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Session 3 Wish You Were Here

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Still shining after all these years – Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here


Welcome to Radio Baxter, a tribute to the FM tradition of the classic album hour. The only difference is you bring your own music. The following was originally live-tweeted on Saturday 17 May 2014 at #RadioBaxter. Thanks to everyone who joined me.

This classic album session is at the request of my very good friend Nick, a social media Luddite who nevertheless has promised to stalk your Girl Reporter on Twitter if she would just tweetalonga while we playalonga Wish You Were Here.

Oh Nick, you know not what you ask. It’s about to get personal. And a bit dark. But what’s music for, if not to shine a light on our dark corners?

At times it’s the musicianship, at other times the story an album tells and then, occasionally, it’s because the work is fixed in a precise moment of the soundtrack of your life. With Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, it’s all three for your Girl Reporter.

That’s why we’re spinning Wish You Were Here. So, if you’re sitting comfortably, let’s begin.  Continue reading

Calling all crazy diamonds – how I wish you were here


Radio BaxterSally Baxter, Girl Reporter, requests the pleasure of your company on Saturday 17 May for the next session of Radio Baxter, listening to classic albums in the old fashioned style. Playalonga while I tweetalonga to Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here.

At times it’s the musicianship, at other times the story an album tells and then, occasionally, it’s because the work is fixed in a precise moment of the soundtrack of your life. Wish You Were Here covers all bases for your Girl Reporter.

Whether it’s an old favourite or your first listen, I’d love you to join me while I tweet along with the album in realtime from the specially created Twitter account @BaxterRadio or follow the hashtags #RadioBaxter and #PinkFloyd.

If you can’t make it, don’t despair! I’ll be putting it all up here on the blog the following day.

So, if you’re not doing anything on Saturday, 17 May from 8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), why not join me on Twitter. BYO Music. It’ll be fun. Not in Brisbane? Check your timezone here.

New to Radio Baxter? Check out the previous sessions –

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Murder Ballads

Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks

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