Today’s video isn’t randomly selected – this is post number 1,724 on this blog, which seems a good time for some Sohodolls. From their 2007 debut Ribbed Music for the Numb Generation, this is 1724. Apparently they attempted a comeback a couple of years ago. No, I didn’t notice either…
This was the last ever Music for the Masses, just a little over a decade ago, and it would go out with nothing but a sombre wave on the webcam, ten minutes before the end. Over the preceding five years, I had immensely enjoyed doing the show, and would spend another eight years or so wondering how to recapture those times. Eventually, it was reincarnated in the shape of the blog you’re reading today.
The last track had to be, of course, the fantastic Sweet Harmony by The Beloved.
Show 40: Sat 14 May 2005, from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Artist of the week: Everything But The Girl.
Portishead – Glory Box
Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At
Kings Have Long Arms feat. Phil Oakey – Rock & Roll is Dead
Sohodolls – Prince Harry
Everything But The Girl – Missing (CL McSpadden Powerhouse Mix)
Underworld – Pearl’s Girl
Client – Don’t Call Me Baby
Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Garbage – The World is Not Enough
Everything But The Girl – Walking Wounded
Wolfsheim – Kein Zurück (Live) [The Live Bit]
Vic Twenty – Wrong
Moby – Raining Again
Luke Slater – I Can Complete You
Röyksopp – Poor Leno
Everything But The Girl – Blame
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygène (Part 2)
Goldfrapp – Tiptoe [Electromix]
Jolly Music – Radio Jolly (ADULT Remix) [Electromix]
For the seven-week Spring term of 2005, Music for the Masses returned with a Wednesday slot, and was an entirely relaxed affair, with the presenter sitting back and operating the controls with his legs crossed. Or maybe I was just posing for the webcam – it’s difficult to know for sure.
Show 30: Wed 2 Feb 2005, from 6:05pm-8:00pm
Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Retrospective of 2004, with predictions for 2005 (no artist of the week).
Kings of Convenience – Misread
Delerium feat. Zoë Johnston – You & I
Goldfrapp – Strict Machine
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence (Ewan Pearson Extended Remix)
Show 29 was the last before the Christmas break in 2004, and while that may be a little off-season at the time of posting, it inevitably had a bit of a festive theme, with Erasure – also starring as the artist of the week – turning up on the playlist with She Won’t Be Home and other wintry hits from Pet Shop Boys and Saint Etienne.
Show 29: Mon 6 Dec 2004, from 6:05pm-8:00pm
Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Artist of the week: Erasure.
Bomb the Bass – Darkheart
The Postal Service – Recycled Air
Sohodolls – Trash the Rental (Demo)
Ladytron – Playgirl
Depeche Mode – Photographic (Rex the Dog Dubb Mix)
Erasure – Sono Luminus
Alpinestars – Burning Up
Pet Shop Boys – It Doesn’t Often Snow at Christmas
The second Monday evening show saw the station’s webcam working for the first time in 2004, which therefore meant me (right) and my special guest Carl (left) spent much of the show trying to get ourselves seen on the internets.
Show 26: Mon 15 Nov 2004, from 6:05pm-8:00pm
Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Artist of the week: Saint Etienne.
Daft Punk – Aerodynamic
Chicane – Saltwater
Conjure One – Sleep
Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke (Hardfloor Mix)
Zero 7 – I Have Seen
Madonna – Nobody’s Perfect
Saint Etienne – Who Do You Think You Are?
Front Line Assembly – Everything Must Perish
William Orbit – Barber’s Adagio for Strings (Ferry Corsten Remix)