Christmas posts part 10


I’m barely going to mention how fed up I am with things now, because it has ceased to be funny a long time ago.

Anyway, I mentioned a few days ago that you should be reading Aye Tunes, amongst many reasons because Jim is posting some fantastic Christmas stuff.

Including this track from How To Swim; I’ve covered them in the past and love their album; Jim brought this to my attention on his blog a few days ago, so thought I would respectfully post this too. It is very Phil Spectorish, and soundwise, that is a good thing.

And if you like Phil Spector sounds, read Teenage Kicks’ latest post here

Just to keep you posted…

Just in case anyone’s wondering where I’ve gone…I’m still here, still alive…just a little busy and not in Scotland for a couple of days.

But do yourselves a favour, or indeed two:

Firstly, Song, By Toad has excelled himself and had the fabulous Broken Records in for a session, so get yourselves over there now to Song, By Toad

Secondly, Steve over at Teenage Kicks has done excellent posts on the Shop Assistants and Motorcycle Boy, so if you enjoy your eighties indie and John Peel, get over there!

I spent much of yesterday on a train, reading Iain Banks’ The Steep Approach To Garbadale and listening to my iPod. This fantastic tracks started my journey:

Primal Scream -‘Velocity Girl.’ mp3

…though this is one of the few UK road tracks I know:

Richard Thompson -‘1952 Vincent Black Lightning.’ mp3