Good to be back home


John Peel at home. I know how he feels (and not just about the fact that there is a need for all that music to be transportable)

…yes, it has been quiet for the last few days here. Mrs. 17 Seconds and I headed down south to London to catch up with friends and family (not that the two are mutually exclusive, you understand). I love visiting London, but boy does it bring home to me that Scotland is home.

Anyway, we are now back, and glad to be reunited with our cats, who have been, once again, been looked after by Ken from Aberfeldy, who is a legend.

There will be more posts here (including a review of the forthcoming debut from Wake the President) very soon. In the meantime, I had the journey from King’s Cross back to Edinburgh soundtracked by the 1980 Festive Fifty (all, um 65 tracks of it).

So here are two tracks…

Wah! Heat -‘Better Scream.’ mp3 (1980 Festive Fifty no.65)

Mo-Dettes -‘White Mice.’ mp3 (1980 Festive Fifty no.56)

More Peel, anyone?

John Peel engaging in one of his and my favourite activities

OK, some more from Peelie’s Festive Fifty…

Mo-Dettes -‘White Mice.’ mp3
(1980 Festive Fifty no.56)

Shop Assistants -‘Safety net. ‘ mp3 (1986 Festive Fifty, no.8) (For AJ!)

Inspiral Carpets featuring Mark E. Smith -‘I Want You.’ mp3 (1994 Festive Fifty no.1)

Prince -‘Sign O’ The Times.’ mp3 (1987 Festive Fifty no.32)

Sluts Of Trust -‘Leave You Wanting More.’ mp3 (2004 Festive Fifty no.5)

The Fall -‘Don’t Call Me Darling.’ mp3 (1995 Festive Fifty no.24)

M/A/R/R/S/ -‘Pump Up The Volume.’ mp3 (1987 Festive Fifty no.46)

10,000 Maniacs -‘Can’t Ignore The Train. ‘ mp3 (1985 Festive Fifty no.59)

Ride -‘Dreams Burn Down.’ mp3 (1990 Festive Fifty no.3)

Aphex Twin -‘Girl/Boy.’ mp3 (1996 Festive Fifty no.29)

More vinyl goodness will be appearing here later today…watch this space…