shows // Lady Squalor
Lady Squalor is a music based show with chat/informative elements. Presented by Deena, a Canadian living in Glasgow whom DJ's regularly, 'Weirdo Wednesday' at Nice n Sleazy, 'Born To Bouffant' at Mono, and 'All Yesterdays' Parties' at The old Hairdressers. Djing previously as part of the duo, The Sophisticated Boom Boom, with Claudia Nova (of Aggi Doom, The Witching Hour) and each week at Soul Supper Club at The Art School with Duncan Havey (of Button Up).
Playing her favourite records, including but not limited to; rock and roll, rhythm and blues, psych, garage, girl groups, new wave, world folk, punk, soul, etc... Each show has a theme to connect the genres and at times challenge the listener. As well, expect collaborative conversations through music with some of Glasgow's best DJs and bands; each week a guest will be invited in to share their thoughts and tracks on the theme.
"I love records and learning about, and sharing all kinds of music. I have found moments of merits in all genres, but acknowledge there is a lot of really crappy music out there. I used to work in a small established record shop in Toronto until it shut, and now support other peoples record stores through my fiscal irresponsibility and volunteer at Oxfam Music in Glasgow. Often the only thing I bother to research in my travels is where the records stores are; letting those purchases and conversations set the remainder of my time there. Thus I have geeked out properly about music in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Jamaica, Japan (both through visiting in 2007 and living there for a year in 2009/2010), Paris, Korea and here in Glasgow. As a result, I have been able to scour records from minimally pressed genres such as Canadian Garage from the mid 60s to now, Asian/Eurasian rock and roll and psych, and girl group oddities and hits. Unique to this opportunity, I would be able to share many of the records that I relish listening to in my bedroom but don't often get the chance to play on nights out; for example my 1920s new Orleans jazz recordings, exotica, sleazy soundtracks or general glorious weird things."
For more music fun and facts, in between shows, Deena regularly posts the tracks she listens to and loves, on her popular blog, found at TheSophisticatedBoomBoom.tumblr.com.
Sharing is caring and Glasgow musicians love you, but they love themselves more, so the independent music scene is filled with honest expressions of individuals, sharing collective ideals and playing different sounds.
What quickly became apparent to me when moving here the summer of 2010, was how much music is being made and played here. While audiophiles fill the hours with conversations and platters spinning, among their collections can often be found contributions from Glasgow bands. Any night of the week people are spoilt for choice for live music
Countless bands, lovingly released by like-minded individuals or through their own initiatives, have recorded a wealth of music to be explored.
This episode is just the tip of the iceberg for a project documenting the loose history of now, the past decade of Glasgow music, audibly and visually. Expect books, records, dvds,, etc… created and informed through the community.
Chris ‘Waldo’ Wallace (Smack Wizards/ Plaaydoh/ Stomachs) and I shared some selections to get it started.
If you have anything you would like to contribute or think should be considered, please do not hesitate to email us at GlasgowResearchInc@gmail.com.
This Wednesday, Seconds play live at 1:30am on the dance floor at Nice n Sleazy, at the second last ‘Weirdo Wednesday’, a free for all free for all of records and live music, 11:30pm until 3:00am, soundtrack as selected by Flore and I from our vinyl collections. Come along.x
Posted at 21:41, 6th May 2013
Thanks again to C☮nal for such a good time in the studio sharing sounds, facts and laughs. You can find us both celebrating Record Store Day at Monorail Records in Mono Glasgow; him as part of one of my favourite bands, W☮rld Peace and me DJing in excellent company. Thereafter, I will be heading along with a different, but undoubtedly equally heavy bag(s) of records, to join the Subcity family for Wax On, Wax Off (http://subcity.org/events/6173/) at The Berkley Suite, 11:30pm - 3am.
The show and playlist are up from last night for you to listen to at your leisure. Played and danced to, but didn't make it onto the air, were the opening songs from our set, Nas feat. Lauryn Hill's 'If I ruled The World' into Strik-e and The Hoodz' 'She'll Chew You Up' and lastly 'Talking Move' by Mo Kolours; all other songs are listed with their labels through the listening link below.
Tune in two weeks time for the next show, which is an 'All Glasgow Special' with Chris "Waldo" Wallace (of Smack Wizards/Stomachs/Plaaydoh).
Posted at 12:18, 18th April 2013
live now with conal blake
On air now, with Conal Blake (Rosy Crucifixion/ W☮rld Peace/The Fucking Sweethearts/Rosary Connection), hanging out playing some of our favourite records. Thus far, Hip Hop, Funk, Dub Disco, and Post Punk and more.x
Posted at 18:59, 17th April 2013
again & again w/ joan sweeney (aggi doom/secon
Tune in tonight when Joan Sweeney (Aggi Doom/Seconds/The Royal We) is joining me 6pm to 8pm to share some of our most beloved records we play on repeat.
The theme of this weeks show is 'again and again'; songs that have reappeared on our soundtrack of life over the years or captivated us so completely we just kept dropping the needle back at the start, personally devouring in privacy.
Expect 'Pro-Pop', Various 'Wave', 'Sing Along Girlie Songs', and 'Heavy Hitters', and well, anything really that we have decided we think is great.
Posted at 14:55, 20th March 2013
Relaxing with records. Today on 'Lady Squalor', live on Subcity Radio from 18:00-20:00, I'm gonna bring along the new vinyl I picked up from Monorail this past week to share, and a bunch of others plucked from my bedroom collection. As always, for me music isn't about genres, it's about greats, so expect a range.
Next show, Joan Sweeney (Aggi Doom/Seconds) will join me to play our favourite songs that we have pushed the repeat button on over the years.x
Posted at 14:33, 6th March 2013