Two from Pet Shop Boys to get us started –
I’ve just watched this film.
If, like me, you come to The Afterword for the music I suspect you will, like me, love it.
I’m not going to try to describe or critique it – why would I, you can watch it for yourself.
I will just mention that
– after a couple of initial hur hur hur, gasp, growl, hur hur hur moments Keith Richards actually contributes some sensible stuff – Steve Cropper made me laugh out loud and also shed a tear – Bernard Fowler reminded me I have a Peech Boys single – I now admire Earl Slick
It’s available on iPlayer for a while yet – if you watch it maybe it will generate an enjoyable discussion here.
This is the Afterword, so of course we all must have hoped Santa would bring us some music this year. I was lucky enough to be given the following from various loved ones and a big bearded fella*:
Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome The Mokess – Good Times Loretta Lynn – White Christmas Blue (on the vinly) Miles Davis – The Original Mono Recordings (from Dottie – clever cat) The Isley Brothers – The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters megabox
What music-related stuff did you receive? (Or indeed anything else you’d care to mention.)
*Mr Breakfast of course
…and – if you are – you don’t get our social media updates, the band I’m in with my friend Katy is reasonably active at the mo. We’re rehearsing for some shows in the summer and should be recording album #2 around the same time.
Anyway, all the “how-to” manuals tell us to keep putting stuff out and interacting with our audience, so we’ve decided to start doing little regular video captures of songs in rehearsal. Here’s the first one, from last night. It includes a new song.
As you were.
Did you know that @Raymond used to have a thing for Olivia Newton-John?
Or that @todayoutof10 has a thing for George Harrison?
What do Bryan Ferry, Norah Jones, The Isley Brothers, George Harrison, The Foggy Mountain Boys, Manfred Mann, Diana Krall, Miley Cyrus, Roddy Hart and Vonda Shepard have in common?
Is it possible to celebrate the work of Bob Dylan without actually playing any Bob Dylan?
All these questions and more are answered in our latest podcast.
Any more favourite Dylan covers?
That’s it. After ordering a Charlie Rich CD last night (Complete Smash Sessions, mmm, tasty) that I don’t even have time to listen to, what with birthday presents, upcoming pre-orders, boot sale records, etc. etc., I hereby BAN myself from buying ANY more music for at least the rest of the year (excepting the last few car boots of the season, of course). The remainder of that Dylan Complete Albums box set won’t listen to itself.
That’s it, THAT’S IT!
BBC 6Music have a two-part documentary on the Birth of The Who starting this Sunday, for those ageing Mods amongst us…..
As some of you may remember I have created Spotify playlists of all the Word compilation CDs. This link is to the final 2012 one, not a full year because the magazine folded. I’ll repost the links to the others in the comments.
A friend sent me this. Like a cross between the Killers, Manics and The Clash. Angry young people. It’s not half bad.
Simply this: I’ll start with a line from a song. All you have to do is follow it up with another lyric that makes sense as a follow on. It can be from any style, any genre, any era but must keep the “story” flowing. Try not to repeat the same song or line. If you want to put the song and artist in brackets you may do so (let’s keep the pedants at bay…). So, to begin:
“You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when I met you…”