Posts Tagged ‘Ivor Cutler


Glasgow Dreamer

Very short notice this but I only just found out myself:

Glasgow Dreamer
Sunday 26 March 2006 20:30-21:00 (Radio 4 FM)

“A tribute to cult poet Ivor Cutler who recently died at the age of 83. Presented by Arnold Brown, with contributions from Stewart Lee, John Hegley and the late John Peel.”


Peel Favourites: Tonight’s TV

Looks Like A Good Night For Music On The Telly (if you’re not off down the pub – or out again with that tart I saw you with. Has she got a mate then or what?):

BBC4 9:00pm
Ivor Cutler: Looking for Truth with a Pin.

“Friends, fans and fellow performers pay tribute to the Glasgow-born musician, poet, painter and humorist who died earlier this month. Some strong language.”
Fri 24 Mar, 21:00-22:00 60mins Stereo Widescreen

BBC2 11:40pm
Loudon Wainwright III at the BBC

“American singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has been performing at BBC studios over the last three decades – this programme is dedicated to those shows.

To compliment the BBC Four sessions Loudon Wainwright III at the BBC consists of carefully selected highlights that include performances from Later…with Jools Holland, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Wogan and The Late Show. Classics such as Swimming Song and Rufus is a Tit Man are contrasted alongside other revered moments that include Unhappy Anniversary and Hitting Her.

This compilation confirms Loudon’s witty, self-mocking style, and an engaging stage persona made that him a cult figure and concert favourite.”
Fri 24 Mar, 11:40 pm – 12:40 am 60mins BBC2

BBC3 – or THREE as they prefer!
12:00 midnight
The Colin and Edith Show

Hmmm, ok perhaps somewhat less promising this but even the worst music shows sometimes fluke. Perhaps one to video and review later then

“Colin Murray and Edith Bowman of Radio 1 fame present a new show of live music, comedy guests and general larking about.

Starring (in order of appearance) The Zutons, Kate Bush, Radiohead, The Stone Roses, Dave Gorman, We Are Scientists, Green-ish Day, Status Quo, The Ramones & Chas ‘n’ Dave. This programme contains strong language.”
Their fuckin’ words, not mine. Ooops there I go again
Sat 25 Mar, 12:00 am – 12:55 am 55mins


More Ivor Cutler Downloads

Some more nice Ivor Cutler archive material…

Performing Shop Lifters on The Old Grey Whistle Test here:
Ivor Video

John Peel session from 1969
…Including peel’s introduction plus a very old radio 4 profile. Both from milk no cookies, here:
Ivor Audio

Additional as of 08:53 08 March 2006:
Andy Kershaw’s programme on BBC Radio 3 this Sunday features Ivor’s 1979 Peel session. “On my show this Sunday I am going to play a John Peel session that he did in February 1979 that I can still remember hearing when it was broadcast for the first time.” From: yahoo group: ivor-list <– Recommended!

…have the track How Are You? Shut up! as an mp3 to download.

Benbecula Records of Scotland have an excellently detailed biography.


Ivor Cutler RIP

Sadly we lost the magificent and towering wordsmith, poet, musician and all-round good-egg IVOR CUTLER – he was 83. Veteran of 21 John Peel Sessions, he was a firm favourite of John’s and us, his listeners.

Best to let the man speak for himself so I shall upload something shortly after a rummage in my drives! The link(s) shall go here:

Dubster from has produced An Ivor Cutler tribute here:

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to download a thing from either rapidshare or megaupload for months now due to their ISP/proxy blocking restrictions and I know I’m not alone in this predicament so I hope you have better luck.

News from the web…

Cult poet Ivor Cutler dies at 83:

‘Ivor showed the value of silliness’ By Andy Kershaw:


An Ivor Cutler Appreciation:



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