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Twanguero: Cannonball Rag - 29.04.2021
Beatles in Basingstoke - Brilliant! - 29.04.2021
The fab four look really pleased to be on the Magical Mystery Tour bus in Basingstoke with the Stag and Hounds pub in the background. If there's one place I can't imagine them visiting it's Basingstoke!
Thanks to Ken for unearthing more information.
Elizabeth Cotten: Freight Train - 29.04.2021
Elizabeth Cotten has a fascinating backstory. Just one detail: the youngest of five children, her parents never named her, just calling her "Li'l Sis". She chose her own name when the teacher asked her name on her first day at school.
Frank Zappa's Perfect Playlist - 22.03.2021
Did you know Frank Zappa was a Radio One DJ? I can hear gasps of astonishment and disbelief. Well, I gasped. I think I'm the only one reading this.
Back in 1980, Radio One invited Frank to host an episode of Star Special, a show where (err) stars played their favourite tracks for a couple of hours. Among other guests spinning the discs were David Bowie, Abba, Brian Ferry and Dennis Waterman. An eclectic mix of huge names and ... Dennis Waterman.
You can listen to the show and read a really good review here. There are some surprising choices, some songs I'd never heard, and Frank's segues are fascinating.
Someone has gone to the trouble of making a YouTube playlist of all the tracks.
I really enjoy listening to musicians playlist choices. Another favourite was Brian Eno's appearance on Desert Island Discs. Well worth a listen, there are some musical gems which sent me off on an audio voyage of discovery.
Earworms - 13.12.2020
Studies show that 98% of us experience earworms. I've noticed that mine often occur when outside on two feet. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason reason to the tunes which pop into my head, they seem almost completely random.
I'm keeping a record:
(Updated - 21.02.2021)
- Maggie May Good old Rod. Quite a good one to trot along to.
- Sing a Song of Sixpence God knows where this came from?!?
- Lovin' You Pounded the streets with Minnie Riperton today. Very pleasant...
- Supper's Ready I'm not going to claim that all 23 minutes of Genesis's masterpiece went through my mind as I ran this morning. Perhaps just the edited highlights. I'm listening to it now. Still just as good as when I first heard it in the 70's.
- What's New Pussycat Goodness knows where this came from today. Always like Tom Jones though.
- Where Do You Go To My Lovely Peter Sarstedt today - a lovely song. Such a welcome surprise when it popped into my head, as it's been ages since I've heard it.
- You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two - Watched Oliver! on Christmas day. Still as fresh as it must have been in 1968 when it was released. "In this life, one thing counts, in the bank, large amounts" - amen!!
- Que Sera Sera
- Flowers in the Rain
- Eating in Full Colour
- The Oom Pa Pa Song from Oliver
- Its Got to be Perfect
- Hail to the Bus Driver
- Stay Another Day
- Oh What a Circus
- Barry Norman "Film" program theme
Grieg's world - 17.01.2021
video music processing
I was messing around with depth and perspective and added some music.
Made with processing. Music from here.
Clair de Lune - 04.01.2021
video music processing
A processing visualisation of Debussy's piano piece what I made.
Judee Sill - The Kiss - 15.12.2020
Bob Harris introduces Judee Sill on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973 singing this sublime song. She has sadly long since passed away. Her Wikipedia entry makes surprising reading and belies her modest appearance and the purity of this composition.
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Debe live at Bozar - 07.12.2020
Sadly Ali Toure is no longer with us but he and Toumani Diabete made wonderful music together.
Eat in full colour - 01.12.2020
What a shame that this is an advertising jingle and only twenty seconds long! I'm going to ask Birds Eye for a longer remix.