @chdot, one that stays in kitchen, one that goes to all other rooms. Same with he sound system which is just a Sonos portable waterproof speaker, recently found in my youngest’s room (she already has a Sonos speaker b it wanted to play her music really, really loud).

    My preference is a linn turntable, with a granite slab. A room of my own and all my Vinyl magically back from Illinois. Or maybe Armadale garage (the chap I gave it to ended up living in USA but without a Visa)

    However, Spotify and the speaker works, Quite pleased with this solution I have to say. I see a version of mix tapes creeping in to other people i know using Spotify. And the actual Spotify algorithm is often good. Does tend to be segregated white music/black music whereas my old mixtapes were slightly more mixed.

    I did one back in the day which annoyed the waitresses in Fratelli Sarti as when it got tot he Tom Waits/Howlin Wolf bit at the end the punters were always pestering them to find out who was on the tape.....

    If only I had known about the Bahamanian Santa Claus is Coming to Town will post that link shortly.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. chdot
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    “A room of my own”

    Haven’t you got room for a shed next to the pile of leaves?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. gembo
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    did look like it worked? but has vanished. Maybe should try in another thread?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. I were right about that saddle
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    @gembo

    You seem to have got a tape of our forthcoming cigar box guitar duet?

    I had a valve radio as a child. Listened to John Peel in bed after it had warmed up. Radio 4 a fixture until 24th June 2016 when I turned that off in disgust. No going back.

    I do stream Nostalgie when I have a minimum of a full day's coding to do.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. minus six
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    Haven’t you got room for a shed next to the pile of leaves?

    a kiosk is the way forward in these times

    doubles as a dj booth and bar in the summertime

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. I were right about that saddle
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    @bax

    @gembo and I (and indeed Madame IWARTS) are making three-string cigar-box guitars over winterval. If you have a shed or kiosk you could join us in this skip-raking fabrikating challenge.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. minus six
    Member

    i do not yet have a kiosk but maybe if i stop paying council tax it could be accomplished

    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. I were right about that saddle
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    @bax

    Tax is what gives all money its value. Not paying tax forces us back to foraging and barter. The cigar-box guitar challenge is a foraging challenge. I will sign you up regardless and start a new thred.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. wingpig
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    @IWRATS I have several sets of unused electric guitar strings in 9s if you need any. Trying to move up to 10s again.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. Rosie
    Member

    @chdot - yes every room must have a radio. I'm a radio junkie and now I'm working from home it's on all the time.

    Someone told me that radios don't last in the kitchen as the steam damages them. Certainly one I put in the kitchen died after a while - though it was a fairly cheap and nasty one.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. I were right about that saddle
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    @wingpig

    Most wonderful! I have a bicycle trip planned around lunchtime if you are in Castle Wingpig?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. minus six
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    internet radio in every room is standard

    naim muso / qb boxes are v good but pricey unless sourced on ebay

    next best buy is the revo superconnect - you cant go wrong with these and they always have a very generous boxing day sale

    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. chdot
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    Despite the all-pervading influence of television an astonishing ninety per cent of people in Britain still listen to the radio, clocking up over a billion hours of listening between us every week. It's a background to all our lives:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43625297-last-train-to-hilversum

    Posted 1 year ago #

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