Saturday, December 31, 2011

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 23 - TRACKLISTING

There are some very strange people about...and they all seem to be on board the final 404 Special of the year.

As a precaution, we strongly advise you avoid direct eye contact with other passengers as you listen to:

CARLA ULBRICH Swamp Thing
FLAT 29 A Warm Country Welcome
PAUL & STORM Me Make Fire
JAY FOREMAN Magnus is on Fire
TONY GOLDMARK Burn
MORNING SIDEKICK Renaissance Fair
ERIC COLEMAN Inner Voice
TVs KYLE Grumbledy
BALDBOX FEAT. POSSIBLE OSCAR USfnA
ROB PARAVONIAN I Love America

In case of emergency, pull the communication cord. (There is a penalty for misuse, but we've been told we can't advertise it because it contravenes current guidelines...and a fair chunk of human rights legislation as well.)

Given today's passenger list, don't be at all surprised if Old Father Time arrives at your place in a taxi tonight.

Happy New Year! (i.e., let's hope it's not as shit as the old one...)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/404special23_eq.mp3

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 22 - TRACKLISTING

The 404 Special is making two further journeys to see out 2011 and the first of these is available right now, taking the music business and the art of songwriting as its subject.

Subscribers to Country Music Television, as well as fans of Li'l Wayne, Jason Derulo, Lady Gaga, Nirvana, The Carpenters, and Nickelback may wish to look away now, as Richard Cray presents for your delectation:

WORM QUARTET What Your Parents Think All Your Music Sounds Like
MATT GRIFFO This is a Generic Country Song
DEVO SPICE How to Sing
DINO-MIKE All the Same
CONSCRIPTED North Shore Rapper
MORNING SIDEKICK Meds - My Story
PROJECT SISYPHUS I’ve Got Garage Band
MONEYSHOT COSMONAUTS Smells Like Karen Carpenter
BOB RICCI The New Song

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/404special22_eq.mp3

For more singer/songwriter-themed shenanigans, may we also recommend you listen to programme 6 from May 2010:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/404special06_eq.mp3

And don't forget to come back for the final show of the year on New Year's Eve!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

THE 404 SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVE DEPARTURE 2011 TRACKLISTING

Richard Cray could have gone Christmas shopping today. But he didn't.

Instead, he made you all a brand spanking new 404 Special Christmas Eve Departure for 2011. Which is a bit fortunate, as he has no money and is spending Christmas on his tod watching that Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy DVD. (That's right: just like the last eight years.)

Praise be for the abundance of chuckles forthcoming from:

ROBERT LUND & SPAFF Fun to Fly with the Fat Guy
CRANKSHAFT & THE GEAR GRINDERS Louisiana Bayou Santa
ROB PARAVONIAN Breaking Up for the Holidays
MONEYSHOT COSMONAUTS Red and Green
STEVE GOODIE Shall We Burn a Book for Jesus?
MIND MAP THAT Please Don’t Wish Me a Merry Christmas
JACOB HALLER Dear Santa
NICE PETER Santa is a Gangsta

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/404specialxmas2011_eq.mp3

BUT - in true Ronco style - that's not all.

Want even more festive frivolity? (Please say yes or otherwise we'll have to come up with more aliterative balls like that.)

Then why not transport yourself back to 2009's hour-long Christmas Eve Depature show featuring:

THE LIMEYBIRDS The Limeybirds Christmas Song
MONEYSHOT COSMONAUTS Pink Christmas
THE MYDOLS Merry Freakin’ Christmas
ROBERT LUND Nuttin’ but Spam
TWO DRUNKS & A GUITAR Christmas is Over
JAY FOREMAN No Christmas
THE GREAT LUKE SKI Black Friday
SEAMONKEY There’s No Santa Claus
TOM WATERACRE While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
CONSORTIUM OF GENIUS Winter Slay Ride
THE BANANA SESSIONS Don’t Lose Your Mind
TV’S KYLE Auto Christmas
THE HOT RODS Santa’s Too Drunk to Drive
NICE PETER All I Got
THE KNUCKLE KIDS I Got Syphilis for Christmas
JENNY JUSSELL & COUNTRY SUNSHINE Maximum Security Christmas
POWER SALAD Santa’s Gonna Telecommute This Christmas
BILL KAHLER Christmas Eve in the Trailer Park
TRACES OF NUTS I’m not Santa Claus, I’ve Come to Rob Your House
PEEPER RADIO THEATRE The 12 Days of Christmas

http://traffic.libsyn.com/funny404/404special1xmas09_eq.mp3

Merry Christmas, wherever you may be...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

MERRY NON-XMAS FROM JOHN DREDGE



Today, inimitable radiophonic holdall consultant John Dredge (not pictured above) invites you and your team of aardvarks into his cubic audio realm for his Nothing To Do With Xmas Show, featuring some 34 minutes of continuous weirdness involving comedic hi-jinks and peculiar yet odd skits direct from somewhere including:


  • At Home With The Human League (pictured above)
  • The Adventures of Basil the Cylinder
  • An exclusive Open University lecture on cutlery
  • Partly-acclaimed avant-garde film director David Lynch showcasing an awful track from his new album
So download this mollusc-packed show to your family's wireless replacement device of choice today by clicking HERE!

Picture posed by models

And remember: never put a washing machine inside another washing machine on Christmas Day, as it gets confusing. (I speak from personal experience.)