In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, we have a wealth of wistful women in this week’s line-up. ‘Spill points if you can guess who the first singer is (without cheating) and think of a better collective noun for wistful women – without offending anybody. My first thought was “a womb of wistful women” … but you can do better. Anyway, have fun and keep sending those worms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks.
XXXXXXX? – Everytime – alim: If you don’t know who this is, see if you can guess, without looking it up. It’s stuck in my head.
Regina Spektor – Real Love – deanofromoz: Remember the Beatles Anthology series and how they uncovered two “new” Beatles songs? Well one of them was Real Love, which I always have felt superior to Free As a Bird. Here, Regina Spektor performs an amazingly haunting cover of it. Truly brilliant.
Shelly Poole – Don’t Look That Way – tincanman: Somewhat obscure British chanteuse lights her torch.
Karen Savoka – No More Songs – goneforeign: This was the last song on Phil Ochs last album just before he died by suicide, he had fits of severe depression.
Hannah Fisher – Liquid Silver – glasshalfempty: Continuing my infatuation with Scottish talent, piqued by Toffeeboy’s odyssey, here’s a new discovery – Hannah Fisher is from Dunkeld, and is a mean fiddler, though not on this track. She has wormed her way into my affections with this song, about our sense of time. Liquid silver indeed.
Bonnie Raitt – Not ‘Cause I Wanted To – goneforeign: I’ve wondered how Spillers primarily listen to their music, in cars, in bed, with speakers or with headphones, from their computers or from stereo systems? One of my favourite ways is with my iPod in the small amp on the kitchen windowsill set on ‘Shuffle’ whilst cooking or washing up. Last time I checked there were 9000 odd tunes on there that have been installed over many years, some I’ve never heard before so there’s often surprises. Like this one, my wife and I each liked it so much that we repeated it 3 times! By my standards it’s a new one!
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