shows // Start Making Sense
A range of themed based shows exploring and celebrating the wonders of alternative music. Each is dedicated to a historically significant event or artist, filled with relevant music and some nice wholesome conversation. Homemade jingles! Blockbusting competitions! Burning passion for the dusty old and the shimmering new.
america versus scotland
Get ready for the greatest fight known to man, a battle of the wits, a battle of the notes and some lengthy arguments to follow.
We're putting some of our favourite American indie-rock bands up against some of our favourite Glasgow.. indie.. rock bands..
Who knows who the victor may be? Listen in to find out!
Best be careful or we might just knock some sense out of you.
Posted at 04:03, 14th May 2010
this week (without andrew neil)
This week the sensemakers sit around and discuss Gordon Brown's hilarious gaffe, analyzing every fascinating little facet of the momentous day that shook the world. A well rounded debate we'll see what someone like Jeremy Paxman thinks, assess the impact with pie charts and seek opinions from bigoted people coming out of ladbrokes. The final election debate also happens tonight so i guess we can talk about how impressive Nick Clegg was, so handsome and vivacious, so different. Maybe a little square though, like a head teacher, or a friend's boring dad. Cameron made me feel a bit ill. Did you notice Brown's face looked saggy? David Dimbleby was good though. He should be Prime Minister, Paxman could be Chancellor and John Snow the Home Secretary. Not that prat who did the ITV debate though, not in my cabinet, he can stick to smoking horsehair.
Well that's tonights show. Also we'll be looking at the Chicago based indie label Drag City. Home to many great artists such as Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan, Silver Jews and Alasdair Roberts we'll be playing a fine selection of the music along with some fact based word speaking stuff.
Join us tonight, 2am-3am!
Posted at 13:18, 29th April 2010
This weeks episode of Start Making Sense is a excited return to the digital airwaves.
We take a deep, low look at Scott Walker. We take him from his early beginnings through to modern day and see how his music has inspired not only his contemporaries but the artists that have proceeded him.
Posted at 23:54, 22nd April 2010
no show tonight!
Unfortunately, due to the transportation of the Subcity Studios, we are not on this week!
However, this means when we come back next Thursday night/Friday morning we will be so prepared you're going to have the sense knocked out of you and then placed back in!
Be prepared for a night of crooning, strings hanging on one note for 16 bars, slabs of meat being punched and our unsuccessful attempt to interview Scott Walker.
See you next week!
Posted at 22:25, 1st April 2010
This week's show is an exciting insight in to the Brazilian 'Tropicalia' cultural movement of the 60s. As always the Start Making Sense team will cram facts, figures, discussion, music and jingles in to an hour long hotbed of entertainment. Tune in to hear this interesting story and discover the great music it spawned.
Posted at 21:35, 24th March 2010