Tonight's post was inspired partly by the flowers I saw on my travels....and then by the play on C4 "The Unloved" which meant i cried for the second time today. It's a weepy so get the hankies if you're watching. Oh yes, back to the point. It featured music by Patrick Wolf and I had to listen to it... and I loved it!...It's eclectic too....
William Gallison and Madeleine Peyroux "Shoulda Known" Spotify Only.
An Aesop's Tale -equivalent about a Shiny Black Scorpion and a Big Green Frog.....set to music....I was enthralled.
Youtube Link "Between the Bars" which is a cover of Elliot Smith's oiginal. Youtube Link
Alexander Rybak "Fairytale"
This is the magical song that was the Norwegian Grand Final winning entry in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow. An unbelievable fact. This is more believable Alexander Rybak composed, wrote and performed this song. The song was inspired by Rybak’s memories of a former girlfriend, Ingrid Berg Mehus.
The guys dancing or is it tumbling? are worth watching again..... Youtube link
both links give you ........the soldiers tale of "Cheney's Toy" and then the elderly "Ruby and Carlos"'s story........On Spotify here is the whole album.... "Fire Wall Road" and "Freeway View" particularly good.
The Myspace link has several songs notably: These two "Choctaw Bingo" and "We Can't Make it Out Here" which aren't on the Spotify album....
Danger Danger with "It's One Step From Paradise" -Together, We'll find paradise some day...
The Small Faces "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake".....This track is a small taster of a great album and avoids the lunacy and Stanley Unwin They didn't and still don't come much more nut gone flake than that, ..it's total insanity and pure genius....I will be forever endebted to the guy who told me about this... and of course the retailer who sold it to me....
Great news the Youtube video includes Stanley Baldwin.. Youtube Lnk
Gene "Haunted By You" Then a lesser known group "Gene" who were influenced by the aforementioned Small Faces and ...Style Council, Clash and The Jam... see what you make of them. ...They had a lead singer with Morrissey-ish looks... Oh well see what you make of them They were often compared to The Smith's....so it's an apt title...still doing it... Youtube Link
Ever worried about cattle and greenhouse gas emissions? Well, accordng to this BBC News Northern Ireland report perhaps we have reason to worry. "It turns out that in a single day a cow can burp and belch a staggering 400 litres of methane into the atmosphere. A discreet inquiry reveals that most of the gas comes out of the cow's mouth - well over 90% apparently
The Premiers "Farmer John"..(Live) This is raucous.sound due to the select band of "fans"......They were the authors of the song. It dates back to early 60's..but I bet you're more familiar with Neil Young''s version
Youtube Link clearly a 1964 Warner Brothers label 45 spinning on a Sony turntable... ..they look like a bunch of nice guys after this girl....
I remember the martian hop playing on radio luxemburge, and sister had copy, way back when ! was seven believe it or not ? can remember few mates trying to emulate mark bolan's lifes a gas, with thier gutars some good and some awfull nice summer that year. ....Carl.
I know where you get your music sense from now. The Kid himself.... ..David Jensen. Luxenbourg Radio Youtube Lnk Check their history out Carl, I had no idea it went back to the 30's..... and the list of DJ names I recognise are endless...hugely influencial, you and them.l...thanks.
Can imagine that tune catching the imagination...did something to mine.... I wouldn't have minded the two little aliens as friends...and the two lads. They look like they've just stepped off of a birthday card..or 60's knitting pattern.... love the era. produced some great grown ups...
I remember Luxembourg. Very phasey station that I listened to when the Medium Wave seemed acceptable and you could still get the mainstream radio channels on there too. Apparently, the power that they had to use to put out even that poor signal was considered huge in it's day.
I think when I listened to that, it was before I'd even heard stereo.
Everyone tells me it was the radio station they listened to under the bedclothes pretending to be asleep so that no one knew.... something about poor reception...from the station and parents too if they were found out.
Cat Stevens "On The Road To Find Out" from Tea For The Tillerman album. I've always loved his voice.....his newer albums as Yusuf Islam have lost the naiver acoustic sounds... and the imploring voice...so I've chosen to visit the past with his track.. [b]Youtube link[/b]
In 2007, the album was included in the list of "The Definitive 200 Albums of All Time", released by The National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock Hall of Fame.
Grizzly Bear "Blackcurrant Jam" They are a Brooklyn based indie Rock band. They opened for Radiohead on the 2nd leg of their US tour. and became Johnny Greenwood's favourite band...
This track was only released on "Worried Noodles"a compilation album. Spotify Only. ....
Dina Carroll with Quartz. " It's Too Late" Quartz are a swedish duo. It is a cover of Carol King's song. Dina Carroll provided the vocals and it in turn provided her with a breakthrough into the charts when it reached No.8 and kickstarted her career. Youtube Link It has lyrics so no excuse for not joining in.
followed by Dina Carroll "Mind Body and Soul" if you're on Spotify.... It's the The B side of Escaping Youtube Link Both tracks are superb