What a glorious, sunny. springlike day it is, so why not spoil it by setting my portable telephone free and let it choose a random iTunes shuffle?
Yes, it’s Friday, I’m in my Man Cave and it’s time to shuffle away.
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends!
- Because I’m Me by the Avalanches. From their Wildflower album, this is absolutely great. Their gig at Motion was the best I saw in 2017 and arguably one of the best I have ever seen. I’m in love.
- Be Happy by Mary J Blige. Blige, this girl can sing. Lush R&B.
- Walking to New Orleans by Fats Domino. Classic.
- Guitarra G by G Club Pres. Banda Sonara. And now some banging Ibiza style dance music.
- Lay Down by the Strawbs. Some cracking electrickery from Dave Cousins’ legendary folk music outfit. Love it.
- Problem Girl by Rob Thomas. In my opinion, Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas is one of the best singers in popular music. This is from his Something To Be long player.
- Just Because by John Lennon. Absolutely beautiful cover version of the old Lloyd price tune from the excellent Rock N Roll album, confirming that Lennon was one of the great rock and roll singers.
- Within by Daft Punk Feat Chilly Gonzalez. This is one of the best cuts from Random Access Memories which, amazingly, came out in 2013.
- Shine Silently by Nils Lofgren. Nils will never write a song as good as this and I doubt whether anyone else will, either.
- It Had To Be You by Bobby Darin. “It hadda be you” sings Bobby, in his inimitable style. What a voice.
That’s all, folks!