Monday, 22 June 2015

A Few Thoughts On The Miserable English Summer

We had the summer solstice yesterday. Today it's rained since the early hours of the morning, and the temperature has plummeted. I've tried to lift my spirits, but I only see the loneliness of sparrows on nearby rooftops, sitting in the rain.

          ‘Vague images of grief and tragedy flickered in his mind. Somewhere a butterfly was flying out to sea, lost: La Fontaine’s duck had loved the white hen, yet after escaping together from the dreadful farmyard through the forest to the lake it was the duck that swam: the hen following drowned.'

        "It is dawn in Regents Park. A fresh wind blows from the canal. All is silent, apart from the oriental birds in the zoo, calling to each other in strange voices. The moon is full and translucent, and rests low in the western sky.

           I climb the nearby Primrose Hill, and sit and stare continuously at the city before me, with its blinking lights, and flashing towers, settled on the land as if it has just come from some other universe and is simply resting before raising itself. I imagine the city lifting off, and disappearing into the mist of morning, revealing a huge hole through which I can see the stars and planets of some far-off galaxy, twinkling in the distant abyss.

            Maybe it is true. Perhaps we are all being filmed, our tiny little lives, like a soap opera revealed for alien beings from outer space, to help them pass their time on Sunday afternoons when they are bored, and listless, and looking for diversity. 

            There is plenty to keep the watchers glued to their seats.  The lonely old man reading yesterday’s paper, whilst drinking strong, black, tea that went cold thirty minutes before, raises his head, and stares at the blank wall, endlessly. At number twenty-four Mrs. Abrahams, puts her head into the oven, and leaves her body on the kitchen floor, while Uncle Sol gallops up the street after some runaway cancer.
            Gnawed by the sun, the hopeless melancholic day begins. I feel the loneliness and desperation. My nose running, my skin crawling, my body shivering and telling me it needs more drugs - just the morning, the demands, and me, also playing my part in the soap opera, in which the plots are everlasting, dramatic, and always good enough to soak numerous handkerchiefs with tears..."

Monday, 11 May 2015

Are Tory Party Members/Voters Human Beings?

Sven Radio seldom ventures into the world of party politics, but mainly because this is the first time we have had a General Election in the course of running this station, we have decided to post our thoughts and feelings.

In what is now the post-era of the election several questions need to be raised, not least that of the electoral system as a whole. It seems bizarre to me that there is a tremendous bias in favour of the Tories. I know the 'winners' will be shaking their heads or gloating, and pointing towards the fact that they were the first past the winning post, and that nothing else matters blah, blah, blah. But the situation is that it does matter. It matters to the country as a whole. It matters to the disaffected who cast their vote believing in the Democratic system, only to find on inspection, that the set up is glaringly flawed and always has been. For example,

Conservative votes cast per MP - 34,348
Lib - Dems votes cast per MP    - 301,986
Green Party votes cast per MP   - 1,154,436
UKIP votes cast per MP             - 3,881,139
(Figures supplied by #FAIRVOTESNOW)

Other than the party that benefits, who in their right mind would try to defend such an outlandish so-called democratic system?

Here is our thought for the day, and why it is now so important to lift up your heads and declare your support to get rid of this destructive, uncaring, bunch of fraudsters and chisellers. Here is an e-mail received by Sven Radio this morning BST

Based on the result of the general election there's only really one logical conclusion, that is that the people who voted for the Tories don't have any idea at all about what the Tories have actually done since they've been in power. It would be virtually impossible that any sane, well informed voter would vote for a party that is the absolute epitome of corruption. By corruption I mean the corruption of government by the interests of big money. The facts irrefutably corroborate that the Tories have done everything they can to sell out the interests of people, and not in a single case have they done anything significant to represent the interests of the vast majority of people in this country. So essentially the message that the voters have inadvertently sent is that we're happy to be victimized by the greedy, we're ok with the means of our representation being sold out, we're ok with being plundered as long as we're tossed a few inconsequential scraps. Fundamentally though, based on the reactions that I'm seeing on Facebook (outrage and disbelief) people in this country still don't have any idea how the voting system actually works.
For example,The SNP got 10% of the national vote and got 50 seats
UKIP got 14% of the national vote and got 1 seat
The Tories got 37% of the national vote but got over 300 seats
The system isn't representative of the votes, it's representative of certain political boroughs, the votes of certain boroughs mean more than people in other parts of the country.
Basically the level of national representation isn't equal at all.
So yeah we're not living in a representative democracy as such, we're living in a country where certain parts are considered more important than others, irrationally so as it happens.
They did try to reform the system years ago but Labour and Tory scaremongering made people vote against reform.
Oh well, we're all in now for five years of hell, so we'd better get ready for it
We're going to be raped in every orifice by the Tories, so we'd better lube up

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

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Sunshine On A Rainy Day

Another miserable morning here on the south-coast of England, with heavy rain, and a dull, overcast sky. But hey guys and girls that doesn't stop our beating hearts. We still dance and chill here in the heart of Sven-Land in up town Brighton, East Sussex. So why allow the doldrums into your life when we have over 3,000 artists from around the World contributing their music night and day, and all for your pleasure? This fantastic collection is available on your mobile, iPad, iPhone, and PC whenever your working, resting, and playing. We are the ultimate station to the stars, and will make all your dreams come true. Love and peace - The Sven