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    Default Iain (M) Banks on BBC 6Music Paperback Writers at 12:00 on Sunday 27 November 2011

    Another show where Iain is interviewed and picks out music tracks. However, this is an hour long and from the description looks like it might go where other interviews have not gone: "Iain Banks, aka Iain M Banks, tells stories of student days in Scotland, squatting in England, near death experiences, and finally his more serene life in the wilds of Scotland."

    If I recall correctly, the squat was in London and Ken MacLeod lived there as well.

    The BBC webpage for the series is at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017pbc7
    I will add a link for the specific programme when it is available, probably this weekend.

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    Thanks for the heads up - looks like it might be interesting!
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    No more info as yet.
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    Nice trailer by TMH just on 6 Music, promising music " ...from Warren Zevon to Led Zeppelin".
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    Tracks played (think I got them all, but missed a few details - and some of the notes might not be 100%!):
    • Something from the album Confessions of Doctor Dream by Kevin Ayers, missed the actual name of the track (from his 'druggy days')
    • Fairport convention – Meet on the Ledge (talked about hearing it blasting out from some student digs when at Sterling Uni and going for a walk)
    • Peter tosh – African (talked about his days in a squat and being political and worries that a lot of the music he likes is 'white' music and wanting to get back to/remember influences from black music in all music - jazz, rock. So here's some reggae)
    • The Motels – Total Control (oddly he talked a bit about Bruce Springsteen but played this instead)
    • The Pogues – Sally Maclennane (talked about Shane's great voice and the liveliness of the band - he'd also mentioned not doing dancing (unless he's on 8.5 pints, he can't stand up after 9) but this is the sort of thing he'd try to dance to)
    • Pixies – Alex Eiffel
    • Neil Young - Rocking in the free world
    • Warren Zevon – Mohammed’s Radio (remembers singing along to this at an sf con with other writers, knowing it word for word; mourned Warren no longer being here)
    • Led Zeppelin – A track from Led Zep III, missed which one - not a huge fan, sorry! (talked about enjoying listening to this while driving opened topped; his fave Led Zep song)
    • JK Lang - Season Of Hollow Soul (Talked about the three times he's nearly died - falling off a cliff when he was a kid (fall broken by tree/bush), rolling his car and getting into trouble on his own in a little boat in bad weather - he sang the song to himself on the latter occasion to calm himself down)
    • Joan Osborne – Righteous Love (Talked about his current gf; basically dedicated this to her in so many words)

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    Always knew he had iffy musical taste, sell except for the Led Zep
    "Just have fun"

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    The list of tracks is also at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017pncn where you can listen again.

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    A repeat broadcast on the morning of Friday 14th November 2014 at 01:00: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017pncn

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    may grab this one with get_iplayer, cheers dave.

    How are you btw, I seem to fintly recall meeting you when we met banks back in 07

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