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