Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shady Ahmed and Paul Kelly on Nightline

Here it is the Shady Ahmed files from Nightline! Here we have the complete interview and the 2 songs he played!
Here is Shady and his song The Truth on a Really Cold Night!
 Here is Shady and the song It Can't Get No Better.
 Yes this is an apology to a song that did not get on the EP!

Taj Hahal Dubai?

Does Dubai need and do people want a hotel that looks like the Taj Mahal?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Doctor Talk

And here we have it Doctor talk!

The Regional Music Beat!

This is just great radio!

The Relocators
The Relocators are a Bahraini alternative, rock and blues trio. The band features drummer Ali Al-Qaseer, vocalist and guitarist Faisal Amin and Romeriko Canlas on bass. In a very short period of time, they have become one of Bahrain's favorite exciting live bands. The band members have individually had a fair amount of TV and radio playtime. They have also opened for international names such as 'the Heavy' and 'Legends Of Ska'. Their music is usually uptempo and energetic, carved with vintage guitar tones, bluesy vocals and interesting bass lines.
Song - Love’s Never Running Away

BAND 2 -
DJ Wriggly Scott feat. Deeb - Re7la (Pronounced Rehla) - fade at 3:15

Wriggly Scott aka DJ Solo (born Neil Andrew) is a Dubai-based hip hop DJ and producer originally from High Wycombe. Scott was raised with music all around him, both his mother and sister were piano teachers. He discovered hip hop at an early age after a brief stint playing the piano and guitar, then took up DJing at the age of 16 which led to stints with local pirate stations and live performances with White Noise and the Scratch Perverts.

After a move to Dubai in 2004, he quickly became part of the burgeoning music scene helping to establish the first ever internet radio station in the U.A.E., while also hosting the first underground hip hop show on FM radio. Artists he has shared the stage with in Dubai include Quantic, Florian Keller, Jazzy Jeff, Jazzie B, DJ Format, DJ Woody, Aaron LaCrate, the Kyoto Jazz Massive, Phil Asher and Cash Money to name a few.

Along with fellow producer Solphonic, and MCs Jibberish and Toofless (now known as Feras Ibrahim), Scott founded Diligent Thought. Their conscious lyrics and infectious beats quickly gained them popularity amongst fans of real hip hop, something which is hard to come by nowadays. After their split Scott continued to pursue his production, enjoying the newly found freedom that being an individual artist provides by experimenting with various sounds under various aliases.

May 2011 saw his first commercial release hit the stores on Dented Records. ‘Who Is Wriggly Scott?’

Song: Re7la (ReHla)

Silverlake (BH)
Silverlake (Bahrain) are somewhat of an oddity in the local music scene. Where every other band seemed to be making their noise in heavy metal, rap/hip-hop or latin music, the quartet broke into new grounds by emerging as new-wave, alternative pop rock band, infusing the popular sounds of the likes of Coldplay and Travis with the authentic and classic rock sounds of Pink Floyd. The result is mesmerizing.

The band was formed in 2008 and had their very first gig opening for Ala Ghawas at Elham's Live Art 08. They started playing more gigs and writing their own material and they blew the crowds away when they performed at the Elham Arts Festival music concert in May 2009 at the Cultural Hall. Not content with that, they also headlined the Reflux festival, Bahrain’s first heavy and alternative rock music festival at the Bahrain International Circuit a few months later.
As one of the youngest bands around, their musical maturity is refreshing and their willingness to push themselves to create accessible alternative rock tunes must be admired.

Song: The Getaway -

Simplexity (EG) - #1 on BUZZ CHART FOR RBBJME
SimpleXity is a progressive rock/metal band based in Cairo, Egypt. Initially being the brainchild of guitarist Omar El-Deeb and keyboardist Hatem Ghaleb, bassist Noor Ayman and drummer Aly Hassab El Naby completed the line-up around November 2007. Each member of the band enjoys different genres of music ranging from Classical, jazz, blues, rock n roll, punk, heavy metal, hard rock, thrash, death metal with all their sub-genres. The presence of such versatile influences created the band's original sound.

In April 2010, keyboardist Ahmed Adel replaced Hatem Ghaleb after Hatem decided to leave..
The band has enjoyed wide exposure through different festivals, has won several competitions, and gained more and more positive feedback through the past few years and looks forward to releasing new material.

Track: Luminosity

Perfect and Insane (JO) - RUNNING

Perfect and Insane is a musical project created by Ahmad Farah, a musician from Jordan.Ahmad now is working on his first album: E.N.A., featured some of the local musicians from Jordan.

Ahmad Farah is a local musician from Jordan. He started playing acoustic guitar ten years ago. He performed with many different bands. And currently working on two different projects: Perfect and Insane, which is mainly a one-man project.

His first album E.N.A. is almost ready, which contains original songs along with some covers.

Farah’s main influences range between folk music and art rock.

Ahmad Farah is now living in Amman

Track: Running

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nightline's Breast Cancer Show

The Drs are in the house as we unpack breast cancer! Dr. Shereen Habib Dr. Sean Petherbridge Dr Houriya Kazim This is simply must listen to radio!

Lisa Theunissen in Studio

OK this is amazing! Here we have an amazing artist who sing, plays piano, writes and is a DIY expert, music industry. Lisa joined me and we had a great conversation with Paul Kelly and managed to play some tunes! WOW!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Get your Tech on! is where you can find the show notes and you are sure to want to go and look at some of the videos!

This is a tech bonanza!

Local Warter Please

So how do we find local water in the restaurants we like to eat at? How about

Let the extortion stop today, over water price and choice!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Do ad people have ethics?

Does advertising need to be held accountable for the obsession with body image?

Hygiene issues?

How much thought do we actually give to spitting, coughing, sneezing in public and on the other public?

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Home safe?

Why is it we are not protecting ourselves when it comes to fire safety?

Marcus Smith @innerfight

Here he is MR FITNESS talking about how you can get into shape. I love the kick off with his conversation about the Rugby 7s and then there are the extreme sports people he is working with. And there was a conversation about yoga and coconut oil, not in the same sentence.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Go to who?

When you have an issue who are you going to? Family seems to be out. Friends are not that reliable. A shrink maybe? Some say DubaiEye, thanks. And many are running to the internet! The reality is simple the face to face exchange seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird and look at how we are running our lives! Here is the conversation.

Doctors are in the House.

Dr. Shereen Habib, from the Well Woman Clinic, and Dr Sean Petherbridge from Keith Nicholl Medical Centre joined me to talk medicine. WOW is the one word to summ up last night. Depression is a huge issue and based on the calls and sms messages there are many people looking for answers. It was also interesting to listen to the number of questions about issues of child birth, cysts and mouth ulcers. The community needs an outlet and we are providing it.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sports a waste of time?

So is there really much of a difference between baseball and cricket? Tim said yes while I can reduce it to chasing balls. Not much difference if you ask me they are both a bore that a lot of people love. The other question was how do we get people out to watch the local sport and does it matter if it it is not sponsored? I think we pretty much discard anything that doesn't have millions of promotion behind it. How do we fix it? 1% of professional event promotion cost is put back into the local scene! Tim asked if it is that easy, YES it is! Why don't we do it? Becasue we don't think it is possible!

Tech Fatigue, you a sufferer?

How is it possible that there are so many tech advances so fast and that we need an upgrade? It is not possible! Really, we DO NOT need to have the upgrade on most devices on a yearly basis. Consumerism gone mad? How do we sort out the need from the want? Most of us can't and we are getting pulled in all sorts of directions because of the marketing machine!

Monday, October 01, 2012

Call you Lazy!

What do you think? Because of the low cost of help are we turning into a lazy bunch of arrogant people? Sure we painted the question with a wide brush but look around, how much of the daily dirty work are you doing? I think we are getting soft and we seem to look down on those who do scrub the toilet! Hmmm....

Talking Cars!

Here is the conversation with Callum from about your ride. I think cars are one of the common speaking points for us all. Great conversation about the Ford vs Ram pick-up. You know I would love to tool around in a pick-up. The best piece of the show was Callum talking about a car that runs off compressed air, so he says!