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Forthcoming Shows

ShowDateTitleTheme
DLXP2018-11-21Diamond Lights Express November Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

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552018-11-28Prince and PauperPrinces, Dukes, Earls, Kings and Queens
And Raggedy folk......
562018-12-05Games People PlayWell we're coming into that time of year - so what games will YOU be playing?

Twister? Mousetrap? Snap....?
572018-12-12I know that RiffHow many times have you heard a song and it's got a completely different hook inside it from another song?  We're going to inflict them all on you! πŸ™‚
DLXP2018-12-19Diamond Lights Express Christmas Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

Get your tinsel out for the lads!

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582018-12-26A song of Ice and FireFestivities over, a bit tired and emotional........ kill the hangover with fire and ice!
592019-01-02I Swear.........New Year, New Year resolutions.

Songs about promises made, promises kept, promises broken.......
602019-01-09Manflu!Songs about illness, songs about cures.......
DLXP2019-01-23Diamond Lights Express January 2019 Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/

612019-01-23Elemental, my Dear Cabinet
All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel. Sapphire and Steel have been assigned......

At the time of writing, the Periodic table has 118 elements.   Surely in all that lot, we can come up with some songs that cover them - extra points if you can shoehorn Barium in.... πŸ˜‰
622019-01-30Days of Future PastOur Present is rarely where we really want to be.  We're either reminiscing our past, or planning - or daydreaming - or worrying - about our future.

So this is songs about wishing we could go back to the past - or what we hope/dread for the future! 
632019-02-06LandscapesGrassy fields, fjords, mountains, rivers...... all those lovely geographic features.......

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Previous Shows

ShowDateTitleTheme
DLXP2017-10-25Diamond Lights Express October Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/
DLXP2017-11-22Diamond Lights Express November Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/
DLXP2017-12-27Diamond Lights Express December
***DECEMBER GLITTERBALL SPECTACULAR***

Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/
DLXP2018-01-24Diamond Lights Express January Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/
DLXP2018-02-21Diamond Lights Express February Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/
DLXP2018-03-21Diamond Lights Express March Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/
DLXP2018-04-18Diamond Lights Express April Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/


DLXP2018-05-16Diamond Lights Express May Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/



DLXP2018-06-13Diamond Lights Express May Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/

DLXP 2018-07-11Diamond Lights Express July Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/



DLXP2018-08-08Diamond Lights Express August Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/



DLXP2018-09-05Diamond Lights Express September Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/



DLXP2018-10-03Diamond Lights Express October Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondLightsExpress/



DLXP2018-10-24Diamond Lights Express 2nd October Show
Our wonderful sister show, Diamond Lights Express, brought to you by Mark Taylor, every month!

And for October only - 2 shows in the same month - you lucky people!

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92017-09-14Moonlight SerenadeSongs about the Night, songs about the Moon, songs about the Stars.......

82017-09-07In With The OutcrowdIf you want me, you can find me, Left of Centre, off of the strip...  Songs about being popular, songs about being unpopular.........
72017-08-31Covers And OriginalsLess Well Known Originals and Curious Covers - remember, this is the Cabinet of Curiosities, so keep it a bit obscure πŸ˜‰
62017-08-24Makin' Whoopie
All your songs about.. Ess Eee Ex.... getting it, not getting it, wanting it, not wanting it, doing it, not doing it.......... but let's keep it Ofcom compliant please, no songs about things to do in the Rigging..... πŸ˜‰
542018-11-14Communications BreakdownHanging on the telephone?  Telegram from Sam? Email rejected? Muted/unfriended/blocked?  Let's have your songs about all the ways that electronic communication has failed you!
532018-11-07CalendarAs we start to wonder where another year has gone, let's have some calendar songs.
522018-10-31Halloween/Samhain SpecialGrim grinning ghosts, goblins, ghoulies and almost certainly no Michael Jackson.  Bring your tricks and your treats and turn up the volume - let's see if we can wake the dead!
512018-10-17Intriguing Instrumentals
Where words fail, music speaks........

So many wonderful instrumental tracks out there - but they never get played.

Cabinet brings you a crop of intriguing instrumentals (there may be occasional vocals - or speaking - or yodelling - or tibetan throat singing..... )

502018-10-10Requests SpecialYes it's that time again - the one where I try to incorporate any requests I couldn't get into the last set of shows into some kind of order!  
52017-08-17Sailing Ships And Sealing WaxThe time has come the Walrus said, to talk of many things
Of Sailing Ships and Sealing Wax.....
We want your songs about sailing, about the Ocean and about letters.  All things Snail Mail related - Postmen, Love Letters, Postcards........
492018-09-26Covers IV - A New Hope.......?No, abandon hope - there are still many many aural atrocities I have not yet inflicted on you!  More curious covers to haunt your nightmares!
482018-09-19**SPRAY-DIO SPECIAL**
Everything you ever wanted to know about Spray
and probably a few things you didn't - 
it's the Spray-dio Special!
Join Ricardo Autobahn and Jenny McLaren for stories, songs and tales of derring do
 - with everything from John Peel Sessions to Papier Mache heads and Puppets!  
If you can't find something here to amuse or amaze you, you probably can't be pleased!
472018-09-12Harvest FestivalTime to gather up the tins from the back of the cupboard of the stuff nobody eats, and let's put together a food basket.

Songs about Food!
462018-08-29Carnival of the AnimalsThe Animals came in two by two Hurrah!

Carnival of the Curious Animals..... Free entry for Puffins!
452018-08-15World TourBeen around the world tonight..... so I'm either Superman or Santa......

Songs about Countries, songs about Cities, Songs about Towns..........
442018-08-01Dancing at LughnasadhThe traditional Celtic Harvest Festival - time to dance in the moonlight - let's have your dancing songs and we'll have a Curious Ceilidh!
432018-07-25I never promised you a Rose GardenDaisies, Buttercups, Roses, Venus Fly Traps, Triffids....... let's have your songs about flowers.  
422018-07-181st Anniversary Show!No idea what we're going to do.  But if you're all going to join in, then this MIGHT be the Mixtape Experiment...... πŸ˜‰
412018-07-04Same Title, Different SongSometimes it gets confusing - Can't Get Enough of your Love?  But is it Barry White or Bad Company....?  The Power of Love?  Rush, FGTH, Huey?  And what kind of contrasts do they have for us?
402018-06-27Seven Deadly Sins
Yes, those most awful of sins..... 

Pride
Greed
Lust
Envy
Gluttony
Wrath
Sloth

42017-08-10Boys And GirlsSongs about Boys, Songs about Girls, Songs about Boys and Girls........
392018-06-20Cousin of Bride of Son of Cover Versions
Every time I do a Covers show, I always find some even more awful stuff JUST after I put the show to bed.
Nothing is safe, nothing is sacred, and we're going to play them!
382018-06-08Curious Requests

We can't fit all the requests we get into every show, but we ARE listening..... so here are some of the requests we didn't get to play for you!  It's not ALL Genesis, honest......


Some are Marillion.......Γ°ΕΈΛœβ€°
372018-05-30Obscure Originals
Less Well Known Originals - where the covers are the more famous track!

362018-05-23Give my regards to Broadway
We're looking for pop covers of songs from musicals - we might stretch to including one or two songs that subsequently became part OF a "jukebox musical" but ideally we'd prefer to keep it the other way around!


352018-05-09**Eurovision Special**
Has to be done!  But we're not only interested in the winners - let's have the runner ups - let's have the songs that didn't even make it into the final...... 


342018-05-02We are the Music Makers
Songs about actually BEING in the band - or writing the songs that make the whole world sing, perhaps....?


332018-04-25Misheard Lyrics
Last night I dreamt of a bagel
Warm wind carry on the sea, he called to me
Young girl with eyes like potatoes.......

Theme inspired by Glavlar and the great "Trex - really, they're not singing Robin Hood" discussion!


322018-04-11EarwormSpecial II - Earworm Strikes Back
Return of the Evil Earworm - prepare to be humming until the end of tiiiiiiime!
312018-04-04Fools and Sages
In honour of April Fools Day, songs about Fools, Wise Men, Wise Women - or is it? πŸ˜‰

302018-03-28Portrait Gallery
I've been looking so long at these pictures of you that I almost believe that they're real.....
32017-08-03The Midnight CarnivalThe Midnight Carnival
292018-03-14Curious RequestsWe can't fit all the requests we get into every show, but we ARE listening..... so here are some of the requests we didn't get to play for you!  It's not ALL Genesis, honest.......Γ°ΕΈΛœβ€°
282018-03-07Curious Cinema
Music from the Movies - but the curious kind.  

You may well think that your heart will go on - but it hardly seems necessary to wail about it for 5 minutes.  Oh and there was *totally* room for Jack on that door.
272018-02-28Poetry and Poppycock
Sometimes songs have lyrics that are so breathtakingly lovely, they almost stop your heart.
Sometimes, they just go ba da da da la la la boop shoop da boop


262018-02-14St. Valentine's Day MassacreNot a fan of Valentine's Day?  Yeah, neither am I.
Songs about disfunctional relationships, with a side order of Valentine's Day and maybe machine guns....... 
And chocolate.  Definitely chocolate.
252018-02-07Family TiesA Theme suggestion from Graham Brown that has grown several heads!

Songs from bands where at least two of the band members are related - we will also accept 2 bands, if there is a relative in each of them...... πŸ˜‰
242018-01-31Planes, Trains and AutomobilesSongs about transport - any kind, even feet! πŸ˜‰
232018-01-17Boys and Girls II - Revenge of the Name Yes, it's the long awaited Boys and Girls II - time to play some of the songs we didn't get to play in the first show! πŸ™‚
222018-01-10Unexpected GuestsIt's amazing how often musicians you don't expect show up on other musicians tracks.....

*Nobody ever invites Johnny Marr.... but he shows up anyway...*
212018-01-03Tales and LegendsSongs that tell a proper story - with a beginning, a middle and an end - perfect for a cold winter's evening
202017-12-20Yule not have heard these before.....Cabinet of Christmas Curiousities
**WARNING: THIS IS A WIZZARD FREE ZONE**
22017-07-27Heroes and Villains Heroes and Villains
192017-12-13Curious Requests SpecialWe can't fit all the requests we get into every show, but we ARE listening..... so here are some of the requests we didn't get to play for you!  Except for that 14 minute track...... πŸ˜‰
182017-12-06Nightmares and DreamscapesSleep, Insomnia, Dreams, Nightmares...........

172017-11-29Bride of Curious CoversRound 2 of Curious Covers and Unexpected Cover Versions - prepare to be amazed...... or at least mildly entertained!
162017-11-15Hatches, Matches and DispatchesThe milestones of life....... Births, Marriages and Deaths and all those other chapter headings that punctuate life.....
152017-11-08You Dancin'?You Dancin'?
You askin'?
Ahm askin'?
Then I'm dancin'?

All together for the Floral Dance.......
142017-11-01Ghosties&Ghoulies&LongLeggityBeastiesFrom ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

Samhain Special!
132017-10-18Cocktail HourJust another Tequlia Sunrise.... or is it Margherita Time?

What's your poison?
122017-10-11Angels and DemonsEarth Angel, Earth Angel..........she's the Devil in Disguise.......

Celestial beings in song form
112017-10-05Sing a RainbowRed and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue.........

Songs about colours - even the ones that aren't in the Rainbow.......
102017-09-21Earworm SpecialWhat's your Earworm?  What song can you simply NOT get out of your head once it gets in there.......?
12017-07-20Sun and RainSun and Rain