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Mr. Jason
BALD WIFE - I saw this band play a storming set to a packed crowd at The Playhouse Bar in Norwich recently, and simply had to book them for a session. And here it is. BIG, bangy drums, played by a big, bangy drummer, sludgy guitar played through a bass amp, and growly disgruntled vocals. What's not to like? Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This week, Jason's got a stack of stock to stick it to you with. Including, but not limited to, Ruth & The Adelians, The Droptones, New Juggler Sound, and The Pepper Smelter. All your favourites! Oh boy! I can't wait! Can you? How will it all turn out??? Let's do a radio and see!
DOG'S DINNER - Today's band sort of bring to mind a slightly ramshackle Shellac. Ramshellackle if you will.. They're already getting other radio play here in the UK, and picking up some good gigs at prestigeous venues, so keep an eye on them! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This week, Jason drinks soup, or possibly tea, and guides you through the choppy waters of music, to a serene island that he likes to call, Seal Of Approval. We have new stuff from The Cactus Channel & The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, and lots of would-be classics. Oh boy! I can't wait! Can you?
DISCHARGE LOUNGE - Well, this was a fun session! If you don't believe me, listen to it, and also look at the photos. And if you did believe me all along, still listen to it, and look at the photos. Basically, just listen to the damn session and look at the photos!! OK!! I love you. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This week, Jason has a whole slew of post-Decemberween toons to get you in the mood for returning all of your unwanted stupid presents for refunds or the cash equivalent, or selling them on Ebay if need be.
MAYA LAW - Even though she's just 16, Maya is already all over the local music scene, playing live sessions for the BBC, doing lots of gigs, and I just had to get her into the studio for some analogue goodness for your ears. She has a fantastic voice. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This week, Jason's flying solo, and is licensed to thrill you with some great new toons by Calibro 35, Grace Love, Orgone, The Milk, Emma Donovan and Geno Washington, and some classics by the likes of Camille Lil Bob and Sharon Jones. Oh boy! I can't wait! Can you? How will it all turn out??? Let's do a radio and see!
TIBETAN NIGHT TERRORS - Well, today's session is gonna be a lorra, lorra fun! Even without the Cilla Black accent, it's going to be a surprise, surprise, and the unexpected is definitely going to hit you between the eyes, or rather, the ears. Haha, how's that for a description of the band! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This week, Jason interferes with your ears, and whichever other orifices he can get his hands on. There's plenty of entertaining tea-based chat, inspirational concepts and ideas etc.. Oh, and there's also more of Venezuelan early 70s group "Spiteri", a pair of tasty morsels from the new Brian Auger comp, and more from the debut LP by The Sorcerers. Oh boy! I can't wait! Can you? How will it all turn out??? Let's do a radio and see!
HOLLY LERSKI - I'd seen Holly's name around the local music scene for many years, but for some reason that escapes both of us, we hadn't met until today. I noticed that Holly was headlining the Norwich Arts Centre, for the launch of her new LP, and so I grabbed the chance to get her into the studios they like to call Old School, for this session that you're about to hear. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This week, Jason talks about unintentional exhibitionism in front of a British postal worker, and listen out for new corkers from Thee Jezebels and our very own "Bradders" himself, Mr Charles Bradley. Plus a few more from the new James Hunter Six LP, and The Magnificent Tape Band. Oh boy! I can't wait! Can you?
BEBOX - Having seen Bebox do her live thing at a few gigs, including on of Iain Lowery's OST nights at Cinema City, I knew I had to snare her for an OSS session. A few failed attempts later, and here we are. Voice, and loop station. That's it. Here are the results. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This week, Jason thrills you with an explanation of how reverb is made. Plus, lots of great songs, including a few from the new James Hunter Six LP, and The Magnificent Tape Band. Oh boy! I can't wait! Can you? How will it all turn out???
MAMMOTH PENGUINS - Well, to me, this band is a soopagroop of past bands from Cambridge and London, featuring Emma Kupa from Standard Fare, Mark Boxall from The Puncture Repair Kit, and Tom Barden from LOADS of great bands, including The Pony Collaboration to name but one. I recorded a demo for Tom's first band, nearly 20 years ago, when he was just a puppy, so it was great to see him, and great to see Mark again, and also great to meet Emma for the first time.
This week, Jason has some great, finely-matched pairs of songs, from all over the globe. USA, the UK, Spain, Nigeria, Portugal, and possibly one more. So, put on your globe-trotting shoes, and don't forget to let me know where you bought them; as I didn't know that they were a real thing. I just use standard hiking boots. What a loser..
HELLO BEAR - Today we have for you a welcome return visit from very poppy alt-punk-pop punky poppers, Hello Bear! Once a trio, now a quartet, featuring Mary, of "Hot Raisin" fame. Just you try to get these songs out of your brain once you've heard them! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This week, Jason has more songs than the Eurovision Song Contest, minus a bunch of songs. There genuinely is a fantastic variety of styles in today's show though, even if it doesn't quite live up to Eurovision's sheer entertainment value. We definitely make up for that in quality. One of the best shows we've ever done. Yes.
DOG'S DINNER - Today's band sort of bring to mind a slightly ramshackle Shellac. Ramshellackle if you will.. They're already getting other radio play here in the UK, and picking up some good gigs at prestigeous venues, so keep an eye on them! Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This week, Jason has a plethora of emotions in store for your tiny little brains. Let's see if you can cope with the sheer magnitude of, erm, emotions (dammit, already used that word in this description..), that the, erm, oh, whatever.
LEE GORDON - What a pleasure to have Lee Gordon in the studio for you today. We'd never met before, and it always makes a difference to the mood of a session when the "act" is nice. And it's also nice when they're appreciative of all the awesome vintage analogue equipment that we have and (attempt to) maintain. Check www.leegordonmusic.com for details on his special gig at The Bicycle Shop in Norwich, UK. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
This week, Jason has a New Year's Special for you. Well, sort of. Occasionally he mentions that it's a different year now.. Still, the music is sooper dooper top notch heavy dooty stuff, so what's not to like?
MIRE - This week's session is a local 3-piece that were brought to my attention by my glamorous assistant Conor, who was also on engineering duties for the session. And a sterling job he's done too! Let us see if you agree. If you don't, then, well, you're wrong. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!

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