Yesterday we played on the radio — Ray D’Arcy’s show on Today FM. It was a really good experience. We haven’t done a lot of ‘pure’ radio as a band, i.e. without any video/webcast element. Not having a camera there made for a more relaxing atmosphere. Just as we were setting up, Eamonn Dunphy was being interviewed about the previous night’s Twitter-igniting football match between Brazil (1) and Germany (7!) in the World Cup. At one point — I didn’t catch the context — he got up out of his seat and held up a pink dress against himself. Radio allows odd things to happen. When we’d finished, a cool-looking Australian man swallowed a sword and then a lady called in and let us all listen to her enjoying a custard slice. A rich tapestry 🙂
Here’s the Australian man, Aerial Manx, swallowing the sword:
In all the excitement I didn't end up getting a good shot of this dude, but right here he's got a sword down his throat, he'd just finished doing a hand stand with the sword down his throat, and he's about to walk over to the presenter Ray and have him pull the sword out of his throat….HOLY SHIT. think he's at a street performer comp in Dublin this week, bananas stuff. Not going to forget that radio session in a hurry @todayfm #swordswallower #radio #todayfm
Ray asked him how far down the sword goes into his body — the tip ends up two inches below his heart…
We played James’s latest single from Post Tropical, Glacier. You can hear it here, four minutes in:
James also played his brilliant cover version of ‘Higher Love’, which you can hear just past the ten minute mark.
Finally, a video of an acoustic version of the last single from Post Tropical, ‘Gold’, that James and I performed back in April at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on the afternoon of our show there. I’m wearing a ‘Post Tropical’-themed t-shirt that I found in Hamburg earlier this year.