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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

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Sean Hocking - DJ

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Sean Hocking There is no show from Sean Hocking this month

On the show NEXT month:
First of all, apologies to anybody who might actually listen to me, for the no show last month. Work travel turned into a bit of a nightmare for all the obvious reasons that we don't need to go into.
Back to my usual four hours for this month with a slew of new releases from some of our favourite artists including Cornershop, Woods, Kevin Morby, Ezra Furman, The Proper Ornaments and others.
Brand new acts include current it band from the UK, Porridge Radio, Australian outfit Panic Shack doing a great song about having their lighters nicked, it's the important things that matter in this world.
Also, new on Hyperdub, Angolan emigre now based in Manchester, Nazar. His debut is a tour de force and may well prove to be the album of the year. It's not easy listening and the subject matter is dark (Civil War) but the intent, the depth and writing literally grabs the listener from the get go. Burial, Giant Swan & Forest Swords fans will swoon.
Peel was a great supporter of Neil Young in the late 70's with repeated plays of tracks from Live Rust and the times we live in now deserve a play of After the Gold Rush from that magical live album. I've also thrown in a great version of Cortez The Killer by the Screaming Females to satiate those of you out there who may enjoy Young's exquisite songwriting.
We've also got John Cooper Clarke, Kool Keith, who it appears, loves a Burberry trench coat and of course a couple of tracks to celebrate the work of the one and only Andy Weatherall. I'm still at a loss to understand why he wasn't hired by the beeb to replace Peel. Like many of us he grew up listening to John under the covers and has said in more than one interview that one of his touchstones before making a song or track live was, would Peel find it different enough to play. Sadly missed here and as time moves forward it will become ever more obvious why he'll be missed. He did it for the music and in the end that's all that matters.
Talking about doing it for the music I'd just like to highlight that the great Sir Robert Orange Peel has released his latest in the series of Sex Pistols love tracks. He's flown the flag for John, Steve & Malcolm and now it's Sid's turn,

Website: hockingsean.wix.com/metalpostcardrecords
MySpace: www.myspace.com/metalpostcardremixed
Twitter: twitter.com/metalpostcard1

Sean Hocking is the founder and owner of Metal Postcard Records and based in Hong Kong.

An avid Peel listener from the late 70’s onwards he discovered the true breadth of music available between 10:00pm and midnight for many years. Metal Postcard Records follows the Peel/Tony Wilson philosophy of play it, release it, and don’t worry about other people’s opinions too much; they all come round eventually.

"My first DJ experience aged 15 was being asked by older schoolboy Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins/Bella Union) to play a six form dance in the dim distant days of Dexy’s Midnight Runners and a three-piece Cure. Since then I have played Sydney warehouses, West Sussex fields, Brooklyn Bars, Cambodian restaurants, Vietnamese Riverbanks, Hong Kong rooftops and too many empty houses with dodgy fuse boxes to mention.”

“Mentioning favourite recordings would be pointless as they change from day to day but I can tell you that amongst my favourite gigs has been Black Flag at the lyceum in 1980 something, The Cramps on their Psychedelic Jungle tour, The Triffids final Sydney concert at the Paddington Town Hall, Julian Cope’s main stage sunset set Glastonbury in 1987, any Ed Kuepper performance over the last 30 years, Konono No.1 in New York a few years back and The Stone Roses at Spike Island was, without a doubt, a great day out. Oh and the three times I was lucky enough to catch Melbourne’s Morning After Girls who should all be considered for sainthood.”"

The launch party for the Cambodian Space Project’s debut single on Metal Postcard Records in Phnom Penh was a revelation as the band was joined on stage by various musical survivors of the Pol Pot genocide who sang and played their hearts out for hours on end. Couldn’t remember feeling such musical joy... Well not since Peel played The Dodgems’ ‘Lord Lucan Is Missing’ for the first time."

A listener (DJ lano) made my day with this comment on Mixcloud ... "When I was 16 John Peel was my 'go to' man for new music. Now aged almost 46, you - Sean - are the person I most look forward to listening to. Many thanks for another top selection!"

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2020Feb - Jan
2019Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Supermarket Special - Jul - Sahel Sounds Special - Jun - May - Apr - Fast Product Story - Mar - Feb - Jan
2018Dec - Indulgent Christmas Show - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan - Reverence Or Reference
2017Dec - Best of the Year - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2016Dec - Poetry Special - Roaring Forties - Nov - Literary Masterpiece - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2015Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Ambient Special - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Kim Fowley Special - Jan
2014Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2013Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Jan
2012Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Jul - Jun - May - Nuggets - Apr - Mar - Feb - Mashup Special - Jan
2011Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - Metal Postcard Influences - Jul - Jun - May - Apr - Feb

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