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 N8.

I seem to own a phenomenal number of tracks and albums by artists beginning with N. I’ve got a lot to choose from so have chosen a favourite track 8. This by Nitin Sawhney from his 2001 album Prophesy narrowly pipped Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Are You) the One That I’ve Been Waiting For. Here we are then:

Breathing Light

What’s your N8?

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 U7.  The 7th track I own by reggae dancehall and toasting expert U-Roy is Wear You to the Ball featured on vol 2 of Don Letts’ compilation called Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown (which in itself is a great collection – currently have the Downtown version on in the background).

What’s your U7?

The Wheel of Your Tune

A bit like Carole, I am up to my eyeballs at the moment. Hence no recent “discuss” topics on Fridays and this week I haven’t even had time to do WOYT.

So, I thought I’d just ask you which new releases you’ve been listening to this week? For me it’s been Villains by Queens of the Stone Age and A Deeper Understanding by The War on Drugs.

The QotSA album has really got under skin and had me in tears a couple of times. I’m in love with it.  Here’s them performing a track from the album in the live room at BBC 6 Music.

What new stuff are you listening to?

The Wheel of Your Tune

 

Better late than never…

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 M1.

I’ve chosen the track 1er Gaou by the Cote d’Ivoire band Magic System.  About 15 years ago I travelled in Ghana whilst visiting family based there.  As we drove along the beautiful coastline away from Accra towards The Ivory Coast this song was playing almost constantly on the car stereo.  Every time I hear it I’m taken back there.  My brother in law bought me the album as a Christmas gift after our trip.

What’s your M1?

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 R2.

I’ve chosen Roni Size/Reprazent as my artist because frankly I can’t pass up the opportunity to choose Brown Paper Bag which is track 2 on the album New Forms.  Brilliant 90s Drum & Bass.

 

What’s your R2?

 

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 L9.  This week it’s Lauryn Hill from her awesome album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.  Track 9 is I Used To Love Him (featuring Mary J Blige).

 

What’s your L9?

 

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 B11.  I have plenty of B artists in my library, but whilst looking for my favourite 11th track I stumbled upon this one.  It’s probably not the best I could have chosen and it’s an instrumental but I chose it for nostalgic reasons (too much nostalgia going on in my head right now – must be my age!).

 

I lived in Stockport for many years.

I studied at Manchester Uni then lived a loafer post-student life for a few years, before settling down in this leafy neighbouring metropolitan borough, just as it was emerging as a trendy place for late 20 something professionals to gentrify.  I loved it there.  I bought my first house there, I had my first proper grown-up job at a factory in a district called Reddish, where I met so many brilliant local folk who completely accepted me into their company.  My first child was born at Stepping Hill hospital, my brother in law and many of our best friends still live there.  We visit when we can and it brings back so many happy memories and laugh out loud moments of young life stupidity.  It was from Stockport that I discovered a deep love for wild country as my then boyfriend and I spent weekends hiking on the Dark Peak.  So, for all those reasons, I chose Stockport by Badly Drawn Boy (and typically I cannot find a YouTube version that plays for me, hence the audio file)

What’s your B11?