Yes, it’s time for my Friday morning treat to myself. All the way from my Man Cave, it’s the Friday morning music shuffle.
1. Que Rico by Los Amigos Invisibles. Venezuela’s greatest band with a track from the essential Arepa 3000.
2. Scarborough Fair/Canticle by Simon and Garfunkel. Well, it’s lovely.
3. Bye Bye Badman by the Stone Roses. The most compelling reason why bands should not come back is listening to something beautiful like this and then hearing Ian Brown’s painfully broken voice today.
4. Do It For Love by Hall and Oates. Unmistakably Hall and Oates and of course unmistakably wonderful.
5. Rape Me by Nirvana. Rape me, rasps Mr Cobain in a classic bit of grunge.
6. Who Killed Tangerine? by Tears for Fears. In all honesty, a filler from Sowing the Seeds of Love. Sounds a bit like an ELO out-take in parts.
7. Nick by Songhoy Blues. Incredible band from Mali. If you get the chance to see them, as I did last year, don’t miss out.
8. I’m Losing You by the Temptations. There have been a good few cover versions of this, not least by Rod Stewart. You wonder why they bothered after listening to this.
9. 911 by Wyclef Jean featuring Mary J Blige. Haiti’s finest from the excellent Ecleftic album.
10. Joy to the World by Three Dog Night. From…gulp…1971. Brilliant.
And that concludes the entertainment as far as I am concerned.