Monday, December 31, 2007

The Bears Upstairs

I used to do a radio show with Paul Hughes on Unity Radio when I lived in Manchester and since I left the name has changed from Kumo Radio to The Bears Upstairs and with a combined raving age of 900, Jif, Paul, Jeffo, TC and Spaceface have been having far too much fun for their own good. They're a diverse bunch of boys with Paul filling the Disco Dad quotient, Jif the slo-mo Italo Bluenose quotient, TC the 'well balearic' quotient, Jeffo the 'I fookin' love Jens Lekman' quotient and Spaceface the 'remember this one from when we were off our 'eds at The Hacienda' quotient. Between them you get an education and a load of laughs due to their highly entertaining inebriated style of presenting.

On Thursday, Jif, Spaceface, Jeffo and TC did their round-up of their favourite records from 2007. (Spaceface was taking the picture) Left to right are Jif, TC and Jeffo.

Oh wait, I just cribbed onto Tony's Facebook page and here he is laying down the balearicdiscoleftfieldfunk filth.

Here's the tracklisting...

Reverso 68 - Piece Together (Part 2)
LCD Soundsystem - Freakout
Fujiya & Miyagi - Uh
The Dynamics - Miss You
Arsenal - Either
Fre$hro - Spiritual Blues
Smith & Mudd - Plot of Land
Arsenal - Saudade
A Mountain of One - Can't Be Serious
Midlake - Roscoe (Justin Robertson Remix)
Peter Visti - Balearic Love
Underworld - Beautiful Burnout
The Heavy - Set Me Free
Jens Lekman - Sipping on the Sweet Nectar
Neon Neon - Raquel
Smith & Mudd - Shulme
Woolfy - Odyssey
Still Going - Still Going Theme
Elitechnique - Fingerfood (Major Swellings Mix)
LSB - Fog
Fleetwood Mac - You Make Lovin' Fun (Trailmix Edit)
Holy Ghost - Hold On
Mock 'n' Toof - Digit 2
Les Edits De Golum - Chico
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Method Man - Hold it Down
Ilya Santana - Quasar (Pete Herbert Remix)
Bonar Bradberry - Beat The Bed
Lee Douglas - New York Story
ELO - Last Train To London

Did they record it? Did they fuck! They've been trying to work out how to record a show for months now, which is frightening when you consider that they have two IT experts who work for a major UK bank amongst their ranks. No wonder the website for the bank doesn't bloody work.

Check them online here.

You can listen to them every Thursday at 10PM UK Time on the internet on Unity Radio.

1 comment:

jeffo said...

Hi Marc,
Thanks for the write up, it's ace. Also been reading through the rest of your blog. It's all good stuff. Keep it coming.