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chrisweeks1020
Jun 14, 2021
In YOUR CHOICE
Thanks again to Jennie Mcgrath for sharing this rip off of Sun Screen for the current times. It may be a rip off, but it's funnier and sassier than the original
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chrisweeks1020
Apr 20, 2021
In YOUR CHOICE
With thanks to Antony Rose who found this playlist, it may be of anyone was tempted to explore ska a little more following the review of Cherry Red's 'Staring At The Rude Boys' compilation. It's a playlist of new ska and reggae bands and not a bsd place to start if you're looking for a Summer playlist. Thanks Antony.
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chrisweeks1020
Mar 24, 2021
In YOUR CHOICE
I'm pleased to pass on recommendations from one of our members - Jennie. They're for two songs receiving a lot of airplay on Radio 6 at the moment. Ohtis - Schatze (featuring Stef Chura). Ohtis is building quite a reputation in the States. And secondly, Dark Days by Yard Act - reminiscent of Mark E Smith and The Fall.
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chrisweeks1020
Mar 11, 2021
In YOUR THOUGHTS
Lou Ottens, who invented the cassette, died last weekend. What an invention. Making a mix tape for someone was a sign of real friendship. Having a couple of holiday tapes in the car prevented an outbreak of civil war in our family. (Musicals went down best!) They may disagree, but the tapes we made for the children to go with their first £9.99 Woolworths Walkmans will have contributed to any interest they have in pop today. Give me a mix tape, limited to 60 or 90 minutes, over a playlist any day. I wasn't such a fan of pre-recorded cassettes, always preferring vinyl but I do remember having David Bowie, BEF and Talking Heads amongst others to ease the commute. In memory of Mr Ottens and those happier times, here's Paula Yates singing These Boots Are Made For Walking from BEF's first 'Music of Quality and Distinction' LP.
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chrisweeks1020
Mar 02, 2021
In YOUR CHOICE
In this week's Album Review blog, there's a review of Talk Talk's 'The Colour Of Spring'. Coincidentally, Classic Pop magazine did a much more in depth piece on the band and this album, including a track by track review. Sadly, it's better than mine so I'm sharing the link to it below in case anyone wants to follow it up.
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chrisweeks1020
Feb 18, 2021
In YOUR CHOICE
Sometimes decent playlists come from unexpected sources. Sir Jeremy Heywood was our top civil servant until his untimely death in 2018. So far, so gloomy. His widow has just written his biography - 'What Does Jeremy Think?' It turns out that he liked his music, and the chapter headings are titles from a playlist he created on Spotify. The playlist features the likes of Pulp, Rolling Stones, Portishead, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Belle and Sebastian and many more. It's still available at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0opDCRYzTPjBPNBcviZ0rJ?si=v_JDcaZMSNK7RO80E_rncg
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chrisweeks1020
Feb 14, 2021
In YOUR QUESTIONS
The tune is 'Second Time Around' by Emmet Cohen. 3 minutes and 52 seconds into this track, there's a familiar melody but I can't for the life of me place it. Anyone who can put me out of my misery will be acting very kindly.
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chrisweeks1020
Feb 14, 2021
In YOUR CHOICE
Today's Sunday Times included a list of 15 of their favourite music videos. I haven't watched them all, and I'm not endorsing the music necessarily either, but if you'd like to see them, I've collated them into the playlist linked to below. https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwV-OogHy7EibVvGTjgXQ0lKRB-CvShfU Here's the question - are there any others you'd choose in your list. Let me know in the comments section and I'll add them to the list.
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chrisweeks1020
Feb 10, 2021
In YOUR CHOICE
Please feel free to comment below with you views on this, or any week's, selection. All polite and constructive views welcome, and I'll aim to reply to any views with further thoughts.
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chrisweeks1020
Feb 08, 2021
In YOUR CHOICE
8th February In the next album review blog there's a band that sound very like Elliott Smith. You can read more about him, and the shocking way he died on Wikipedia. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Smith ). Here's one of his finest songs, Pretty (Ugly Before).
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chrisweeks1020
Feb 04, 2021
In YOUR THOUGHTS
Valentines Day can be a bit of a minefield. Not if you're in the perfect relationship of course. Then it's easy. But what if you were in one but it broke, leaving heartbreak and a dozen bitter sweet memories? What about being in a relationship that could go either way - down the road marked 'happy ever after' or 'dead end'. Or you'd like to be in one with someone but not only are they not keen, they're not even aware of your existence? What if you fall for someone who doesn't deserve you? That's everyone in your Mum's eyes. Or you're in denial? And, finally, as I'm wearing out the question mark key, what if they were hiding in plain sight all the time and just needed that nudge to make the first move? Maybe, just maybe, there's a song out there that could make that happen. Or there's a song that captures how you felt when you met the love of your life? Perhaps there's a song that comes to symbolise a relationship that gives you strength and recognises the full glory of love. Here are some suggestions, and then over to you. If you're in the perfect relationship, try Nik Kershaw's 'She Gets Me', full of swinging brass and grateful sentiment. There are so many songs for the relationship that's broken. The heartbreak classic has to be Sinead O'Connor's 'Nothing Compares To You', but The Lemonhead's breezy version of 'Gonna Get Along Without You Now' will help to show your ex that you're doing OK. (And even if it's not true it might feel good pretending it is.) Nick Lowe's 'True Love Travels On A Gravel Road' recognises that there is still strength in a relationship that's not all feather beds, roses and good times. Shania Twain's 'You're Still The One' pulls off the same trick, as does Richard Hawley's 'I Still Want You'. Both hint at relationships that have had more than their fair share of leaving the freezer door open all weekend. I wouldn't recommend dedicating the Roy Orbison version of Elvis Costello's 'The Comedians' to anyone you'd like a future with, brief or otherwise, but it brutally captures the risk of throwing away your heart on someone who doesn't deserve it. You're just a little desperate? Try another Nick Lowe song 'Has She Got A Friend?'. And 10CC pretty much introduced the concept of denial to music with 'I'm Not In Love.' The Pet Shop Boys cover both the tentative "Why not?" stage and the total ecstatic euphoria of a new relationship with 'Give It A Go' and '"I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing.' My personal favourite, although it varies from time to time, is Teenage Fanclub's 'I'm In Love'. Now it's your turn. What aspects of love have I overlooked? What songs mean the most to you at this time of year? Add them to the comments below and I'll add them to a Valentine's playlist.
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