So at long last, Gevorts Box, the Thompson's radio stream, is refreshed. There are now tracks from all the albums in the Furtive 50 (in no particular order), and a whole mess of fine and dandy stuff besides. As promised, I've thrown in a couple of cuts from Alice Coltrane; there's a smattering of tracks based around retro gaming -- Aphex Twin takes a swing at PacMan, Orgue Electronique abuse Pong, Ian Sherwen assists in the suicide of a Speak and Math, etc.; some current favourites pop up, including Loney, Dear (at whose altar I have arrived a bit late), The Late Cord, and the newly indispensable Connan & the Mockasins; there's the opening track from Henry Threadgill's 1995 album Makin' a Move, which I've only just discovered and is making my head spin very agreeably; there's The Kingsmen's "Jolly Green Giant", one of the great half-lost pop records of the 60s; and for the grown-ups there's Jim Henson doing the Captain Vegetable theme song, Phil 'n' Dog's limitlessly inappropriate mash-up of the Muppets theme with Electric Six's "Gay Bar", and Rolf Harris effortlessly outdoing the original with his genius cover of "Walk on the Wild Side". O and bags more. Literally, bags.
I'm very happy, by the way, to try to fulfil requests at Gevorts Box, and, indeed, dedications. [That deserves an emoticon, but unfortunately I'm 33 years old.] If there's something you'd like me to play, just leave me a comment here, or drop me a line by email if you know where to find me. (It's not hard to discover.)