Sam Pulham – Willy O’ Winesbury
It’s a mystery why some music you just fall for; why, even though I’ve listened to numerous musicians with guitars playing old folk songs, when I heard Sam Pulham’s EP The Merry Green Wood last Friday, (maybe it makes a difference when and where you first hear the music? The context? Maybe it made a difference that it was a slightly overcast morning, that I was tired and little hungover?), something in the music resonated with me.
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Sur Les Docks – Droit Devant
After our show at the Faversham Fringe (a good fun show – photos as proof follow this) I had an hour to kill before my train back to London. So I went in the first pub with loud music coming from it.
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Jackie Leven – The Sexual Loneliness of Jesus Christ
My friend Tomas played me this song a few weeks back. I’m glad he did; it’s very good. Great lyrics, great production.
John Coltrane Quartet – I Wish I Knew
I heard this song listening to BBC6 Music’s Paperback Writers with David Sedaris.
A lovely piece of music.
The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman
One of the finest (pop) songs ever written in my estimation. Just perfect. And this the definitive version.
Melanie – Leftover Wine
It was the start of Broadstairs Folk Week on Friday. I usually make it down for the weekend but I didn’t manage to this year. I’m going down tomorrow for the day now. Merlyn Driver – who if you still haven’t sought out even after my recommendation you really should – is playing a couple of shows.
I’m choosing this song by Melanie to mark the start of the festival. I’ve somehow never heard anything by Melanie before. And though I’m not sure where I first heard ‘Leftover Wine’ I’m thankful I did. This starts off folky and ends up something and somewhere quite different.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Another Day Full of Dread
I have been listening to Bonnie’s 1999 album I See A Darkness a lot this past week. Just a fantastic album.
Today was another day full of dread / but I never said I was afraid