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.
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.
Roberta Flack – The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face
Mad Men always got its use of music spot-on. This Roberta Flack version of an Ewan MacCall song is used at the end ‘The Forecast’ (S7 Ep.10).
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
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 20.6.18
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.