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Giggles Radio - 1981 // Another day, another year, as the audio-biography continues

Published by Alex Andronov

Hey it's 1981, well it's not actually 1981... but I want you to temporarily pretend it's 1981 for the fun of it.

Back in 1981 the Times was bought by Rupert Murdoch, the first London Marathon was run, Charles and Diana got married, MTV was launched and Alex's brother Pete was born.

So join host Alex Andronov as he features a year from his life and plays the songs that either came out in that year or he experienced for the first time in that year. It's his Audio Biography.

Join us for 2 hours (ish) of music, chit chat and random biographical information from 4pm.




  • Sidepodcastland Governmental motto:

    "Racing, Giggles Radio and Cake!"

    Yup, that should inspire the masses. Aux Pit Boxes! :p

  • just checking all is okay giggles. we still be out will hopefully catch the end thpugh

  • just checking all is okay giggles. we still be out will hopefully catch the end thpugh

    Excellent... The handy thing would be if there was a way to set the post to the default dashboard... but no problems otherwise :)

  • Excellent... The handy thing would be if there was a way to set the post to the default dashboard... but no problems otherwise :)

    done. have a good show, will try ans guess tracks from the comments.

    can someone plug this post on the facebook group pls?

  • and retweet like crazy. bringafriend to giggles' house.

    virtually.

  • done. have a good show, will try ans guess tracks from the comments.

    Thanks... Have fun with your TVs :)

  • I think the video feed should be live... So you can get the ads out of the way.

  • Thanks... Have fun with your TVs :)

    we found a nice fridge

  • we found a nice fridge

    :)

  • we found a nice fridge

    room for Nachos?

  • And Giggles Radio is on the air....

  • Bonjour people, hope y'all well. Here for my first live G.R of the season...

  • Bonjour people, hope y'all well. Here for my first live G.R of the season...

    Woohoo... And on a week with no ABBA

  • I bet that was not food-colouring coloured water Giggles was drinking just there!

  • Woohoo... And on a week with no ABBA

    I pick well.

  • Lets get this show on the road

  • RG took a chance on Giggles Radio ?

  • Oh, boy.... And Christine is not here to hear this.....

  • First ever Great North Run in 81 too... #northerner

  • This was going to be the intro music until Jordan mentioned Chariots of Fire

  • Great minds thinking alike ?

  • This is the Passions with I'm in love with a German Film star... if the FBFB was here it would say this fact that I'm going to save for saying out loud :)

  • Has anyone managed to make the link here from facebook yet?

  • The fact was that the Passions tour was called, the "Tour till we crack Tour" and they broke up mid way through so it was true

  • Funny, to me it sounds a little Korean..... :P

  • Did the sound just dip for everyone else?

  • Not here.

  • You just spiked teh volume there, although.

  • So this song isn't even in Italian it's in Genovese dialect of Italian.

  • CHOON.

  • Watch out for the Beat It (Michael Jackson) influencing bass line.

  • This a pretty cool beat Giggles...

  • Watch out for the Beat It (Michael Jackson) influencing bass line.

    I wonder if the C's can get it from that?

  • I wonder if the C's can get it from that?

    No can do. ;)

  • No can do. ;)

    :)

  • Who can, without looking name their first names?

  • We're here for you Giggles!!

  • Aaaargh, more links like that and you will have 4 viewers !

  • We're here for you Giggles!!

    :)

  • Aaaargh, more links like that and you will have 4 viewers !

    You love it really

  • Who can, without looking name their first names?

    Darryl & John

  • I do not think that "Tainted Love" came out this year Giggles....

  • This reminds me of summer camp. Maybe I should copy that comment because I may be saying that a lot today... :)

  • I do not think that "Tainted Love" came out this year Giggles....

    No I think your e-mail was a bit previous on that regard :)

  • Now we're really getting into that 80s music! :D

    Just a couple of quick F1 notes for those interested:

    Drivers World Champion: Nelson Piquet (1st of 3 titles) driving a Brabham-Ford

    Constructors World Champion: Williams-Ford driven by Carlos Reutemann and Alan Jones

    Alain Prost also took his first GP win that year in a Renault

  • No I think your e-mail was a bit previous on that regard :)

    But I'm sneaky...

  • Seems the sound has been dipped here... with you?

  • Just a couple of quick F1 notes for those interested:

    And of course the year Ricky Villa scored that goal in the FA Cup final vs City. #football

  • I meant the Diseased PCD version of "Tainited Love", Giggles...

  • Seems the sound has been dipped here... with you?

    Yes, it dipped.

  • Yes, is the volume control loose ?

  • Yes, is the volume control loose ?

    dipped again. badly.

  • dipped again. badly.

    much better, thanks. odd volume, though...

  • no idea what's going on... sorry everyone...

    I thought it might be a lose wire which i have taped up... but I don't think so

  • yellow cab it?

  • call out if you're in the states and they mention where you are from

  • They ryhmed Sasketchwan ?

  • They ryhmed Sasketchwan ?

    That's their genius

  • YES! :D

  • Mr. C Killed Ringo Starr in 1981 ?

  • Best tune. LOVE that movie.Good times.

  • Best tune. LOVE that movie.Good times.

    Thought you'd like this. It is a great song... The movie didn't come out for a few years after this song.

  • Thought you'd like this. It is a great song... The movie didn't come out for a few years after this song.

    Yeah. I almost wore out this tape (remember those?) in my car.

  • Thank you for the dedication! :)

  • Christine is going to be cross

  • Yes! The originial!!!!!!

  • Christine is going to be cross

    Unbelievably so. :P Hahaha! :D

  • Funny, 'cause now this will always remind me of Little Miss Sunshine. :)

  • Another 70s-sounding song in the early 80s...

  • ...But at who ? And Christine, since I am across the ocean, "U Can't Touch This!" :P

  • Another 70s-sounding song in the early 80s...

    Having looked ahead... by 1984 everything is very 80s... We are still in the transition... Hall and Oates and Tainted Love and many coming are very 80s but not everything yet

  • Having looked ahead... by 1984 everything is very 80s... We are still in the transition... Hall and Oates and Tainted Love and many coming are very 80s but not everything yet

    Indeed so. Just keeping an eye (or ear in this case) on how music is evolving. :)

  • Just to add - this works both ways. One song I remember in particular is My Sharona. That's a very 80s-sounding song - released in 1978!

    Video Killed the Music Star was actually also released before the 80s - in 1979, to be exact.

  • Video Killed the Music Star was actually also released before the 80s - in 1979, to be exact.

    Indeed... I think I said that... But I can't remember what I said :) Yes... it's the coming sound... I think the 6 year is normally the one that defines the decade for some reason

  • Yeah, I sang the whole thing word for word

  • Yeah, I sang the whole thing word for word

    Just like I'm going to with this one. :D One of my favorite songs from the GTA: Vice City OST. :)

  • You and me both Kai......

  • Ooh! I met the main Squeeze guy a few years ago - not my main squeeze, ah well, you know what I mean.

  • Sing along with Giggles!

  • Ooh! I met the main Squeeze guy a few years ago - not my main squeeze, ah well, you know what I mean.

    :)

  • This is great in the car music, Tainted Love, Tempted, Pretty In Pink.

  • Too bad Gary Neuman made Cars in 1979.....then you have competed the set...

  • Ooh! I met the main Squeeze guy a few years ago - not my main squeeze, ah well, you know what I mean.

    Glenn Tilbrook. They're touring as Squeeze again now, and Glenn is a great person.

  • Men at Work? Uh oh.

  • uh-oh

    Comedy 1981?

  • Men at Work? Uh oh.

    Ah, so I'm wrong! :D

  • Oh my god, I remember this.

  • Who knew it was Australian?

  • Who knew it was Australian?

    Not me.

  • Oh my god, I remember this.

    There's probably a very good reason why I've never heard this song before. :D

  • Who knew it was Australian?

    Here was me thinking he was actually Italian...

  • Who knew Channel surfing could save you from fates like listerning to that song?

  • Now that was a link

  • Is this Nik Kershaw? I saw him live waaaay back in the day. I loved this. Wow. Who was I?

  • Is this Nik Kershaw? I saw him live waaaay back in the day. I loved this. Wow. Who was I?

    No... Ultravox

  • No... Ultravox

    ah yes...

  • Hi Kat!

  • No... Ultravox

    I first heard this song when they guested on Together in Electric Dreams. I like it. :)

  • Yay! Kat!

  • Hi Kat! :D

  • hmm... the way Kat is looking at that map you may have a trip to Vienna in your future, Alex.

  • Way was Giggles sawing off his arm there ?

  • hehe

  • What.is.this.

  • The links either get better and better, or worse and worse. I just can't tell ;)

  • What.is.this.

    Bucks Fizz

  • What.is.this.

    Eurovision winner!

  • I should, by rights, tear my skirt off around now :)

  • What.is.this.

    Bucks Fizz

    More info on Bucks Fizz thanks to Stuart C (and how they're related to Lotus): www.stuartcodling…tand-the-heat…/

    Speaking of which, isn't the Lotus hearing tomorrow?

  • War Canoe is the Rolf song

  • I seem to be between two radio stations and getting both. Oh, you mean this is the actual song?

  • I have a rock cake.. Now I need a Roll ;)

  • Still think the links are getting better and better, RG ?

  • hey hey hey

  • CHOON! :D

  • Katherine used to think this was, "I wish I was Jessie's Girl"

  • I can not stop thinking that Jessie is a girls name, actually....so why not go after BOTH of them?

  • Sorry about the dip

  • Nice

  • "too much fighting on the dance floor"? Or biting?

  • I am the one with Spirits in teh cellar and you say "This Place is Like a Ghost Town?" :P

  • Sorry about the dip

    Dipping again

  • "too much fighting on the dance floor"? Or biting?

    fighting....

    seems to be some strange dipping... I'm not touching anything... silly computer

  • It,s not about the viewers, it,s about the music....

  • It,s not about the viewers, it,s about the music....

    Thanks KennMB :)

  • Yes, it is not as "Haunting" as it could be....

  • fighting....

    I thought maybe ghosts were biting on the dance floor. You know who they are.

  • Excelllent! That's number four from the E-mail!

  • Now this is the 80s

  • And the music is good....

  • CHOON! They just keep on coming. :D

  • Excelllent! That's number four from the E-mail!

    You did very well... Only Chariots wasn't on the list already... but you were well aligned :)

  • Now this is the 80s

    yeah :)

    I want to see video of you throwing away this computer.

  • Slight dip in the volume there.

  • sorry everyone...

  • sorry everyone...

    be careful at turning it up

  • Dipped again....

  • hehe

    chomping on megabytes... :)

  • chomping on megabytes... :)

    he almost said gigglebytes. :D

  • Would it be correct to say that you are "Under Pressure" yet?

  • he almost said gigglebytes. :D

    :D

  • Sorry about the grrr

  • and missing the guitar opening

  • Woohoo! It's the Windows 95 theme song! :D

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=y0CRWAz09r8

  • Sorry about the grrr

    It was fine, no worries.

  • I think your Computer is telling you to play some Queen + Davidf Bowie... casue you mist the best part of "Start me Up....."

  • Giggles computer is enough to make a grown man cry....

  • Giggles computer is enough to make a grown man cry....

    :)

  • Oh, yeah! Phil ?!

  • Miami Vice

  • Needs some Gorrilas and a set of drums.

  • Needs some Gorrilas and a set of drums.

    A set of drums coming up... :D

  • A set of drums coming up... :D

    In reference to this: www.youtube.com/w…p;feature=related

  • Go go go.....

  • omg Another fave. Depeche!

  • omg Another fave. Depeche!

    The hits just keep on coming! :D

  • The hits just keep on coming! :D

    I'm such an 80's kid. :)

  • Which ones of the 11 songs I sent you did not make the cut Giggles ? :P

  • I'm such an 80's kid. :)

    Me too - and I won't be born yet for another 5 years! :D

  • Me too - and I won't be born yet for another 5 years! :D

    wow. I had been born. :)

  • that high hat is the 80s

  • Darn. Completely forgot about this song (Hangs his head down in shame....)

  • Darn. Completely forgot about this song (Hangs his head down in shame....)

    :)

  • CHOOOOOOON!

  • But I am not the kid in America... It's south of me...

  • But I am not the kid in America... It's south of me...

    the Americas?

  • Maybe. I am on Baffin Island now....

  • Ice, Ice, Baby

    Same tune

  • Grrr, no Rapture by Blondie! I think you should have closed with "(I) Just Can't Get Enough" (Giggles radio...) :P

  • Spent the last 20 minutes trying to stop it buffering. Now the sound is perfect but the picture has frozen.

  • Spent the last 20 minutes trying to stop it buffering. Now the sound is perfect but the picture has frozen.

    oh dear... Where's Bassano when you need him?

  • Enjoyed the music, Thanks for the show....

  • oh dear... Where's Bassano when you need him?

    My own fault for turning up so late

  • Oh my god, Bowie. *swoon*

    I was just on the phone with the tv folks as my HD channels aren't working today, including ABC's rerun of Sebring.

  • WHAT. a. SHOW.

    Thank you, Mr Giggles. :)

  • I was just on the phone with the tv folks as my HD channels aren't working today, including ABC's rerun of Sebring.

    You are going to watch it all again?

  • Thank you!!!

  • Bye everyone :)

  • Thanks to everyone watching :)

  • Bye Alex

    I promise I will listen to the whole show soon

  • I promise I will listen to the whole show soon

    If you do I'll dedicate a song to you... Something, I know, nobody has ever done before... ;)

  • Considering that Rapture was supposed to be the first song that had Rap in it, surprized that it was not picked.....

    I love Rock N Roll made up for it although....

    Spo an Excellent show Giggles!

  • If you do I'll dedicate a song to you... Something, I know, nobody has ever done before... ;)

    :D

  • You are going to watch it all again?

    it was just a highlights show.

  • Considering that Rapture was supposed to be the first song* that had Rap in it, surprized that it was not picked.....

    *that went mainstream, I meant......

  • Playlist

    Vangelis - Chariots of Fire

    The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film Star

    Aneka - Japanese Boy

    Fabrizio de André - Bocca di rosa

    Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That

    Human League - Don't You Want Me (Original Version)

    Kirsty MacColl - There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis

    Madness - It Must Be Love

    Muppets - Movin' Right Along

    Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star

    The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink

    Rick James - Super Freak

    Soft Cell - Tainted Love

    Squeeze - Tempted

    Joe Dolce - Shaddap You Face

    Ultravox - Vienna

    Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up

    Adam Ant - Prince Charming

    The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed

    Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl

    The Specials - Ghost Town

    Duran Duran - Girls On Film

    The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up

    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight

    Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll

    Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

    Kim Wilde - Kids In America

    Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure

  • bah, still out and about. will catch the replay.

  • Wrong thread

  • Great playlist!

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Hey it's 1981, well it's not actually 1981... but I want you to temporarily pretend it's 1981 for the fun of it. Back in 1981 the Times was bought by Rupert Murdoch, the first London Marathon was run, Charles and Diana got married,  MTV was launched and Alex's brother Pete was born. So join host Alex Andronov as he features a year from his life and plays the songs that either came out in that year or he experienced for the first time in that year. It's his Audio Biography.

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20 March 2011