The Wheel of Your Tune

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number. The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album. This week’s spin landed on Q9.

It really wouldn’t be right if I didn’t give this yet another plug! I’ve mentioned this album already several times since its release.  The second time I listened to it I was clearing out and cleaning my kitchen cupboards.  I had a little cry at least twice.  I know a few of you aren’t fans and I understand why.  It’s not a masterpiece, nor a classic but my heart quickens and I feel light-headed listening to parts of it, this song especially produces a strong emotional response.  The longing and yearning it portrays tells a story like any classic literature capturing a tale of love and loss.  I think that’s why I love it so much; to me it feels like the story in a book I would adore.

So, my Q9 track is Villains of Circumstance by Queens of the Stone Age (I’m posting an pared down version as performed on Later with Jools Holland – just because it makes my spine tingle.  The album version is also very lovely).

What’s your Q9?


10 thoughts on “The Wheel of Your Tune

  1. Hmmm, my spreadsheet reveals that there are four artists beginning with Q on my shelves. Two of them actually belong to my partner, which leaves me with a choice between Quicksilver Messenger Service and Quatermass. Quicksilver’s Happy Trails only has five tracks and the ninth track on Quatermass’ only, also eponymous album is a mere 40 seconds long.

    This means that my only option is Operation: Mindcrime by Queensrÿche, because the fourth album is Queen’s Greatest Hits and I cannot stand Queen.

    So, my nom is the ninth track from Operation: Mindcrime, which is called “The Needle Lies” and here it is.

    I could have cheated, I suppose, because the first track on Happy Trails is split into multiple parts, but I did’t think that was fair.

  2. Quincy Jones plays hip hits (1963)-

    Take Five.

    Quite an extraordinary all-star band here featuring Lalo Schifrin on piano and Zoot Sims as the saxophone soloist. This is not quite as iconic as the Brubeck/Desmond original of course but it is still as hip as hell.

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