Going For A Song: ‘Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out’

Conor Oberst – Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out

After revisiting Bright Eyes’s Cassadaga album, I’ve been listening to Conor Oberst’s most recent albums – Ruminations and Salutations. I’ve only listened to the latter a few times, but it’s the former that edges it for me. This is the last track off that album.

Going For A Song: ‘World In Motion’

New Order – World In Motion

Perhaps inevitably, yesterday the conversation turned to what is the best England song. Predictably, ‘Three Lions‘ (1996) came up, but was a bit too obvious; a less obvious choice was ‘Vindaloo‘ (1998) by Fat Les, a song which I had completely forgotten about. Eventually, we settled on World In Motion. Well, I did.

Going For A Song: ‘Under the Plastic and NCT’

Sleaford Mods – Under the Plastic and NCT

Ryvita / Ryvita / Cracked Black Pepper

This is how it starts. A love song.

Here / Here’s a bit of cheese / Nibble the bastard

A great one. A love song.

Under the general weight of it all / exists impossible visions of you



Going For A Song: ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’

John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads

I watched the last episode of Barry last week. If you can watch the series, do so, it’s superb– funny, dark and moving. Great soundtrack too. John Denver’s ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’ plays over the end credits of the last episode. This led me to listen to ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’, which I’ve chosen because it has one of those choruses that country songs do so well. Then, the fact that I was listening to John Denver, led me to remember my friend Andy, who many years ago dressed up as John Denver. The photo of which still pleases me.

Andy John Denver