Welcome to my first radio show!
Inspired by two podcasts which accompany my walk to work every morning, namely The Adam Buxton Podcast and Song Exploder, I've decided to make my own radio show.
One day at the start of summer 2016, a flyer was thrust into my hand by a mother of a friend of my 5 year old daughter (probably too much information). It was advertising a lecture on the legendary Haruomi Hosono at Goldsmiths by her husband Tomo. For those that don’t know, Hosono was the founding member of one of my all time favourite Japanese bands, Yellow Magic Orchestra. Cut a long story short, I went along to it, loved it and was inspired to recreate the lecture as a radio show.
I enjoyed making it so much that I’d like to keep going (which is why I’ve tentatively added the ‘#1’). I just need to convince people to make a playlist of their favourite artist and chat about them for an hour. Please let me know if you’re interested in taking part!
I’d like to thank Tomo san for being so accommodating, and also letting me use his amazing drawing of Hosono for the artwork.
Here’s a list of the tracks we played. I hope you enjoy them and manage to learn something about Haruomi Hosono. (we’re already planning part 2!)
YMO - Rydeen (1979)
Yumi Arai (Yuumin) - Yasashisa ni tsutsumareta やさしさに包まれたなら (1974)
Happy End - Kaze wo atsumete 風をあつめて (1971)
James Taylor - You've got a friend (1971)
Happy End - Fu Rai Bo 風来坊 (1973)
Happy End - Sayonara America, Sayonara Nippon (1973)
Haruomi Hosono - Koi wa momo iro 恋は桃色 (1973)
Haruomi Hosono - Chattanooga Choo Choo (1975)
Carmen Miranda - Chattanooga Choo Choo (1942)
Glenn Miller Orchestra - Chattanooga Choo Choo (1941)
Haruomi Hosono - Peking Duck (1976)
Haruomi Hosono - Bon Voyage 泰安洋行 (1976)
Haruomi Hosono - Firecracker (Live) (1976)
Martin Denny - Firecracker (1959)
Haruomi Hosono (Harry Hosono and The Yellow Magic Band) - Japanese Rhumba (1978)
YMO - Computer Game 'Theme from The Circus' (1978)
YMO - Firecracker (1978)
YMO - Tong Poo (1978)
YMO - Technopolis (1979)
YMO - Absolute Ego Dance (1979)
Toru Yonaha - Toshin Doi 唐船ドーイ(Traditional; 2004)
YMO - Rydeen (1979)