Friday 8 July 2011

it's just a shot away....

Earworms of the Week

"Tarzan Boy" - Baltimora

We've had Sina and Roland, our friends from Bern, staying with us this week.  Apart from feeling vaguely embarrassed that Nottingham isn't exactly as picturesque as their home town, it's been absolutely lovely to see them.  We met Sina on our Africa trip last year, and as we were driving back from our walk in the Peak District on Tuesday, I put on a playlist of songs that we listened to during all those long hours we spent in the back of the truck driving through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia.  Johnny Cash, Tight Fit, The Streets, Goldie Looking Chain, Boston, Toto... and this little beauty.  No messin'.

"Monkey Man" - The Specials

Paolo Nutini was playing over the PA in the gym the other day.  I don't really get why a guy from Glasgow has to sing like he comes from Montego Bay, but I generally find his songs harmlessly insipid.  I don't even know what song was playing, but it brought this one to mind.  Terry Hall is from Coventry, right?  Near Barbados?

"Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) - Peter Sarstedt

Love, love, love this record.  A-ha-ha ha!

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - Elton John, I took my boss to Sweatshop this afternoon to get him a proper pair of running trainers.  We'd been running at lunchtime and I told him for the 100th time that he needed to get a new pair of trainers as he was running weirdly and his current pair is clearly shot.  After filming his running style, it turns out that he's a neutral runner who has been wearing overly supportive running shoes that have effectively been making him UNDER-pronate.  Anyway.  The new trainers are bright red like Dorothy's ruby slippers.... cue earworm.

"L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N" - Noah and the Whale

My favourite song of 2011.  That bit at the end still raises the hairs on the back of my neck.

"Unbreakable" - Alicia Keys

Well, your guess is as good as mine.  I'm not sure I even know more of this song than about two lines in the chorus.  I have no idea how my head works.  Never have, never will.

"Rain" - The Cult

Well, this one is EASY to explain: Biblical thunderstorms and rain this evening.  The end.  I like the Cult.  First band I ever paid to see live.  They were very good.  AND I'm in the "Sweet Soul Sister" video.  Hot sticky sweet, you know what I mean?

"Blackbird" - The Beatles

Macca knew his way around a tune, eh?  I still prefer "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?" as far as songs on the White Album go, but I was listening to "Yesterday", and it took me to "Michelle" and had me reaching for this one.  Good band.  Look out for them.

"First it Giveth" - Queens of the Stone Age

So, so good at Glastonbury the other week.  I had "Songs for the Deaf" out the other day and it still sounds AMAZING.   I'm also reliably informed that Josh Homme is quite the dash.  Not my cup of tea, to be honest, but good for him.  I like to think he's how Ron Weasley grows up.

"Gimme Shelter" - The Rolling Stones

On the whole, I'm not the biggest fan of the Rolling Stones.  It's not so much their music, much of which is pretty good up until about 1973s "Angie".... it's mainly something to do with Mick Jagger.  Keith is cool of course, but I find it hard to shift the thing I read once about how he "spontaneously" mouths "I love this job" to the camera at every live gig when they play "Satisfaction".  Every time. Still, this was a good RAC advert, no?

Have a good weekend, y'all.

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