Jarvis Cocker talks to Paddy about Shortwave, BBC R4 – March 27th 2017

Paddy and Jarvis sharing a few moments of Radio Love here.

I always loved shortwave radio myself, you could tune into to strangely inflected voices telling stories about tractor factories or reciting endless lists of numbers or introducing bizarre musical performances.

It was something far bigger than you could keep in your head, but an ocean you could swim in endlessly. For those of us who didn’t stray much beyond our own home towns, it allowed the imagination to take flight.

Wonderful programme. And lots of Paddy throughout. Should think there’ll be a lot of people looking for the album of “I Trawl the Megahertz” tomorrow.

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