The Lach Chronicles

Episodes

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0101The Night Dylan Came20130717

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York.

He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh. His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot.

He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others, he discovered and nurtured lots of talent - including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

Many people came to see him in New York and, in this episode, Lach remembers the night Bob Dylan arrived.

Written and performed by Lach

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0102Kiss Loves You2013072420150916 (R4)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh. His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot.

He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others, he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches but nobody discovered him. Rock and Roll is about many things, but first you've got to get out of the house. Lach finds himself trying to find common ground with his small, and at times, unappreciative audience. What's so complicated about his love for four very hairy men?

Written and performed by Lach

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin.

0102Kiss Loves You20130724

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh. His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot.

He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others, he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches but nobody discovered him. Rock and Roll is about many things, but first you've got to get out of the house. Lach finds himself trying to find common ground with his small, and at times, unappreciative audience. What's so complicated about his love for four very hairy men?

Written and performed by Lach

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin.

0103Rock And Roll Nation2013073120150923 (R4)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

This week we find Lach reminiscing about his influences and he shares his thoughts on Jim Morrison, Batman and Tom Petty.

Written and performed by Lach

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0103Rock And Roll Nation20130731

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

This week we find Lach reminiscing about his influences and he shares his thoughts on Jim Morrison, Batman and Tom Petty.

Written and performed by Lach

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0104North Beach, San Francisco2013080720150930 (R4)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others, discovering and nurturing lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches. But nobody discovered him.

This week Lach remembers the time he spent in North Beach, San Francisco, hanging out with the beatniks.

Written and performed by Lach

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0104 LASTNorth Beach, San Francisco20130807

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others, discovering and nurturing lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches. But nobody discovered him.

This week Lach remembers the time he spent in North Beach, San Francisco, hanging out with the beatniks.

Written and performed by Lach

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0201Sally's Gone Blue20141203

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His famous night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, entranced by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lach harvests his extraworldy experiences and starts a new adventure into an unexplored world - comedy.

Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio.

0202Drinking Beers With Mom20141210

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His notorious night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

The road to success has many distractions, particularly on the journey through rock and roll. As an outsider, Lach didn't know what he was missing until a fateful night on the New Jersey border opened his eyes to the possibilities of the universe, the appeal of the Dark Side of the Moon and the high school house party.

Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0203Teenage Alcoholic20141217

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His acclaimed night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In 1982, the "Village" was the centre of all worldly excitement. Iggy Pop played small venues to those in the know, style was everybody's own, your heroes drank in the local bars, and anointment was just a few chords away.

Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0204 LASTHome On The Range20141224

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His eccentric night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach recalls the genesis of his career and - ultimately - his independent life. Always an outsider, his young rejection of aspiration and fledgling discoveries of Messrs Bruce and Bob led Lach to a salvation he still holds dear.

Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0301Goodnight Tokyo20160615

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches- but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time he played a gig in Tokyo. Things didn't go to plan.

Written and performed by Lach

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0302Weird Association For The Blind20160622

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time that he experimented with mind altering substances and changed the way he and his friends saw the world forever.

Written and performed by Lach

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0303A Trip To The Strip20160629

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time when he used to live in Las Vegas. There were parties, parties and you guessed it... more parties. But the good times didn't last.

Written and performed by Lach

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

0304Lach's Antihoot20160706

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches. But nobody discovered him.

In this, the final episode, Lach decides it's time to bring back the Antihoot and wonders what this adventure might bring.

Written by Lach

Performed by Lach, Julia Sutherland and Richard Melvin

Sound Design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.