What could be better on the last day of summer than to celebrate this sad occasion with some music?  With Dominic Cummings having given Boris Johnson permission to reopen the country, I’m staying in my Man Cave and letting my musical device choose ten random songs from my collection and I’ll tell you what they are. Exciting? Of course not. So, let’s rock.

  1. Fog On The Tyne by Lindisfarne. Epic celebration of their home town, Newcastle, by the legendary Geordie band.
  2. Christmas Through Your Eyes by Gloria Estefan. A day under six months to Christmas and here’s glorious Gloria with a festive offering.
  3. Fool For Love by Das Pop. Some belting indie music from the Belgian rockers.
  4. Jukebox by Talc. Steely Dan meets the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band from their sensationally brilliant, and lyrically hilarious, Licensed Premises Lifestyle. Talc should have been massive.
  5. A Million Miles Away by Toto. Well, it’s mint, innit?
  6. New England by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. So effing jolly and brilliant.
  7. Diamond in the Rough by Airbourne. Their Colston Hall gig around a decade ago gave me permanent tinnitus in my left ear. It wasn’t worth it but they’re a great band, if you like AC/DC.
  8. Wooden Ships by Crosby, Stills and Nash. 2011 live version of CSN’s post nuclear holocaust classic.
  9. Bully In The Alley by Fisherman’s Friends. A sea shanty from the Port Isaac fishermen!
  10. Country Feedback by R.E.M. Typically brilliant REM from Out Of Time.

That’s all, folks!