Back in June of 2019, I was offered the opportunity to create a radio show for the (then) brand-new UK-based worldwide online radio station Voodoo Radio Online. I was quickly delighted to discover that what I was joining was pretty much the antithesis of modern commercial radio, so I was pretty excited.
I was told to do "anything I liked" - say what I liked, play what I liked, and to create an hour-long format weekly radio broadcast along those lines.
I soon found out that, among some other very respected and established radio presenters, I was joining the first-ever presenter who played my music on the air! We wound up (totally by chance) on the same station!
That seemed to me to be either an amazing coincidence or.... stations with this kind of sparky outlook were less plentiful than I perhaps liked to believe. Either way, I took it as a sign that it was definitely something I should do.
To be honest, it was a little daunting to me, and you can actually hear it in the first few shows that I hadn't yet formed a clear idea of what I was doing. I requested to be put on late at night to be certain that I really could play anything I liked, to build up my confidence as a presenter, and to discover the meaning - the reason I had (besides the desire to see the station grow and succeed) to be given such an amazing opportunity on a silver platter, as it were.
What I created was The Graveyard Drift.
Here, you can listen to the shows (and the journey I've had in creating them) from those first trepidatious steps to, well, now.
It's a lovely, quirky station with a whole host of nice people from all over the world coming together to create something special and unique, and very much outside of the Great Media Machine.
Please do listen to The Graveyard Drift here, but also, if you will, please support Voodoo Radio Online, as well. Check out some of the other shows and listen to the daily live streams over on the station site. And tune in to me on Thursdays!! And tell your friends!!
(Love, The W.o.B.)
While you are here, please visit The Graveyard Drift Promotional Art Gallery (opens in a new window, so you can listen here and browse there at the same time)
First aired on voodooradio.online on 07/05/2020.
Music from Type O-Negative, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Dead Kennedys, Jim Jones & the Kool Aid Jammers, Die Krupps, Dead Cross, Dir En Grey, The GazettE, Rammstein, Wu Bai & China Blue, Devil-M, Godflesh, System of a Down, Jello Biafra / D.O.A.
(A re-working, with new commentary, of a January show. Worth a listen for new sardonic personal content)
First aired on voodooradio.online on 09/01/2020.
Music from Type O Negative, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Dead Kennedys, Jim Jones and the Kool Aid Jammers, Die Krupps, Dead Cross, Dir En Grey, The GazettE, Rammstein, Wu Bai & China Blue, Devil-M, Godflesh, System of a Down, 3Teeth and Jello Biafra/D.O.A.
Show 23. "High-Falootin' Resolutions Spectacularrr"
First aired on voodooradio.online on 26/12/2019.
Music from The 5 6 7 8's, Messer Chups, Sepultura, Alien Weaponry, Jim Jones & the Kool Aid Jammers, Slaves (from Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK), Prong, KMFDM, 3Teeth, Sleaford Mods, Snapped Ankles, The Chats and Rotting Christ.
"Son of Still Offline: And It's Getting Old"
First aired on voodooradio.online on 28/11/2019.
Music from Ministry, Mr. Bungle, My Chemical Romance, Original Cast of The Book Of Mormon, Flight of the Conchords, Pantera, Sepultura, Faith No More, Slipknot, Fishbone, KMFDM, Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention and Soom.
First aired on voodooradio.online on 07/11/2019.
Music from Marilyn Manson, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Messer Chups, Zeal & Ardor, Dir En Grey, Goddamn Gallows, Faith No More, Korn, 3Teeth, Beats Antique (feat. Les Claypool), Tomahawk, Dadaroma, Planet B, Devil-M and Robert Johnson.
First aired on voodooradio.online on 24/10/2019.
Music from Marilyn Manson, Spaceking, Serj Tankian, Sound of Ground, Rage Against the Machine, Planet of Zeus, Detieti, Rotting Christ, Snapped Ankles, DEVO, The Damn Ol' Bones, Mr. Bungle, Atomic Mosquitoes and Drowning Pool (feat. Rob Zombie).
First aired on voodooradio.online on 10/10/2019.
Music from I Don't Know How But They Found Me, Beastie Boys, Avatar, Planet B, Varg, Okilly Dokilly, Trapped Under Ice, Type O-Negative, Of Mice and Men, Rollins Band, Ween, Faith No More, Crossfaith, Hey-Smith, Planet of Zeus and Puta Volcano.
First aired on voodooradio.online on 05/09/2019.
Music from The 5 6 7 8's, Blackwater Holylight, Wu Bai & China Blue, Rob Zombie, Concrete Blonde, Miyavi, Die Krupps, Acid Arab, Marilyn Manson, Combichrist, Sr. Bikini, Hawaii Samurai, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, The Crystal Method and Tango Saloon.
First aired on voodooradio.online on 08/08/2019.
Music from The HU, Soulfly, Lard, Nine Inch Nails, Sleaford Mods, My Chemical Romance, 1000 Homo DJs, The Prodigy, Ween, The Lowest of Low (ahem!), Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas, Nikopol (Gurren Lagann OST), Black Flag, Hideki Taniuchi and Tomahawk.
"First Ever: What The Hell Am I Doing Here?"
First aired on voodooradio.online on 25/07/2019.
Music from Maximum the Hormone, The Oral Cigarettes, Wu Bai & China Blue, Marilyn Manson, Butthole Surfers, Grötüs, Nanowar of Steel, Ween, Tomahawk, T.M. Revolution, Hello Sleepwalkers, Lords of Acid, Fishbone, The Lowest of Low (ahem!!) and Body Count.