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The boys have had the Comic Relief version of 500 miles on iTunes repeat this past week. Sweet memories of PhD days in Edinburgh but my favourite Proclaimers song was always Letter from America.

Blackheath no more, Irvine no more, Lochaber no more…

My father is London born and bred but always self-identifies as Scots, raised by exiles, evacuated briefly to Perthshire during the war, the loss inherited epigenetically.

And at the other end of the emo scale I’ve also fallen in love with Natasha Beddington’s latest I wanna have your babies

I’m in a big, big, big, big ocean.
In a tiny little boat

It’s the alternative ending to Children of Men! The one for dancing around in pink pyjamas to.

Music meme

Nov. 30th, 2006 09:19 pm
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Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your livejournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

Close to no-one CCC

Groove is in the heart Dee-lite

Safe from Harm Massive Attack

Quantum Theory Jarvis Cocker

Walking Spanish Down the Hall Tom Waits

Is that all there is? Peggy Lee

Sunday Girl Blondie

Anyone who wants to do it. I tag you.
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Watched the Royale Family swansong last night , sniggered a little and wept buckets over Nana’s death. K says it’s all too much like experimental theatre for him, there’s no real plot just excerpts, each ending in a song. It’s really a musical. But we both loved that Terence Davies film Distant Voices, Still Lives, which was similar in subject and the use of music (at least that’s how I remember it and the aerial shot of all those umbrellas) but with a far more cynical view of the former. So maybe it’s more that what it depicts is a generation distant for me, not unfamiliar but not a direct experience. Not too close for nostalgia.

Happiness is a mashed gun  )

One of the tracks is a blend of Yellow Submarine and That’s All, which reminds me to rec [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24’s Lois and Clark vid to the Genesis song. Deceptively simple, cleanly edited vid but it really captures the heart of the first season of the show when the UST was jumpin’ and the chemistry between the actors was high.
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The man who got away - Judy Garland

The older less funny Judy. This song comes right at the beginning of A Star is Born when her character is supposed to be a complete ingénue, on the cusp (although she doesn’t know it) of a brilliant new career. This song makes no sense here. It’s the ultimate paean to lost chances in life

The night is bitter The stars have lost their glitter…

That great beginning Has seen its final inning

The road gets rougher. It's lonelier and tougher

Never mind the romance, here’s Dorothy’s lament for the crazy game her own life became on the other side of the rainbow.

Sympathy for the devil – The Rolling Stones

Was always more of a Beatles fan back in the day. Yellow Submarine the ultimate playground anthem. Where this. Wasn’t.

All Stones songs are trying to be the same one really but this is my favourite attempt. The devil as an underfed grammar school boy in a frock. Estuarine sneer. Sir Mick such a reactionary even then. Apart from the obligatory Blitzkrieg mention, every naughty little thing he can imagine is an attack on the monarchy in one form or another. F---ing hippies.

Carnival – Siouxsie and the Banshees

Round and round and round we go. Carnival/carnivore/Kali-vore. Something wicked this way comes and a nice little segue into old school carousel before the end.

Nothing but flowers – Talking Heads

From the world music album. Exploitative but still good. And appropriately imagines a post-apocalyptic rural paradise turning out to be no fun at all.

I miss the honky tonks, Dairy Queens and 7-Elevens

Poor little greenies

Hung up – Madonna

It was around the time Desperately Seeking Susan came out. There was a throwaway comment in one of the reviews to the effect that she wasn’t a beautiful woman but still had the kind of face that you’d be inevitably drawn to when blown up to billboard proportions. I hadn't really thought about her before then, except to think she tried too hard, but somehow the idea took hold. Sneaking into the back of record shops to pretend not to be looking at the calendars. People finding out and buying me a copy of that Sex book for my birthday. ….Well good to hear the old girl’s still got what it takes.


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