Saturday, January 01, 2011
Our last pre-recorded show, we promise. This week, we focused on Basildon's own Depeche Mode. If longevity were a measure for success (on top of millions of albums sold and countless #1's), Depeche Mode would be right up on top of most lists. The fact that they keep cranking out well-received music and songs that still mean something to people can attest to that. Anyhow, we follow their story and play a retrospective mix, live version of "My Secret Garden," "Dangerous" and "I Want You Now" in an effort to give you a broad representation of who they are without playing hit after hit.
As part of Martin's Classics, he played a song called "Intro (The Harmonica Man)" by Fields Of The Nephilim. Short but sweet and another one of those to play in a dark room. Amazing to think that we probably couldn't have done this or last week's shows if we still had 20 minutes of news or so. (We had to re-encode at a lower rate to fit restrictions for the last two shows.) As we mentioned last week, the team have New Year's day to recover and gear up for next week. It's been an amazing ride and a terrific year over here and we can only wish the best to you and yours. During the show Martin also mentioned hearing from you next week. We'd love to have any of the show's listeners take a moment to call in if they can around 1pm (PST) as we say our goodbyes. Without you, we would hear a lot of echoes and Martin would have been typing these... (You really didn't want to see that.)