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Music Talks

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Guests choose a song from each decade of their lives and tell me how they went about making their choices and why these songs mean so much to them . Episodes are published every second Thursday.


Episode 18 - Jeffrey Bryan- Stayin’ Alive
Mar 19 • 59 min
My guest in this episode is Jeffrey Bryan who is not only a music lover but also a professional musician. Born and raised in Los Angeles his music career started at a young age in the 80’s, playing clubs like The Roxy, Whisky-a-Go-Go, Madam Wongs and…
Episode 17 - John Noakes - Home Lovin’ Man
Mar 5 • 65 min
John Noakes is a dear friend I have had the pleasure of knowing for over 20 years. Like me he is a veteran of the I.T industry, but before joining IBM in 1988 he was a Merchant seaman for 14 years from the age of 16. The title of the episode refers to…
Episode 16 - Ewan Dalton - Man On The Moon
Feb 20 • 66 min
Ewan is another long-time colleague and friend about whom I found out things I didn’t know, by having him on Music Talks. I knew he had a passion for many things including cars, antique watches and technology. What I hadn’t realised was how deep his…
Episode 15 - Becky Handshew - A Simple Twist Of Fate
Feb 6 • 65 min
Becky chooses a song from each decade of her life and explains why these songs mean so much to her
Episode 14 -Omar Said - A Man With A Vision
Jan 23 • 58 min
Omar chooses his favourite song from the sixties onward
Episode 13 - Andy Watson - Renaissance Man
Jan 9 • 70 min
Andy chooses his favourite song from each decade of his life and tells us how he made those choices and why these songs mean so much to him
Christmas B-Sides 10 - Best of 2019 - Pt.2 Albums
Jan 1 • 68 min
Steven and I each choose our Top 10 Albums of 2019 .
Christmas B-SIDES 10 - Best of 2019 - Pt.1 Songs
Dec 31, 2019 • 57 min
Steven and I each choose our Top 10 songs of 2019 .
Christmas B-SIDES 9 - My Favourite Christmas Single
Dec 25, 2019 • 13 min
I choose my favourite Christmas Single
Christmas B-SIDES 8 - Best of Music Talks 2019
Dec 24, 2019 • 59 min
Over the last six days I have published my favourite choice for each decade from the 12 episodes I have done this year. Once again expectations have been exceeded and I am delighted by the number of folks who have listened, thank you. As I say in the in…
Christmas B-SIDES 7 - Paul Simpson’s 10’s choice - Jason Isbell - Last Of My Kind
Dec 23, 2019 • 7 min
Paul chooses his favourite song of the 10’s and tells us why this song and artist
Christmas B-SIDES 6 - Larry Hauser’s 00’s choice - Ryan Adams - New York
Dec 22, 2019 • 15 min
Larry chooses his favourite song of the 00’s and in a very moving way explains why he made that choice
Christmas B-SIDES 5 - Jen Henshaw’s 90’s choice - Pearl Jam - Black
Dec 21, 2019 • 8 min
Jen chooses her favourite song from the 90’s and talks us through her teenage years
Christmas B-SIDES 4 - Richard Horsfield’s 80’s choice - The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Dec 20, 2019 • 10 min
Richard takes us through his 80’s and chooses his favourite song from that decade
Christmas B-SIDES 3 - Ian Braisby’s 70’s choice - Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Dec 19, 2019 • 9 min
Ian picks his favourite song of the 70’s and tells us why
CHRISTMAS B-SIDES 2 - Paul Daugherty’s 60’s choice - Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGee
Dec 18, 2019 • 8 min
Paul chooses his favourite song from the 60’s (ish)
CHRISTMAS B-SIDES 1 - Mike Blanchard takes me through MY favourite songs of each decade of my life
Dec 16, 2019 • 67 min
I get to share my own choices of a song from each decade of my life, and why these songs mean so much to me.
Episode 12 - Mike Blanchard - Transformer Man
Dec 3, 2019 • 58 min
Mike chooses a song from each decade of his life, tells us how he went about making those choices and why these songs mean so much to him
Episode 11 - Ian Braisby - Lost In Translation
Nov 19, 2019 • 57 min
Ian chooses a song from each decade of his life, tells us how he went about making those choices and why these songs mean so much to him
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Nov 18, 2019 • 0 min
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Episode 10 - Chris Bloom - Rockin’ In The Rainbow Nation
Nov 5, 2019 • 58 min
Chris chooses a song from each decade of his life, tells us how he went about making those choices and why these songs mean so much to him
BONUS EPISODE 5 - Music Talks B-Side - The Day I Met Michael, Mariella and the Queen
Oct 29, 2019 • 9 min
I tell the story of the day I met Michael Parkinson, Mariella Frostrup and Elizabeth Windsor
Episode 9 - Jen Henshaw - Ruminations On Music, Family & Magic.
Oct 22, 2019 • 56 min
Jen chooses a song from each decade of her life, tells us how she went about making those choices and why these songs mean so much to her
BONUS EPISODE 4 - Music Talks B-Sides - ACL 2019 Review
Oct 15, 2019 • 37 min
Review of the 3 Day ACL Festival in Austin , October 2019
BONUS EPISODE 3 - Music Talks B-Sides - Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival 2019 - Preview Show
Oct 8, 2019 • 36 min
Previw of what we hope will be the highlights and must see bands at the is years Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival
Episode 8 - Richard Horsfield - Betty Thelwell’s Punky Reggae Party
Oct 1, 2019 • 65 min
Richard chooses a song from each decade of his life, tells us how he went about making those choices and why these songs mean so much to him
BONUS EPISODE 2 - Music Talks B-Side - Paul Simpson singing “Wond’ring Aloud” for his daughter Merrill’s first dance
Sep 24, 2019 • 6 min
Bonus Episode for Music Talks - Paul Simpson sings Wond’ring Aloud by Jethro Tull (and a bit more )
Episode 7 - Paul Simpson - Still Wond’ring Aloud
Sep 17, 2019 • 58 min
Paul, chooses a song from each decade of his life, tells us how he went about that and why these songs mean so much to him.
BONUS EPISODE 1 - Music Talks B-Side - Reading Festival 97 - Premiere of The Drugs Don’t Work
Sep 10, 2019 • 7 min
Steven Routledge tells the story of hearing The Drugs Don’t Work by The Verve for the very first time at the Reading Festival in 1997.
Episode 6 - Steven Routledge - Powderfinger Speaks
Sep 3, 2019 • 57 min
Steven chooses a song from each decade of his life, tells us how he went about making those choices and why these songs mean so much to him
Episode 5 - Paul Daugherty - Human + Machine + Music
Aug 19, 2019 • 56 min
Paul, chooses a song from each decade of his life, tells us how he went about that and why these songs mean so much to him.
Episode 4 - Hrishikesh Hirway - The Song Exploder
Aug 6, 2019 • 46 min
Hrishi chooses a song from each decade of his life, tells us how he went about that and why these songs matter so much to him
Episode 3 - Larry Hauser - From A Smirk To A Smile
Jul 23, 2019 • 72 min
Larry chooses a song from each decade of his life, tells us how he went about making those choices and why these songs mean so much to him
Episode 2 - Thomas Power - The Ultimate Networker
Jul 9, 2019 • 59 min
Thomas chooses a song from each decade of his life and tells us why these songs mean so much to him.
Episode 1 - Steve Clayton - Microsoft’s Chief Story Teller
Jun 24, 2019 • 59 min
Steve chooses a song from each decade of his life, tells us how he went about making those choices and why these songs mean so much to him