idle chatter and uneasy listening courtesy of si schroederNovember 24, 2009
Si Schroeder started the fourth week of Fresh Air in sonic style with an excellent sleection of tracks to add to the Fresh Air playlist, mostly taking over the presenting role for the night, chatting to Donal about the selections in between times.
Donal kicked off the show with a Patrick Kelleher track (Until I get paid) and Si then took over with a tune from Paul Lansky Idle Chatter (excerpt here or buy on iTunes) followed by a really varied selection including; Kraftwerk- Ruckzuck , Joe Meek – I hear a new world, Passengers – United Colours, Matmos- Supreme Balloon (incredibly detailed song-by-song explanation of the album of the same title here), David Bowie - V2 schnieder, Somadrone – Cinders and Clark – Outside Plume
Bryan O’Connell (from Beautiful Unit) popped in on his way home from a Whelans gig to give the first Small Hours gig review (possibly ever) of the “blindingly impressive” Chris Corsano (ex Sonic Youth drummer) supported by the “cold dark minimal post punk” of Threadpulls (who play Fresh Air live in Dublin on Sunday), and to play a track from the freshly purchased Flower Corsano album.
This was followed with Talk Talk -I Believe in You , Love is Strange, The Unthanks – Sea Song (a Robert Wyatt song), Bob Dylan -I Threw it all Away, Paul Simon - The Only Living Boy in New York, and a Donal pick of a beautiful cover by D.M. Stith- Be My Baby. Show concludes with REM – We Walk.