Sunday, 16 February 2014

The Listening Club - 16th February 2014

Greetings to you all,

Well then, again I'm drawn towards making comparisons betwixt the weather now and the weather this time last year ("doesn't he have anything else to go on about...?" nope, sorry) after a really lovely sunny weekend here in AMS. Markets were visited, lunch was very much "on the go", strolls were had and, apart from a rather blustery wind, joy was rather unconfined. Unlike the UK it seems, which looks to be sinking slowly into the ocean. I'm resisting any smug pro-Netherlands comments, as this place seems to be doing fine despite 26% of it already being below sea level, but they do take their water management rather seriously here (as you'd expect). Some lessons could, and should be learned pretty quick in the UK because this is sadly going to become more and more of a regular occurrence on those shores, as I'm sure you'd all agree.

Anyhoo, on a considerably lighter note, next Sunday will be #vortex time again, and as a fine companion to last month's #cookingvortex, it's going to be a #drinkingvortex! I can't think of a subject closer to the hearts of the #LC massive's collective consciousness, so this should be a great one. Tunes to me, Eric, this time please!

Last Sunday, @thejayarr was in the hotseat, and offered unto us all The Wrens 2003 album "Meadowlands" which received a mixed bag of reactions, although erring on the positive side, for sure. Thanks to Jon for the pick, and for skimming the frisbee across the (rapidly growing) Atlantic to @faberfedor, who, before he scooted off on a business trip, had this to say...

"Hello fellow LCers!

I've been selected again, so you know what that means! Rules will be broken! And this time, I'm breaking several rules.

Rule 1: I'm not submitting an album this time, but a list of songs. Your job, if you accept it, is to decide what the commonality is amongst them. The answer is in the playlist.txt file as is, as usual, the song names.

Rule 2: I'm flying out for business on _very_ short notice, so there's a very good chance I won't be at the club this weekend. :-( This is the first time the MC won't be MCing his gig.

Rule 3: Since I probably won't be with you ;-(, I'm going to throw the frisbee now. Since I won't know who will be attending, here are the frisbee targets in order: 

    1. Your favorite Canuck and mine, Eastvanhalen
    2. Our favorite type of monkey, MonkeyTypes!
    3. or JimMcCauley, just because. :-)

If I can, I'll join you. If not enjoy!  I'll follow the Twitter thread afterwards."

Well there you go. Never a dull moment, eh? Direct download mp3 is here, and the 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!

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