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    I think 'The Score' is a good record and '...Miseducation...' a great, timeless one.

    The reason she didn't make any more is largely because , as George alludes too, she basically had a breakdown/meltdown after huge group & solo success before the age of 23 while bringing up young children which was exacerbated by major problems with her parents, partner, management and the dubious "spiritual advisor" George referred to.

    My main reason for comment is that tracks by such giants as Althea and Donna & Soul II Soul were afforded being named in a neutral fashion while Lauryn's was reduced to unnamed "cobblers".
    Last edited by Ray de Galles; 11-10-2018, 12:19.

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      The regularity with which these tracks rotate on 6's computerised system is enough to make one overstate one's position, tbh.

      I have reservations about La Hill, as stated, but there's no debate about UTR or BTL - or indeed most of the others listed - being perfectly fine moments. Just that, y'know, nobody wants to eat pizza every day.

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        Yeah. Some days I like a ragu.

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          That Craig Charles funk show turns out to be great when I'm on a long run

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            Do they play the full version of Marquee Moon? If so it’s probably ‘comfort break’ related

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              Oh and I’m with Ray on Lauren Hill.

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                Marquee Moon. That's another one.

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                  They seem to play an awful lot of Nina Simone on 6Music. It's as if she's the only jazz musician anyone on the station has heard of.

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                    But Maconie didn't know that she'd written "Young Gifted and Black".

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                      Had a very strange dream last night about Radcliffe making a return by doing a one-off "Mark & Lard" with Riley on the Saturday slot before bedding back in with Maconie.

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                        I hardly ever listen to Radio 6, but I avidly follow their new music playlist on Spotify. It's been responsible for introducing me to some wonderful new material and raised me out of that old duffer routine of thinking that good music stopped being made 20 years ago

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                          Seeing as it's quiet at work - the return of the top 10 most played artists on 6 Music....

                          Daytime (1 January 2018-now):

                          1 Young Fathers (233 plays)
                          2 Courtney Barnett (220)
                          3 Manic Street Preachers (210)
                          4 Jon Hopkins (209)
                          5 Idles (208)
                          6 David Bowie (205)
                          7 Anna Calvi (203)
                          7 Gaz Coombes (203)
                          9 Bodega (194)
                          10 Boy Azooga (187)

                          All times (same period):

                          1 David Bowie (354)
                          2 Manic Street Preachers (315)
                          3 Young Fathers (306)
                          4 Courtney Barnett (305)
                          5 Jon Hopkins (294)
                          6 Beck (282)
                          7 Idles (273)
                          8 Parquet Courts (270)
                          9 Orbital (268)
                          10 Anna Calvi (264)

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                            Time slot variations (doesn't quite work as can't distinguish between weekday and weekend):

                            05.00 - 07.00 / Hawkins weekday
                            1.Courtney Barnett 47
                            2.Anna Calvi 42
                            2.Arctic Monkeys 42
                            4.Jon Hopkins 41
                            4.Young Fathers 41
                            4.Gaz Coombes 41
                            7.Manic Street Preachers 40
                            7.Orbital 40
                            9.Parquet Courts 36
                            10.Franz Ferdinand 35


                            7.00 - 10.00 / Keaveney weekday
                            1.Young Fathers 62
                            1.David Bowie 62
                            3.Courtney Barnett 59
                            4.Anna Calvi 57
                            5.Jon Hopkins 55
                            6.Boy Azooga 53
                            7.Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever 52
                            8.Gaz Coombes 52
                            9.Manic Street Preachers 51
                            10.Parquet Courts 51

                            10.00 - 13.00 / Laverne weekday
                            1.Young Fathers 56
                            2.Courtney Barnett 54
                            3.David Bowie 53
                            4.Unknown Mortal Orchestra 52
                            5.Jon Hopkins 50
                            6.Beck 49
                            7.John Grant 47
                            8.Baloji 46
                            8.Nina Simone 46
                            10.Villagers 45

                            13.00 - 16.00 / Radcliffe and Maconie weekday
                            1.Manic Street Preachers 54
                            2.Young Fathers 53
                            3.David Bowie 44
                            3.Orbital 44
                            5.Jon Hopkins 43
                            6.Anna Calvi 41
                            6.Pink Floyd 41
                            8.Gaz Coombes 40
                            9.Courtney Barnett 39
                            10.Boy Azooga 38

                            16.00 - 19.00 / Lamacq weekday
                            1.Idles 86
                            2.Bodega 59
                            3.The Beatles 49*
                            4.Anna Calvi 48
                            5.Gaz Coombes 46
                            6.Boy Azooga 45
                            6.Manic Street Preachers 45
                            8.Young Fathers 44
                            9.Courtney Barnett 43
                            9.Ash 43

                            *this slot is Tom Robinson's requests/suggestions show at weekends which might explain the Beatles' high placing here - I don't listen to Lamacq enough to know whether he plays the Beatles a lot.

                            19.00 - 21.00 / Riley weekday
                            1.White Denim 46
                            2.Parquet Courts 45
                            3.Bc Camplight 44
                            4.Ty Segall 43
                            5.Aretha Franklin 38
                            6.The Fall 38
                            7.Warmduscher 37
                            8.Unknown Mortal Orchestra 35
                            9.The Orielles 34
                            9.Jon Spencer 34
                            Last edited by Walt Flanagans Dog; 20-12-2018, 13:48.

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                              And for obvious reasons Buzzcocks are leading the way since 6 December - 71 plays compared to the next highest on 29.

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                                Another year of eclecticism from BBC UnpopularWhiteGuitar Music.

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                                  Given that no other station will touch most of these artists, I'm not complaining*.

                                  (*Apart from when it comes to 6's tedious oldies policy, when I usually 'am'.)

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                                    Nina Simone is a surprise - a personal preference of Laverne?

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                                      Originally posted by Satchmo Distel View Post
                                      Nina Simone is a surprise - a personal preference of Laverne?
                                      I thought that stuck out a bit too - though that slot is Cerys Matthews on Sundays so she'll be contributing to those numbers, and she'll play Simone quite a bit I reckon.

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                                        Thank god for the internet. I don't have to listen to BBC 6 as 'least worst' option any longer. (Used to get it for free in Amsterdam using second hand satellite dish).

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                                          Originally posted by Lucy Waterman View Post
                                          Another year of eclecticism from BBC UnpopularWhiteGuitar Music.
                                          Do these bands still sell a decent quantity of albums that just don't chart?

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                                            Last Radmac afternoon show ever. Radcliffe appears from 2:09:00:

                                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001nnm

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                                              Any initial verdicts on Laverne/Hobbs/Keaveny first-day-at-new-job shows?

                                              Laverne's was much less hectic than a Keaveny Breakfast Show, and for that I am delighted.

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                                                I'm not sure I quite see the wisdom of giving Lauren L the breakfast slot. She just isn't that type of presenter. I mean, it worked well when Nemone covered for Shaun K, since her delivery is that much smoother than Lauren L's - and her choice of music infinitely more interesting and imaginative than what filled Lauren's first show today.

                                                But I'll gi' it time.

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                                                  Originally posted by Jah Womble View Post
                                                  it worked well when Nemone covered for Shaun K, since her delivery is that much smoother than Lauren L's - and her choice of music infinitely more interesting and imaginative than what filled Lauren's first show today
                                                  Nemone was superb as Keaveney's stand-in (then again even a bucket of sick would have been a major improvement), I hope she continues to deputise for Lauren Laverne - or 'Loz Lov' as she referred to herself on her inaugural show...

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                                                    'Loz Lov'?? She can run along with that.

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