Friday, February 18, 2011

Emily Portman - Stick Stock

Greetings, thanks for all the kind birthday messages last week. I'm finding it quite hard to choose songs to post these days, I find myself listening to a lot of audiobooks at the moment, but can recommend the PJ Harvey Let England Shake album as a bit of a return to form. Here's some spooky lady-folk from Emily Portman's lovely album the Glamoury from last year. As an album I think it might be 2 songs too long, but I wouldn't be able to choose which songs would need to go. Tonight I'm off to see one of my form's bands in a local pub - only 10 years after I last taught him. I'll let you know how it goes, but I'm not expecting a folk revival, maybe Muse related rock?

Listen: Emily Portman - Stick Stock

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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Happy Birthday Howard

It's my lovely brother's birthday today.

Mixtape-maker, hearty laugher, voice of reason, source of wisdom, cheerer-upper and all-round good egg, let's wish him many happy returns.

Here are some songs from a tape he made for me half a lifetime ago.

Listen: Hugo Largo - Turtle Song (Buy)

Listen: Billy Bragg - Must I Paint You a Picture? (Buy)

And because it's the weekend, and I know there's a thunderstorm coming on, but we mustn't let that get us down -
Listen: Furniture - Love Your Shoes (Buy).

Happy birthday Howard XXX