This ‘new’ playlist format is great, it actually works! I hope you’ve all managed to have some sort of refreshing break over the Easter period and that these tunes will brighten your day. Thanks to all for your contributions; please keep them coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neil Young – The Needle and the Damage Done – debbym: I have never understood how anyone could voluntarily turn to the needle (I still don’t look when I’m having an injection) but I’ve always loved this song and I thought it was time we gave it a listen again.
Nanci Griffith – Waiting For Love – daddypig: I first bought the album Blue Roses From The Moons because it includes a version of I Fought The Law. It came to be constantly-played on MummyP’s and my first holiday together, touring around the Yorkshire coast and North York Moors. This is the track I’ve listened to the most since then, and features Sonny Curtis and Joe B. Mauldin from her fellow-Texans, The Crickets.
John Cougar Mellencamp – Check It Out – DsD: I’ve got the Best Man job at a friend’s wedding next month. This will actually be the second time for the same bloke. When he first got married twenty-odd years ago, I quoted from this song in my speech. Whilst putting together an SD card (for the car stereo over his stag weekend), I played this six hours after the nomination deadline for RRSA Words – first line: D’OH!
John Cale – Half Past France – goneforeign: Well one thing that the “All time favorite album” post led to was much overlooked and forgotten music. I finally did a search through the vinyl and you’d be amazed at how much good stuff turned up, like this long forgotten gem from the album Paris 1919 from 1973, a great album: If you don’t know it you should check it out on Spotty.
The Low Anthem – This God Damn House – Mnemonic: I had a couple of lines of this going through my head the other night and I couldn’t sleep until I remembered where they were from. Dan Lefkowitz, who wrote it, has since embarked on a solo career but he still includes it in his live set.
Andrew Cedermark – Canis Major – glassarfemptee: I know almost nothing about Andrew Cedermark, bar that he hails from Noo Joy-zee. But boy, this song is a doozy. I love everything about it, not least the woozy guitar. Hope you do too.’