Former host of venerable retro show Vintage Cuts, the ever-charming Michael Daly regularly spins records all over Christchurch with his partner in musical crime Mr Christopher Stone. Skew-Whiff also enjoys pounding the drums for Dark Matter, reading about vampires, and rolling his own cigarettes.


8k84 Touch Me I’m Sick


A skew-whiff exploration of tunes suggested by this pandemic … we are in week 3 of lockdown here in Aotearoa, our death toll is at 5, deaths globally are frightening in the extreme. I do not intend to make light of this horrifying situation but I’m not averse to a little humour.. nor do I shy away from potentially offensive soundbites, the dark side if you will. If I offend then I am sorry… we all must find our own levels, our own ways to get through this … and I wish you and yours all the best! xoxo skew (first broadcast on 12/04/2020)

Dub Syndicate/Lee Perry – Jungle (excerpt)
DJ Shadow – Organ Donor (excerpt)
Modern Lovers – Hospital
Bjork – Virus
X-Ray Spex – Germfree Adolescents
Throwing Muses – Fever Few
Eraserhead OST (Laurel Near) – In Heaven
Boards Of Canada – Sick Times
Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work
Van Morrison – TB Sheets
Little Willy John – Fever
Joe Tex – Pneumonia
Scott Walker – The Plague
Gang Of Four – Anthrax
Gordons – Adults And Children
Mutton Birds – Don’t Fear The Reaper
Over The Rhine – Fever
Kate Bush – Breathing
Bob Dylan – Knocking On Heaven’s Door
Dirty Three – Some Summers They Drop Like Flies
James Booker – St James Infirmary
Bob Dylan – Lovesick
Harry Nilsson – Coconut
La Lupe – Fever
David Bowie – Blackout
MGMT – Mystery Disease
Albert Elms – Opening In Hospital (The Prisoner OST)
Mudhoney – Touch Me I’m Sick
Kid Koala – Flu Season
Wire – Germ Ship
TV On The Radio – Ambulance
White Stripes – The Nurse
Charlie Feathers – Jungle Fever
Fall – Fit And Working Again
Robert Rodriguez – Hospital Epidemic

8k83 Made of Stone (and other hard things)


The Hard Stuff… A hard day’s night, a heart of stone, an iron mic, a black diamond, a helmet, a block of wood, some nine inch nails, a hammer song, a hammer horror.. skew-whiff MD keepin’ it steel on, Otautahi, Aotearoa – a land in lockdown .. xoxo

Bryan Ferry – A Hard Rain’s A-gonna Fall
Stone Roses – Made Of Stone
Radiohead – My Iron Lung
Wax Chattels – Concrete
Killing Joke – Asteroid
Helmet – Biscuits For Smut
Tricky – Black Steel
El Michel’s Affair – Duel Of The Iron Mic
Captain Beefheart – Orange Claw Hammer (excerpt)
Amon Tobin – Keepin’ it Steel (Anvil Track)
Pulp – This Is Hardcore
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (part 1)
Peter Sellers – A Hard Day’s Night
Commodores – Brick House
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Concrete Jungle
Newmatics – Riot Squad
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Iron Bar Dub
Jimi Hendrix – 3rd Stone From The Sun
Replacements – Black Diamond
Iron & Wine – Free Until They Cut Me Down
Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
Die Hard – excerpt
Jean Paul Sartre Experience – Block
Fever Ray – Concrete Walls
Nine Inch Nails – Hurt (Quiet)
Kate Bush – Hammer Horror
Nick Cave & Bad Seeds – The Hammer Song
Emmylou Harris – Wrecking Ball
Tom Waits – Diamonds & Gold
Simon & Garfunkel – I Am A Rock
Rolling Stones – Heart Of Stone
Massive Attack – Metal Banshee (Mad Prof Mix 1)
Bats – Block Of Wood

8k82 Mononymous Music Makers


A Skew-whiff sampling of a bunch of music makers who chose to be known by a single name for at least a lengthy part of their career .. you know, like Sting or Bono… Sorry, it’s my show and it’s a Bono-free zone! Sting does get a cheeky snippet (more than he deserves) along with Tiffany, Liberace, Meco, Taco and Falco. Madonna gets a whole song (tough, I like her), as does Kylie, Dido and our homegrown tall poppy Lorde … some arrive via bands like Fergie (Black-eyed Peas), Morrisey (Smiths), Nico (Velvet Underground), Skin (Skunk Anansie) and Lawrence (Felt) .. Prepare yourselves, you will hear Enya, Cher, Beyonce, Sade … and Beck, Eno, Santigold, Kelis, Moondog, Rodriguez, Moby, Tricky, Carmel, Mia, D’Angelo, Lulu, Donovan, Melanie, Feist, MIA, Prince and … Neil .. Neil from The Young Ones .. 8K Radio 4 Ever!
xoxo Skew