Should I be insulted that Blogger has been trying to get me to convert to a Google account for ages, and when I finally hit on the button to make the switch, it rejects me? Bloody charming.
Anyway. Deep breath. Evening all. The long haul through the first full week of the New Year is finally over. The weekend is here, people... it has landed. I don't know about you, but I think I'm mostly going to be sleeping.
To the business in hand then. I am delighted to welcome back into this humble Friday slot, the first ever Guest Editor.... Way back on 29th April 2005, this man gave us a rundown of his internal jukebox, a list topped by British Sea Power, of all people. Well, he's back, and he's still got Muse going round his head.
Ladies and Gentleworms, without further ado, it is my great pleasure to present for your Earworming pleasure.......
Earworms of the Week - Guest Editor #54 - Flash from FLASHPOINT
Ah, it's nice to be back. I find this a very difficult time of year musically, there's very little that's new & fresh. Not that bonce isn't full of tuneage, as always.
Such as this little lot...
10- Knights of Cydonia - Muse
9. Fat Children - Jarvis Cocker
I'm the sort of looney that will try to find the ideal song to fit my 3-4 minute drive home from work. This has been on "constant rotation" in that slot because it's ruddy great. Good old Jarvis.
8. Pierrot the Clown- Placebo
I still find myself going back to last year's "Meds" album a lot. And I often start with this bleakly soft little ditty. It's tugs at me, y'know? It also conjures images of the time I spent in Lyon, which is a very welcome side effect.
7. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
It should come with an earworm warning on it, this bugger should.
6. Old Macdonald Had A Farm
One of my colleagues has been singing this all bloody week & I've found my self following suit. Apparently his 18th month old son has just mastered the Eee I Eee I Oh bit. Aaaw.
5. Oh I am so ashamed of myself for not knowing the title of this - Alabama 3
One of the presents I got my girlfriend for christmas was a box set of the first season of The Soprano's. I've never previously seen the show but had heard lots of good things about so I've taken the plunge. What a cracking show, I'm watching it all the time! This theme song being in my head is a result of that.
[watch it - it's called 'woke up this morning']
4. Monster - The Automatic
Along with the aforementioned "Knighs of Cydonia", my Son loves this & gets me playing them all the time.
3. Dakota - Stereophonics
It's my ringtone for my girlfriend. *Blushing*
2. Sophie's Shoes - Gnu Cnu
Blatant self promotion? Maybe, but this is a true, genuine earworm. I've been recording this song all week long & it has totally & utterly taken over my brain! (If I was honest it would be number 1, but that would just not be cricket).
[you got a video for this mate?]
1. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Almost subconsciously this has wormed it's way into the musical centre of my short term memory. It's everywhere but in addition to that it's been the alarm clock this week, so has been implanted in my head from the very second I wake. Happily it often reminds me of being in Virgin megastore, Times Square (buying a thank you gift for Hyde) when it came on.
And that's me lot.
Thanks ST for having me back again. Always a pleasure, never a chore.
Cheerio mate. Let's hope the pixies don't keep you away for long, eh! Looking forward to that new Gnu Cnu (god, that's a mouthful) album. When is it hitting the shops?
Now, if you'll excuse me, we have Hen and Bargs coming round for tea in a tick... so I'd best go and freshen up. We're having sausages! I'm a bit unsettled, to be honest, as I usually have sausages on a Thursday night, and I don't really like change, but on this occasion I'm sure it will all work out okay.
Next Week: Ka (I hope...)
Forthcoming attractions: Suburban Hen
[Previous Guest Editors: Flash, The Urban Fox, Lord Bargain, Retro-Boy, Statue John, Ben, OLS, Ka, Jenni, Aravis, Yoko, Bee, Charlie, Tom, Di, Spin, The Ultimate Olympian, Damo, Mike, RedOne, The NumNum, Leah, Le Moine Perdu, clm, Michael, Hyde, Adem, Alecya, bytheseashore, adamant, Earworms of the Year 2005, Delrico Bandito, Graham, Lithaborn, Phil, Mark II, Stef, Kaptain Kobold, bedshaped, I have ordinary addictions, TheCatGirlSpeaks, Lord B rides again, Tina, Charlie II, Cody Bones, Poll Star, Jenni II, Martin, Del II, The Eye in the Sky, RussL, Lizzy's Hoax, Ben II, Earworms of the Year 2006, Sarah]