Monkey Mike

It’s been an ambition of mine for some time to drive a radio music show and now thanks to the kind folks at Piha FM, ambition has become reality. Last night was the inaugural Monkey Mike Tuesday Night Theme Show, with the theme being The Best Of British. Not THE best but my personal best or favourites, as you can see from the playlist below.

Even as I slept after the show, I was thinking of more I could and would have liked to play but you can only fit so much into 2 hours and I can always come back to the theme. The rules? They’re mine!

It all flew by but thanks to the power of Pinot Noir, it was a blast and I can’t wait for the next show to try out new ideas and play more music.

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Show #1 playlist
The Rolling Stones – Monkey Man (from Let It Bleed)
Radiohead – The National Anthem (from I Might Be Wrong)
The Clash – This Is Radio Clash (single)
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Get Down Moses (from Streetcore)
Ian Dury & the Blockheads – Mash It Up Harry (from Mr Love Pants)
David Bowie – Little Wonder (from Earthling)
Paul Weller – From The Floorboards Up
Massive Attack – Unfinished Symphony (from Blue Lines)
Fatboy Slim – Wonderful Tonight
Propellerheads – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (from Shaken And Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project)
Faithless – God Is A DJ (from Sunday 8AM)
Everything But The Girl – Like The Desert Miss The Rain (remix)
Bloc Party – Helicopter
Big Audio Dynamite – E=MC2 (from Big Audio Dynamite)
The Streets – Dry Your Eyes (from A Grand Don’t Come For Free)
The Beta Band – Squares (from Six Feet Under soundtrack)
Nick Drake – Black Eyed Dog (from Made To Love Magic)
Ben Howard – Oats in the Water (from The Burgh Island EP)
The Who – 5.15 (from Quadrophenia)
Supergrass – Richard III (from Supergrass is 10)
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own (from Back to Black)
The Beatles – Something (from Abbey Road)
The Beatles – The End (from Abbey Road).