Ladies and gents,
It's high, high time I've brought you a Popcast. My musical absence has been absolutely inexcusable! Though I must be honest, it isn't easy cavorting around ol' London town, drinking Pimms in private double-decker partybuses, meeting the queen, hanging out with Colin Firth and Tom Hardy all day long. So I've put myself to work to bring you a bit of my London life in song. Though sunny days have been rare, there have been a few sightings! Those bits of brightness have clearly inspired the majority of songs in this Popcast, though there are a good couple of moody tunes of the drizzly-day kind. I threw in the OMD track because earlier today I came upon a 1980 7" of Enola Gay at the charity shop (Britspeak for thriftstore) for only 50p! I finish up the Popcast with a favorite new "old-discovery" by Mott The Hoople (as spotted on a late-night rerun of Top of The Pops) that will hopefully bring out your inner feathered-hair rockstar. (I highly recommend putting your headphones on and turning it up to 11 for those yummy introductory power chords.)
Here's to more frequent Popcasts!
PS: Dear California – send sun to London. Kthanksbye.
^ my thriftscore today!
1. Pyjamarama: Roxy Music
2. England Swings: Roger Miller
3. Winchester Cathedral: New Vaudeville Band
4. Vuli Ndlela: Brenda Fassie
5. The Fall: Rhye
6. Bear Cubs: Museum of Bellas Artes
7. Cross My Heart: Everything But The Girl
8. Cherry-Coloured Funk: Cocteau Twins
9. Enola Gay: OMD
10. Amongster: Poliça
11. The Big Ship: Brian Eno
12. One of the Boys: Mott The Hoople