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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

RADIO SHOW NUMBER NINE: Ginger John's stunt double unveiled

This week’s show was a little bit different. The Artist Formerly Known as Ginger John went to watch Cardiff city secure a place at Wembley for the league Cup Final, so we had a special guest stunt double type bloke drop in – in the shape of Pete ‘the punk’ Crews, Branch Secretary with Rhondda Cynon Taff UNISON.

Why did we pick him? what did he play? Answers to all of these questions and more can be found here

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

A taste of peppermint.. What's coming up this week

Yes folks, 2012 is finally with us. There are various interpretations as to what might happen this year. Some believe the world will come to an end; some believe the Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation and that 2012 may mark the beginning of a new era; some believe that Cardiff City will be promoted to the premiership. The only thing that is certain is that the Peppermint Iguana Radio Show will carry on regardless – even if the world comes to an end.


Clint will be taking a break from his themes this week and will be catching up on some recently released tracks and a few gems that you may have missed in recent years that your life will not be complete without (and if the world is coming to an end we better get them in quick). His selection will include the blues rock of Aberdare’s Henry’s Funeral Shoe, funky 12 piece brass from Renegade Brass Band (playing a benefit for the Kebele Social centre this week), militantly work shy drum and bass (literally) from Sick Note, Colombian latin dub in the shape of Frente Cumbiero (thanks to our Colombian listener Gareth from bringing these to our attention), some old classic grunge rock from Clutch and Pitch Shifter and a special Balkan treat for our mate Tom who has been ill in Bulgaria since our last show.

The Artist Formerly known as Ginger John will be sticking with the tried and tested formula of classic hidden gems including reggae legends Steel Pulse , the Stranglers (need we say more?), ex Last Shadow Puppets and Rascals front man Miles Kane, classic PP Arnold, and the wacky Sultans of Ping FC, plus few newbies - including a demo hot off the mixing desk from The Bleeding Noses.

We will also be keeping you updated with the scores on the doors with Cardiff City Carling Cup Semi Final first leg against Crystal Palace – yes folks, that is how committed to you we are, we will be missing the game to keep the show coming at ya. Our man Blue Mist will be texting direct from the terraces (if we are feeling adventurous we might even risk a phone in!)

To listen to the show go to … we will be on from 8pm (that’s GMT for our international listeners). If you fancy tuning in a bit early though Steve Goodie, a fellow Cardiff City fan, will be playing some ‘bangin’ dance choons’ to warm you up from 6pm

For past play lists and stuff go to

IGUANA RECCOMENDS.. Friday 13th January, Black Swan Bristol - Renegade Brass Band, the Sporadics (punk/dub) and a French swing funk outfit called Fantazio (benefit for Kebele Social centre, Bristle)

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