Feeling a bit hayfever-ish and glum here, so I’ve tried to find some summery songs. Hope you lot are more cheerful and if not, these tunes may cheer you up. Meanwhile, I shall try and get my Eeyore head off and find my inner Tigger. Thanks to all contributors, and please keep those worms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anton Karas -The Harry Lime theme – goneforeign: In 1949 when I was in high school at Woolwich Polytechnic the Orson Welles film ‘The Third Man’ came out. ‘Going viral’ wasn’t yet a concept we understood but this piece of music by Anton Karas which was composed for the film and played on the zither went viral – worldwide! Before the production came to Vienna Anton Karas was an unknown performer in local wine bars. If you haven’t seen the film check Wiki then see it!
The Bangles – Going Down to Liverpool – AliM: Not new, not even original (Katrina and the Waves) – but heard on BBC6 t’other night and in true worm fashion it has stuck in my head ever since. Maybe it will exorcise the Harry Lime theme. Ahgghhh!
Koop; Yukimi Nagano – Come to Me – Fuel: Ah, Fuel. A man of few words but excellent musical taste.
Rhett Miller – Most in the Summertime – glassarfemptee: The Met Office says summer starts on 1st June, so my mind turns to summer songs. I have huge collection of those, but a new addition is this uplifting singalong from Rhett Miller, about sex under a camper van in a rainstorm. Summer, indeed…
Colin Hay – Next Year People … tincanman: New and catchy tune about depression-era farmers (men at work, he he) who kept telling themselves next year will be better. Could equally apply to climate change avoiders.
The Original Wailers – High Tide or Low Tide – goneforeign: Not on the original Catch a Fire release but a bonus on the 2001 re-release. It’s early Wailers; Bunny, Peter and Bob. I’ll be there for you, my friend, somehow, whether the tide is high or low. I’m gonna be your friend. I’m sure you’ll be there for me too. How about let’s all be there for each other?
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