Saturday, January 13, 2018

The ME Indie Jukebox best of 2017, 3 volumes!

I am easily the luckiest guy in Dubai.

Every week Adam, the guy in the picture above, joins me for the price of a cup of decaf, to talk about the coolest indie music in the middle east and along the way we actually get to play the tunes.

So, not only do I get to hang with one of the coolest guys in Dubai but I get to learn about some cool music that many have not heard of and then we get to play it out on DubaiEye!

So, as I was saying I have it pretty good.

Well over the last several weeks we have been playing out the best of 2017, as far as our ears are concerned.

We could have gone on, and on, and on but I capped the best of shows at 3.

So we have 3 volumes of best of for 2017 which translates in 24 songs.

Here we go.

Vol #1 of the best of 2017. Yasmine Hamdan_Douss Hamza Hawsawi - Frame Of Mind Nur Alfayez - Khaleek Postcards - Bright Lights The Bunny Tylers_Été We Speak In Colors_Nobody's No One Zeid Hamdan_Oulouleleh Feat Muhammad Abdallah

Here is the Podcast link.

Vol #2 of the best of 2017

Coffee & Cigarettes_AlcoB Anas Arabi Ft Speech - Al Sheir Wa Al Balagha Etyen feat. Tala - Homosapiens The recipe fool you Hana Malhas_Nasi Sean Warner we are one Gurumiran - 'Hingala' Hollaphonic - Spaceship ft Bxrber

Here is the podcast link.

Vol #3 of the best of 2017

Nadah El Shazly_Afqid Adh-Dhakira (I Lose Memory) Ala Ghawas - Red Abri and The Dreamfleet_Unborn Hello Psychaleppo - ANQA LUMI - Talk to You (The Night Was a Liar Edit) Tania Saleh - In Other Peoples Land - في بلاد الآخ 3:46 Muhaisnah Four_Home Lekhfa_Kont Rayeh (I Was Going)

Here is the podcast link.

You can find us on iTunes and every week Adam and I have a great conversation about new music and Shania Twain if possible.

Fit-it on Nightline your DIY connection January 10, 2018

So, way back when I was a grad student in Montreal I spent some time working with St. Remy Multimedia and the project I worked on as an assistant editor was the rewrite of the Time-Life Home Repair and Improvement Series.

I didn't work on all the books but I worked on several and it was a really fun job to learn how to do everything from clean anything off of anything to building a log cabin.  But it was not just about learning it was about teaching as well.

If I had to pick my favourite book to have worked on it would have to have been the log cabin edition. 

So, I have been playing with my mu Nightline show grid on DubaiEye and trying to find a nice fit for the Wednesday at 9pm spot where I had been doing Doctalk.

Well, an opportunity came up to have the guys from WeWillFixIt join me on the show and talk about home repair and improvement.

So, here we go with a new show that is all about keeping your villa, apartment, shack in tip-top shape.

What are we doing?

Answering DIY questions.

This week we talk thermostats, curved glass, and 2 way mirrors.

I was impressed with the interaction.

And Dan and Colin talk about how WeWillFixIt started.

Two guys, one working for SONY and one The ONE come together to shake up the home maintenance industry in the UAE.

Well, this is a show that follows the Nightline information, education and entertainment model to the letter.

Looking for an informative and entertaining hour of radio in podcast form, this is it.

Click here for the podcast.

TechTalk January 9, 2018

If you are looking for an educational, informative and above all entertaining look at what is going on in the world of TECH then you want to sit down with myself and Andrew Thomas from NEXA.

For almost an hour a week we deconstruct the world of consumer technology.

This week was all about the cool things we landed on our holiday.

Andrew has the cool retro gaming console and James has a cool beach rinse kit to talk about.

And then there is a little look at what was happening at CES.

So, what was the take home form this show?

Always remember you are on the air! There was a point where we were both talking about a product and looking at the computer and pretty much ignoring the fact that there was an audience listening in.

And then there was the moment that Andrew was talking about Facebook watch and I was too busy looking at all the shows and left andrew to keep talking.

So the lesson was simply to remember to engage with the audience!

Give the show a listen and let us know what you think.

And even better share with us the coolest tech you landed over the holiday!

Click here for the podcast.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

CarClinic January 9, 2018

We are always surprised by how many people are literate about the latest models of cars on the road but have very basic or zero ability to perform even the most basic maintenance on their rides.

Glenn joins us every week from GT Auto Centre in Dubai, @glennthatcarguy, and we help you get a your head around what repairs you might need and what the repairs mean to you, your wallet.

Lesson this week.

Do not over fill the oil in your engine.

Great little review of octane and a nice chat about what to expect from an aging car as far as repiars

Click for the podcast.