Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Tune In, Switch Off, and Drop Out

What if the Hippies were right after all? What is wrong with wanting Love and Peace? Now we're stuck in some kind of Orwellian nightmare whereby we have continuous war. 

"The War is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either ISIS, Assad, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Ukraine, Afghanistan, but to keep the very structure of society intact." (George Orwell: Edited by John Radio UK) 

We are now firmly entrenched in 'Google Ads' Today we launched our final campaign to introduce Ambient, Chillout, Psychill, Downtempo, Lounge, and New Age to the planet via our new server now established in France. In the past we've had far too many upsets with our server, which resulted in the terrible loss of so many listeners. The set back was so great that we nearly called it a day, and were on the verge of kissing goodbye to the lot. But the yellow buds of the forsythia tree have started to come out, and being ex-hippies we felt the strength of spring. 

So once more we're here and playing our non-stop music around the globe.Take care my friends, "May the Swartz be with you!" 

Thursday, 21 January 2016

"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg"

"There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus and upset the convictions and debauch the emotions of an audience not practised in the tricks and delusions of oratory." Mark Twain

Today I watched 'Prime Minister's Question Time' live from the Houses of Parliament in London. Looking at the Tory benches, and seeing their response to their beloved leader David Cameron, you would be forgiven for thinking that there's nothing wrong within the UK as a whole. The very serious floods in the north are already forgotten. The scrapping of grants (without Parliamentary debate) for students trying to start out in nursing seem of no importance, despite the fact that the NHS is suffering a major shortage of nurses in all wards throughout the nation. Instead the Tories would rather see them laden with debt. Junior doctors are disrespected, swathes of the NHS are being privatised and sold off to companies that the Tories have a vested interest in.

The list is endless. Housing shortages, no worthwhile jobs, lack of investment in major industries and education. All Cameron could talk about today was the corrupted figures that seemingly showed a drop in the numbers of people seeking unemployment benefit. Little did he mention the reasons behind the drop. Zero-Hours Contracts, Benefit sanctions, Workfare (whereby people work for nothing) the increase in part-time, low paid jobs, mainly for women. Wages frozen. The realignment of what is categorised has being unemployed. Add austerity policies, whereby 20 million people have become impoverished, the rise in homelessness, the massive national debt of over £1.5 trillion (the largest ever) and still rising at a massive £2 billion a day, the cutting of funding to councils, the breaking down of social structures within communities and I'm sure you get the rift. Yet, Cameron still leads the nation by the nose (A pig's?) and the Tories still sit there smugly ignoring the Dickensian squalor in the nation as if nothing is happening apart from how well they're doing.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Those Who Do Not Move Do Not Notice Their Chains

Although it is a beautiful sunny morning, already there's a hint of chilliness in the air, which to me signifies the onset of autumn. Here in the UK we've had what has been the wettest summer on record. It is without doubt attributable to climate change. There are of course many articles that explain fully the circumstances as to why there are both droughts and flooding. Masses of scientific evidence accumulated from around the globe from leading climatologists, meteorologists, physicists, biologists, and scientists point towards the terrible consequences of denying the existence of man-made climate change.

Kumi Naidoo writes: "The hooligans, the real hooligans, are those CEO's and other leaders of the fossil fuel industry who are not prepared to accept that, in fact, they have to change."

"We need a global programme whose purpose is to leave most coal and oil and gas reserves in the ground, while developing new sources of power and reducing the amazing amount of energy we waste." - George Monbiot on the IPCC

"More than 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process and many more of them disturb hormone function. With fracking on the rise, populations may face greater heath risks from increased endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure. Water samples from drilling sites in the US with a record of spillages had levels of the chemicals high enough to interfere with the body's responses to male hormones" - Doctor Susan Nagel, University of Missouri

I could go on and give dozens of example of toxic waste from fracking. The billions of gallons pumped into rivers, lakes, aquifers, that have polluted the land and killed so much beauty. So why have the Tory Government axed money for research into renewable energy, and given massive tax concessions to the oil and fracking industry? 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

We Are Back Night and Day Forever!

After less than one week of reduced hours of broadcasting, the early verdict is that it's not working. Quite simply we are losing masses of listeners and that is not good at all. So with IMMEDIATE effect we shall go back to twenty-four hours of non-stop music. We made a mistake, because what should be remembered is that there is a PARTY going on somewhere in the World all of the time, and they will always need the cool sounds of Sven. We apologise for our stupidity - please come back and remember from now on we will always be here - Love forever and a day - Sven Radio

Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Informed Radio Station

Digital media is indeed a wonderful thing if you are trained in such matters. For the uninitiated however, it can prove to be a catalogue of disaster and frustration encountering the new 'lingo' and practices of the internet. I am very pleased to announce that after much hand wringing, head banging, and all round ignorance on my part the web page is now 'fixed'. Never in the field of human conflict have so many been buggered around, by so few, for so little.

So lay back, relax if you can, and enjoy the cool sounds of Sven Radio, still living in our Ambient, Chillout, New Age world, and still fighting for a cleaner, safer, and peaceful environment. Let us support all the organisations around the globe who struggle daily against Right-wing governments, corporate greed, austerity, stupidity, and disregard for common decency. Forget the politics of hate, "We shall overcome some day."

Stacks of new music by the way, from many talented people - much love in these troubled times, your ever present Sven the Redeemer. ^_^

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

A Winter's Morning In The Northern Hemisphere

Ambient music for inner peace, beautiful Lo-Fi Oriental Lounge to help relax. Frozen Roads Chillout classics. A vast selection of New Age sound spheres, featuring Tai Chi, Rainbow Serpent, Solar Fields, Desert Dwellers, Musicbank, Cinematic Orchestra, and the Dark Side of The Moon. Omar, Kaki King, Blank & Jones, Aphex Twins, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Goldfrap, Carbon Based Lifeforms and Buddha Grooves, will also be played from dawn till dusk. Help to make Sven Radio one of the most  popular, diverse, and interesting stations in the world.

Now playing in Christmas and the New Year with beautiful music - Please join us and 'open your mind' Looking forward to you picking up on our station and spreading it around. From Mr Sven the Peace guru (except when riled.)

Sunday, 7 September 2014

All Quiet On The Western Road

"The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus;
Let no such man be trusted."

                                 William Shakespeare