Good old British Summertime; who knows what time it is – who cares? The machines will sort it out for us … Hope those of you with a Bank Holiday today are enjoying it; if you don’t have a day off, hope you’re enjoying the day as best you can. Here is the latest batch of worms for you; many thanks to all contributors. If there’s anyone out there who doesn’t know how to submit worms, it’s easy – just send an .mp3 file to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a few words about why you’re sending it in. And lo! It shall appear in a forthcoming Earworms slot.
Gnac – Armchair Thriller – DsD: An ambient instrumental playing through the desktop speakers as I worked yesterday; Darcey walked in, shuddered and said “Ooh Dad that’s spooky and horrible! What is it?” When I looked at the title, I thought “Well THERE’S a piece of music seemingly well-named.”
Nick Cave – Red Right Hand –goneforeign: I love this piece because it’s the theme song of Peaky Blinders, a program I’ve watched religiously from the beginning; it’s burned into my brain, a true ear worm. If you haven’t watched the program, you should, excellent TV and it stars a wonderful new talent, Cillian Murphy.
Radio Citizen: Shores – abahachi: I was back in Berlin last week, and took the opportunity to visit my favourite jazz club, ZigZag in Friedenau; nothing special on, just the usual excellent Rollberger beer and a collaboration between a rather wordy expat American pianist called Kelvin Sholar and Afro-Danish singer/guitarist Natalie Greffel. The latter was impressive enough – despite tempting Esperanza Spalding comparisons by doing ‘I Can’t Help It’, including playing bass – for me to put a bit of effort into seeing what recordings are available, and found that she did vocals for this Munich-Berlin collaborative project. Very Portishead…
Ganesh/Kumaresh – Thillana – Ravi Raman: Knew these two brothers and organised one of their first shows when they were pre-teens. Now they are virtuosos in their own right and more often than not perform together. Thillana is a rhythmic piece in Carnatic music that is generally performed at the end of a concert and widely used in dance performances.
Steve Mason – Words in my Head – glasshalfempty: I loved Steve Mason’s ‘Boys outside’ album, and his latest (‘Meet the Humans’) is in the same vein. Mojo album of the month, which they call ‘sun-dappled folk’. Here’s the toe-tapping honey-voiced closer.
Naughty Boy ft. Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin – Runnin’ (Lose It All) – AliM: This came out in September last year but suddenly I’m hearing it everywhere, and it’s a true earworm. Non pop-lovers will hate it, but Beyoncé has a great voice and carries the song for me.
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