waiting in sane


I wanted to start with Abahachi’s futile jazz nomination – because that is the essence of this game – waiting in vain for your own pet project to get A listed .. and we all feel WE are persecuted against – the Hip Hop brigade, the Progsters, the Indie Kids, The J-Pop, the punk, the goth .. the etc etc etc

But I couldn’t find a link to add in my playlists So Aba will have sulk as usual !

playlist link here

1 Fugazi-Waiting room
I am a patient boy

2 ‪Betty Davis-Your Mama Wants Ya Back‬
beautiful interplay of groovetastic style.

3 ‪The Wedding Present – This Boy Can Wait‬
this band is more important to me than almost any other – but I totally understand that is personal – and all music should be personal – no-one has the right to exclaim “you can’t like music if you do not appreciate so and so” – The Wedding Present – they are fab (but so is a 70’s lollipop)

4 Peech Boys- Dont Make Me Wait (Dub Mix)
I was 12 in 1982, and old style electro (this is an example) killed my dad’s perception of music – he just couldn’t fathom how electronic instruments could be classed as music – it thrilled me .. it was the future. It can live in a record collection with 4 men and their Bass guitars drums set-up. There should not be an ‘us and them’.

‪5 Killing Joke – The Wait‬
Wait ….. there should be an ‘us and them’ … thats why i hate society and most people i meet and their rubbish taste – perfect.

Sorry about that – was lulling myself into a false sense of acceptance.
Let’s chill again…
6 ‪Hocus Pocus – J’attends‬
I’m waiting…

… for my man.
7 The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man
anyone who brought the record formed a band – hopefully not a band slavishly copying their sound – wouldn’t life be boring if everyone sounded just like, I don’t know – Oasis, for instance?

8 Sandie Shaw – Girl Don’t Come
the joy of parping brass – (this woman was in The Smiths – they were year zero – weren’t they?)

9 Yona – Kellon alla
is that the time?

10 ‪The Doors – Waiting for the sun‬
Kinda stop start – quiet (a bit)LOUDer quiet .. if only they’d beefed it up a bit they could have been as good as the Pixies.

11 ‪Eurythmics – This City Never Sleeps‬
from the original album my Dad accepted as ‘music’ created on machines – I moved on to rap.. that’d teach him.

12 Ted Barnes – Waiting for all she knows
mind blowingly beautiful.

a personal playlist obviously, with tongue in cheek comments, and trying to be fair too – you’re not interested in my thoughts anyway, are you? – it’s the glory you want.
A collection of any 13 tracks could make a brilliant Waiting selection from those suggested..
I’m going to finish with my choice – because I’m always waiting for the beat to kick in:
13 Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Waiting for the Beat to Kick
clearly not enjoying waiting around.

There’s some bonus tracks in the youtube playlist – I was trying to fit them in – but felt my 13 list was a good fit – i would carry on all night otherwise.

Thanks everyone for the great individual tunes – it was a pleasure to listen and read.

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20 thoughts on “waiting in sane

  1. Thanks for including TP in the extended list, Shane. He is too rarefied for the mundanity of 13.

    (Or something…)

    • I did think that track was lovely tfd – the Bangles backing work a treat against his vocals – If I had more time (fathers day today – was taken to the beach to fly kites – and hold 7 Y.O’s ankles so he didn’t fly off) I might well have chopped and changed more.

      In a longer playlist it would ease between Velvets and Sandie Shaw really well.

      • Just kiddin’, Shane. I was with my two MK grandsons at the Waterside Festival and we had a whale of a time – not quite as good as yesterday though as I had to tell them that Grandma had run out of money…

  2. I hadn’t realized that you were doing this so soon. I’d barely started listening to the songs, but it’s a really excellent playlist, shane. I really enjoyed it. Thanks so much for doing this. I enjoyed participating in both things this weekend, and got some practice on making playlists, too. I’m still hoping Shoey will do one for his waiting songs.

    Well done listers. I know that there were a couple of Helen’s in there, a Fuel and a littleriver, a wyngate and a bethnoir, for sure.

    • I don’t remember who they came from – I did a youtube playlist and made it flow as best as I could after I read through – I made some notes of the comments but left names off on purpose.

      I’m looking forward to listening to yours better in a little while . (I didn’t add any as they are up in their own playlist – this isn’t real RR – so I felt that would be okay)

      I’d like a shoey playlist too … back later.

  3. Thanks, shane, for all the work you have done in setting this up and compiling a playlist. Much more enjoyable that what’s been happening in another place of late.

    It was a great topic and produced some excellent stuff. And I think that by shortening the “time out” to Sunday evening has sharpened up and concentrated minds to the extent that the music was the focal point.

    Can I suggest missing for a future topic ?

    Once again, great work and thanks.

    • thanks bluepeter – I like the focus on music.

      probably wont do another of these ’til xmas and new years when RR shuts down – I only wanted a focus so it didn’t end up vicious over on the Graun.

      It really has been enjoyable.

  4. shane, thanks a lot for doing this. It was great fun and a good stop-gap to fill the weekend (I do like the Beatles, I just don’t feel I have much to contribute). Excellent playlist with a really great mix of sounds. Loved the contributions and there were some real eye openers. @Fuel, have a great break!

    • Cheers helenf888

      @ littleriver I’m going to library to borrow all the Betty Davis they have and also the compilation I’m a good woman : funk classics from sassy soul sisters. It’ll be a funky break.

      • Ha ! Sounds like it might be a sizzling holiday :)
        I’m a HUGE fan of her work. I’ve tried to get a couple of her songs listed on RR – valentines/angels – but they fell on fallow ground. Not the tone JonD was looking for :) lr

      • Sizzling! That’s Betty Davis. What I’ve learnt so far is that she’s anti-love and no (conventional) angel. Long ago I suggested a topic to JD that would be perfect for her tone. In fact, the final list could be nothing but Betty Davis funk. I need a shower. Cold.

  5. saneshane, great playlist. Good to see some love for Betty. Thanks for taking the time to do this. littleriver

  6. Hi all. My Somebodys Brother nom belatedly added to DB folder.
    A perfect fit for the time (1986-7) when I was engaged to a girl who lived 140 miles away, and only saw once a fortnight.
    Recorded by the band who included two if my and gordonimmel’s housemates; released on 7″ on Tinza Records, and one of the other songs (Soweto) was played at least twice by the great John Peel back in the day.
    I still have a couple of spare copies – over and above the one I still owe ToffeeBoy – if anyone likes it enough to want a copy.

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