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Like music? Like lots of different kinds of music? Come on a musical trip through many genres, styles and traditions with Journeys!

Suggest destinations and vote for the 'Weird But Wonderful' winner every week. Find out more than you ever wanted to know about a particular artist or tune in the 'Spotlight'.

Past shows have included; Funk, Rock, Old-School Rap, House, African, Classical, Indian (Bollywood), Proto-Punk, Psychedelic, Reggae & Dub, New Orleans Jazz & Funk, Blues, Soul and even a show based around songs with pretty colours in their name!

Each show is intended to be a subtle arc of discovery that allows listeners to take a refreshing dip in the shallows of genres, styles and artists that they might never otherwise have gone near. I may randomly give a little background and context to the tunes (depending on the theme and my mood), but it is definitely a music show and not intended as a documentary.

Relax, lay back, and let me take you somewhere...

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the end of journeys

Hey folks,

So, I have been mulling it over for a few months now and I have decided that I am going to call a halt to Journeys - at least for the rest of this season.

To do the show properly takes up most of my free time at the moment and I am just not willing to give up every spare moment to getting it sorted out any more. The wee hiatus we had during the studio move has pretty much made my mind up for me - I've actually enjoyed not doing the show more than I was enjoying doing it!

Anyway, I may well end up back on Subcity's doorstep next year begging to do the show again, who knows!

Thanks to everyone who has tuned in over the last 3 years or so - especially regular listeners Gill, Ev, Rach and Maureen! Cheers to Jay Miles (Northern Music Collective) and Peter Howard (Rock'N'Roll Meltdown) for turning me on to Subcity in the first place.

A massive thanks and much kudos also goes to all the Subcity team; the hardy souls who keep the place running and make sure everything works pretty much as it should do - and all on a shoe-string budget. Thanks for the opportunity to do the show and continued success to all at Subcity!

Cheers for now folks,

Stuart

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Archived shows will continue to exist here:

Journeys Homepage @ Subcity Radio: http://www.subcity.org/shows/journeys

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Posted at 09:12, 29th April 2010

journeys update...

Hey folks,

The Subcity schedule is still not quite ready to go live again, following the temporary move out of the normal studio space.

Journeys will therefore remain 'on holiday' for at least another week.

In the meantime, ch-ch-ch-checkout the old shows here:

http://www.subcity.org/listenagain/journeys

Like a bit of Latin?

http://www.subcity.org/shows/journeys/513b9

How about some topical Tropicalia?

http://www.subcity.org/shows/journeys/a23b8

Or some homegrown stuff?

http://www.subcity.org/shows/journeys/4d552

Check out some other archived shows on the station:

The Northern Music Collective

http://www.subcity.org/shows/northernmusiccollective

Peter Howard's Rock 'N' Roll Meltdown

http://www.subcity.org/shows/rocknrollmeltdown

The Funky Cuts

http://www.subcity.org/shows/thefunkycuts

Soulful Allsorts

http://www.subcity.org/shows/soulfulallsorts/

And loads more...

http://www.subcity.org/listen/

Journeys may possibly be back on the 17th April 2010, 1-2 PM.

Cheers,

Stu

http://www.subcity.org Saturday 1-2 PM

Journeys Homepage @ Subcity Radio: http://www.subcity.org/shows/journeys

Posted at 22:16, 8th April 2010

on the iron highway - sat 20th march 1-2 pm

Journeys // 20.03.10 // On The Iron Highway

Hey folks,

This week's show is a genre-busting selection of train tunes. From songs about literal choo choos, to metaphorical stories of lost love, tales of adventure and misadventure, or just another dance craze; the train is a common theme in popular music.

I'll be playing a variety of examples from the worlds of funk, soul, pop, rock, reggae, electronica and whatever else I can fit in. Artists may well include the likes of Kraftwerk, The J.B.s, The Resident Filters, Dennis Brown, Chuck Berry and The Clash.

The Weird But Wonderful is a choice between a couple of ladies who forgot to turn up at the station:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcX1AC0HgyA&feature=related

1. Aretha Franklin - Walk On By

Classic. I don't really need to tell you anything about this one, do I? Dionne Warwick's original of this Bacharach & David belter is probably better known, but I love this version by the woman they call, 'The Queen Of Soul'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG8gcUfKrug

2. Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking

Another classic tune. Written and produced by pop maverick Lee Hazlewood, this track could be considered an accidental 'answer record' to Walk On By. Nancy sure won't be shedding no tears, no how.

To decide which one plays the show out, get in touch during the live broadcast: [email protected] or text 'subcity' then your message to 07766 40 41 42.

Alternatively, you can check them out and email me back here.

Check out the Journeys MySpace for direct access to the Weird But Wonderful songs and videos, and extra musical content from last week's show (will update again after this show broadcasts), on the Music Player: http://www.myspace.com/journeysradioshow

If you are on Facebook you can join the 'Journeys Radio Show' group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=51132174165

Journeys. It's a trip!

http://www.subcity.org Saturday 1-2 PM

Journeys Homepage @ Subcity Radio: http://www.subcity.org/shows/journeys

If you want to suggest a Journey get in touch!

Stu.

Posted at 22:22, 18th March 2010

journeys - funky - sat 13th march 2010 - 1-2 pm‏

Journeys // 13.03.10 // Funky

Hey folks,

Journeys seems to be slowly progressing it's way through the decades at the moment, for some reason. In recent weeks we've had the Rock 'n' Roll of the 1950s, then the Psychedelic weirdness of the 1960s and now, this week, we will be enjoying some 1970s funk!

Expect to hear from the likes of Kool And The Gang, The Ohio Players, Slave, Parliament, Vicki Anderson, Lynn Collins, Amnesty and more.

This week's Weird But Wonderful contenders are a couple of recent releases that seek to relive the good ol' days, when music was 'real' and really funky:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAyWhrHig5U

1. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Genuine

A 2004 release on Brooklyn's excellent Daptone records, this is properly proper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCyIWGKjmUA&feature=related

2. Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Don't Joke With a Hungry Man

This one is a 2006 release, on Tru-Thoughts in the UK, and features a genuine 60s soul legend in Spanky Wilson. This updating of her sound for the 21st Century by Quantic (Will Holland) works pretty darn well. (Bonus: check out her 1969 recording of Cream's 'Sunshine Of Your Love' for the best cover version ever! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC2Je89JhS8)

To decide which one plays the show out, get in touch during the live broadcast: [email protected] or text 'subcity' then your message to 07766 40 41 42.

Check out the Journeys MySpace for direct access to the Weird But Wonderful songs and videos, and extra musical content from last week's show (will update again after this show broadcasts), on the Music Player: http://www.myspace.com/journeysradioshow

If you are on Facebook you can join the 'Journeys Radio Show' group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=51132174165

Journeys. It's a trip!

http://www.subcity.org Saturday 1-2 PM

Journeys Homepage @ Subcity Radio: http://www.subcity.org/shows/journeys

If you want to suggest a Journey get in touch!

Stu.

Posted at 21:56, 11th March 2010

psychedelic, baby! - sat 6th march 2010 - 1-2 pm

Journeys // 06.03.10 // Psychedelic, Baby!

Hey folks,

Apologies for the lack of a show last week. Was just too busy to get it put together and, rather than bring you inferior product, I decided I needed a week off to recharge the old musical batteries!

This week's show follows in the footsteps of the Rock 'n' Roll show of last time, making the short trip from there into '60s psychedelia.

Almost everybody with a record deal went psychedelic in the late 1960s and I'll be playing a selection of some of the original psyche pioneers, such as the likes of the 13th Floor Elevators, Country Joe & The Fish, The Electric Prunes, Love and Jefferson Airplane - as well as some less likely psychedelic dabblers, such as The Temptations and Muddy Waters.

There is no doubting that The Beatles were the band that most succesfully commercialised the psychedelic sound and this week's Weird But Wonderful vote features a couple of songs related to that fact:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Biu95fyvmLI

1. John Fred & The Playboys - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)

An affectionate lampooning of probably the most well know song about drugs ever recorded; 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds', this near-contemporaneous 'cover' actually knocked 'Hello, Goodbye' off the top of the US singles chart in January 1968.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DjWpq8Oyoc

2. Candyflip - Strawberry Fields Forever

Named for the rather dubious practice of taking LSD and Ecstasy in tandem, Candyflip produced one of the most cynical pieces of over-earnest retro-psyche-pop of the whole 'Madstock' era. Although it manages to ruin not just a Beatles classic, but also the 'Funky Drummer' break used so famously in the previous year's Stone Rose track 'Fool's Gold' (although on that track it was recreated by the drummer Mani rather than sampled, I think); I still, for some unknown reason, quite like this track!?!

To decide which one plays the show out, get in touch during the live broadcast: [email protected] or text 'subcity' then your message to 07766 40 41 42.

Check out the Journeys MySpace for direct access to the Weird But Wonderful songs and videos, and extra musical content from last week's show (will update again after this show broadcasts), on the Music Player: http://www.myspace.com/journeysradioshow

If you are on Facebook you can join the 'Journeys Radio Show' group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=51132174165

Journeys. It's a trip!

http://www.subcity.org Saturday 1-2 PM

Journeys Homepage @ Subcity Radio: http://www.subcity.org/shows/journeys

If you want to suggest a Journey get in touch!

Stu.

Posted at 20:07, 4th March 2010

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