Wednesday, 22 May 2013

My Radio Kras Podcasts - From Punk to Funk

When I was a around 10 or 11 years old if you'd asked me what I wanted to be in life I would have said a DJ. I used to record myself introducing the few singles I had at the time onto onto a very cheap 70s cassette player and make my own "shows".

So, in the last year or so, and thanks to Gimi at Radio Kras in Gijon, Spain, I have just recently fulfilled a kind of lifetime ambition. I guested on Gimi's show "In Campo Aperto" on Gijon's Radio Kras. The first show we did was on 70s punk and pub rock and last week we did another on 60s and 70s funk. It was great fun. You get to talk about and play the music you love with the knowledge that you might just be introducing someone somewhere to a song or performance you have loved for years.

Both shows are in Spanish and after a few beers my Spanish tends to get even more eccentric than it is usually but we made it through.

Each program tries to give a general summary of the music featured.

If anyone is interested here are the links to the 2 podcasts of the shows we did.

Funk and Soul Power (17th May 2013)
We discuss and play tracks by the following;

Al Green | Alan Toussaint | Ann Peebles | Aretha Franklin | Bernard Purdie | Cornell Dupree | Curtis Mayfield | Dr. John | Gladys Knight | Impressions | Isley Brothers | James Brown | Jr Walker | King Curtis | Lee Dorsey | Little Feat | Maceo Parker | Marvin Gaye | O. V. Wright | Otis Redding | Sam and Dave | Syl Johnson | Sly and The Family Stone | Temptations | The Meters | Wilson Pickett

Link to podcast

See my other post related to it  - Optimism, Positivity and SOUL POWER!

Punk (August 2012)
A show about mid 70s Punk rock, pre-punk and Pub Rock featuring The Velvet Underground, MC5, Stooges, Flamin Groovies, Television, Richard Hell, Dr Feelgood, Mike Spencer and the Cannibals, 101ers, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Nick Lowe, The Clash, The Sex Pistols etc.) 

You can listen to it here

Both podcasts are in Spanish but the music is universal.


  1. You're the coolest teacher I've ever had hahahaha
    Mc5 are pretty cool and now I learned a lot of Punk

  2. Ha ha! Cheers and thanks for posting!