Saturday, 28 June 2014

Sheltering Skies

I still 'dig' the music that we stream, which I know sounds rather odd considering I actually chose what's played. I keep discovering whole ranges of intriguing combinations from a mass of fabulous groups. Recent examples are Bluetech, Boozoo Bajou, Nightmares On Wax, Night Smothers, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Spacecraft, Liquid Motion, Euphonic Traveller, and so many more. To me it's a complete learning curve, which I thoroughly enjoy when I find outstanding music waiting at the end of it. So many stars, so much beauty, it never ceases to making it's contribution to the uniqueness of what is Sven Radio. Stay Warm


Friday, 23 May 2014

It's A Long and A Dusty Road

The past couple of weeks have proven to be extraordinarily difficult from a technical point of view. We have unfortunately suffered at the hands of others. The problem in the main is that we are at the mercy of our Internet Servers. These are the people that Stream the music of Sven Radio around the World. So, if for some weird and wonderful reason they change our settings at very short notice, we are thrown into a situation whereby our many listeners are suddenly disconnected, and there's no way of keeping them informed.

I'm pleased to announce that we are now 'back on air.' Mind you we are still having to update the many directories, radio links, and web sites that Sven Radio is involved with. All I can do is ask for your patience and fortitude in what's been a great setback for this station, but like so many before, you cannot keep a good station down.

The news is that we shall be bringing you our Ambient, Chillout, and New Age Music as per usual, and quite naturally continuing the fight against Fracking, the Oil Industry, Chemical Companies, and GMO products. Our principles will never change

'Dover Beach'
By Matthew Arnold 1822-1888

"For the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land in dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight
When ignorant armies clash by night."


Friday, 7 March 2014

Time It Is A Precious Thing

Today there is no sun at all. The sky is dead. Very few birds are flying. There is no wind, not a branch flickers, nor a leaf moves. Just silence and the grey day. Yet, despite the sombre mood in the grounds of Sven Radio we are still playing our cool tunes. We are still giving out good vibrations, and still fighting for a new dawn. I and I have always believed from day one of this station, that the future of the World we all live in, lays in clean energy and science. Our objectives are still in promoting organisations who are fighting global warming, protecting the oceans, saving ancient forests, phasing out toxic pollutants, eliminating the threat of genetic engineering, and ending the nuclear age. The welfare of the Earth is all our futures. Humans have energy resources such as solar power, hydroelectricity, bio fuels, wind power, and geothermal energy. It is time to stop burning fossil fuel, and more importantly to stop killing each other over oil! Time is passing so they say, so we had better get it right this time, because there won't be no next time.




Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Sven Radio Meets Breaking Bad

This in effect is a selection from the Sven library of music, mixed with an edited play list from the Breaking Bad series. I must say it's proving to be one of the coolest sounding collections ever put out by us. All we need now is the sun and some beautiful long, twilight evenings. Chill, sit back, and more than anything, put the city and the day behind you. Sweet dreams x



Wednesday, 1 January 2014

All Day It Has Rained

Well the storm blows on and the rain falls incessantly. There's talk of it lasting for months - just the wind, rain, and the warm winter. It's terrible weather - Chinese, water torture.

"All day it has rained, and we on the edge of the moors
 Have sprawled in our bell-tents, moody and dull as boors,
Groundsheets and blankets spread on the muddy ground
And from the first grey awakening we have found
No refuge from the skirmishing fine rain
And the wind that made the canvas heave and flap
And the taut wet guy-ropes ravel out and snap.
All day the rain has glided, wave and mist, and dream,
Drenching the gorse and heather, a gossamer stream
Too light to stir the acorns that suddenly
Snatched from their cups by the wild south-westerly
Pattered against the tent and our upturned, dreaming, faces.
And we stretched out, unbuttoning our braces,
Smoking a Woodbine, darning dirty socks,
Reading the Sunday papers - I saw a fox
And mentioned it in a note I scribbled home;
And we talked of girls and dropping bombs on Rome,
And thought of the quiet dead and the loud celebrities
Exhorting us to slaughter, and the herded refugees;
Yet thought softly, morosely of them, and as indifferently
As of ourselves of those whom we for year have loved, and will again
Tomorrow maybe love; But now it is the rain
Possesses us entirely, the twilight and the rain."

 Alun Lewis 1915 - 1944 Killed on the Araken Front




Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Enlightenment

There is something beautifully refreshing about the wind on the coast line. Today it is chilly yet, the sun shines brightly. Later I shall cycle down to the beach to look out over the English Channel.

"Breathe lad, fill your lungs with fresh air, and bring some colour to your cheeks. Get rid of the diesel fumes and the poisons of the City. "

The beach is for dreaming. Dreaming of a better world perhaps that is cleaner, stronger, and free from greed and destruction. Sometimes, I think it would be easier to lose sight of my objectives. To abandon the struggle and join the other money grabbing guttersnipes; but I can't do that. I owe it to my children, and my children's children, to keep struggling and to develop enlightenment that will keep me fighting those that are ruining the world with their Fracking, pollution, fossil fuels, deforestation, and their lies. Man-made global warming is a fact, and you'd better believe it.

This does not mean I will not revise my understanding. I will judge the evidence before me, and from this will come my own perceptions based on scientific facts. I am sick of the charlatans, liars, religious nuts from all persuasions, conspiracy zealots, and climate change deniers. It is time to wake up and face the world around you. We only have one planet, and heaven on this Earth is by far a better option than some imaginary place, which is the product of a bastion of deception. Love, Peace, and good living.





Thursday, 17 October 2013

It Is A Sunny Morning And All Is Well

Already the weekend is approaching and here at Sven Radio our thoughts are turning to the play list. Putting ourselves in the position of constantly playing music, means that we have to regularly update our library. Just recently we have started putting the odd dash of Jazz into our broadcasts. We hope this does not upset our regular listeners too much. But when I say Jazz, it is not of the raucous kind, but is more of the "smooth" variety. Stan Getz, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Pepper, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Harry Connick Jr, I'm sure you get the picture. We are still streaming our live Ambient, New Age, and Chill. We will never stop doing that. So here's wishing you good listening and as always hope that the tunes give you a good, warm feeling, here inside. Kindness and Love. The Sven

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