It’s that time you haven’t been waiting for. It’s the iPod random music shuffle.
1. I Can’t Let You Go by Ivo van Dahl. What better way to start Friday’s Music Shuffle than with a bit of Belgian Trance?
2. Love Me by the Bee Gees. A great example of a song where the cover version, this time by Yvonne Elliman, is far stronger than this original version. Barry’s middle eight falsetto almost saves it, but not quite.
3. Families by Neil Young. From the very angry Living With War album.
4. Set You Free by N-Trance. A bit of Ibiza here, Sunset to Sunrise.
5. Don’t Cry Sister by JJ Cale and Eric Clapton. A stellar cast list on this gem of a record. Among the players on The Road to Escondido are Nathan East, Albert Lee, Taj Mahal, Willie Weeks and Billy Preston.
6. Give Out by Sharon van Etten. “You’re the reason why I’ll move to the city or why I’ll need to leave.” Been trying to work that one out for ages.
7. Renegade Master (Fatboy Slim Old Skool remix) by Wildchild (Fatboy Slim). I suppose you’d need to be at one of Norman’s gigs to properly enjoy this one.
8. Intermission by the Scissor Sisters. This one is on Ta-Dah. It seemed a good idea at the time. By the way: do you know the meaning of Scissor Sisters?
9. Jimmy Jazz by the Clash. It’s on London Calling, it’s magnificent.
10. Belong by REM. When I hear this one from the excellent Out Of Time record, I am reminded of just how much I love REM.