The Poetry Show & Stairwell Books Presents…

On Monday at 1pm, The Poetry Show talks about FEAR followed by Stairwell Books Presents: Becca Miles

The Poetry Show Season One episode is on FEAR, which features Laurence O’Reilly and guest Neil Cathan. After that, Alan will sit down with Becca Miles, SWB editorial assistant and LARP expert. What is LARP, you ask? Tune in and find out! Or are you afraid…..?

The Poetry Show Season One Episode 26: Today’s show is about FEAR.

What makes you frightened? What IS ‘FEAR’? I once heard someone say “people lie when they’re afraid,” so before you lie, ask yourself: what am I scared of? Okay, maybe.

I have felt fear: walking down a street at night. Walking through a parking lot at night. Stairwells in big, emptyish buildings, at day OR at night. In fact I’ll do a poem (an old one) on the very certain, specific fears, that women can have. I once had a personal tragedy and so, I was left even MORE afraid after it. You’d think the worst has happened, and yet I actually was more fearful of it happening again, afterward.

Fear can be healthy: we are aware of our surroundings; we’re being careful. Every soldier is scared shitless, or they’re dead…. do you agree? Okay: Is fear GOOD? Should we have fear? Isn’t keeping an eye out for the sabre tooth tiger just part of being human?

All That UniBrass

Wide ranging brass music show in which Kate Lock plays anything with horns!

On the show on Monday 12 Feb we’ll be hearing about Unibrass 2018 from Amy Pezet, a Unibrass volunteer and percussionist with University of York Brass Band.

Unibrass is coming to York Barbican this Saturday (17 Feb) and we will be playing pieces by last year’s winners, as well as a piece by Tubular Brass, which is playing the evening gala concert.

Also on the show we’ll have Juliet Powell, one of the members of the 40-strong all-women brass band that has been put together from bands from York and the East Riding of Yorkshire to mark York International Women’s Week by making women’s voices heard – through brass!
Kate will also be playing a couple of true brass band all-time classics – tune in at 8.00pm

Mr. Judge to You and the Ultimate Battle of Two Centuries

Oh wow,

Dear listeners, you are all in for quite a treat on tomorrow’s episode of
Mr. Judge to You!,  a gimmicky, gladiatorial, circus-like special.
Declan Minskip whose cheerful chipper you would recognize from Lunchtime Rush, will be joining Mr. Judge at the Musical Battle Arena  that we shall set up at the Corner Pin Studio.

Declan will chose a dozen tracks from this century, and Mr. Judge is to defend himself with a single Max Bygraves medley compilation album from the previous century… should be hilarious! Sort of a sort of community generational marry up for all sorts of subjects centered around music.
Who will be victorious?!

It’s going to be a little silly, it’s going to be very fun!
Join us at 5pm for this very special episode of Mr. Judge to You!

Max Scratchmann will talk about the grim realities of “living the dream” on a desert island.

Ouch!  This strikes close to home.  Alan and Rose, and Rose’s daughter Emily, entertain a fond dream of someday heading off to Orkney Big Island for ever. But Max may have a few words to say about this……

Here’s the review of Max’s book “Chucking it All”, from [Evil Website We Do Not Discuss that Kills Small Publishers]:

‘Named one of the twelve best travel books of 2009 by Worldhum, Chucking It All exposes the gritty reality behind all those twee bestsellers which extol the joys of sunny rural idylls. With its remorseless true-life account of downshifting to a remote Scottish island, Chucking It All uncovers the frightening realities of relocating to “a magical island lost in the mists of time” as you follow the warts-and-all adventures of urban misanthrope, Max Scratchmann, as he valiantly tries to forge a new life in the windswept Orkney islands, and grumbles his way through unending winters with eighteen-hour nights, nocturnal visits from drunken farmers and booty calls from desperate divorcees. From struggling to fit in as a temporary postman in a wilderness where houses don’t display numbers or names, to attending drunken country ceilidhs with the island singles’ club, or finding himself up to the neck in local politics while performing in the village pantomime, Chucking It All is an urbanite’s nightmare and one of the most hilarious books that you will read this year. Irreverent, sarcastic and bitingly caustic, Chucking It All still manages to be a grudgingly affectionate portrait of rural life through the eyes of a cynical outsider, and is one of the truest accounts of “living the dream” ever published. “Does for downshifting what Lewinsky did for Clinton – only much funnier…”   ‘

Okay that was from  (*sob*) Amazon.  It’s only proper to cite the source.  But they are still awful to small presses.

Max joins Two Rivers original show, ‘Stairwell Books Presents:’. This interview kicks off  right after we replay The Poetry Show podcast “SEASONS”, as produced and edited by Adam Talieti, as a production of Eden Agency, Knaresborough.

Stairwell Books Presents gets Edinburgh visitor Max Scratchmann!

Rose and Alan are delighted to welcome Max Scratchmann on Monday 22 January. Little did Rose know that when she put out a call for writers to come and chat – whether self-published, or never published, or Stairwell or non-Stairwell – that Max would ask if he could stop by. Yes!

Max is a well-known British writer and illustrator. His poems and short stories have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, and he co-runs the Edinburgh performance poetry company, Poetry Circus.

He is the author of 16 books, including the award-winning autobiography about Scottish jute workers in India, The Last Burrah Sahibs, and the unintentionally controversial account of downshifting in the Scottish islands, Chucking It All. [Rose plans to ask about this!]

Max lives in Edinburgh and is a regular performer at the Festival Fringe as well as having been seen at the Glasgow Comedy Festival, the Imaginate Festival, the Celtic Mystery Festival, the Merchant City Festival, Kelburn Garden Party, the Hidden Door Festival and many more…

“Poetry Circus has become one of the bigger players in Edinburgh’s spoken word scene” – The Scotsman

So, please join us on Monday, the 22nd, between 1pm and 2pm: and listen again once the show has been archived by Jez and Declan.

Rose & Alan

Win 2 Tickets to Resurrection Xmas Stylee

We have two tickets to this to give away – thanks to Linford at the Corner Pin!

After a succession of sell out shows, Resurrection returns with a real Christmas treat. Featuring sets from the UK’s best tribute bands to the Courteeners, Pulp and Blur, expect like-for-like sets, attitude, tunes and stage shows.

COURTBETWEENERS
After seeing the Courteeners smash T in the Park, Reading and the 2016 support slot to the Stone Roses the lads couldn’t believe that there wasn’t a tribute to this amazing band, they decided to do something about it.

Featuring songs from St Jude, Falcon and Anna enjoy the massive anthems of Courteeners with tracks such as The Opener and Are You In Love With A Notion, re-live the first album with Bide Your Time and Fallowfield Hillbilly and go crazy to crowd favourites like Not Nineteen Forever and What Took You So Long.

PULP’D
Pulp’d are the Worlds number 1 tribute to Pulp! An authentic and explosive tribute to one of the biggest acts of the Britpop era!

Featuring all the hits such as Can You Remember The First Time, Common People, Disco 2000 and Babies with all the legendary attitude of Jarvis Cocker!

BLUR 2
Blur2 are the ultimate and definitive live blur tribute band. a complete recreation of the Britpop icons. Currently touring with the Britpop Reboot Tour.

MELTING POT
Yorkshire-based 5-piece 90’s nostalgia covers band, bringing you the cream of the decade’s Indie and Britpop favourites.

THIS WILL SELL OUT, SO GET A MOVE ON & WIN YOUR TICKETS!!!

 

How to Win:

Be the 500th person to like Two Rivers Radio on Facebook

or be the 1st person to follow Two Rivers Radio on Twitter & tweet using #resurrectionyork

Listen to Two Rivers Radio this Monday 30th October to find out whether you have won!!  🙂

One Month of Two Rivers Radio @ The Corner Pin

Wow!  What a month it has been  –  we have been broadcasting to the people of York for one whole month now, and boy it feels good.

Every Monday between midday and 11pm we have been bringing the very best in community radio to you via the interweb!  Live from our pop-up studio at the Corner Pin, Tanner Row in York we broadcast music, local interest, specialist interest and other programmes for your delectation.

Indeed, we have had some technical issues and we are continuing to resolve some of those, but we have created and presented some fantastic radio while things have been working!!

Here’s some pictures courtesy of Glenn Hewitt: