It’s a packed show on this week’s Sunday Escape, as Paul plays all of his new finds including new releases from Beck, Grace Vanderwaal, Deep Tan, Flight Facilities with Aloe Blacc plus Anna Meredith and albums from Caroline Polachek, Battles, Mark Lanegan Band and Foals. One of the albums will be album of the week and naturally there’ll also be the usual mix of random songs that Paul has been listening to.
Joining Paul in the studio at 10am is Jeff Rotmeyer of ImpactHK, talking about all of the work the charity is doing for the poor and homeless in Hong Kong, and updating us on how the kindness and generosity of the people of Hong Kong is transforming lives. Then from 11am Paul welcomes Andrew Spires, the Director of Rotten Head Festival which sadly was cancelled due to the situation in Hong Kong. He’ll be playing some music, talking about the difficult decision to cancel the event, and the impact that recent events are having on Hong Kong’s social scene. He’ll also be highlighting some of the acts and local breweries who were meant to be at the festival.
On the biscuit front, Paul has been in Japan again, so expect what appear to be custard creams with cheese and angel pies. But who knows? There’s also all the usual nonsense, so tune in from 9.30am to 1pm.
This week's Letter to Hong Kong comes from Civic Party legislator Kwok Ka-ki. (Sundays, 8.15am-8.25am)(Sundays, 8.15am-8.25am)
On Monday's Backchat, we'll look at the latest developments in the ongoing protests over the weekend and the possible impact that the passing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Acts may have brought to the SAR.
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This coming Saturday afternoon at 12.05, join us for Good Ol' Country with Michael Lance. Apart from being one quarter of the amazing Metro Vocal Group, he's lived and breathed country music since he was small. Michael was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and raised on beef, corn, and potatoes. At a young age, he travelled North America with his family's Country and Western band, and developed a love for those great story driven songs, sung by some of the greatest story tellers of all time. Stand up, find a partner, and dance the two-step to some....Good Ol' Country. (Saturdays, 12.05pm-1pm, Facebook: @nebraskamike)
This Saturday morning (October 19th) at 8.30 join us for Downunder Uncovered. First broadcast in 2017, it's a programme delving into songs you know and some you don't, to reveal the original Australian performers who wrote and performed them. You'll hear the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Grace Jones, and Iggy Pop. You'll also hear new takes on Aussie classics from AC/DC, Kylie Minogue, and the Bee Gees, as well as some Aussie artists who took songs from overseas down under, and remade them in their own inimitable fashion. Presented by reformed music journalist turned multiplatform editor, and regular on Morning Brew...Jarrod Watt.
Produced by Phil Whelan
Vintage Chart Toppers: In a jam packed show, this week, the gold disc of a forgotten band leader, before the days of Da-Doo-Doo-Doo Da-Da-Da-Da there was the much more sensible Inka Dinka Doo.
Colin opens up the VCT mail bag to give away a VCT shopping bag! Some scat and some boogie, and a chat with the late, great Bob Wilber. (Every Sunday, 8.30am-9am )
Our annual writing competition, Hong Kong's Top Story 2019, is in full swing. This evening at 6.45, and for the next few weeks, we'll be playing the winning pieces from last year. This week, Where They Were, by Jonathan Ng, who was the third prize winner of Hong Kong’s Top story 2018 in the adult category. It's read by Ian Pooler.
A day you won’t forget ...
An event that changes everything…
A celebration of faith…
A special time in your imagined world…
This year RTHK Radio 3 is, once again, searching for top English-language fiction-writing talent. We're encouraging you to write a short story with the theme "Festival" in less than 2,000 words and send to email@example.com.
The competition is open to all Hong Kong residents. The winners of each section will receive book coupons and a one-hour consultation session with a published author.
The deadline for entries is November 15, 2019.
Radio 3 is delighted to announce the winners of RTHK's very first Hong Kong English Poetry Competition. After receiving a fantastic response of 106 entries from our listeners, the judges selected the three prize-winners, with the results announced at a ceremony held on August 20 at Broadcasting House.
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