Archive for May, 2012

Nouveau Wave Mix 2

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

More music inspired by the cutting edge times of the early 80′s when I used to get my hair cut, spiked and gelled at a salon called Nouveau. Those days featured a lot of new wave music, a lot of gel and I once dyed my hair blue.
Click on the play button below for a set of nouveau wave music from the early 80′s to listen to while colouring your spikes..

The Jam were an incredible inspiration in the early 80′s and in 2008 I interviewed Paul Weller!!
Nouveau Wave Mix 2

Nouveau Wave Mix 1

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Hair gel featured a lot in the early 80′s when I was discovering new wave music. I used to get my hair cut, spiked and gelled at a salon called Nouveau. This mix is inspired by those cutting edge times.
Click on the play button below for a set of nouveau wave music from the early 80′s to listen to while setting your spikes..

In the early 80′s I loved Bananarama and in 2006 I interviewed the girls.. they were a blast!!
Nouveau Wave Mix 1 2

2XX New Wave Mix

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Back in 1981 when I was 16 I discovered new wave music and the Australian National University campus radio station 2XX where I started my radio career surrounded by a lot of cool people with a lot of hair gel!! I recently dug from my archive some old tapes with recordings of my earliest radio programs.. with my very embarrassing voice. But hell there’s some music from that era that I still love!!
Click on the play button below for a bumpy ride (and a scratched record) live on the air at 2XX..

One of my very first radio programs at 2XX in the early 80′s was a Simple Minds special. I never could have guessed that in 2005 in Tokyo I’d interview Jim Kerr!!
2XX New Wave Mix 1

Taylor Girls 80′s New Wave Mix

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

I recently discovered this photo on Facebook of my high school friends the infamous Taylor sisters taken back in the early 80′s when we were all discovering new wave music and a new way of life.. not to mention a lot of hair gel!! I was inspired to create this mix featuring some of my favourite music from that era with those gals!!
Click on the play button below for a new wave flashback..

Taylor Girls Mix 1