Sunday, 7 July 2013

The Listening Club - 7th July 2013

Greets to you all,

Heatwave time here in Amsterdam, so lounging, fanning oneself and sipping iced drinks is the order of the day. Also plenty of local festival action occurring, Pitch Festival yesterday, and Roots Festival today, which is where I'll be off to as soon as I've finished tapping this out... tally-ho!

Last week, brothers and sisters, @jonnydapigg yet again continued the summer curveball tradition with a seasonal slice of Arrested Development's "Unplugged" album. Perfect accompaniment to a warm evening for sure. Thanks to him for the pick and for spinning the #LC frisbee across to @rougeforever for her debut selection. And here she is...

"I want to take you on a journey.  Before we begin, you should know that we'll be together nearly an hour tonight on this.  We'll be travelling through woodland, crossing streams, and seeing what happens.  Keep your eyes peeled and your ears sharp!  We'll start our journey with Margaret - who knows who we'll meet along the way and where we'll end up?

Yes, it's that time in Listening Club.  It's a CONCEPT ALBUM.  I can only apologise.  I wouldn't normally put you through one of these but it's a corker.

I have had the pleasure of seeing this album being performed from start to finish in front of a home crowd for this band.  One of the most memorable gigs of my life.  They put an interval between this and the second set so we could all regain our composure and talk about what just happened.  I'm not sure I've been the same since.

One hint - if you don't like the song we're hearing, hang on, there'll be something else along in a moment!  (You can insert your own clumsy comment here about that being a metaphor for life, if you like)

Thanks for having me, listening club!"

Okaydoke! Direct download is here, Mixcloud stream (which may well reveal the track titles, you have been warned!) is here!

Search #listeningclub to see what's going on, and follow@listeningclub for the admin.

Hope to see you tonight at 8pm BST/EST (GMT+1)!

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