Alessi on Jonathan Ross

I dislike the radio. I only listen against my will. But, for the second time in a week, I am listening by my own free will. Both times have been to hear Alessi. I don’t know, maybe there is good music on the radio? Although, when we used to listen at work the only good thing was Alessi. I don’t remember hearing anything else good. Oh actually, that’s a lie… they had Woodpigeon on once. Probably a few other good things too, but mostly rubbish and stuff that makes me want to die (like Kaiser Chiefs ew ew ew). Never any Scary Mansion or Wildbirds & Peacedrums or anything (awesome) like that.

So today by the Bandstand conversation somehow turned to Alessi. Thomas from team Bandstand Busking mentioned Alessi was on Jonathan Ross. I thought that was INSANE and awesome. I thought he meant the TV show, but then it was soon revealed that it was radio. So I voyaged onto BBC iPlayer to hear it. I had to skip through the 3 hour session to try and find Alessi’s part. She’sabout 2 hours and 20 minutes in, after some awful cheesy hip-hoppy track. She does Over The Hill.

Jonathan Ross thinks Alessi sounds a bit like Bjork. Uhm, ok. Listen here.

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3 Responses to Alessi on Jonathan Ross

  1. The Daily Growl May 4, 2009 at 10:10 pm #

    If you’ve no faith in the radio, you should listen to Marc Riley on 6 Music. I reckon his show would be right up your street. For instance this week he has live sets from Blue Roses, Jeffrey Lewis, Bishop Allen. See?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/marc_riley/

    • anikainlondon May 4, 2009 at 10:50 pm #

      Hmm that does seem pretty tempting, maybe I will listen. The thing I don’t like about radio is when the host talks for longer than necessary, which seems to be the problem with alot of shows, for me anyway. I don’t want to hear any talking really, unless it’s talking with the band or something.

      • The Daily Growl May 5, 2009 at 1:25 pm #

        That is the problem, and it’s why 6 Music is rubbish. Their focus has been much more on the ‘personality’ and celebrity / comedy presenters. At worse you end up with the likes of George Lamb and John Holmes who care little about music. At best it’s just about tolerable (at least Adam and Joe like music). However there are other programmes that are better, usually in the evening where music is the focus (see Riley, Guy Garvey’s show, The Freak Zone etc.)

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