I enjoyed this week’s RR topic. Just for the practice of doing a YouTube playlist (thanks Amy), and to keep The ‘Spill ticking over, here are the songs I nominated.
Not sure how the player works anymore so this could be a huge failure – I’m off to Coventry on Friday for the Free Godiva festival – with a smattering of ska perking up the weekend – can’t wait – here’s some tunes for this weeks RR after the jump.
I think I may have done my last stint as Temporary RR Guru: the article that’s just gone up on the Mothership bears a certain resemblance to what I wrote, but they’ve changed various things for no obvious reason, not improving the sense and certainly not the style, they’ve taken out the best joke, and they’ve rendered the first paragraph more or less unintelligible. Obviously no attempt was made to check with me about any of this, and that means that the work I put in feels like a complete waste, to be left feeling this pissed off. Anyway, for what it’s worth and in case anyone’s interested, the original article is below the line… Continue reading
“High Violet” by The National may have come out in 2010, but 2013 was the year that I obsessively listened to it. Yeah I had “Boxer” when that came out but things didn’t really click with The National until now. There are a huge amount of amazing songs on it, with “Blood Buzz Ohio” being my point of entry, and happily for Christmas the lovely Mrs McFlah got me the double violet vinyl edition. Very happy!
Here’s the song mentioned;
What’s been your favourite non-2013 album of 2013?
What was the best thing you got for Christmas this year?
2 Speak & Spell Dopplereffekt
3 Fruit Machine Homelife
4 Kule Kule Konono No1
5 The Long Conveyor Belt Misty’s Big Adventure
6 Machine Toy Hexstatic
7 Terrible Angels CocoRosie
2 All Neon Like Björk
3 Tabla Toy Beats Antique
4 Balrog Boogie Diablo Swing Orchestra
5 Ms. Wilhelmina And Her Hat Pepe Deluxé
6 Goody Gumdrops Fog
“Cause, what the world needs now
are some true words of wisdom
like La La La La La”
2 Shangri-la Yacht
3 Talking Synth The Bongolian
4 Teen Angst (What The World Needs now) Cracker
5 Start Wearing Purple Gogol Bordello
6 Black Flowers Yo La Tengo
7 Southwood Plantation Road The Mountain Goats
2 Sex, Yeah Marina and The Diamonds
3 Dead Disco Metric
4 La France Camille
5 Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (XFM Session) The Flaming Lips
6 La La Land Futureshock Club Mix Green Velvet
I wear black on the outside
‘Cause black is how I feel on the inside
please give black man in space at least a couple of minutes.
2 Black Cat Balloons Her Space Holiday
3 Black Spider Sunday Driver
4 Black Water Timber Timbre
5 Queen Black Acid Menomena
6 Black Balloon Mink Lungs
7 Black Music F.S.K.
more after the jump:
2 Just a nerd Shaka Ponk
3 Anorak Girls Anorak Girl
4 Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks The National
5 Toby take a bow Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
6 Fitting In With The Misfits E!E
7 Love in the time of Ecstacy Withered Hand
2 And I Was A Boy From School Hot Chip
3 Pubes The Indelicates
4 Not as Goth as They Say We Are Say Hi
5 Mis-Shapes Pulp
6 Godzilla Vs The Island Of Manhattan (With You And I Somewhere In-Between) Ballboy
music after the jump – it’s a smashing playlist.
At the ‘Spill, we are concerned about global warming. So to do our bit we would like you to post your bids from 250 to infinity here to keep processors cool.
“Somehow we found ourselves on the Sunset Strip playing songs for the highest bidder”
“My first job is to follow the musical course. Relationships, projects…there’s going to be a lot of collateral damage.”
We continue to reach for the sky, but being practical people we will not compromise our processors.
This is for bids over 100.
How this all started (i.e. Part i):
@Fuel’s YouTube playlist:
- The original thread is getting too bulky for some users – 130+ posts and the bidding is only up to 30+. So first bid past 40 will be here.
As you were….
We do not want songs about auctions or auctioneers. It’s an actual auction. i.e. first bid could be One Tin Soldier, second Two Hearts, etc. Get the idea? The # doesn’t have to be at the start of, or even in, the title – but the number should be central to the song and something you could actually bid. Think of it like 12 Days of Christmas run amuck.
Advance the bidding as slowly as you can. We have a week to kill; no point jumping right to Billion Dollar Babies and skipping Ten Million Slaves. Please allow three others to bid before you bid again. We’ll have no overnight bidduggery.
[Rules can be changed by consensus. The referee is our friend Good Will.]
Go ahead and use comments to post what you’d ‘ave bid guv’nor if that damn %$%^& hadn’t got there first or a song that would have fit between two bids, but let’s not swamp the thing with a hundred Two videos. (No, DsD, that would not count as a bid of 200.)
Bidding closes Monday at noon. Whatever the highest bid is, the charity of your choice will earn an equivalent number of ‘Spill points. (I’ll do you up something on official ‘Spill letterhed you can present to them. With luck, you might even get your picture in the local newspaper.)
APOLOGIES ALL, I MESSED UP THE START TIME. IT’S GO TIME!
Talking of shy.. Continue reading
The Guard keeps announcing a summer break for RR, and then giving us a new topic.
Will we let them toy with us like this? Hell no, we won’t, no. Unless it’s a good topic, in which case see you there.
Whatever they decide in RR Towers about next week, The ‘Spill is ready with a Reader’s Recommend Songs About ….. about 10 p.m. Thursday, actually.
2 Bluebird One Self
3 Black and Blue Emily Wells
4 Darker Than Blue Andreya Triana
5 Blue Soul (Suobho Blue Groove mix) MOP MOP
6 Blue Blood Foals
7 Powder Blue Trans Am Amy Correia
2 Blue Headlights Shout Out Louds
3 Blue Flower Pale Saints
4 Deep Blue Ladytron***
5 Go For Blue Pepe Deluxé***
6 Blue on blue Pet Shop Boys
7 Blue Thunder Galaxie 500
***big-up to the recommenders.
2 Cease And Desist Brakes
3 Tall Cans In The Air Transplants
4 Whiskey and Rags Emily Wells
5 With Whiskey Tunng
6 Whiskey Anstam
7 (Shut) Up The Punx!!! Bomb The Music Industry!
2 Whiskey And Clyde The Grizzly Owls
3 The State I Am In Belle & Sebastian
4 Friday Night Fever Silver Jews
5 People Silver Jews
6 Buckingham Rabbit Silver Jews
7 Mama told me not to come The Wolfgang Press
20 songs after the jump – reduce it down to a sensible set of YOUR fav 5 tracks.
Caroline Wheeler’s Birthday Present was made entirely from the skins of dead Jim Morrisons (Scattered over dawn’s bleeding highway, I suppose…): that’s why it smelled so bad.
So she goes to the elevator, she thinks “Well, that’ll be pretty straightforward” (Yes, STRAIGHT UP, Caroline…) You know what she finds?
The elevator breaks down with Caroline and the fish in it.
Do you know what happens if you leave a fish too long in an elevator?
Well, here’s a clue: fish is biodegradable. (THAT MEANS IT ROTS.)
Ner! Ner! Ner!
2 Ｓｍｅｌｌ 渚でダンスNAGISADEDANCE
3 The Faint Smell Of Moss Dark Meat
4 Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Happy Mondays
5 Very Loud Shout Out Louds
6 Smell Tiger Lillies
“I want to fall in love tonight and form the perfect unbreakable bond. You can be my teenage Jenny Agutter, swimming naked in a pond. You know I’m always moaning but you jump-start my serotonin”.
Arab Strap – The Shy Retirer
There’s only one reference to Jesus in my iTunes folder. that’s Jesus on a Greyhound by Shelby Lynne, whereas there’s 29 where the first word is Jah. Jesus is not of any interest to me musically or otherwise but when I became involved with reggae I quickly realized that it was a socially conscious music with a strong Rasta religious component. I’m very interested in the music and in Rasta but I must say that I have a hard time with the Selassie/Jah reverence but I accept it and I enjoy the music as much as I enjoy a lot of European religious music, in most cases having no idea what the songs are about but appreciating the overall sounds, case in point, Faure’s Requiem.
Having said that let me offer a sample of alternate variations on the theme of Jesus et.al. Jah is Jehovah, Jehovah is Yarwey from the Hebrew old testament, many Rasta believe that Selassie is the second coming of Christ and they accorded him the name Jah Ras Tafari. Here’s some Jamaican songs of praise.
1. Jah Live – Bob Marley
2. Rivers Of Babylon – Ronnie Davis
3. Nyah Bingi – Jimmy Riley
4. Hold On To Jah – Reggae George
5. A Yah Weh De – Barrington Levy
6. Give Thanks – Johnny Clarke
7. Jah Jah Give Us Love – Cornell Campbell
8. Give Thanks And Praise – Bob Marley
9. Have Faith In Jah – Michael Palmer
10. Praise Jah With Love And Affection – Don Carlos
11. Jah Praise – The Maytones
12. Jah Oh Jah – The Viceroys
13. Forever Loving Jah – Bob Marley
2 Shore To Shore Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit
3 Head Rolls Off Frightened Rabbit
4 Ladder Song Bright Eyes
5 Black Jesus 9 Lazy 9
6 Kelly’s Heroes Black Grape
7 Just Like Jesus [Alternate Version] Dakota Suite
2 Going to Marrakesh The Extra Glenns
3 Jesus Is My Girlfriend BabyBird
4 Jesus Stag Night Club Babybird
5 Buckingham Rabbit Silver Jews
6 All Things To All Men Cinematic Orchesta Feat. Roots Manuva
this is NOT a falsetto list – it’s a higher than normal list to make it flow and interesting to me – I will be back later to tidy this up and add some writing – but as I had to work yesterday I’m off to have a birthday lunch.
2 The Greatest Escape We’ve Ever Made Wave Machines
3 Money Note Camille
4 The Shade You Hide Lukestar
5 Sleepyhead (Le Chev Remix) Passion Pit
2 Stockholm Syndrome Yo La Tengo
3 All The Kings Men Wild Beasts
4 Poppy TV On The Radio
5 The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song The Flaming Lips
6 Selective Memory Eels
2 Burn The Witch Queens Of The Stone Age
3 We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues Wild Beasts
4 Against The Wall Jimi Tenor / Tony Allen
5 Debra Beck