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"Pilfering Borderers!" A sneaky glance into Glasgow's artistic underworld, inspired by spoken word and all things written. A fine tuned combination of high culture and low brows brings Joycean chat and joyful tunes!
may we have a word?
It has taken four months and the pressure of an FM broadcast for Rara to make good on our promise to bring THE WORD to The People: watch out as our brand new format takes over the shape of the show as we loosely mold proceedings around the flimsy backdrop of a crossword.
Laura will try to untangle the closely knit chat and watch tangents explode all over the FM airwaves.
Posted at 22:08, 23rd February 2009
Rummaging around Rara mansions we stumbled upon a book of poetry. Other than a slightly stubbed toe (ouch) we recieved an insight into the childhoods of 400 'Young Poets' from Central Scotland.
Were you Laura Hamilton, Stuart Mower or Andrew Nichol from Bannockburn Primary School? Perhaps you know Paul Wilson, Sarah Baxter or Nicola McIntosh from Bothkennar Primary? Do you STILL hate Mondays, Ruth Cape? Does your dad still live with a hippie at the bottom of the street, Nicolette Spence of Bridge of Allan?
Rara would like to conduct a 'Where are they now?' for all those who have dedicated literally minutes of their lives to bettering the literary world.
Have you got any childhood poetry hidden in some anthology somewhere?
Well BRING IT OUT and let us read it on air!
We will be returning to the concept in a future show: get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or via the forum.
Posted at 15:29, 3rd February 2009
We're going to cave into (our own) demand and bring SPONGE CAKE and MULLED WINE into the studio for consumption next week for a RARA CHRISTMAS PARTY! Although, when we say consumption we'll have to check with health and safety that it's OK to do so. Even if it isn't we might do it anyway because we're WILD and CANNOT BE STOPPED, but if we're REALLY not allowed then perhaps we can be stopped...but I'm sure it'll all kosher 'cause it's 'The Holidays' and you can get away with most things. Remember your last day at school before the holidays kicked off? Perhaps you'd bring in a game of Guess Who or get to wear your own clothes? That was MENTAL. Imagine you were allowed to do whatever you wanted whenever you wanted, it would be CARNAGE. But, hell, we're gonna do it. This Christmas Special:
THERE. ARE. NO. RULES.*
*except perhaps the rule that we'll probably be playing christmas songs and talking about Christmas related crap, but you never can tell. See aforementioned comment on the presence of Rules.
Posted at 14:47, 9th December 2008
Once upon a time there were two little girls who lived in a castle made of dusty old books. Their parents were lousy enunciators, so the girls were named 'Laura' and 'Tara' for it was easy for them to say through mouthfuls of sponge cake. One day Laura and Tara were a-walking down dictionary lane when they stumbled upon a gang of gaily dressed youths. The colourful characters looked them hard in the eye, questioned them about their strange names and offered them a microphone and strange spinning disks through which music could be heard. The girls were most pleased by these strange contraptions and used them to tell strange stories of their dusty castle home!
Their favourite fellow storytellers were:
Don't Eat the Mic http://www.toadinmud.co.uk/eatthemic/
OMG Glasgow http://www.bebo.com/omg-glasgow
Posted at 15:43, 18th November 2008
leonard cohen special
This week's Rara it's all about the man born with the Golden Voice: we'll be playing Leonard classics and personal favourites, covers, tributes and homages to our favourite Quebecoise singer-songwriter. Well, second favourite: our November 18th show will be all about Celine Dion, our hearts will go on and on and on until our declerations of love get through her bouffant 'do into her French soul, or l'âme, as it were. Ha, that's awfully close to LAME, which is totally not how we secretly, actually feel about Celine Dion at all and none of this is a lie.
Aye, anyway, so Laughing Len SPESH FEST!
Posted at 13:56, 8th November 2008