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    Dave Fanning Sunday 13 July 2014

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    Dave Fanning

    Dave Fanning brings you a mix of interviews, newspaper reviews, movies and music from 10am to midday every Saturday and Sunday on 2fm.
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    Album Flops!

    Robin Thicke's new album has been described as one of the biggest musical flops of the decade after selling just over 500 copies in the UK the week it was released. Strange considering Blurred Lines was pretty much the soundtrack of last summer. Well, today we look at albums that bombed that shouldn't have with journalist Jennifer Gannon.
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    Netflix - how does it know what we want to see?

    Have you heard, Netflix are looking for a 'tagger'? They'll have have the awful task of watching films for their new role! But how do Netflix track what people watch, and how does their recommendation system work? Tod Yellin VP of Product Innovation at Netflix joins Dave on the line.
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    Festival Waste

    Have you ever stopped to think about the amount of waste generated at festivals? Well the people who organise Roskilde Festival in Denmark, one of the largest festivals in Europe are leading the way in making Festivals more environmentally friendly. Andreas Jacobsen of the Copenhagen Post is here to explain more.

    Dave Fanning

    Ireland’s first official national pop radio station (RTÉ 2fm) was launched in the summer of ’79 with Dave presenting a rock show every evening. Dave was seen by the music industry as Ireland’s answer to John Peel, the legendary BBC Radio One presenter.

    His first radio session on RTÉ 2fm was with U2 who were then a young Dublin band. His connection to the band continues today - U2 gives Dave the world exclusive play on all U2 releases.
     

    Dave has fronted more than twenty television programmes ranging from arts, culture and quiz shows to political documentaries. In the nineties he presented, researched and wrote up to 400 movie review programmes for RTE TV, travelling regularly to America and beyond for one-on-one interviews with the stars (Tom Cruise,Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Pierce Brosnan, Denis Quaid, Nicholas Cage, Robert Redford, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Madonna, J-Lo, Uma Thurman, George Clooney, Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves, Robert De Niro, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Segal, Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson, Scarlett Johanssen, Cate Blanchette, John Hurt, Brendan Gleeson, Oprah Winfrey, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne, Angelina Jolie, John Malcovich, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito, Christina Ricci, Anthony Hopkins and many more including directors from Robert Altman to Stephen Spielberg. This year? From Daniel Craig to Quentin Tarantino).

    In music, he has interviewed well over 500 bands and artists including Eminem, Pet Shop Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Jon Bon Jovi, The Killers, Billy Joel, PJ Harvey, Flaming Lips, New York Dolls, Elbow, Paul Weller, Ryan Adams, Iggy Pop, Oasis, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Robbie Williams, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Ashcroft, Moby, U2, Air, Morrissey, Eels, Def Leppard, Elvis Costello, The Corrs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fatboy Slim, Garbage, Blur, Alanis Morrissette, Metallica, Kylie Minogue, Tori Amos, Lenny Kravitz, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Kirsty McColl, ACDC, Cliff Richard, Nick Cave, Garth Brooks, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Dave Matthews, Beyonce and many more. Other interviews include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Robert Plant, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and numerous bands and acts at different times over their career. AND he met Bob Marley!
     

    For over twenty years he won the Best DJ award in the Hot Press Reader’s Poll (including 2013), he’s a three times winner of the Best DJ at the Meteor Music Awards and was granted the Industry Award in 2004 and collected a PPI Award in 2011 and on Virgin Radio in London he won one ‘for his outstanding contribution to radio’. In The UK he was a member of the Mercury Music Prize team for its first three years.


    In ’08 Dave was asked by Harper-Collins in London to write his autobiography. With a foreword written by Bono, The Thing is…’ was published in 2010.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 10:15
      Title: Mr. E'S Beautiful Blues
      Performer(s): Eels
      Performer(s): Eels
      Album: Meet the Eels - Essential Eels (1996-2006), Vol. 1
      Duration: 4:10
    • 10:26
      Title: The Wild Ones
      Performer(s): Suede
      Performer(s): Suede
      Album: The Best of Suede (Bonus Interview Version)
      Duration: 4:28
    • 10:33
      Title: It's Working
      Performer(s): Mgmt
      Performer(s): Mgmt
      Album: Congratulations
      Duration: 4:17
    • 10:40
      Title: Ava Adore
      Performer(s): Smashing Pumpkins
      Performer(s): Smashing Pumpkins
      Album: The Smashing Pumpkins: Greatest Hits
      Duration: 4:32
    • 10:45
      Title: Shame
      Performer(s): Pj Harvey
      Performer(s): Pj Harvey
      Album: Uh Huh Her (U.S. Version)
      Duration: 2:43
    • 10:50
      Title: At My Most Beautiful
      Performer(s): R.E.M.
      Performer(s): R.E.M.
      Album: In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003
      Duration: 3:46
    • 11:04
      Title: Walk Me To The Bridge
      Performer(s): Manic Street Preachers
      Performer(s): Manic Street Preachers
      Album: Futurology (Deluxe Version)
      Duration: 3:31
    • 11:26
      Title: Gone Til November
      Performer(s): Wyclef Jean
      Performer(s): Wyclef Jean
      Album: Black Eve
      Duration: 3:36
    • 11:36
      Title: Nothing Arrived
      Composer: O'Brien, C.J.
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Album: Nothing Arrived - Single, Domino
      Duration: 3:58

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