A while back I thought it might be a giggle to write about a song for each year of my life.
It’s here, at long, long last: the final entry in the saga that is and soon to be was my 1980 and All That series.
It might not be fair to choose a favourite song of this year when we’ve still got a couple of months to go. But I’m fairly confident – barring something utterly spectacular involving the ressurections of John Lennon and George Harrison and a resulting Beatles reunion – that today’s choice will stand me in good stead.
It’s a tune from the latest Alt-J album, of which there are several (well, seven, to be precise) strong contenders. But I’ve gone for ‘Adeline’ for reasons that can be read right here.
We’re getting close to the end now. Just one year to go after this one.
The 2016 entry was going to be ‘Frankie Sinatra’ by The Avalanches. Then, I realised that, actually, it would probably be better to go for something by a band with a slightly naughty name…
I’ve got a lot of time for St Vincent. Not least because her latest offering, ‘New York‘ is a thing of such heartbreaking tenderness, there is always the risk of me bursting into tears the moment the detuned piano and cracked vocals appear.
But we’re not here to talk about a 2017 release. Oh no sirree, Bob.
After a flurry of articles themed around the premise of a song for each year of my life, I’ve been largely inactive on this score lately.
I am, however, back with a vengeance for the final furlong where you’ll find me listening – in positive awe – to the magnificence that is St Vincent’s ‘Digital Witness‘.
Let’s be honest here. This isn’t really an article about Lorde’s ‘Royals’ at all.
2012 will be remembered for many things: most of them involving athletic, swimming and cycling events in that London.
Away from that though Medway’s Singing Loins took it upon themselves to release …here on earth.
And a grateful nation should thank them and celebrate their very existence at every available opportunity.
Where opportunities are not available, they should be created.
In 2011 I found myself working, among other things, at a rather dodgily run outfit that arranged dance themed hen parties.
Prior to this, I discovered through a not particularly in-depth search through their records, they’d been the brains (and groins) behind one of those chat channels you’ll find at the bottom of the TV channel menu.
All was not lost though. I placated myself with an excellent soundtrack as I attempted to create a social media campaign out of absolutely nothing: Anna Calvi.
Oh, I do love a bit of Anna Calvi.
All hail the triumphant return of my narcistic series about stuff I’ve liked over the years!
We’re fast approaching the longest day of the year and it’s been rather warm of late.
So what better time to give some thought to a song by the name of ‘The Last of the Melting Snow‘?