Saturday, 28 June 2014

Dead End Street

Social comment.

Friday, 27 June 2014

The Silly Walks Song

Step this way for an existential crisis.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Voodoo Economics

Hadn't heard of jangly early-90s Dutch outfit The Serenes before yesterday, but I loved this song instantly and I suspect you will too.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Monday, 23 June 2014

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Friday, 20 June 2014

We're Going Out

One for the England fans!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

100,000 Fireflies

Some achievement. I'd have lost count at about two hundred. And how would you even get them to stay still long enough to make sure you hadn't counted any of them more than once? Must have been a logistical nightmare.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

My Radio Sounds Different In The Dark

One of my favourite songs of the 90s, this wasn't even a minor hit in the UK. Ridiculous. It is absolutely brilliant - and I couldn't have been more thrilled to discover the promo vid kicking about the internet today.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

In Meinem Leben (In My Life)

Everything about this is gorgeous. Recorded in 2010, it's 27 years and a million miles away from 99 Red Balloons. There's also an English translation of the lyrics scrolling up the page as you listen, which is extremely handy if, like me, you're a German learner - or if you're just plain curious.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Creeque Alley

A brilliant performance of a great song, even if the chorus is rather harsh on Cass. And why on earth is she holding the microphone like that?

Friday, 13 June 2014

Black Tambourine

Hey, Mr Black Tambourine man, play a song for me. Byrdsian jangle ahoy!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

The Footie Song

And so it begins...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Daryll-Ann Again

A 2014 Daryll-Ann gig at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, more or less in its entirety? Oh, go on then!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Better Be Home Soon

Neil Finn and Roddy Frame together on the same stage, along with 10CC's Graham Gouldman. This Crowded House classic will knock your socks off. (There's a nice dig at The Verve from Finn in the intro, too.)

Monday, 9 June 2014

Sunday, 8 June 2014

At The Indie Disco

Have any other acts recorded a song as good as this, two decades into their careers? Amazing.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Fat Children

Jarvis Cocker: the misanthrope's misanthrope. Lovely stuff.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

And I Found This Boy

Carry on at your convenience!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Hole In My Shoe

It's easy to forget that The Young Ones was so popular in the early-mid 1980s that this novelty tosh from Nigel Planer AKA Neil spent three weeks at number 2 in the UK pop 40 in the summer of '84. It was only kept off the top spot by Frankie's Two Tribes which was in the middle of its six-year stay at number 1. Anyway, this clip of 'Neil' performing the song on Top of the Pops is ace for two reasons: 1) It's introduced by John Peel and 2) Because Planer throws in some decent ad-libs. ("Listen to the lyrics, Paul Weller!")

(I almost did a Young Ones Three of a Kind here including their Comic Relief version of Living Doll with Cliff Richard, and Alexei Sayle's Ullo John Got A New Motor but the latter is too risible even for this blog!)

Monday, 2 June 2014

Not Too Soon

Tanya Donelly's finest hour.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Add Me

*winning smile*