Sunday, 7 August 2016

The Listening Club - 7th August 2016

Greetings folks,

Hope all is relatively dandy with yourselves. Good times ahoy here in Amsterdam, as it's Pride weekend, so the city is festooned with rainbows and carpeted with heart-shaped confetti, which, yes, is absolutely as it should be. Back in the homestead thoughts are turning to future holiday times, as we're away for the next couple of weeks, therefore needing a temporary player-manager for this here #LC, gimme a shout soon if you can help, thanks!

Last week we vortexed it up for the first time in a good while in fine style with the #endofdaysvortex, which was mighty fun indeed, big thanks to everyone who chipped in a track or two! Back to regular programming this week with @saucer in the chair, and here he is with this week's intro...

"First a quick nod and thanks from me to @rougeforever for the best vortex theme ever. YODO.

Through the roller coaster of excitement, curiosity, discovery, confusion, and terror that is the picking process here, and through an even more-wild safari through genreland, my theme for today evolved from apocalypse-prequel to apocalypse-kitsch to apocalypse-antidote to... happy birthday. For yesterday was the birthday of someone of biblical proportions in music I care about, who died long before Bowie made it cool to do so, early this year.

(What's the Emoji for "I sincerely hope I'm not misreading the room with my outré humor, but please do know: absolutely no disrespect in mind at all!"?)

Props and possible frisbaton for first person to cite this album's *connection* to the birthday person, without giving away the person/artist/album of course. 

I fear 2016 and this decade are getting worse before they get better. So let's celebrate birthdays and each other, and enjoy some music while we can."

Okaydoke. Direct download is here, and the HearThis stream, if it feels so inclined, is....

See you at 8pm BST (GMT+1)

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