Well then Listening Clubbers, last week was a positive stock pot of musical genres all norman cooked up and blended together with such culinary precision that would make Nigella trip balls was it not. Massive thanks to Jim McCauley for serving up that eclectic melodical feast that did so nourish our hungry ears.
So, onto this week's pick which is about to be introduced by me, JonnyDaPigg, as Mr ListeningClub is busy making power ballad related puns on his holidays. So without further ado, me.
“So, me again. I had thought that when it got back round to me I could pick one of the 3 or 4 possibles that have been on my list for a while. True to form this has not happened. I have had various things to consider this time, such as the fact that I needed to procrastinate my self assessment time away, just recently moved and haven't unpacked properly yet and most importantly, the derby on Saturday. (that's Newcastle vs the filth in case you were wondering). This in mind I could quite easily be in one of two frames of mind. Happy, joyus and smug, in which case anything of my list would sound like angels, or depressed, dejected and full of despair in which anything of my list would sound like Sting doing covers of his own stuff in the style of Shatner whilst sat on a pile of money wearing nothing but a loin cloth. In a flash of inspiration however, tonight's choice swung in. It's a genre only introduced to me a year ago during a gig and it blew me away. So upon returning I scoured the internet for live mixes and Bandcamp for albums, which is where I found tonight's offering. The juxtaposition of the genre's name only adds to the ability of this music to make me smile. Which is why it was picked. Win on Saturday, heed held high, lose on Saturday this'll make me feel better. So, flappers at the ready, put on your dancing shoes, have a gin cocktail or two and don't forget your glow-sticks, enjoy...”