The Radar: Connections Game

Current standings:

Rich: 5 out of 9

Steve: 3 out of 4


2019-07-12: Anti-vax

Steve's connection. Rich sort of half got it.

Jessica Biel made some comments recently which were interpreted as being against vaccinations.

  • Electric Six - Jessica Dresses Like A Dragon
  • Elephant Stone - Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin
    • Jessica Biel starred in The Sinner
  • Ladyhawke - Vaccine
  • The White Stripes - Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine


2019-06-06: Harder, Better, Faster Stronger

Steve's connection. Rich did not work it out.

The connection was a song which has superior adjectives to these four - "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Daft Punk.

  • Andrew WK - Party Hard
  • Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
  • REM - So Fast, So Numb
  • Crowded House - Something So Strong


2019-05-30: Names of Britain's Got Talent Judges

Steve's connection. Rich did not work it out (but guest presenter Skye did).

  • David Lindup - The Zodiac
  • Alesha Dixon - Son Of A Preacher Man
  • Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Do It With A Rockstar
  • Simon & Garfunkel - America


2019-05-23: Musicians who went into politics

Rich's connection.  Steve guessed successfully.

  • Midnight Oil - Put Down That Weapon
    • Peter Garrett became a member of the House of Representatives in Australia
  • Blur - Best Days
    • Dave Rowntree stood for election as an MP, and has been elected a county councillor
  • Longpigs - Dance Baby Dance
    • Crispin Hunt stood for election as an MEP in this year's European Parliament election
  • Nirvana - Serve The Servants
    • Krist Novoselic is a political activist


2019-05-16: Bob Dylan namechecks

Steve's connection.  Rich did not work it out.

  • Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now
    • "A woman on the radio talked about revolution
      when it's already passed her by
      Bob Dylan didn't have this to sing about 
      you know it feels good to be alive"
  • Frank Turner - I Am Disappeared
    • "I keep having dreams
      Of pioneers and pirate ships and Bob Dylan
      Of people wrapped up tight in the things that will kill them
      Of being trapped in a lift plunging straight to the bottom
      Of open seas and ways of life we've forgotten"
    • "Posters of Dylan and of Hemingway
      An antique compass for a sailor's escape"
    • "I'm by the roadside with my thumb out
      A car pulls up, and Bob's driving"
  • The Who - The Seeker
    • "I asked Bobby Dylan
      I asked The Beatles
      I asked Timothy Leary
      But he couldn't help me either"
  • Counting Crows - Mr Jones
    • "I wanna be Bob Dylan
      Mr Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
      When everybody loves you
      Ah son, that's just about as funky as you can be"


2019-05-02: Game Of Thrones cameos

Rich's connection. Steve guessed successfully.

  • Snow Patrol Ask Me How I Am
    • Gary Lightbody played a Bolton soldier and sang "The Bear And The Maiden Fair" in season 3.
  • Sigur Ros Stormur
    • The band were musicians at Joffrey's wedding in season 4, and recorded a version of "The Rains Of Castamere" for the show.
  • Coldplay Don't Panic
    • Will Champion played a drummer at a wedding in season 3.
  • Ed Sheeran - Wayfaring Stranger
    • Ed Sheeran played a soldier and sang "Hands Of Gold" in season 7.


2019-04-25: Only Fools And Horses

Steve's connection. Rich guessed successfully.

  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Albert Goes West
    • Uncle Albert
  • Billy Bragg & Wilco - Hot Rod Hotel
    • Rodney Trotter
  • Mexrrissey - El Primero Del Gang
    • Derek "Del Boy" Trotter
  • The Strokes - One Way Trigger
    • Colin "Trigger" Ball


2019-04-11: Singers who wrote Adele songs

Rich's connection. Steve did not work it out.

  • OneRepublic - Love Runs Out
    • Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic co-wrote "Rumour Has It" with Adele
  • Tobias Jesso Jr - How Could You Babe
    • Tobias co-wrote "When We Were Young" with Adele
  • Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul
    • Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) co-wrote "River Lea" with Adele
  • Bob Dylan - I Want You
    • Bob Dylan wrote "Make You Feel My Love", famously performed by Adele


2019-04-04: Hazards for divers

Steve's connection. Rich guessed successfully.

  • Grinderman - Depth Charge Ethel
  • Radiohead - The Bends
  • Hundred Reasons - Drowning
  • Gruff Rhys - Shark Ridden Waters


2019-03-14: Singers who have been guest vocalists for Gorillaz

Rich's connection. Steve guessed successfully.

  • Terry Hall - Chasing A Rainbow
    • Terry appears on the single "911" by Gorillaz & D12
  • Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
    • Lou appears on "Some Kind Of Nature" (Plastic Beach)
  • Gruff Rhys - Drones In The City
    • Gruff appears on "Superfast Jellyfish" (Plastic Beach)
  • Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
    • Bobby appears on "Stylo" and "Cloud Of Unknowing" (both Plastic Beach), and "Bobby In Phoenix" (The Fall)


2019-03-07: Instrumental songs named "Theme From..."

Steve's connection. Rich guessed successfully.

  • Ben Folds Five - Theme From Dr Pyser
  • Space - Theme From "Baretta Vendetta"
  • Blur - Theme From Retro
  • The Divine Comedy - Theme From Casanova


2019-02-28: Theme tunes from each season of True Detective

Steve's connection. Rich did not work it out.

  • The Handsome Family - Far From Any Road
    • Theme tune from season one of True Detective
  • Leonard Cohen - Nevermind
    • Theme tune from season two of True Detective
  • Cassandra Wilson - Death Letter
    • Theme tune from season three of True Detective


2019-02-21: Song names similar to Jamiroquai album titles

Steve's connection. Rich guessed successfully.

  • Sheavy - Automaton
    • Jamiroquai album: Automaton (2017)
  • Junior Senior - Dynamite
    • Jamiroquai album: Dynamite (2005)
  • Prince - Planet Earth
    • Jamiroquai album: Emergency On Planet Earth (1993)
  • Kacey Musgraves - Space Cowboy
    • Jamiroquai album: The Return Of The Space Cowboy (1994)