Former host of venerable retro show Vintage Cuts, the ever-charming Michael Daly regularly spins records all over Christchurch with his partner in musical crime Mr Christopher Stone. Skew-Whiff also enjoys pounding the drums for Dark Matter, reading about vampires, and rolling his own cigarettes.


8k83 Made of Stone (and other hard things)


The Hard Stuff… A hard day’s night, a heart of stone, an iron mic, a black diamond, a helmet, a block of wood, some nine inch nails, a hammer song, a hammer horror.. skew-whiff MD keepin’ it steel on, Otautahi, Aotearoa – a land in lockdown .. xoxo

Bryan Ferry – A Hard Rain’s A-gonna Fall
Stone Roses – Made Of Stone
Radiohead – My Iron Lung
Wax Chattels – Concrete
Killing Joke – Asteroid
Helmet – Biscuits For Smut
Tricky – Black Steel
El Michel’s Affair – Duel Of The Iron Mic
Captain Beefheart – Orange Claw Hammer (excerpt)
Amon Tobin – Keepin’ it Steel (Anvil Track)
Pulp – This Is Hardcore
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (part 1)
Peter Sellers – A Hard Day’s Night
Commodores – Brick House
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Concrete Jungle
Newmatics – Riot Squad
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Iron Bar Dub
Jimi Hendrix – 3rd Stone From The Sun
Replacements – Black Diamond
Iron & Wine – Free Until They Cut Me Down
Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
Die Hard – excerpt
Jean Paul Sartre Experience – Block
Fever Ray – Concrete Walls
Nine Inch Nails – Hurt (Quiet)
Kate Bush – Hammer Horror
Nick Cave & Bad Seeds – The Hammer Song
Emmylou Harris – Wrecking Ball
Tom Waits – Diamonds & Gold
Simon & Garfunkel – I Am A Rock
Rolling Stones – Heart Of Stone
Massive Attack – Metal Banshee (Mad Prof Mix 1)
Bats – Block Of Wood

8k82 Mononymous Music Makers


A Skew-whiff sampling of a bunch of music makers who chose to be known by a single name for at least a lengthy part of their career .. you know, like Sting or Bono… Sorry, it’s my show and it’s a Bono-free zone! Sting does get a cheeky snippet (more than he deserves) along with Tiffany, Liberace, Meco, Taco and Falco. Madonna gets a whole song (tough, I like her), as does Kylie, Dido and our homegrown tall poppy Lorde … some arrive via bands like Fergie (Black-eyed Peas), Morrisey (Smiths), Nico (Velvet Underground), Skin (Skunk Anansie) and Lawrence (Felt) .. Prepare yourselves, you will hear Enya, Cher, Beyonce, Sade … and Beck, Eno, Santigold, Kelis, Moondog, Rodriguez, Moby, Tricky, Carmel, Mia, D’Angelo, Lulu, Donovan, Melanie, Feist, MIA, Prince and … Neil .. Neil from The Young Ones .. 8K Radio 4 Ever!
xoxo Skew

8k81 My Baby Thinks She’s A Train


Skew-whiff jumpin’ someone else’s trains… all aboard!

Triffids – My Baby Thinks She’s A Train
Roy Budd – Carter Takes A Train
The Gist – Love At First Sight
Mulchzoid – Gravy Train
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia
Flaming Lips – The Train Runs Over A Camel But Is Derailed By A Gnat
Mestar – Choo Choo Train
Renderers – Night Train
Motorhead – The Train Kept A-rollin’
Cure – Jumping Someone Else’s Train
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Train Long Suffering
Monsters – Drug Train
Clash – Train In Vain
excerpt – Sparky and the Talking Train
Gang Of Four – Outside The Trains Don’t Run On Time
Gorillaz – Ghost Train
9 Lazy 9 – Train (Marden Hill Remix)
Beastie Boys – B-Boy Bouillabaisse Stop That Train
Keith & Tex – Stop That Train
Beatmasters – Ska Train
Theme – Petticoat Junction
Little Junior Parker – Mystery Train
Howling Wolf – Smokestack Lightning
Impressions – People Get Ready
Al Green – Back Up Train
John Lee Hooker – Hobo Blues
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Graveyard Train
Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train
Gun Club – Black Train
Bob Dylan – It Takes A Lot To Laugh But It Takes A Train To Cry
Richie Havens – Peace Train