Sunday, 4 May 2014

The Listening Club - 4th May 2014

May the fourth be with you!

Har de har har. Hope you're all doing well and good, and if you're one of those #dambusters types, I hope you're re-adjusting to reality okay after last weekends shenanigans. And what shenanigans they were. This weekend has provided a much needed period of doing very little indeed for us here in the 'Dam, not surprisingly...

And oh lordy, that #swearyvortex. Of all the things to try and find somewhere to play in public, it had to be nigh-on an hour of utter filth. Thanks to all of you for chipping in an offensive moment, it definitely provided a fitting end to the #dambusters weekend, as anyone who was there, or was following the tweets can testify...

So... back to our abnormally scheduled programming, and here's the right honourable @samsmitter with this week's pick...

"On Kings Day in Amsterdam they throw the normal rules out of the window, so I thought I might get away with the same thing for this week’s Listening Club and do a bit of a Faberian rule-breaky type thing. I once heard a comedian say that you know a man loves you when he utters the immortal words “I’ve made you a compilation tape”, and #dambusters filled me with love for y’all so it seemed appropriate enough. Years ago I used to make cassettes as gifts for people on a regular basis, and after that it was CDs. Like the modern-day vortexes (vortices?) made famous by Listening Club, they usually had a theme. This is one I made in 2008 which was loosely based around a soundtrack album that came out the previous year, and is the only one I go back and listen to on a regular basis. Here is my official list of excuses for entering it as my Listening Club pick for this week:

1. It is a neat mirror/tribute/rip-off of the first ever Listening Club.
2. I absolutely LOVE all of the music on it.
3. It has, for the most part, a chilled-out, come-down sort of feel which might go well after all that #swearyvortex and #dambusters kerfuffle last week.
4. This week I have been mostly pondering the magic of art and creativity, the way one person creates something, someone else takes that thing and does something different, perhaps makes it even better, then someone else does something else with it, new shit comes to light etc. .. and this stuff, for me, is full of that kind of magic. 


Excellent! Download is here and the Mixcloud stream (which may reveal the song titles, you have been warned)  is here!

See you at 8pm BST (GMT+1)!

1 comment:

  1. 1 Goin' To Acapulco Jim James & Calexico
    2 Wicked Messenger Patti Smith
    3 All Along The Watchtower The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    4 You Ain't Going Nowhere Joan Baez
    5 When The Ship Comes In Marcus Carl Franklin
    6 The Man In The Long Black Coat Mark Lanegan
    7 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Grateful Dead
    8 It Ain't Me, Babe (with June Carter Cash) Johnny Cash
    9 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again Cat Power
    10 I Believe In You Dottie Peoples
    11 Sweetheart Like You Judy Collins
    12 Chimes Of Freedom The Byrds
    13 Shelter From The Storm Mary Lee's Corvette
    14 Changing Of The Guards Patti Smith
    15 City Of Gold The Dixie Hummingbirds