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Toyah on TV: My Vintage TONIGHT!

May 7th, 2013

A reminder that Toyah’s My Vintage is repeated tonight on ‘Vintage TV’ at 11.30pm.

Toyah on TV: My Vintage

April 24th, 2013

Toyah’s My Vintage, which originally aired on ‘Vintage TV’ last March, is repeated again in early May.

My Vintage: Vintage TV: Tuesday 7th May: 11pm
Toyah Willcox. Toyah was a rebellious child, but the arrival of rock ‘n’ roll reinvented her life and gave her grounding. Here she shares with us the songs that brought her to where she is today.

• View all of Dreamscape’s previous My Vintage news here.

Toyah on TV: My Vintage

February 9th, 2013

Toyah’s My Vintage, which originally aired on ‘Vintage TV’ last March, is repeated this coming Tuesday.

My Vintage: Vintage TV: Tuesday 12th February: 11pm
Toyah Willcox. Toyah was a rebellious child, but the arrival of rock ‘n’ roll reinvented her life and gave her grounding. Here she shares with us the songs that brought her to where she is today.

• View all of Dreamscape’s previous My Vintage news here.

Toyah Willcox: My Vintage: Complete Song Choices

April 7th, 2012

Toyah guested on My Vintage on Vintage TV last month, choosing 12 songs of significance, and we’ve been counting them down over the last month.

Click on each of the songs below to read in detail what Toyah said about each of her song choices.

Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music / The Jean Genie – David Bowie / The Killing Moon – Echo & The Bunnymen / Tiny Dancer – Elton John / The Passenger – Iggy Pop / All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix / Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush / Walk On The Wild Side – Lou Reed / Stay – Shakespears Sister / Mad World – Tears For Fears / Even Better Than The Real Thing – U2 / The Lovecats – The Cure.

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My Vintage: Toyah’s Final Song Choice

April 7th, 2012

Toyah’s final song choice from My Vintage, ‘The Lovecats’ by The Cure.

“My career has spanned many decades. My first success with music actually started in the late Seventies when I started to top the Indie Chart. I was actually number one on the first Indie charts for 12 months. Then, in 1981 I started to have mainstream hits, and the interesting thing about “Eighties” music, it’s perceived as quite popularist but there were some artists around in the Eighties who were incredibly diverse…”

• Read the full transcript of the reasons for this song choice here.

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My Vintage: Toyah Talks U2

April 4th, 2012

Toyah’s 11th song choice from My Vintage, ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’.

“I have never seen this band live. I would love to see them live, but I’m kind of put off by the fact that they are so mega, they are so big, they are the biggest band in the world. I think still, Coldplay might be about to overtake them. I’ve always loved their music. I think they’ve always released great albums that make you want to dance, they make you want to put your hands in the air…”

• Read the full transcript of the reasons for this song choice here. View all of Toyah’s other song choices from My Vintage here. The 12th, and final, song choice soon.

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My Vintage: Toyah Talks Tears For Fears

March 28th, 2012

Toyah’s 10th song choice from My Vintage, ‘Mad World’. “I don’t think I’m alone in making the mistake I made with this song when I asked a member of REM when they released ‘Mad World’. They very kindly pointed out it was Tears For Fears.

When the film Donnie Darko came out, which I sat through. It’s a pretty hard film to sit through, and then ‘Mad World’ came up at the end, and it was so potent and powerful. Suddenly that song was everywhere, and it had relevance and meaning…”

• Read the full transcript of the reasons for this song choice here.

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Toyah Willcox: My Vintage: Song Links

March 28th, 2012

Toyah guested on My Vintage on Vintage TV earlier this month, choosing 12 songs of significance.

Click on each of the songs below to read in detail what Toyah said about each of her song choices. The final two soon!

Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music
The Jean Genie – David Bowie
The Killing Moon – Echo & The Bunnymen
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
The Passenger – Iggy Pop
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
Walk On The Wild Side – Lou Reed
Stay – Shakespears Sister
Mad World – Tears For Fears
Even Better Than The Real Thing – U2
The Lovecats – The Cure

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My Vintage: Toyah Talks ‘Stay’

March 23rd, 2012

Toyah’s ninth song choice from My Vintage, ‘Stay’.

“1992 was not the greatest year of my life I have to say. It was a year of massive changes and challenges. Deeply personal things going on, and when I first heard this song it actually made me burst into tears, because this song, I think, encapsulates how women feel about letting go of something. It encapsulates how women feel so intensly connected… to a person, and things in their lives. I don’t think I’m wrong in saying this and I don’t think I’m sexist in saying this…”

• Read the full transcript of the reasons for this song choice here.

My Vintage: Toyah Talks Lou

March 21st, 2012

Toyah’s eighth song choice from My Vintage, ‘Walk On The Wild Side’.

“When I was about 14 I was just so rebellious, you just could not contain me whatsoever. I was still going to school because my mother drove me to school every day, and then they kind of locked the gates so I couldn’t get out. In the weekends my parents allowed my brother and myself relative freedom, and we had a caravan in Worcestershire, and my brother, who was older than me, could drive at this time so at midnight we’d drive off, and we’d go and see midnight movies in Worcestershire…”

• Read the full transcript of the reasons for this song choice here.

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My Vintage: Toyah Talks Kate

March 20th, 2012

Toyah’s seventh song choice from My Vintage, ‘Running Up That Hill’.

“I feel really lucky to be able to say to you I want to put this next artist into My Vintage because she is a friend.

She’s the most delightful woman, and she is a total inspiration and a great role model. I have loved her work since I first heard ‘Wuthering Heights’ when I was 19, listening to the radio and I stopped in a stunned silence as I listened to her voice. It was breathtaking and she has continued to be breathtaking every decade ever since…”

• Read the full transcript of Toyah talking about Kate here.

Toyah Willcox: My Vintage: Song Links

March 15th, 2012

The full 12-song soundtrack to Toyah’s My Vintage. The programme is currently airing on ‘Vintage TV’.

Click on each of the songs below to read in detail what Toyah said about each of her song choices. More soon!

Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music
The Jean Genie – David Bowie
The Killing Moon – Echo & The Bunnymen
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
The Passenger – Iggy Pop
All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
Walk On The Wild Side – Lou Reed
Stay – Shakespears Sister
Mad World – Tears For Fears
Even Better Than The Real Thing – U2
The Lovecats – The Cure

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Toyah Willcox: My Vintage: The Songs

March 14th, 2012

Toyah’s first six song choices from My Vintage… View full transcripts of what she said about each by clicking on the song links above.

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Toyah Willcox: My Vintage

March 14th, 2012

Toyah guested on Vintage TV’s My Vintage on Tuesday 13th March in a 90 minute special.

Toyah was a rebellious child, but the arrival of rock ‘n roll reinvented her life and gave her grounding. Here she shares with us her most-loved songs: those that brought her back to where she is today.

Toyah chose an eclectic selection of her favourite songs (see above for the full list) and recalled why they had become so.

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