Saturday, December 31, 2005

last sound of summer albums of 2005

Just a quick note to say that over on my other mp3blog last sound of summer, I have my round up of my albums of 2005 - complete with bandwidth depleting links from every album.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

the night before christmas

Where ever you find yourself this Christmas, make the most of it. Happy Christmas.

Lonesome Christmas #2 (zip file)

Friday, December 23, 2005

the night before the night before christmas

As way of saying thank you to everyone who has dropped us a line this year - whether by email or by using the comments, here is the first of two eleven track compilations of (my) lonesomemusic favorites. There are a few tracks from the blog, but most have never been posted here. Enjoy.

Lonesome Christmas #1 (zip file)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Hem and Greg at Christmas

The ever-lovely Hem have posted their contribution to the Winter's Night compilation, along with lots of other soothing tunes on that URL.

Listen: Hem - have yourself a merry little Christmas

and a Christmassy song from Greg Dennen - whose management emailed to thank me for my meagre coverage (and not a word about copyright infringement - thanks!) Download from here whilst I try and figure out what guitar he plays (D-17 High Gloss?)

Listen: Greg Dennen - The holidays are here (and we're still at war)

Thursday, December 15, 2005

hospital highlights part 1

Morphine does strange things to your mind, I've taken quite a bit of it in the last month, first intravenously and then orally. Hallucinations, amazingly colourful dreams and conversations with people that aren't there anymore. Somehow despite the heavy sedation this song (from Hell among the Yearlings) managed to make it through to my concious mind as the drug went through a tube in my neck the first time and managed to sum up the hazy if temporary bliss offered. Sorry I didn't go halves with you Beth.

Listen: gillian welch - morphine

A couple of weeks later I found myself comparing the beatles' Hey Jude to johnny cash's beast in me, and came to the conclusion I'd rather seek solace in the latter anyday. I think I may have even written a song to that effect, or hallucinated writing a song to that effect, anyway here it is, taken from the american recordings album.

Listen: johnny cash - the beast in me

gillian welch
johnny cash

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Laura Cantrell at RFH for John peel tribute concert

In case you were wondering, I was in a car crash 4 weeks ago and have been in hospital. Whilst there I had a lot of time to listen to the new Laura Cantrell album (posted somewhere below) along with some other stuff that will probably get posted. I now have a considerable amount of time off work to get better, so maybe the posting will even get regular again.


this was posted 5 weeks sometime (can't find the link, but I'm pretty sure it's one of those in the Blogroll), I've listened to it about 8 times already (but then forgot to put it on my MP3 player). So in case it's no longer up elsewhere here is Laura Cantrell's lovely 20 minute Peel Tribute set:

Laura Cantrell - Peel Tribute

I like the idea that on John Peel day, DJs should be allowed to play what they like.

Laura's official site with lots of downloads