So, after a very great while, but still much sooner than expected, my first documentary series ‘Mad Scientists of Music‘ is almost here.
Quick and dirty promo – featuring the music of Bitwise Operator
The final lineup of interviewees is ¡NO!, Deathness Injection, Andrew Edgar, John Leech Siam Collective, MarQu VR, Kieran Dold, Ed Devane (Withering Zithering), Patchblocks, Bitwise Operator, Ewan Hennelly (HERV / ZPG), Meljoann, Niamh de Barra, Luxury Mollusc, Primal Barbershop Trio, Colm Olwill (DJ PCP), Niamh Houston (Chipzel), Dr Eoin O’Dell, Roger Gregg (Crazy Dog Audio Theatre), Oswald Green, Julian Gough (Toasted Heretic) and The Dublin Laptop Orchestra.
I’ve been hard at work over the last few days creating the press packs which will dutifully be sent over the top to die tomorrow. When you make radio programmes, especially for community stations, you’ve got a problem. No matter how good or bad, your show is pretty unlikely to get reviewed and hence listened to. As I’ve been working on this series for a year, gradually falling in love with a whole host of largely unknown Irish artists, this time I decided to do something to catch el jaded journo’s attention. Hence, THE ULTIMATE PRESS PACK O’DOOM. Containing: 1 cassette tape copy of episodes 1 & 6 of the doc, 1 wax sealed creepy letter from a mysterious personage, 1 set of exclusive and mysterious photos, and for three lucky journocritters an actual walkman to play said tape on. Big thank you to Seb of Deathness Injection for lending his tape duplication machine, and to everyone who helped me find a place to buy cassette tapes in Dublin in 2014 (hint: it’s Tower Records). Look out for the series on this site, and on iTunes from next week. Before then I’ll be posting the first web only episodes – a series of interviews about first experiences with music and technology. Watch this space.
Broadcast dates: Thursday May 29th @ 5pm, June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, July 3rd @ 5pm