Friday, 24 December 2010




Photos are HERE.

HOOOPS - MIX - BOONBEANS 04 & 05 - 'BEST OF 2010 (Part 1 & 2)' - 22/12/10'

Below are JH's 'Best Of 2010' Hooop mixes..


JH's Beansonbread Awards including 'Best Song', 'Best Album' and 'Worst Song' can be found HERE. More to come before 2011.

The other 3 worms albums of the year are...
ML > Olly Murs
MH > Black Eyed Peas
GJ > Dylan's xmas album.

Monday, 22 November 2010


OLO Junkyard HERE.


JH writes..


Woke up very groggy from the night before (the Gold Panda gig). Ate pizza & cookie at Sunnyside and then livened up after hearing the Spurs winner go in to beat Arsenal. We spent most of the day cutting up Ichi’s steel drums. Ichi is a brilliant Japanese musician who recorded some steel drums for us a few months ago. It’s only now we’re getting round to sorting them out for the track they’re gonna go on. The song ‘Are You Girl?’ (as its called at the moment, although i want to change it) is really sounding weird…good weird!! It sounds Egyptian & Japanese at the same time, sounds like a new language. and includes the lyrics ‘not a fuddy duddy’ and ‘s*** on a shark’. Ate 2 dinners. Massively regretted it later. Watched X-Factor, the DRAMA! Loved Wagner’s reply to Cheryl. I want a spin-off sitcom with Wagner and Louis. Fell asleep during Match Of The Day just like the good old days.



Thursday, 18 November 2010



‎*presses PLAY* > "....*wobbles/warp*......I gave birth, naturally, you can see, you can see, on my CV, on my TV...." *beats begin*



Photo taken by Kimberly.



Our songs 'Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb' & 'The Elastic Waste Band' have been featured on Vol.11 of the EyeSeeSound mixtape. Have a listen HERE.



Some more pics HERE.



This was a Halloween Hooops 'Special Feature'. We'd just finished a version of a new song called 'Badge' so we streamed it live on Ustream. The live video won't be repeated.





JH has a new look Beansonbread blog. Over HERE.




RECORDING (October) - PHOTOS (Finished Set)

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


3/4 of OLO Worms played in a Beatles tribute band for Delifinger's wedding. It was a great day/night! Watch the short videos over on Hooops HERE.


Wednesday, 6 October 2010


The new series of 'The Apprentice' starts tonight. Seems like the right time to embarrass ourselves again by dragging up last years OLO Apprentice (yes yes its too long...blah blah blah). R.I.P Pierre the cat. Watch it HERE.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Wednesday, 22 September 2010




This is REAL! SW's girlfriend gave it to me. (JH)


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Friday, 17 September 2010



Last Wednesday we aired 'Moleskin Mountain Boots' on JH's new audio/visual show Hooops . 'MMB' is kind of like a mixtape, a collection of demos and sounds we have been working on (for quite some time now). It was mixed together by JH. These demos and sounds are currently being recorded by us. These mixes and the video of the Hooops show won't be uploaded or played again. If you missed it, sorry. Maybe one day in the distant future they'll turn up?

While it was being broadcast JH was being streamed live - painting the artwork for the 'mixtape' (above), typing the tracklist (below), projecting different backdrops, cutting between different images, pretending to be a duck, and generally bumming around. There was a slight problem early on when his computer crashed (probably due to his face being on the screen) but we overcame that hiccup and the rest of the show went well. There are a load of photos, screengrabs and live chat from the show below. Keep your eye out for future Hooop shows!

Hardsparrow blogged about it all HERE & HERE. Henners blogged about it HERE.

'Moleskin Mountain Boots' Part 1 tracklist..

Photos and screengrabs..

Live chat from the show..

9:09 Hooops_TV: YEAH, Im just gonna have the music and the webcam. im not using PRO ustream, im basic, im basic. i turned off photoshop too. i'll manually write down track names.
9:09 Hardsparrow: This bit is like the klf's Space album
9:09 Hardsparrow: give the klf back their Space album
9:09 yourfarmer: one small step for James, one giant leap for mankind...
9:09 crocodileyears: HA
9:11 Hooops_TV: ha
9:11 delifinger: is this us? I don't remember this?
9:11 Hooops_TV: 'pin a badge' - this is marks baby! its the best thing i think!
9:11 Nooshmoo: I've still got a picture of spaghetti hoops and some woozy music is this normal?
9:11 delifinger: oh yeah I remember
9:11 Hardsparrow: it's nice.. clouddeady
9:12 yourfarmer: is that an mbv sample?
9:12 Hooops_TV: mark, still copy text pls.
9:12 crocodileyears: no
9:12 Nooshmoo: I was thinking about putting some clouddead on the other day didn't happen though
9:12 yourfarmer: sorry
9:12 crocodileyears: its a sample of my dog
9:13 crocodileyears: with a bit of time mapping...
9:13 fakeblues: my washing machine going through a spin cycle while this is on - I'm not mucking about when I say that it quite suits it
9:14 Hooops_TV: a very slow shark
9:14 Hardsparrow: "dream places yet undreamt"
9:14 yourfarmer: the sound seems sorted... good work crew
9:16 delifinger: ants again?
9:17 fakeblues: it's kind of grown on me now, that ticking
9:18 Nooshmoo: leave the can alone
9:18 delifinger: fruit and fibre
9:18 delifinger: jiff lemon
9:18 fakeblues: that's Asda price
9:19 yourfarmer: What's an Induction Generator?
9:23 fakeblues: I too am enjoying the duck dancing
9:24 crocodileyears: its quacking me up
9:24 yourfarmer: I preferred it when it was all going wrong
9:25 yourfarmer: "Yeah, it was really cool before they sorted themselves out"
9:25 fakeblues: what's this one called? I remember it from the other night - it's great
9:25 delifinger: sleep is my dessert - I think
9:26 yourfarmer: Good effort, duck
9:26 Nooshmoo: yes that duck should have a lie down now
9:27 delifinger: turkey crown
9:27 golojones: it's basically had all the bones taken out
9:28 Nooshmoo: I had one not last christmas or the christmas before that but the one before that.
9:29 crocodileyears: here's Grandad
9:35 Nooshmoo: Is that Hammer?
9:36 stephenhello: yo.
9:36 thebot75: Word.
9:36 Nooshmoo: My teeth are funny from that coconut
9:37 thebot75: Is it not from the acid?
9:37 Hardsparrow: I like this bit
9:38 Hardsparrow: What's he doing to that painting?
9:38 crocodileyears: answer an earlier question.. these are demo recordings and early drafts
9:40 stephenhello: I'm going to watch the hound of the baskervilles after this. Or Zulu.
9:40 Hooops_TV: big brother ending of this bit
9:40 Hardsparrow: It could live again
9:40 Hooops_TV: quotes from BB
9:40 Hooops_TV: we did live
9:40 yourfarmer: we could have Hardsparrow and OLO Worms on the bill
9:40 Hardsparrow: Hardsparrow is quite hot right now
9:40 Nooshmoo: I'm watching Iron man2 TIME FOR WINE
9:42 stephenhello: are moleskin mountain boots water proof?
9:42 stephenhello: Is that Miranda?
9:42 crocodileyears: wow thats like, live!
9:43 Hardsparrow: I really need a drink
9:44 Hardsparrow: Tea, beer, anything
9:44 Hardsparrow: Is it Weird Al?
9:44 crocodileyears: hahaha yeah its wierd Al!! i just thought that too
9:44 crocodileyears: Weird Al even
9:44 stephenhello: I have 3 bottles of whisky and a bottle of vodka in my hotel room if that helps.
9:46 stephenhello: The Bit of STrange whisky YAY!
9:47 thebot75: You should call it 'Disney or maybe disnae'.
9:47 fakeblues: stephen: pretty good, that whisky, isn't it! I had mine about a month ago
9:47 crocodileyears: you look like Sammy Pepper
9:48 yourfarmer: thebot - I have a Scottish friend who works for Disney, and she told me once that 'it disnae matter'.. still makes me laugh
9:48 crocodileyears: leave it at 2 large glasses of wine or go for a 3rd?
9:48 crocodileyears: haha
9:49 crocodileyears: i'm keen on 'Disnae'
9:54 golojones: ha! croco!
9:54 Hardsparrow: My flatmates might think it's a bit weird that i've gone out to get booze to drink by myself tho
9:55 stephenhello: Nothing wrong with drinking on your own.
9:55 stephenhello: Nothing at all.
9:55 thebot75: Just hide it in your jacket.
9:55 Hardsparrow: No, but they'll think I'm mental if I tell them about you lot..
9:55 thebot75: And close your door.
9:56 crocodileyears: oh yeah, 'now's your chance' *curses!*
9:56 fakeblues: hide the booze in a rolled-up jazz mag
9:56 crocodileyears: hide the jazz mag in a rolled up copy of the daily mail
9:56 crocodileyears: hide the daily mail in a copy of nuts
9:56 thebot75: Or Guns & Ammo. Or Womens Own.
9:57 crocodileyears: i think i might finish this bottle of merlot
9:57 fakeblues: She's On My Corpse - this one's sounding well good
9:57 golojones: la de da
10:09 Hardsparrow: Kronenbourg - CHECK. Twirl - CHECK.
10:09 Hooops_TV: sorry bout the handwriting, i was filling til the camra was ready.
10:10 crocodileyears: twirl?!?! WTF?
10:10 Hooops_TV: i'll finish this 'mixtape' artwork now
10:10 fakeblues: a twirl! Ace!
10:10 yourfarmer: Is Hoops on his own?
10:10 Hardsparrow: Oh , sorry.. didn't we talk about that?
10:10 pictishtrail: hollllaaa
10:10 Hooops_TV: heeey PICTISJ
10:10 Hardsparrow: OH gaaawd
10:10 yourfarmer: Haha
10:10 delifinger: trail!
10:10 Hardsparrow: Here comes trouble
10:10 pictishtrail: s'up homies
10:10 pictishtrail: i'm am feeling WEIRD
10:10 crocodileyears: You're late
10:10 fakeblues: Oh My God, I've just remembered I've got one of those big Kit Kats in the cupboard
10:11 delifinger: chunky?
10:11 pictishtrail: neuuutral zo-hooones
10:12 Hardsparrow: I headbutted a wall
10:12 Hooops_TV: this is when i tried to get the royal mail to whistle to our song - for the single Back From England
10:12 fakeblues: I seem to have lost sound
10:12 Hardsparrow: OH ! I thought I ate all my Twirl. You know when you eat it too fast. But there's a whole stick left
10:14 crocodileyears: i hate this voice
10:14 pictishtrail: is this james singing?
10:14 golojones: consolayla
10:14 Hardsparrow: Sounds Welsh
10:15 pictishtrail: jack johnson!
10:15 pictishtrail: haha
10:15 twotier: It's Mr Kipling
10:21 pictishtrail: buuuuum
10:21 stephenhello: The internet's not as good as it used to be in 1998.
10:21 crocodileyears: haha
10:21 Hardsparrow: Er...
10:21 delifinger: boobs
10:21 pictishtrail: hey anyone rmember jeepster chat?
10:21 Hardsparrow: Deja poo
10:22 delifinger: james they want to see your bum
10:22 Hardsparrow: Anyone's bum, really
10:22 Hardsparrow: Just a bum
10:22 stephenhello: One can and you want bum
10:22 crocodileyears: BUM BUM BUMBUM!!
10:22 pictishtrail: was that bum?!
10:22 Hardsparrow: Oh god, I thought he was going to do it then
10:22 crocodileyears: That was bad bum
10:22 pictishtrail: haha
10:23 pictishtrail: NOOOOO
10:23 crocodileyears: TOO LOW!!
10:23 clivecheese: theres no such thing as bad bum
10:23 pictishtrail: i'm loving this mix guys. you should do this EVERY DAY.
10:23 crocodileyears: this is what you bought thte webcam for JAMES!!! now's your chance!!!
10:28 Hardsparrow: James is going to the final!
10:28 pictishtrail: really?
10:28 stephenhello: Is it tonight?
10:28 clivecheese: if james isn't watching big brother does it still make a soound ?
10:28 Hardsparrow: And I'm going to win £10000 to do with sausages
10:29 thebot75: Sausage fighting?
10:29 Hardsparrow: Celebrity cook off with Mr. Motivator
10:33 Nooshmoo: This is all vey good. 9.48 - 10.30? goddam work!
10:33 delifinger: what a loon
10:33 Nooshmoo: Who is sammy pepper I have to know now
10:33 stephenhello: Naomi Camp
10:33 stephenhello: Naomi Campbell hasn't heard of Liberia
10:33 yourfarmer: Yes. And the light show on Canary Wharf with Kiss 100..
10:33 crocodileyears: he was in Big Brother about a month ago, when it was good.
10:34 twotier: I want a Hooops badge!
10:34 fakeblues: ooh nice
10:34 clivecheese: Hoops badges - £5
10:35 fakeblues: this one is v.sweet
10:35 Hardsparrow: Don't stop - Is till have three cans left
10:35 Hardsparrow: The twirl has all gone though
10:41 pictishtrail: i'm still here ... but doing some cooking
10:41 Hardsparrow: Cook that up
10:41 crocodileyears: cooking up some bum?
10:41 Hardsparrow: bum-mange
10:41 thebot75: Yeah, good job OLOs.
10:41 stephenhello: Is it over? Wait. WAIT!
10:41 pictishtrail: beans on toast with some cheese
10:42 crocodileyears: not over yet
10:42 pictishtrail: i'm still hearing music - it's not over
10:42 delifinger: beans and toast with some cheese IN A PIE
10:42 yourfarmer: I love you all. A lot. By the way.
10:42 stephenhello: ah, the gorlkeepers.
10:48 pictishtrail: this is scandalous
10:48 Hardsparrow: It's an interesting new theory
10:48 yourfarmer: The wheel keeps spinning...
10:48 pictishtrail: this has been a great mix, lads
10:48 fakeblues: I've really enjoyed this, by the way. It's sounding great - nice work olos! And cheers to pidge for putting it together, and the painting and visuals. And now I'm off. Night night! xxxxx
10:48 Hardsparrow: What?
10:48 pictishtrail: what i've heard of it
10:48 Hardsparrow: Oh, yes
10:48 golojones: thanks for listening everyone.
10:48 crocodileyears: Itchi! My man
10:49 Hardsparrow: ICHI!!!
10:49 golojones: nighty night.
10:49 twotier: This has been really good, More more!
10:49 stephenhello: Was that the TUFF JAMES!!!
10:49 Hardsparrow: More!
10:49 Hardsparrow: Ha ha.. didn't hear about that..
10:49 pictishtrail: OLO'S RUUULE
10:49 golojones: one day there'll be a recording.
10:49 Nooshmoo: I'm off now putting a film on. Bravo. everynight would be nice. sort it out
10:50 crocodileyears: one day....
10:50 golojones: one day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10:50 twotier: BOO The End.
10:50 yourfarmer: Now.. get the off my laaaaaaaaaaaand.
10:50 pictishtrail: *MASSIVE APPLAUSE*
10:50 Hooops_TV: the end
10:50 delifinger: goodnight chaps
10:50 stephenhello: Och, i do that all the time. I pretend i'm drunk.
10:50 Hardsparrow: Indeed!
10:50 Hooops_TV: wish i was driunk
10:50 stephenhello: Oh, is it over?
10:51 Hardsparrow: I think so.
10:51 Hooops_TV: u had 2hrs!!!
10:51 delifinger: tune in for part 3 tomorrow. Only joking
10:52 delifinger: open up
10:52 Hardsparrow: It's been fun. Maybe this is the future. Rich didn't like it
10:52 stephenhello: Who's winning big brother?
10:52 Hardsparrow: God knows.
10:53 Hardsparrow: That guy with tourette's was the best
10:53 delifinger: stephen hawkins knows]
10:53 Hooops_TV: i'll stick on some tunes for 30mins while i clean up
10:53 Hardsparrow: But don't think he's on it
10:53 Hardsparrow: Still says 11 in..
10:53 stephenhello: It's 2 in the morning for me.
10:53 Hardsparrow: Hmmmm..
10:53 Hardsparrow: Where are you stephen?
10:53 Hardsparrow: Where are you stephen?
10:53 stephenhello: Moscow.
10:53 Hardsparrow: Seriously?
10:53 Hardsparrow: Wowsers.
10:53 stephenhello: Yes.

OLO RECORDING (September 2010) - PHOTOS

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Sunday, 5 September 2010


JH has started a new on-going cartoon 'And Then...Aliens'. Follow it HERE.


Friday, 27 August 2010

HOOOPS - MIX - BOONBEANS 01 - SOLO - 25/8/10

We're only posting this one here because it's the first Hooop. We might post future one's if they are related to OLO. For all future Hooops visit HERE.

Hooop Mix - Boonbeans 01 - ‘Solo’ - 25/8/10 (Recorded Live)

‘Gone Solo’


Justin Bieber - 'U Smile (Shamantis 800% Slower Mix)'
These New Puritans - '5'
Mount Kimbie - 'Maybes'
Untold - 'Stop What You're Doing (James Blake Remix)'
Jai Paul - 'BTSTU'
The Beatles - 'Nowhere Man'

Hooops website

The mixes will be going out live on Ustream. I did a little drawing for the first one which u can watch back if u want. It might be better watching it over on Ustream as this blog cuts off some of the video and there's no other smaller embedded code.


Hooooops!! Welcome! Hooops is JH's new 'thing'. Check out the new website HERE.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Yes sadly after 5 great years of broadcasting (live and in podcast form) we have decided to call it a day here at OLO Radio. We'll write more next week about why we decided to stop. We'll also be posting up some stats, facts and figures for the eggheads amongst you. You can still listen to and download ALL the podcasts right here right now. The blog won't be deleted. We've collected up ALL 134 of the podcasts so they are safe. Hopefully we'll work out a good way to get them all to you.

We'll get back to you next week,

The OLO Radio Team

>UPDATE - 24th AUGUST 2010<

Hello again,

This is just a bit of a round-up and a final goodbye from the OLO Radio team.

Maybe we should tell you why we decided to stop podcasting mixes. During the end of last year and the beginning of this year we really fell behind with making new mixes and updating the itunes podcast feed. The number of mixes we put out was really poor compared to the number in past years. I think most of the team lost interest in doing the mixes and had less time to make them due to a number of things. So we decided to stop. There's no point just doing just a few a year. Stop it! kill it! do something new! (more on that in a bit).

We've left you with 134 OLO Radio mixes to listen to / download whenever you ever want to. As we said in the message above, when we manage to upload them all (it's gonna take a while!) we'll post links up here on this blog for you to download the whole lot.

We've really enjoyed running OLO Radio! In all the different forms its taken - the weekly live online radio streams, the pre-mixed podcasts, the live DJing (in the real world), and even within our OLO Worms live sets. It's been a lot of fun! We've really enjoyed having the special guest mixes made for OLO Radio too. So thanks to all the guests who made mixes for us and a BIG thank you to anyone who tuned into our radio signal. Cheers! x

Here are some final lists, facts and figures..

OLO Radio
Sept 2005 - June 2010

Total podcasts = 134
Guest podcasts = 57
OLO podcasts = 77
Boonbeans 1>40
Delifinger 1>19
Lionheart 1>7
Seaweed 1>3
OLO Team 1>8

Total downloads = 21,174
(via iTunes and RSS feed, not including downloads from the blog)

We don't have records of all the live shows so we won't be posting the odd few. Just imagine how bad they were.

You can check out ALL the podcast posters and tracklists on this blog. Have a root around. Use the search bar/tags on the right hand side if you want to look for a certain artist or podcast maker.

Below are lists of ALL the OLO and Guest podcasts. Click to enlarge..

The most downloaded podcasts were..
OLO > BB36 'Purple Heart' = 332
Guest > G49 - Zun Zun Egui = 279

The 1st song ever played on OLO Radio = LCD Soundsystem 'Losing My Edge'
(live show - 15th Sept 2005)

The last song played by an OLO member = Frank Sinatra 'My Way'
(BB40 - 18th Feb 2010)

Boonbeans has done a special blog about his favourite OLO Radio mixes. You can read this by visiting his blog HERE.

Boonbeans is also starting a new audio/visual mix 'thing' very soon. It's called 'Hooops'. Keep a look out over HERE for news on that. Actually, he'll just add the info to this blog when it's ready.

So that's that!!

OLO Radio
2005 - 2010

Monday, 23 August 2010


> We've had a 7" order from Washington DC!

> Our new green lights came from an old lady's old empty house. TRUE!

> New song 'Click On'

> The live visuals will make a comeback one day.


> Our song 'Disney' is gonna be E champion when its recorded. real vs digital / natural outdoor real life vs made up bedroom cartoon dream.

> At the end of all recording just when we think everything is over...cage the band and force us to write some catchy pop songs to be played on ASDA FM.



Cuddly Dudley: "I love olo worms, I fancy the lady that looks like Miranda Hart & I love the way they've adopted both Enigma & Candy Flip as influences"


JH: "It hasn't really sunk in yet but just over a week ago we supported Steve Mason in Bristol. You can have a look at the photos above. Steve Mason was a bit of a hero of mine growing up so it was a big deal when we got asked to do it. I won't go on anymore about him as it's embarrassing, i'll keep it to myself. I was soo pleased it all went really well. It was probably our best gig we've ever played. It felt like everything clicked into place. We had the Pink Panther theme as intro music that we walked onto, it really put me at ease. We got a really great review in Venue magazine which you can read HERE.


Are You Girl?
Back From England
Whacked By Pillow
She's On My Corpse

We won't be playing live again now til we have something recorded. We really need to focus on recording. We have soo much to do."


In Bristol's Venue magazine. Click to enlarge..