Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Listening Club - 1st December 2013


Hope everything is tickety-boo for you all. Slight change of pace here for me this weekend, as it's been IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), so I've been popcorn-munching, beer-guzzling (hooray for alcoholic cinemas!) and watching some rather excellent factual films. One that I can heartily recommend and should appeal to all #LC-ers, especially at this time of year is "Jingle Bell Rocks!" (trailer here) which digs into the world of the Christmas music junkie! If you get a chance to see, go for it - a real seasonal feel-good treat.

Back on planet #LC, Lo! last Sunday @pamac66 came down from the mountain and delivered unto us all the Ten Commandment themed "X" by Kristeen Young, which was the cause for much comment, debate and good humour thanks to its (alleged) close similarity to several other well known female piano-bashing singer-songwritery types. A fine pick, tho, so many thanks to Paul for that, and for flipping the frisbee across to @matthewesdigs for his debut #LC pick...

...which we will return to next week, for this week it's #vortex time again, and after a suggestion from @rougeforever it's a #breakupvortex... thanks to all who picked a tune, we have 18 rather excellent and varied ruminations on failed romance, or not. Not the easiest vortex to describe this one, so get the gin & ciggies out, dim the lights and off we will go...

Google Drive download is here (replaygain is set if you have it on your player (iTunes doesn't, I know), otherwise volume will vary, apologies!), and the (volume levelled) Mixcloud stream (which may 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 GMT!


  1. 01 George Jones - The Grand Tour (@samsmitter)
    02 Vic Chesnutt - When I Ran Off And Left Her (@pamac66)
    03 Tori Amos - Putting The Damage On (@rougeforever)
    04 Mr Bungle - Pink Cigarette (@jimmccauley)
    05 Dakota Suite - I'm Leaving You (@akx)
    06 Chas'n'Dave - Ain't No Pleasing You (@mrhig)
    07 Longpigs - On And On (@jonnydapigg)
    08 Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again (@morecheerful)
    09 Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice It's All Right (@petemaskreplica)
    10 Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In the End (@cdrose_writer)
    11 Skunk Anansie - Twisted (Everyday Hurts) (@cakehugga)
    12 Birds May Bite - The Three Of Us Remix #59 (@neilpbardhan)
    13 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps (@emmaprice)
    14 Propaganda - Duel (@mutster101)
    15 Bon Iver - Re:Stacks (@matthewesdigs)
    16 Prefab Sprout - Goodbye Lucille #1 (@kleptones)
    17 Carly Simon - You're So Vain (@holette)
    18 Mark Lanegan - Don't Forget Me (@thejayarr)

  2. That was fantastic. Thanks so much!

  3. What was the other song that you wished you picked Eric?