Good evening, citizens of Earth. Presenting the first episode of my new miniseries ‘Looking Good, Feeling Great’ for Resonance FM!
Join Robin The Fog as he digs up a plethora of inspirational, aspirational and instructional recordings of highly dubious vintage and embarks on a cut-and-paste odyssey that is by turns amusing, absurd and, on at least one occasion, almost unbearable. Essential listening for adolescent salespeople seeking holiness or anyone trying to give up smoking on the moon.
Episode 1 – What A Space Ovation!
For this first adventure our hero Bob (and a girl called Betty) journey to the moon in the futuristic year of 1985, the first human being under the age of 21 (and the first woman – Betty, not Bobby) to ever travel so far without parental supervision. On their way they eat some strange peaches, take a nap, dream of a horse from the West Country playing party games, listen to the hooting of space owls, learn about Hydrogen and, upon arrival, attend a lunar rave where they dance to a psychedelic version of ‘Greensleeves’. Worth a listen just to find out what happens when a crowd of scientists and technicians ‘go wild’…
Significant portions of this programme were culled from the 1965 Happy House LP shown above. Other excerpts were taken from ‘The Space Alphabet’ (with thanks to DJ Food for the tip-off), Vera Gray and Desmond Briscoe’s ‘Listen, Move And Dance No.4 – Moving Percussion And Electronic Sound Pictures’, something called ‘Ideas 2’ (which I can’t tell you anything about as I don’t have the sleeve in front of me), an US 7″ from the early 1960s that somehow manages to confuse space travel with home insurance and ‘Party Time With Alphonse’, although the less said about that, the better.
Close your faceplate and blast right off here:[audio http://www.archive.org/download/LookingGoodFeelingGreatEpisodeOne-WhatASpaceOvation/LookingGoodFeelingGreatEp01-WhatASpaceOvation.mp3]
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