Earworms 10 November 2014

‘Spill points for inserting your sample text here – not literally, but give us a caption, or fit the picture to the song below. Easy peasy. Anyway, an eclectic mix for you this week, thanks to all contributors and please keep those worms coming to earworm@tincanland.com.

Bug, Roger Robinson & Paul St. Hilaire – Living Dub – shoegazer: From the dubtronica series…

Flying Lotus with Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me – carolebristol: This might not sound like my sort of thing, but I really like it a lot. Once again, it is getting a lot of play on BBC6Music. I love the bass, it reminds me a bit of “Brown Paper Bag”. Not sure I’d buy the album, but this is a lot of fun. It is by Flying Lotus with Kendrick Lamar (no, I’ve never heard of him, either) and it is called Never Catch Me.

??? – Marcin Wasilewski Trio – abahachi: This One’s For Darcey’s Dad - Well, of course that isn’t the real title, but if DsD hasn’t yet heard the brilliant new MWT album, here’s a chance to play ‘can you guess what it is yet?’ with the usual unexpected pop cover.

Nina Simone At Newport – In The Evening By The Moonlight – goneforeign: From 1960, possibly the first Nina LP I ever bought, There’s many wonderful cuts on this album, she was right at the start of her career and she quit her classical training to pay the rent; listen to the J.S. Bach influences throughout her wonderful piano solo.

Peter Blakeley – Crying in the Chapel: deanofromoz: No, not the Elvis song of the same name. Was checking out the CD’s for sale at a second hand shop and came across this one. I remember it as a catchy hit in Australia in the late 80’s/early 90’s, and thought I would give it a go. The album as a whole doesn’t really stack up, but I still really like this song. I know it might be a bit MOR for some tastes, but nothing wrong with that every now and then.

Gary Clark Jr – Bright Lights – tincanman: It’s big, it’s bold, and it’s nasty. It’s the blues.

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You like real music, don’t you? Like Pussy Riot or Louis Armstrong?

The East Neuk of Fife, down the coast from where I live, is a funny old place. Everything is tiny and the rappers are eggs or potatoes if you squint; living in a dolls’ house means less time spent cleaning. The name slaters for woodlice travelled to Australia too. Put another twig on the fire, the nights are fair drawing in.

Sing A Rainbow – Blue

Blue rainbow


In Week 5 of this Spill Challenge we arrive at Blue Songs.


As usual, no embedded videos please; links only.
And I’m imposing an extra rule this week: no blues songs. Blue Suede Shoes is OK; both Suede Shoe Blues and Suede’s Shoe Blues are not. Songs by Blue, whether or not they reference suede shoes, are beyond the pale, as I hope you’d expect.

Have fun!

Suede Shoe Blues

Earworms 3 November 2014

“Please Miss, the dog ate me lap-top charger…” I’m using young Munday’s laptop (’twas he who left the charger on the sofa), but I don’t have any music on it so I can’t do a proper Earworms this week. I’m sure it’s all up in that there cloud somewhere but I really can’t be bothered to try and find it; I’ve ordered a new charger at great expense but naturally the postman tried to deliver it while I was out so it’s sat in a sorting office somewhere. NEVER work with children or animals.

In the meantime, I’ve doggedly put together a YouTube playlist for you … it’s like Dastardly and Mutley here. If you feel like nomming your own dog-related tracks, please do so, but no embedded videos, please. Failing that, please send more worms to earworm@tincanland.com, and I’ll try and get my shit together for next week!

Sakura’s J-Pop Corner – H!P Fights Back

Morning Musume 14.

Morning Musume 14.

H!P is the short name for Hello Project.  They are an agency that manages and produces  the idol groups Juice =Juice and C-Ute but their flagship group is Morning Musume

In the world of J-Pop Idols Hello Project was the main player for many years, in fact you could almost say they invented the concept. Continue reading

Return Of The Drunken Pumpkins

Drunk Pumpkin