Christmas is coming, thank you for the Christmas Earworms received so far. Please send any further contenders to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 15 December, and I will do something cheesy with them in “Earworms” on Monday 19th, all being well. Thank’ee.
Rabbitfoot Capers – Greyfriars’ Street – AliM: Rabbitfoot Capers are from Bristol, and are also featured in “Sounds on Sunday” this week. I like them because they’re “different”; I like this track because it quotes from one of my favourite Emily Dickinson poems, and therefore sticks in my head.
Walter Trout Band – Girl from the North Country – CaroleBristol: A while back, we had a version of “Girl From The North Country” by Roseanne Cash. Here’s another version that I’d completely forgotten about until I stuck the CD “Prisoner Of A Dream” by The Walter Trout Band, which I hadn’t played in years, on in the car this morning. It is, in typical Walter Trout style a bit a of a guitar fest.
William Tyler – I’m Gonna Live Forever (If It Kills Me) – glassarfemptee: There’s a lot of love in ‘Spill quarters for the Silver Jews. SJ and Lambchop member William Tyler has a solo career producing marvellous intricate guitar instrumentals. His latest album “Modern Country” is on my shortlist for the festive fifty. See what you think.
Magic Numbers – I See You, You See Me – tincanman: I heard these referred to as ‘dorkpop’ and, well, if the cap/shoe fits… A better description would have been ‘earwormy’, but this, from their 2005 self-titled debut, predates us.
Loudon Wainwright – Talkin’ Bob Dylan Blues – goneforeign: A part of Loudon’s history, one step removed from a Nobel prize. I know he could use the cash better than Bob.
Santhosh Narayanan: Bongu Kichan – Ravi Raman: This is the story of ‘Selfie’ Shekar who assumes he is in a relationship, only to find out he isn’t really. The lyrics are in Chennai slang and the task of translating it first to Tamil and then English just defeats me. Santhosh, who has sung and composed the music, is one of the music directors who has been making waves of late.
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