If it's Sunday Night, it's still music night here on Radio Free Radnorshire
Well, after my protracted period of silence, here I am with blog three in five days. I’m on fire baby.
And since it is, after all, Sunday night, I return to my slight habit of posting a few music links for your delectation/annoyance. Five songs, in reducing order of hipness…
First up, just so that you might suspect I’m even slightly hip, ‘Faking The Books’ by German electro-poppers Lali Puna.
Next, ‘Never Forget You’ by (The) Noisettes. Such a great record, but marred in my view by this whole question of the definite article. I’ve been talking with friends about my theory that bands are always better with a nice ‘The’ in front of their name; and I’ve been citing this stormer as an example. Now I see that there is no ‘The’ in front of Noisettes. I am very upset, quite frankly. It could have been one of the great band names of all time, but they bottled it at the last.
I’ve loved hearing ‘Make it Mine’ by Jason Mraz on the radio; here’s a corking live version from earlier this year.
But why does it remind me of Brian Protheroe’s classic ‘Pinball‘? Not sure, but it does, somehow.
‘Pinball’ was on the first ‘Guilty Pleasures’ compilation, but I can’t see why. I think it a tremendous, atmospheric record, one which I bought at the time, and nothing to be guilty about at all… unlike this. So guilty am I about liking this record that I can’t even quite bear to write it’s title. And the video is the dullest thing you’ll ever see. But at least I’ve shared my guilt with you. Thank you for being there.