Category Archives: Music

Yesterday on Ujima – Revolution!

Yesterday’s show was a bit impromptu as I wasn’t expecting to be doing it. This meant a lot of music and no guests, but Ben and I got through it just fine. There was a little bit of content. If … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – Radio Comedy, Allyship & Conferences

Yesterday’s show on Ujima seemed to go OK, despite much of it being thrown together at the last minute as a couple of people I’d wanted were not available. We did have some technical issues at the start, but Ben … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – International Women’s Day

Yes, I know, International Women’s Day is actually on March 8th. However, Bristol Women’s Voice has a big event planned at M-Shed over this coming weekend, and I wanted to preview that. Here’s a look at yesterday’s show. First up … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – LGBT History Month

It was great to be back in the saddle again, so to speak. I have been way too busy doing training and therefore not doing radio for quite a while. But today I was back with a full show dedicated … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: More Music

Yes, I know it isn’t Wednesday. This week’s Women’s Outlook show should have gone out yesterday in the usual time slot, but once again technical gremlins intervened. So instead the show was run in the 10:00-12:00 slot this morning. You … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: Music, Music, Music

Thanks to computers, it is no longer necessary for radio stations to have staff in over the holidays to do shows. Ujima is officially closed for the season, but it is not off-air. Many of us have pre-recorded shows to … Continue reading

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All Gone Quiet

There hasn’t been much bloggage, or even social media activity, from me over the holiday period. That’s partly because I have assumed that you lot have better things to do with your time than read about my holiday cooking (which … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – Domestic Violence

In the wake of last week’s protest at City Hall regarding provision of priority housing for women who are victims of domestic violence, I devoted most of this week’s show to the issue. For the first hour I was joined … Continue reading

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That Was LaDIYfest

I spent all of Saturday in Bristol at LaDIYfest, a one-day feminist conference. Most of the day was taken up with workshops at Cafe Connect. In the evening there was a gig at Roll for the Soul, the bicycle cafe. … Continue reading

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Transgender Mythbusting Comes to Bristol

On Saturday I will be running a workshop at LaDIYFest, a fabulous intersectional feminist event. The workshop will be an extended version of the Transgender Mythbusting thing I ran at the Womens’ Equality Party conference with a lot more time … Continue reading

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Up On the Aqueduct

My annual Year in Review post as gone up on the Aqueduct Press blog as part of their Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening series. So if you want a condensed version of what I have been up to, entertainment-wise, … Continue reading

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The Show Never Ends – RIP Greg Lake

One of those science fiction-inspired prog rock concept things. One of the best, IMHO. And a Geiger cover to boot.

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Yesterday on Ujima – Manuelita, Barnett, Pinborough & WEP

Yesterday’s radio seemed to go off OK. Here’s the traditional round-up post. We began with a live interview with the fabulous Tamsin Clarke of the Popelei Theatre Company. Much of the conversation was about Manuelita, the one-woman play based on … Continue reading

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Records and Rebels at the V&A

Thanks to meeting some lovely people at the Speaker’s House in Parliament on Wednesday night (more of that some other time) I got to spend yesterday afternoon as a guest at the Victoria & Albert Museum. I was there to … Continue reading

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Introducing #Piracity Music Week

What ever else you might say about pirates, I think we can all agree that they love to sing. With that in mind, I’ll be spending this week tweeting links to songs for and about pirates. Hopefully you folks will … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – Art, Books, Steampunk

It was a busy Women’s Outlook show on Ujima yesterday. It started with a full studio as three artists came to tell me all about this year’s North Bristol Arts Trail. SF&F readers will be most interested in the work … Continue reading

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Trans Pride On Ujima

Today I devoted the whole of my show to the South West’s first ever Trans Pride. I was joined in the studio by Sophie Kelly of the TPSW committee, and Tara Fraser who works with our friends ShoutOut on BCFM. … Continue reading

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The Chalk Playlist

Work this afternoon has been accompanies by the playlist for Paul Cornell’s forthcoming novel, Chalk. It is mostly classical 80s pop — things like Human League, Culture Club, Duran Duran and of course Let’s Dance era Bowie. However, there are … Continue reading

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This Week on Ujima – Pete Sutton, Hate Crime & Teenagers

Yesterday’s Women’s Outlook show was supposed to kick off with Sarah Hilary talking about her fabulous new crime novel, Tastes Like Fear. However, Sarah is not well, and Pete Sutton gamely stepped in at the last minute to talk about … Continue reading

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A Little Pop Representation

Tegan and Sara have a new video out. The song is called “Faint of Heart”, and the video features a whole lot of young LGBTQ artists cosplaying famous pop icons. Being an old lady, I don’t know who most of … Continue reading

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