The last but one day of the meteorological winter and, of course, it’s hosing it down with rain. What can I do except to retreat to my Man Cave and allow my smart computer to spin my discs at random and for me to tell you which ones they were? Nothing. So without further ado, it’s time to listen to the music. All the time.
- Oh My Gosh by Basement Jaxx. Some lush Electronica/House to start today’s shuffle.
- On And On And On by Abba. “Something bad is happening, I’m sure you do agree. People care for nothing, no respect for human rights. Evil times are coming, we are in for darker nights.” Highlight prophetic by the Swedish legends.
- Playground by Steve Lacy. Absolute genius from our Steve from his truly great LP Apollo XXI. He’s gonna be huge.
- Elgar: March #1, Pomp and Circumstance by Wendy Carlos. Yes, Land of Hope and Glory from the A Clockwork Orange soundtrack album.
- The Man Who Sold The World by David Bowie. A million times better than Lulu’s cover version but not as good as Nirvana’s! Still good, mind.
- Heroes and Villains by the Beach Boys. Great tune which was intended be the centrepiece of Brian Wilson’s epic Smile project.
- Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You) by Harry Nilsson. 1931 Harry Ruby classic from Harry’s gorgeous A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night.
- Demon Days by Gorillaz. As creative and imaginative as ever, is young Master Albarn.
- Glorious by the Pierces. The magnificently talented Pierce sisters from their You & I record.
- Lay Me Down by Steve Lacy. Well, this is unusual. Two in a week from the same album and why not?
That’s all, folks.