Groove On The Wireless #52 The Glory of Love


 Dr. Groove was profoundly influenced by the malcontent punk poet known as Lou Reed, and so it is fitting that I type these lines in a cafe surrounded by art, for the car crash of art and music was where he emerged from, all skulking in his black leathers and dark aviators.  Great lyrics don’t have to be complicated, they just have to hit you in the solar plexus, like

‘somebody else would’ve broken both of her arms’


Ahhh, but remember that the city is a funny place
Something like a circus or a sewer
And just remember different people have peculiar tastes

And at the end he talks about Rachel, which is interesting to read about Lou’s transexual muse.  So this rhythm guitarist may not have been the worlds nicest human, by all accounts, but he us an impressive collection of songs.

Enjoy the show and stay tuned for more stuff on the way, like a new mix coming down the line, and a radio documentary about Hunter’s Moon Festival which I just attended.

Rock On my people…

Track List

  • John Coltrane – Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • Lou Reed – Coney Island Baby
  • Lou Reed – Sad Song
  • Autechre – Clatter
  • The Knife – Networking (Grenier Remix) via XLR8R
  • John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts [NIVOLT remix]
  • A Sol Mechanic – undrmyskin
  • Glenn Branca – Light Field [In Consonance]
  • Apparat – Goodbye (Instrumental)
  • Lou Reed – Kill Your Sons


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1913 Lockout – Unfinished Business – Episode 6

ub1913 – Final Episode 6

In our final episode of the 1913 Lockout podcast series we look at how workers can organise today to meet the challenges we face.

We take a critical look at the state of the Irish trade union movement today and explore what needs to be changed.

We speak with Joe Carolan, Organiser with Unite, on his experience with organising Fast Food Workers in New Zealand and hear from Esther Lynch, Legal and Legislative Officer ICTU, on the legislative framework for Irish trade unions. Derek Keenan, chair of the ICTU Youth Committee, speaks to us about what the trade union response has been to Job Bridge and Kieran Allen, Lecturer and Shop Steward, addresses the history of social partnership.

This episode also takes a look at a form of community unionism as advocated by the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci.

The series concludes with group discussion on the need for a reinvigorated mass movement of workers to fight back against bosses, and where to go from here.
from 1913 Lockout Podcast Series, released 15 April 2013
Contributors: Moira Murphy, Pádraig Madden, Ronan Burtenshaw, Shane Fitzgerald, Eoin Griffin, and Jen O’Leary.

Produced by: Moira Murphy

Music by Lynched & Lawless.

Thanks to: Joe Carolan, Esther Lynch, Derek Keenan, Kieran Allen

Lou Reed Totally Rocked 58 31st October


Protopunk and Lou Reed Totally Rocked 58 31st October

Alright, I know that this week the internuts has had more pictures and videos of Lou Reed than cats and people wrecking themselves on treadmills combined, but as far as influential figures in punk go, Lou was a big one.  So this week the show is all about Proto-punk, pub rock and some of the other madness that preceded and influenced that which we all now know as punk and which I personally associate with Mr Reed.  First up it’s the Velvet Underground of course.  Then it’s on to David Bowie, The New York Dolls, Richard Hell and the Voidoids and the Modern Lovers.  Things move over to Detroit for The Stooges, The MC5 and Death, before we head to England for some early idicators of what was to come with the Punk revolution.  The Pink Fairies, Dr Feelgood, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, The Stranglers and The Damned give the English side a bit of wellie before we head back stateside for a song about New York’s weirdness from FEARVon LMO brings the proper New York weirdness to the table and then it’s some straight up New York Punk rock from The Ramones.  Finishing things off it is of course a bit more of The Velvet Underground.  Not many bands on the show sound anything like the VU and sure not many bands sounded like the VU in general which is why they were so important.  Turn it up, play it loud, we’re gonna party like it’s 1975

The HMD Radio Show 51 Halloween

The HMD Radio Show 51

John Carpenter – Halloween theme

Dark Throne – In the Shadow of The Horns

Dr Satan

Rob Zombie – To The House

Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

Misfits – Halloween II

Misfits – Astro Zombies

Sepultura w/ Mike Patton – the Waste

Slipknot – Snap

Goblin – Suspiria

Iron MAiden – Transylvania

Slayer – The Antichrist

Type O Negative – We Hate Everybody

Lynard Skynard – Free Bird