Today is St. Andrew’s Day, the Patron Saint of Scotland. This is not a national holiday here (it might be a different story after independence), and nowhere near as big a deal as St. Patrick’s Day is (hell, I think St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by half the planet).
But, what the heck, I’ve survived a week back at work, it’s three weeks until term finishes, and I got paid yesterday (hmm, guess what I do when it arrives – other than paying the bills, obviously).
So here’s some scottish stuff for you, and just to let you know, I interviewed Malcolm Middleton today, so that will be on the blog soon.
First up, the greatest song by the greatest scottish band EVER (IMHO).
Delgados -‘No Danger.’ mp3
Along with getting into death metal and grime this year, I’ve also been discovering folk. This is a gem (yup, I do listen to some music pre-1976).
John Martyn -‘Solid Air.’ mp3
I love the whole early eighties aesthetic (I may have mentioned this before). This is a classic:
Fire Engines -‘Candyskin.’ mp3
..Mind you, the late eighties threw up some gems too…
The Shamen -‘Jesus Loves Amerika.’ mp3
and so did the nineties… : )
Urusei Yatsura -‘Hello Tiger (Peel Session).’ mp3
And I’m planning something special for December. Watch this space…