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Weekend Playlist

20 Sep

1. SBTRKT:  Wildfire 
2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: So Good At Being In Trouble
3. Quadron: Slippin
4. Polica: Dark Star 

5. Brian Eno: Third Uncle
6. Casiotone For The Painfully Lonely: When You Were Mine
7. The Czars: Song To The Siren
Galliano: Slackhands

We’re kicking this weekend off at melting point with SBTRKT’s Wildfire with a video not unlike Carrie to-boot. SBTRKT (Aaron Jerome) has remixed songs by Radiohead, MIA and Goldie etc., and was part of the east London DJ scene before becoming no stranger to the heavy rotation on various radio stations. Unknown Mortal Orchestra with So Good At Being In Trouble lends itself nicely to the plink-plink-fizz of that first alka-seltzer the morning after. Quadron, otherwise known as Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj and Robin Hannibal (full name Robin Braun), are a electro-soul combo from Denmark and Slippin is a fab ear worm. Polica’s Dark Star will help you get your saturday scrambled eggs on the table. Can’t resist to throw something in from my cider glugging youth club days onto the weekend list: Brian Eno with Third Uncle is what it is. Casiotone For The Painfully Lonely make the Cindy Lauper hit When You Were Mine their own.  And The Czars exquisite cover of Song To The Siren (orig. from This Mortal Coil) and Galliano with Slackhands will see you off into Sunday. Enjoy!










Track of the Day for Dee Dee

18 Sep

Can’t let today go by without paying respects to Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin). Born this day 1952 and died 2002 in LA. Dee Dee, co-founder, songwriter and bass with the Ramones was famous for his count ins.


Track of the Day

17 Sep

Bonnie Prince Billy (Will Oldham, born 15th January 1970).
Starting out as an actor, he was in a couple of films before becoming disillusioned with the Film Industry. Among them was the  John Sayles Film Matewan (1987) – the film dramatizes the events of the coal miners’ strike in 1920 in Matewan, a small town in the hills of West Virginia. He played the lead in Old Joy (2006), a critically acclaimed road movie about about two mates on a weekend camping trip in the Cascade Mountain Range.

Here’s a Bonnie Prince Billie track: New Whaling. A beautiful song with lacy guitar and haunting vocals.


Welshly Arms – Run Right Out Of Here

13 Sep

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Track of the Day

12 Sep

Justin Townes Earle has five released albums from 2007–2012  and is the son of musician Steve Earle.

Track of the Day

11 Sep

Leonard Cohen’s’ ‘The Future’. Title track from the 1993 album for which Cohen won a Juno (CA) for best male vocalist.

World Suicide Prevention Day

10 Sep

10 tracks in honour of the work that the IASP (International Association for Suicide Prevention) do, in supporting anyone touched by this subject, and anyone who in which suicide has played a role in their lives.
The tracks are random in relevance.

1. Eels:  All The Beautiful Things

2. Bon Iver: Come Talk To Me (orig. Peter Gabriel)

3. Neil Young: Heart of Gold

4. Tribute to Don Cornelius: Soul Train Line Compilation… with The O Jays and Love Train among others.

5.  Dusty Springfield sings Burt Bacharach’s: The Look of Love

6. Elliot Smith: See You in Heaven

7. Nick Drake: Pink Moon

8. Daniel Johnston: Life in Vain

9. Nirvana: The Man Who Stole the World (orig. D.Bowie)

10. Wendy O Williams , The Plasmatics: Masterplan











Track of the Day

8 Sep

Neko Case celebrates her 42. birthday today. Amazing singer of the The New Pornographers, later successful solo artist with her album ‘Furnace Room Lullaby.’ Check anything of hers out, she also like dogs.

Track of the Day

7 Sep

Today, White Columns; a non profit space primarily showcasing up-and-coming artists without their own backer/gallery, will open the ‘Design Office’ exhibition of musician Kim Gordon.

A Northern Star named Nadine Shah

29 Aug




Nadine Shah grew up in Whitburn, a stones throw from my hometown, Newcastle Upon Tyne – her ancestral heritage stemming from Norway and Pakistan.

She’s been pigeonholed – as we like to do, with the likes of Nick Cave’s/PJ Harvey’s darkness. I think it all has to do with the deep, sultry, K.D. Lang like operatic tones she produces.  If her voice was an octave higher would we compare her to Dolly Parton, I wonder.

Anyway she’s brilliant, her stars is perfectly alligned for a big career and if you like the music of Heartless Bastards, Maria Callas, K. D. Lang  and many more you should give her a listen and judge for yourselves. Her Debut Album Love Your Dum And Mad is out now on Rough Trade. And its 14 perfect songs are a tribute to her taking her time to produce such a first good body of work.


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