PMB242: Bicycles (Brass Incorporated, The Ventures, Alan Lorber, Heinz Kiessling, Vivian Stanshall, Bac à Sable, Enzi Enzmann, Mireille M. Voice, Los Socios del Ritmo, Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto, Luke Abbott)

PMB242: BicyclesAfter all the high-speed action of the last couple of weeks, it’s time to take a rather more sedate approach this week with a show all about the gentle art of bicycling.

We aren’t talking middle-aged men in lycra here, dear listener but rather more tweed, trouser-clips (where appropriate) and poncho (if wet).

Listen now:

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The Music

1. Brass Incorporated: On A Bicycle Made For 3 from Inner City Beat: Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers 1967-1977 Buy on Amazon
2. The Ventures: Pedal Pusher from The Ventures Original Buy on Amazon
3. Alan Lorber: Cycling Gets You There from Hit the Surf – Music from the ABC-TV Special – EP Buy on Amazon
4. Heinz Kiessling: On Your Bike from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (Music from the Original TV Series) Buy on Amazon
5. Vivian Stanshall: Terry Keeps His Clips On from Teddy Boys Don’t Knit Buy on Amazon
6. Bac à Sable: Le vélo from Barouf ! (Chanson pour enfants) Buy on Amazon
7. Enzi Enzmann – Der Rostocker Hafenjodler: Mit dem Fahrrad durch mein Heimatland from Die 22 besten… Hits von: Enzi Enzmann – Der Rostocker Hafenjodler Buy on Amazon
8. Mireille M. Voice: Les Biciclette De Belsize from Akropolis Adieu Buy on Amazon
9. Los Socios del Ritmo: La Bicicleta from 21 Éxitos Buy on Amazon
10. Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto: Tour De France from El Baile Alemán Buy on Amazon
11. Luke Abbott: Night Bike from Music for a Flat Landscape (Official Soundtrack of The Goob) Buy on Amazon

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Thing of the Week

Gentlemen road-user, why not set off in style with this Pashley Roadster Sovereign? It boasts a traditionally lugged and brazed hand-crafted steel frame, a tubular crown, hand-brazed form and traditional, slender chromed steel cranks.

And for the ladies, why not set off in style with this Pashley Princess Sovereign? Along with all the features mentioned above, this bike comes with a fully-enclosed chaincase, large ding-dong bell, wicker basket, protective skirtguard, classic hub-dynamo headlamp, LED rear light, Pletscher alloy rear carrier, propstand, frame-fitting lock and pump.

You may also enjoy: Bicycle Standard, Index Playing Cards, Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History by Tony Hadland and Hans-erhard Lessing and it’s always a good idea to have an Emergency Bicycle Rain Poncho to hand.

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Autobahns | Autobahn Our Iconic Autobahns artwork available as t-shirt, cushion, tote merchandise

autobahn_s6_T-shirt_tote autobahn_s6_T-shirt_cushion autobahn_s6_T-shirt_photoOur Iconic Autobahns artwork available as t-shirt, cushion or tote.

A variation on the iconic German Autobahn sign used on the 1974 #kraftwerk album of the same name. Designed for our episode PMB241: Autobahns.

Get the Autobahns tote on society6. Get the Autobahns t-shirt on society6. Get the Autobahns cushion on society6.

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Autobahn on the Organ played by Denise Hewitt | video

Autobahn – Kraftwerk – 1974 – Organ – Cover

In case you have not had your fill of Autobahn(s), here’s another version. We mentioned this  on our Autobahns show: wall to wall covers of Kraftwerk’s Autobahn. This is a rousing rendition in a church mode, played by transgendered musician Denise Hewitt on a Technics SX-PR60 Digital Keyboard.  We watched the whole way through, hoping against hope for a vocal intervention from Denise, but it was not to be. However the video does offer a delightful juxtaposition of Denise in her livingroom with photos (all taken by Denise “on the road”) of a 4.6 Litre V8 “Lincoln Town Car” across the South-Western USA – Monument Valley, Capitol Reef and Route 50 – Reno to Eureka – Nevada. A delight.

Equipment used: Technics SX-PR60 Digital Keyboard, 4.6 Litre V8 Lincoln Town Car.


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