As the nights start to close in, come with me to my Man Cave in the village where the iPod plays randomly through by little but very loud speaker.
Are you ready to rock? Then, welcome my friends to the show that never ends.
1. River Deep Mountain High by the Supremes and the Four Tops. A Diana Ross-free Supremes here, but if you have Levi Stubbs do you really need anyone else?
2. Letter to God by Sheryl Crow. From her wonderful Wildflower long playing record.
3. Art for Art’s Sake by 10cc. The classic line up of the band from their brilliant album How Dare You?
4. The Sweetest Thing by Albert Hammond. The original Albert Hammond, he of It Never Rains in Southern California and father of the Strokes Albert Hammond Jr, from his Revolution of the Heart record, co-written by Leo Sayer.
5. Poor Poor Pitiful Me by Warren Zeavon. A very different take on the Linda Ronstadt tune and proof, as if it were needed, that he was more than a werewolf.
6. The Circus by Take That. Title track of the TT album The Circus, funnily enough.
7. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton. God alone knows what this dross is doing on my iPod. I’ve not been a fan of Clapton since Layla and other Assorted Love Songs. Seriously overrated IMHO.
8. Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads. An absolute classic, made perfect by Tina Weymouth’s thumping bass line.
9. Queen of the Roller Derby by Leon Russell. Can’t understand a word he sang but boy could the boy play.
10. Knacker’s Yard Blues by Lindisfarne. Blimey – some serious harp and blues singing on this little known classic. What a band they were.