50 tracks in 90 minutesPosted: 05/12/2012
A quick plug for my last radio show of 2012, which is on Frome FM this Sunday (9 December) from 10.30pm to midnight. I generally dip into a different genre of music each month – the show is called For One Night Only – but as it is my final broadcast of the year, I thought it would be fun to see if I can play 50 tracks in my allotted 90 minutes. It’s not even a full 90 minutes as it goes, because there are a couple of minutes of adverts in there too.
To add an extra little fizz of excitement to the occasion (come on, admit it, you’re as excited about this as I am), I’ve set myself some rules for the show. These are:
- No manual fade-outs, so any fade has to be part of the actual track
- No more than three tracks to be played back-to-back at a time
- Only one song per artist, so I can’t just play loads of stuff by Napalm Death
- I have to announce the artist and title of every track I play
I’m still putting together the playlist, but it’s going to be a right musical jumble. David Bowie, Janis Joplin, De La Soul, Wreckless Eric, Stiff Little Fingers and Air will all be in there. And don’t work yourself into a tizzy if I play a track you hate. It’ll be over before you know it. Two minutes tops. A lot less than that in most cases.
You can hear the show live online by clicking the Listen Now button at the Frome FM website, or hear it after the event by going to Programmes, then Music, then choosing For One Night Only from the list on the left and selecting the date 9 December.