Oh! Hey there. It's the Starlight Society, innit? This week, we play a bunch of music from a bunch of countries and have a grand old time, and in no way did I just remember that we were doing a show when someone pointed a microphone in my face....
As always, I recommend not reading the setlist until you've heard the show. You'll only spoil your surprises. Also, go out and make new people listen to the show. We need more fresh blood. And to my new listener in Bulgaria who seems to be listening to most of the shows, welcome! No idea how you found us, but go get some friends to listen!
In the early 1990s, England had a series of reactions to the grunge and shoegaze movements, the biggest of which was a desire to return to the classic rock stylings of the 60s and 70s. This spawned the movement known as BritPop, whose heyday ran from 1991 until 1997 or so.
Over the next three hours, I'll walk you through some of the key moments in BritPop, play you some of the biggest tunes, introduce you to a bunch of "also-rans" and talk about what ended up causing BritPop's decline (Spoiler: mostly BritPop itself).
It's a fun show, a "best of BritPop" if you will, full of lots of bright and bouncy songs, plus a whole lot of England.
Weird week. As I type this in, I'm sitting on a Ticketmaster page, camped, waiting to get tickets to Prophets of Rage, listening to the second Stone Roses single (which will be in next week's show), being sad that the singer/guitarist from Boom Boom Satellites is losing his battle with his brain tumor. I saw Caravan Palace a few days ago, and that was good. There's a song this week about "the best part of Ohio" for my Ohio peeps. There's a bit of Indonesian rock.
This week's show, like most shows, we'll cover all sorts of stuff. It's a few minutes long, but I wanted to spend a little bit of extra time on Boom Boom Satellites, so I did, and you can't stop me.
This week's your usual sized, fun-filled episode, stuffed to the gills with music from Japan, Turkey, Thailand, Finland, Germany and more. We go as far back as swing, and as cutting edge as trip-hop. We play music from The GothFather, from the king of Proto-Punk, and music that's somewhat educational.
It's a fun show. You should enjoy it. I know I did.
The usual set of links for the show:
The webpage - http://www.starlightsociety.com
The donate page - http://www.patreon.com/StarlightSociety
Me on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Devinoch
Why talking to random people in the Bay Area can be like Hell incarnate (I give it until 2018) - http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/on-local-color