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Thursday, 19th February, 2015


12:25 pm - Best Song Ever (of the month)
Swimming Pool by Emmy The Great

A gentle, shining, enchanting love song that is ever-so-slightly off-kilter. Beautifully evokes a feeling of immersion and the play of sunlight on water, not to mention the feeling of giving in and drowning in a new love.

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*Drift past the flowers*

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015


10:33 pm - Songs I'm excited about
Take Me To Church - Hozier
A real gem of blue-eyed soul. This track just might rip your heart out and stomp on it.

Waking the Witch - Kate Bush
This song is a wild ride through Kate's subconscious, featuring the characters who live there. It has to be listened to to be appreciated, as no description could possibly be adequate.

Continental Shelf - Viet Cong
Sinister, eerie, imposing. This is a powerful and strange track, full of mystery.

Inspector Norse - Todd Terje
Easy-going instrumental electro track with a great groove.

Mary - John Cale
Mesmerising song with seemingly nonsense lyrics that catch the ear just perfectly. Wistful and poignant.

Sinnerman - Nina Simone
A real epic of a song, if I ever heard one. Reminds me of the Divine Comedy.

Uptight Downtown - La Roux
Irresistible pop music! Get your shimmy on with BowieGirl!

Not Dark Yet - Bob Dylan
Slow and meditative, like a cool, late evening in summer. A sad, beautiful, relatively new track from Bob.

Ali Baba - John Holt
Wonderful vocal on this one. John tells us a story about a wild dream he had last night.

Touch The Leather - Fat White Family
Pervy, weird, and funny, kind of like The Sex Pistols crossed with Lou Reed. (Video is pretty fucking funny and/or hot - can't decide - but also NSFW!)

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*Drift past the flowers*

Sunday, 14th December, 2014


10:11 am - Funniest shit I've watched in ages
A hilarious overdubbed version of the animated Lord of The Rings:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M1x3XkHs-BE

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Sunday, 19th October, 2014


04:16 pm - New music and great thoughts about music
David Bowie's new song, Sue (Or In A Season of Crime)
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3GodUgnO7lY

Love this new track. Reminds me of 1. Outside, a very very good thing!


Iggy Pop giving the John Peel lecture on Free Music in a Capitalist Society:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lcj6z

Iggy Pop: proving since the late 60s that rock music is worth thinking deeply about!
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