August is a weird kinda month here in London. Schools are off, lots of people are on holidays and out of town meaning commuting is a bit easier but then you also get lots of lots of tourists everywhere. Just like us, if we were off on our holibobs somewhere foreign.

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 207 with Video Blue

So, I thought this was the perfect time to try something new out on The London Ear. A ‘soundtrack to someone’s life’ if you will. So I asked Jim O’Donoghue Martin, aka Video Blue, if he would like to choose the music on this week’s episode and then tell us why.

I truly was delighted with how this went. Thanks to Jim for so many things for this week’s episode. For being thoughtful and insightful, for being charming and so easy to get along to and also thanks for telling us about how ‘reviver’ came about.

‘reviver’ is a new ambient recording from Video Blue, ‘made in response to my own dealings with anxiety and panic attacks. When overwhelmed, listening to and creating sound helps’

Thank you so much for sharing.

You can find Video Blue on his website, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.  You can buy Reviver on Bandcamp and you can also listen on YouTube

The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM with Video Blue // Playlist

Here’s what Jim chose to play on this week’s episode of The London Ear.

1. Parquet Courts – Wide awake
2. Sorcha Richardson – Can’t we Pretend
3. Just Mustard – Deaf
4. Ross From Friends – Parallel sequence
5. Kirin J Callinan – Landslide
6. Orbital – Belfast
7. Bat for Lashes – All your Gold
8. Low fidelity Section – Sail Home
9. Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses

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