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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Monday 6 January 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    GHOST MAPS IN THE RTE 2FM SESSION The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across Europe.


    Ghost Maps is the current guise for Jeff Martin of Halfset. Martin has been largely missed by the 'wider' audience for many years. His 2005 album 'Spoons' is perhaps one of the best albums that you've never heard. With Ghost Maps he brought out 'The Ocean From The River' late last year; this is the sound of an artist that has challenged themselves, and succeeded on every level. Hear Ghost Maps in session with Dan on The Alternative.





    Some will know him as the guy who had that big tune 'Mistadobalina' in the early 1990s, others will be familiar with him as part of Deltron 3030; he is Del The Funky Homosapien. On the second day of 2014, he continued his prolific career with the free to download album 'Iller Than Most'.   He's collaborated with a wide variety of people over the years (Gorillaz, Devo, Dinosaur Jr, The Dust Brothers, etc.), and this versatility is very evident on 'Iller Than Most'.

    Garage Pop with a few psychedelic shots is a pretty accurate description of 'Cursing The Sea', the debut album from Dublin's September Girls. Does it break any new ground? No, but what it does, it does extremely well; that being deliver to-the-point pop tunes. It’s some much-needed retro energy for those cold January days.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Monday, January 6


    Jack White – ‘Love Interuption’
    Justice Vs Simian - 'We Are Your Friends'
    Daft Punk (Feat: Julian Casablancas) – ‘Instant Crush’
    Pixies – ‘Blue Eyed Hexe’
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Manic Depression’
    Sisters - 'Hush Hush’
    Santigold – ‘L.E.S. Artistes’
    Analogue Wave - 'Narko Dub’
    St Vincent – ‘Birth In Reverse’
    Oasis - 'Slide Away'
    Soul Position - 'Drugs, Sex, Alcohol, Rock 'N' Roll'
    The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Friendly Society’

    Hour 2:

    Arctic Monkeys – ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’
    The Afghan Whigs – ‘Debonair’
    September Girls – ‘Cursing The Sea’
    Favourite Sons - 'Safe For All Seasons'
    Ghost Maps – ‘Vanilla’ (Session)
    Justice – ‘Ohio’
    Gonjasufi – ‘Feedin’ Birds’
    Del The Funky Homosapien – ‘Boogieman’
    Gorillaz – ‘Clint Eastwood’
    House Of Dolls – ‘Gimme Some Glory’
    Mansun – ‘The Chad Who Loved Me’
    Ghost Maps – ‘Hollow Castles’ (Session)
    Samaris - 'Vogudub’
    Led Zeppelin - 'Black Dog’ (Live)
    Black Mountain – ‘Tyrants’

    Hour 3:

    Weezer – ‘Island In The Sun’
    Ghost Maps – ‘The Ocean And A Lover’’ (Session)
    Liz Green - 'Ostrich Song’
    Gavin Friday - 'Little Black Dress’
    Stubborn Heart - 'Better Luck Next Year’
    Nina Simone - 'Feeling Good’
    James Vincent McMorrow - 'Cavalier’
    Massive Attack – ‘Splitting The Atom’
    Daithi (Feat: Senita) – ‘Case Closed’
    Le Galaxie – ‘Midnight Midnight’
    Matisyahu – ‘Fire of Heaven/Alter Of Earth’
    Matisyahu – ‘Youth’
    Mogwai – ‘La Mort Blanche’ (Robert Hampson Remix)

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Cursing The Sea
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): September Girls
      Performer(s): September Girls
      Album: Cursing the Sea, Fortuna Pop!, Not Available
      Duration: 1:53
    • Title: Blue Eyed Hexe
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Pixies
      Performer(s): Pixies
      Album: Indie Cindy (Deluxe), Not Available, Not Available
      Duration: 3:08
    • Title: Boogieman
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Del The Funkee Homosapien
      Performer(s): Del The Funkee Homosapien
      Album: Iller Than Most
      Duration: 3:30
    • Title: Fire Of Heaven Alter Of Earth
      Composer: Miller/Werner
      Performer(s): Matisyahu
      Performer(s): Matisyahu
      Album: Youth, Epic/Joub, 82876809952
      Duration: 3:38
    • Title: Youth
      Composer: Miller/Werner
      Performer(s): Matisyahu
      Performer(s): Matisyahu
      Album: Youth, Epic/Joub, 82876809952
      Duration: 3:38
    • Title: La Mort Blanche Robert Hampson Remix
      Composer: Mogwai
      Performer(s): Mogwai
      Performer(s): Mogwai
      Album: A Wrenched Virile Lore, Rock Action Records, ROCKACT2CD
      Duration: 13:41

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