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About Near Perfect Pitch

The ‘Near Perfect Pitch’weekly music podcast began life as a weekly radio show in the 1990s as the very popular ‘Two Pints Of Lager & A Packet Of Crisps’ in Ottawa, Canada.

Dara Mottahed operates as the one-man show and host of 'Near Perfect Pitch’, a music podcast unlike any other, featuring the best in Indie, Alternative, BritPop, C86, Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Punk, Post-Punk, New Wave, Goth, Madchester and College, new releases, covers, guest interviews and regular weekly features. The perhaps closest parallel to 'Near Perfect Pitch' is some of BBC Radio 6's content

Dara is English, (now living in Ottawa, Canada), from Leeds, ex-music industry, a broadcaster of 30 years, a qualified audio engineer, a terminal audiophile, a seasoned publisher and an expert on BritPop / Alternative / Indie / Punk / New Wave / Shoegaze music. Dara recognized at a very early age his categorical lack of musical talent. With this, unfazed, he fast-realized that musical discovery and sharing your finds was beyond rewarding. Live DJ'ing, radio and podcast broadcasting ... sharing the gift of music ... how superb and rewarding a concept is this!

‘Near Perfect Pitch’ has quickly gained an ever-increasing international audience and the calibre of guests and features just keeps getting better and better. The podcast is currently available on all podcast platforms, eg. iTunes, Google Play, PodBean et al, on all major radio station platforms, eg. TuneIn, iHeart Radio, etc. and now also on MixCloud. Thus far, over 160 episodes have been produced and each and every episode I deliver a 3+ hour broadcast that showcases ...

The Best in Indie, Alternative, BritPop, C86, Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Punk, Post-Punk, New Wave, Goth, Madchester, & College ... each episode of ‘Near Perfect Pitch’ showcases ...

• Celebrity Musical Guest Interviews
 At Least One Artist Interview & Musical Feature
• New Releases
 Numerous New Releases
• Cover Me 
 Feature Cover Version
• Essential Wax
  Must-Have Album Feature
• Hattrick
 Musical Three-In-A-Row
• The Feature Peel
 Feature John Peel Session Track
• The Obligatory Fall-Ah
 Feature Track By The Fall
• Choon This!
 Feature Classic Rug Cutter
• The Magic Biscuit Tin
 Interview Artist Favourite Biscuit & Banter

There are many hard and soft costs associated with producing a regular 3 hour show; costs ranging from buying music, to calling interviewees, to podcast and web hosting, to audio equipment and software, to investing 15 hours recording, interviewing, editing, designing and uploading every installment.

Many artists have been interviewed for the show, such as ...

Oasis I Suede I The Charlatans I Ride I The Fall I Pixies I Blur I Primal Scream I Lush I Catherine Wheel I Sonic Youth I Curve I My Bloody Valentine I Elastica I Glasvegas I The Soup Dragons I Red House Painters I Manic Street Preachers I Chumbawamba I Richard Ashcroft I The Verve I Adorable I Pete MacLeod I Alias Kid I The Beautiful South I Drugstore I Swervedriver I Willow Robinson I The Wedding Present I Teenage Fanclub I Radiohead I Echo And The Bunnymen I Kitchens Of Distinction I The Lemonheads I Stereolab I Bettie Serveert I Gomez I Trashcan Sinatras I Superstar I Spiritualized I Ocean Colour Scene I Chapterhouse I Menswear I Cocteau Twins I Dread Zeppelin I Hothouse Flowers I The House Of Love I The Woodentops I Juliana Hatfield I The Jazz Butcher I Billy Bragg I Longpigs I Hefner I The Grapes Of Wrath I Courtney Pine I Martin Stephenson I Turin Brakes I The Farm I Neon Waltz I Bill Pritchard I The Telescopes I Tom Hingley I Mega City Four I The Jasmine Minks I The Flatmates I The Darling Buds I The Primitives I Hightown Pirates I Boyracer I BMX Bandits I The High I Fiat Lux I Reverieme I The Jazz Butcher I Thee Hypnotics I Edgar Jones I The G-O-D I Stella Grundy I Simon Wolstencroft I Ed Blaney I Cold Water Swimmers I Tinsel Heart I Pete Fij I It's Immaterial I Boz Boorer I Periscope I Merz I Dodgy I Derek Ridgers I The Tragically Hip I Dean Garcia I Crash Vegas I The Chameleons I Anne Savage I Wire I The Mock Turtles I The Vryll Society I Happy Mondays I Captain I Team Picture I Ozean I Alpaca Sports I Pale Lights I Even As We Speak I Candy Opera I The Fernweh I Professor Yaffle I Rat Scabies I Miki Berenyi I Steve Wynn I Robert Forster I Whyte Horses I Brix Smith I Martin Bramah I 14 Iced Bears I Kristin Hersh I The Monochrome Set I Sarah McLachlan I The Chills I Kim Fowley I Steve Wynn I Imperial Wax I Mattiel I John Robb I The Dandy Warhols I James I David J I The Sundays I PJ Harvey I Maps I The Black Watch I Tom Green I Neville Staple I The Church I Medicine I Adam Franklin I Gigolo Aunts I Marty Willson-Piper I Walter Lure I Cud I Close Lobsters I Bradford I Luke Haines I Silver Sun I Cranes I Ultra Vivid Scene I The Boo Radleys I XTC …

… and many, many more.

Needless to say, thank you all for your support and please share the love, sentiment and project.

All the best,

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