Yes indeed, twas two years and a couple of days ago that this very entity sprung into existence, all because I fancied some company whist listening to a dodgy compilation of Bob Dylan cover versions. But what a fine two years of listening it's been - taking in a whole host of excellent albums, some mighty vortexes, laughter, tears, the Threat Of Sting and the hitherto unknown erotic properties of All Around My Hat along the way. A grand bunch of friendships have been forged and Sunday evenings have been turned into a marvellous thing, so for all that, I extend huge thanks and hugs to everyone that's participated - what a damn fine time we're having!
In admin mode, next week is vortexy time again, and from the looks of it #travelvortex is a go-er, which opens up a world of possibilities (arf), so let's have your selections to the usual address this week please!
"Since it was kindly pointed out that this is the closest Listening Club to its 2nd Birthday, I found myself feeling very nervous about choosing something for tonight. No pressure, and all that. What I decided fairly quickly was that I couldn't continue the current trend of bending the rules. At least, not too much.
This isn't something weird and wonderful and obscure. You'll all know the people involved in this project and you've probably heard of the project itself. At a guess it's the sort of thing that you read about, think "Oh, that looks interesting" and then forget about and never get around to hearing. So now is your chance to hear it.
This is a game of two halves, except I've taken the two halves and woven them together. I've not listened to it like this before so parts of this will be a revelation to me as much as it is to you. Be that as it may, I hope this proves to be a fitting birthday gift for Listening Club.
Many Happy Returns! ::clink::"
Intriguing! Download is here and the Mixcloud stream (which will definitely reveal the origin, as it's the source, 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!