Here is the PODCAST (active for a week) of last night’s show on 95bFM
And here is the playlist…
Animal Collective – Honeycomb
Collapsing Cities – Regret
Home Brew – Plastic Magic
Home Brew – Fungi / Absense
Beach House – Wild
Beach House – Hours
Rackets – Push A Man
Rackets – Push A Man (Tryanadex Remix)
Zowie – Idiotize
Zowie – Love Or Hate
The Cribs – Come On Be A No-one
The Cribs – Chi Town
Street Chant – Salad Daze
Street Chant – Frail Girls
Mystery Jets – Greatest Hits
Mystery Jets – The Hale Bop
Lubin Rains and Matthew Crawley – A Waste of Time (demo)
Roy Orbison – Mama (Meek Mix)
TARDIS TUNE OF THE WEEK – this week from 1996
Manic Street Preachers – Kevin Carter
Suren Unka – Early
Best Coast – No One Like You
Best Coast – Do You Love Me Like You Used To
Loui The Zu – My Mind
Radiohead – Lotus Flower (SBTRKT Remix)
This week’s TARDIS TUNE OF THE WEEK was the 1996 single Kevin Carter by Manic Street Preachers, from their Everything Must Go album. The lyrics were written solely by Richey Edwards who had gone missing in February 1995 (and was declared “presumed dead” on 23 Novemeber 2008). The subject of the song, Kevin Carter had won a Pulizer Prize for his photograph of a starving child in the Sudan trying to reach a feeding center when a vulture landed nearby.
The photograph first appeared on March 26, 1993 in the New York Times. Hundreds of people contacted the newspaper to ask the fate of the girl. The paper reported that it was unknown whether she had managed to reach the feeding center. However João Silva, a Portuguese photojournalist based in South Africa who accompanied Carter to Sudan, gave a different version of events in an interview with Japanese journalist and writer Akio Fujiwara that was published in Fujiwara’s book The Boy who Became a Postcard; he said that he and Carter went to Sudan with the United Nations aboard Operation Lifeline Sudan and landed in Southern Sudan to distribute food. Parents left their children momentarily to acquire food; a vulture landed next to one such child – Carter crept up to 10 meters from them in order to take the photograph and, according to Silva chased the vulture away after the taking the photograph.
In the same year as being awarded the Pulizer Prizer Carter drove to the Braamfontein Spruit river, an area where he used to play as a child, and took his own life by taping one end of a hose to his pickup truck’s exhaust pipe and running the other end to the passenger-side window.
Portions of his suicide note read
“I am depressed … without phone … money for rent … money for child support … money for debts … money!!! … I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings and corpses and anger and pain … of starving or wounded children, of trigger-happy madmen, often police, of killer executioners … I have gone to join Ken [recently deceased colleague Ken Oosterbroek] if I am that lucky.”
On this day in 1991 (15 May) Richey famously carved the inscription “4 REAL” into his arm during an interview with NME journalist Steve Lamacq who had questioned the bands authenticity and values – responding to Lamacqs questtion of Edwards seriousness towards his art. The injury required 18 stitches.