The deputy prime minister Boris Johnson says the country is coming out of hibernation. I’m not joining the country just yet because I’m stying my Man Cave a little longer. And as per usual, I’m setting my musical device free to choose ten songs at random, after which I shall tell you what they were. Simples, like me.

Anyway, here goes: let’s rock!

  1. ’90 AKA A Man Like Me by Lemon Jelly. Classic electronica, including samples from 1964 to 1995, from the album coincidentally called ’64-’95.
  2. Lonely Days by the Bee Gees. A classic version of this classic from their definitive 1998 live album One Night Only.
  3. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy. Absolute belter from Phil Lynott and the chaps which I suggested back in the day should be the run out tune for Bristol Rovers when we came back to Bristol from Bath. Still think it should be, but no one else does!
  4. Float On by Modest Mouse. From their 2014 album Good News For People Who Love Bad News, this cracker featuresThe Rising Star Fife And Drum Band ‘on additional drums’, whatever that means.
  5. Exploration by the Karminiski Experience. More electronica, this time from the London DJs and recording artists James Munns and Martin Dingle. (Who they? – ed)
  6. Radio Belize by Deep Forest. Brilliant ‘World’ Music from Forest’s outstanding 1998 long player Comparsa.
  7. My Best Friend by Weezer. Classic Rivers Cuomo from their 2005 LP Make Believe.
  8. Keep On Jumpin’  (Rhythm Mix) by Todd Terry feat Jocelyn Brown and Martha Walsh. Old school House music from 1996! Proper banger.
  9. Autumn Love by Electra. Lush Balearic beats.
  10. Truth Hits Everybody by The Police. Few trios have brought as much power to the soundstage as the Police.

That’s all, folks!