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Song of the Day #768 – Dead Man’s Bones

Song of the Day #768 – Dead Man’s Bones

Song of the Day is typically about sharing something new or vaguely recent but today we’re going back to 2009.  You can blame Cat Power, who has covered ‘Pa Pa Power‘ on her new album. As I was listening to her new ‘Covers’ album, I was alternating between her versions and the original versions.  I’d […]

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Song of the Day #767: Cat Power

Song of the Day #767: Cat Power

I spend an unhealthy amount of time thinking/mildly obsessing about the lives of famous musicians.  I mean if you’re someone like Paul McCartney or Bob Dylan, do you wake up in the morning and think to yourself, “Fuck me! I’m Paul McCartney, I was in the Beatles, I helped change pop culture and music forever […]

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Song of the Day #766 – Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano

Song of the Day #766 – Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano

If ‘Best Albums of the Year’ lists serve any good purpose, it’s to point out a few albums that went completely under my radar in the last 12 months (or more like 9 months given how early they come out these days). In at Number 43 with a bullet in The Guardian’s Best Albums of […]

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Song of the Day #765 – Wet Leg

Song of the Day #765 – Wet Leg

Although we’re well into the second week of 2022, I think I can still just about get away with wishing everyone a Happy New Year. I think we all need 2022 to be a better year than the last couple of trips around the sun. As 2021 came to an end I really started to […]

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Song of the Day #764: Georgia Maq

Song of the Day #764: Georgia Maq

Casting my mind back to those carefree days at the back-end of 2019, I was struggling to decide on my favourite album of the year.  All those end of year lists had been out for weeks/months but all I’d heard was a lot of ok albums and nothing that really stood out. Then very late […]

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Song of the Day #763: Lee Ranaldo

Song of the Day #763: Lee Ranaldo

  At the very start, working from home seemed like it was going to be the dream. The Dream. Commuting time saved and converted into something more meaningful. The low productivity experiences of open plan office working changing to working set hours and finishing on time every day. Time to redesign this site, do more […]

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Song of The Day #762: XTC

Song of The Day #762: XTC

Truth be told, I haven’t listened to a lot of new music in the last year.  I just haven’t had the energy for it.  Life went from making myself as busy as possible to keep my day job when suddenly everything ground to a halt, more or less overnight, to working flat out, pretty much […]

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Song of The Day #761: U.S. Girls

Song of The Day #761: U.S. Girls

Here’s something else from Bills & Aches & Blues, the forthcoming 4AD tribute album to belatedly celebrate the label’s 40th birthday inn 2020.  4AD is a completely different label to what it was  but it still has some great acts.  Back in the day, thanks to Vaughn Oliver’s designs, 4AD records were instantly recognisable; you […]

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Song of the Day #760 – Mess Esque (Mick Turner & McKisko) – Big Old Blue

Song of the Day #760 – Mess Esque (Mick Turner & McKisko) – Big Old Blue

It’s been a year this week since I started working from home.  Last week was the one year anniversary of the last time I went out and saw live music, with the Sleaford Mods show at Triffid.  I think by then the following night’s Pixies show had already been cancelled as everyone ran for cover […]

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Song of the Day #759 – Tkay Maidza

Song of the Day #759 – Tkay Maidza

I swear that every time Tkay Maidza releases a new song I say to myself “This has got to be posted up as a Song of the Day”. Then time gets away from me, as it always does, and all I’m left with is a draft with a heading, an embedded clip and a promise […]

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