Tag Archives: London

The Wirebender presents Rupert’s First Reading – Rupert Smith reads from his Novel ‘Interlude’

The newest program by The Wirebender brings us literature. Location of recording 28th Sept New Bloomsbury Set in London. The event was hosted by Uli from Gay’s the Word bookshop. Uli introduces Rupert in the broadcast. Rupert Smith has written ten novels, including Man’s World (Arcadia 2010) which was shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize in 2010. He has also written a series of best selling erotic novels under the pseudonym James Lear, published by Cleis Press. Rupert has written several TV tie-ins (including EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing, Cold Feet…

The Wirebender presents David Asher and the Sounds of Sherwood

Once upon a time there was punk. Punk was full of anger and young people who couldn’t really play their instruments. All that was not important. Important was the non-importance of their looks. Trash. In a way they copied the trash culture of the tabloids, added a moral and a shocking stance and put this mirror up to the media of those days. But put a mirror in front of a multi-faced monster and it will change its looks until it shines pretty again. Fourty years later the moralistic and…

Peter Dollins on Charles Dickens

Adrian Shephard met the writer Peter Dollins in the garden of the birth house of Charles Dickens. What follows is a long talk about the 19th century writer. We hear about his books, his life, his youth, and also how everyday life in the poverty belt of London provided the stories, scenes that entered into the books of Dickens. Listen now and pick up a book by Dickens later. You want to submit your works or tapes/CDs/Vinyls released by you or your label? Learn how to submit. * Please check the…

The Wirebender presents Bowie Electronica / Capsule and Spacehead

A new show at the wirebender, compiled by Simon Wade. Again a choice from his selection that gives an insight in the creations of last century. This special one documents how Bowie’s avant-garde pop is used as a source for inspiration. In Simon’s words: “Rex Offender’s mix of early Bowie Electronica caught the attention of Carlos Alomar who was very enthusiastic about it and contacted me, congratulating me by email.Less enthusiastic were the legal team at Soundcloud who took it down shortly afterwards! Undeterred I re-present a mix of David…

THE WIREBENDER PRESENTS-CLUB INTEGRAL LIVE -PLUS INTERVIEW

Simon Wade brings us another gem from his Archive. Two hours of recordings from an evening at Club integral in London. For a full info on the featured artists and some comments on the evening, check this page. In this episode of the Wirebender you can listen to the performances by Joseph K (Takahiro), Sylvia Hallett, Cliff Stapleton and their guest Clive Bell, the mighty Lepke B (picture), and not forgetting the Mogul of the Magic Lantern Rucksack Cinema (Jaime Rory Lucy).  DJ CHRIS CORONETTO. Plus interview with Club integral. The…