Peter Hince was the roadie of Queen. He once de-rigged a show and had the 45foot trailer packed in 45 minutes. This makes him a pretty good roadie. He’s just written an enthralling book, Queen Unseen, which is as much about truck packing technique as it is about the unbridled hedonism of touring with the biggest band in the world when they were at the hight of their powers. In this special show, Peter Hince talks to Jim Griffin about the book, and his memories of that time. You can download the interview, to listen later from here.
Seeks Music Gil Scott-Heron Tribute Show.
This is a bit of a departure for us: Spoken Word Storytelling from the Canadian suburbs of the 70s. Featuring homemade planes, world record attempts, suburban warfare and a boy named Woman.
A trans-continental phone call conjures up visions of a ragtag group of pre-adolescent boys, as they run amok on a cul-de-sac in suburban Canada in the late 1970s. Think Gummo meets The Wonder Years.
BD Harrington takes you on another unique journey – this time down someone else’s Memory Lane, set to a soundtrack from the likes of Great Lake Swimmers, The Avett Brothers, and Josh Ritter.
You’ll find the full show below but we’ve also made an abridged version without music available for you to download, and listen in your own time.