Blog of radio presenter, producer and writer Vanessa Monaghan AKA NESSY

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100 Days to Change // Day 16 / 17

January 16/17 2016 It’s the weekend! After a little bit of a lie in and doing the social media stuff for this week’s episode of The London Ear, it was time to get up, get out and see what the world was like. To cut a long story short, it was bloody freezing! We made...

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The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 105

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 105 // Jan 16 2016 On this week’s episode of The London Ear, I was delighted to be able to chat to Isolda Heavey of Calais Field Music. Isolda has recorded some Sudanese musicians in the jungle in Calais and they are now selling their music on...

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100 Days to Change // Day 10 – 15

January 10/11/12/13/14/15 2016 This week was a strange one. We woke on Monday morning to the news of David Bowie’s death. I wrote about this here. I wasn’t even sure if I should publish it or not but I’ve received so many lovely messages and comments on Facebook, here and on my personal profile, I’m...

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Grieving David Bowie

I’m a fan. I’ve always been a fan of music. I’ve hung on every syllable from the lips of singers. Their lyrics guiding me through good and bad times, happy, sad, the times I wasn’t sure and the times I wanted to party. Their magical melodies and musicianship weaving a magical spell, saying all the...

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Tune(s) of the Week // Fins A Luminous – Setting Souls / Funeral Shake

Working under the moniker, Fins A Luminous, Joe Bond and Ross Saunders have recently released a AA single. ‘Setting Souls’ is the A side, while ‘Funeral Shake’ is the AA. ‘Setting Souls’ immediately grabbed attention, dark electronica that makes you want to dance, with timelessly clever soulful vocal line that could be from any era....

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100 Days to Change // Day 6 – 9

January 6/7/8/9 2016 I was right. Turns out the main aim of this week was just to get through it. Have to say the first week back at work was a bit of torture. Horrible commuting, trains being diverted and being unable to kill this cold contributed to the outcome. Once Friday evening came, I...