Friday, March 18, 2011

Love - Skid, not really a friend


I'll admit we don't read our lonesome emails often enough, dead country stars tend not to write too often... but it's Friday and I'm going through deleting the deadwood (sorry but neither of us are able to get to SXSW anytime soon, being the the UK) and come across a track from a previously unreleased album by Love (yes that one). It's funky and I misheard the lyrics and thought it was about skin not skid.
It's from an album Black Beauty, and so far it is the only track I've heard, and it's so much better than all the tracks on the woeful Four Sail.

Listen: Love - Skid, not really a friend

God bless him.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bigmouth strikes again


Not very lonesome, but I thought you might appreciate listening to the Ukranians lead track from their 1992 Pisni Iz The Smiths EP, in which the Smiths are mangled to fantastic effect and everyone feels the need to shout Hoi!
Listen:Batyar (Bigmouth Strikes Again)

Monday, March 07, 2011

Yorkshire Martyrs (0815 hrs only)



Good news - I'm back in the world of gainful employment. Semi-good news - a longish commute means less Radio 4 and lots more chances to feeling a bit emotional on the train. Or feel a bit helpless and weak during an hour's wait at Retford, but that's all to come.

Celebrating my return to work with a few more worky tunes here, then. [Linking back to these posts has made me curse blogger afresh for eating all of our comments - there were some very special Larkin-like ones. Sigh.]

Listen: Bonnie Prince Billy - No More Workhouse Blues
(I am your favourite horse!) (Buy)

Listen: American Music Club - Job to Do
(Surprisingly noisy towards the end, but good) (Buy)

Listen: Sufjan Stevens - To the Workers of the Rockford...
(Beautiful and will take as long to write out the title as it will to listen to it) (Buy - you certainly get your money's worth with this one)

Any excuse: Listen: Riders In The Sky - Back in the Saddle Again
(No words needed) (Buy)