Friday, 15 August 2014

Is The Summer Really Over?

Well, it's been a long summer and things have been busy.
Kids were off (are still off), we went to the South of France.
Cork City FC still consumes a lot of time, labour of love.
But in between all this I grab a few minute to listen to some music.
Here's a little taste of my current playlist.

My old pal Morrissey released a new album while I was away.
World Peace Is None Of Your Business is pretty good with the usual cutting lyrics and beautiful melodies.
It's like the mid 90's all over again, here is Staircase at the University.

There are very few bands who I can actually say that I own all their albums.
This is true about The Drums and after being away for 2/3 years have a new single called Magic Mountain.

Interpol are another band whose every album I own and they also have a new tune out after being away for a while.
It's called All The Rage Back Home.
And is taken from their new album El Pintor out next month.

The next few I heard on the 6Music and liked them all, three in a row.
Teleman - Skeleton Dance

Check out this lovely tune from Childhood - You Could Be Different

I also visited the UCC library over the summer to see the Sir Henrys Exhibition, it brought back some memories.
UCC FM also did a fantastic set of shows on Sir Henrys hosted by Jim Morrish.
You can listen here.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Britpop Revival

Lately there's been a huge Britpop revival, it being the 20th Anniversary.

No more so that on my favourite Radio Station BBC 6Music.
Steve Lamacq played the final Top 30 last Friday, best radio in a long time.

Have a listen

That BBC 6music Britpop Top 40 in full:

1. Pulp - Common People
2. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
3. Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
4. Oasis - Wonderwall
5. Blur - Parklife
6. Suede - Animal Nitrate
7. Blur - Girls And Boys
8. The Bluetones - Slight Return
9. Pulp - Disco 2000
10. Ash - Girl From Mars
11. Radiohead - The Bends
12. Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song
13. Supergrass - Alright
14. Mansun - Wide Open Space
15. The Divine Comedy - Something For The Weekend
16. Longpigs - She Said
17. My Life Story - 12 reasons Why I Love Her
18. Shed 7 - Going For Gold
19. Suede - Trash
20. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
21. Paul Weller - The Changing Man
22. Sleeper - Inbetweener
23. Space - Female Of The Species
24. Elastica - Line Up
25. Dodgy - Staying Out For The Summer
26. Catatonia - Road Rage
27. Echobelly - Great Things
28. Gene - For The Dead
29. The Boo Radleys - Wake Up Boo
30. Lush - Ladykillers
31. Salad - Drink The Elixir
32. Cast - Fine Time
33. 60ft Dolls - Stay
34. Menswear - Daydreamer
35. Denim - Middle Of The Road
36. Northern Uproar - From A Window
37. The Supernaturals - Smile
38. Marion - Violent Men
39. Powder - Afrodisiac
40. Strangelove - The Greatest Show On Earth

What do you think?