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Many, many happy and luckier returns to loosehorses. In her honour, and that of threredshoes who also has a birthday hoving into view,

:::fanfare::

I give you the multiple-personality mix CD -- part angry liberal, part lovelorn dreamer, and part-gleeful moron... guess which part I am

Black Horse and The Cherry Tree by K.T. Tunstall.
This is a splendid piece of irate stomping music with lots of whooooo-ooos

You're The One That I Want by The Beautiful South.
Yes *that* one. A genius cover version from Grease, but done as a slow country-ish song. Which you will either love or hate.

Whispers of Summer by Eliza Carthy
This is just raucous and cheering [X]

Northern Sky by Nick Drake
This is my favourite Nick Drake song, even more than Pink Moon or Time Has Told Me. It reminds me of home.

Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros
A startlingly beautiful slice of rock music. He could be singing about base-rate tracker mortgages for all I know but it's lovely nonetheless. From Takk

It's Harder To Walk These Days Than Run by Karine Polwart
If you like, please buy Karine Polwart's CD, Faultlines. It's fantastic and she probably needs the money, given that the album is sponsored by the Scottish Arts Council.

Morning After by Stoney
A song about the dreadfulness of the morningafterthenightbefore. You can download some Stoney tracks here for free and nuffin and I urge you to do so. He's an up'n'comer who writes interesting pop music. [here]

Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards by Billy Bragg
Some of the best lyrics ever.

Mundian Te Bach Ke by Punjabi MC
I think it's the fact that it samples the Knight Rider theme that makes me love it

DARE by Gorillaz
If you can listen to this and not wish to... how you say it, shake your booty, you are either ill or deaf. Featuring the return of Mr Shaun William Ryder, this track was supposed to be called "It's There" but My Ryder was too stoned and Mancunian to manage those words.

Def Con One by Pop Will Eat Itself
This samples Funkytown by Lipps Inc and the chorus goes "Big Mac and fries to go! Big Mac and fries to go! Gimme Big Mac, gimme fries to go". It is marvellously moronic and fun

Na na na na na by The Kaiser Chiefs
Sing along now about stuff you don't like. Not big, not clever but Fun. With a capital fuh.

Nice Weather For Ducks by lemonjelly
ALL THE DUCKS ARE SWIMMING IN THE WATER, TRA LA LA LA LAA LAAA!!

Comments

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violetisblue
Nov. 3rd, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
Oooh! I love the Beautiful South. Thankee. (downloads, goes off to look for "Old Red Eyes in Back")
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 7th, 2005 01:33 am (UTC)
If you should still need this, I can email it to you
violetisblue
Nov. 7th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
I found it, but thanks for the offer.
qowf
Nov. 3rd, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
I am so lucky for I have seen this first.

I am downloading it. Oh yes I am.

OH YES.

How the heck are you?

infinitemonkeys
Nov. 7th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
Fucked, how are you?

Also, I loved your Ike and Tina Turner story. It was very funny. And now you have the icon to go with
qowf
Nov. 7th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC)
I think you may have to hear it live, as it has some more immediate merit when I actually tell it.

I have sent you an email. Just so you know.
cofax7
Nov. 3rd, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
K! Yay!

::races home to DL before other people beat me to it::
rubberneck
Nov. 3rd, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
*smothers you with luv*
corianderstem
Nov. 3rd, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
Thanks for the chunes!
musesfool
Nov. 3rd, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
Def Con One by Pop Will Eat Itself

Oh god, I haven't heard that in forever...

The one I need to get is "I wanna be a Flintstone" by ... is it Screaming Blue Messiahs?
snacky
Nov. 3rd, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
I need that one too, if you ever find it, hint hint. *g*
vonniek
Nov. 3rd, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
Woo-hoo music!

That version of "You're the One I Want" is brilliant.

There is a crackling good "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" vid done to "Mundian To Bach Ke"--err, I think it's on the 2003 Vividcon set. Initally I was all huffy about folks mixing up two radically different Asian cultural media and all that rot, but ended up loving the vid because the energy of the song works terrically well for the clips. Can't recall if it ever got put online, but it's worth tracking down if you haven't seen it.

Also, the Duck Song is now stuck in my head and it's all your fault.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 7th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like it. Always happy to spread the Beautiful South love.

The Mundian Te Bach Ke vid sounds familiar but I don't have it here

You know you love the duck song
cofax7
Nov. 3rd, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)
Yay I have downloaded! Now to listen!

How are you, anyway?
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 7th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
Meh. How are you?
loosehorses
Nov. 3rd, 2005 07:48 am (UTC)
What a great present, K.! I'm downloading as we speak. Thanks for the well wishes. :o)
se_parsons
Nov. 3rd, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
Dude, I so totally have two Punjabi MC videos in that big bunch I found. They are hilarious. I can't wait to get home tonight after class and download all this.
snacky
Nov. 3rd, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you so much! That's my favorite Billy Bragg song.
eliade
Nov. 3rd, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this! I have new songs to give an ear to. :)

And thank you to the web gods for giving us YSI. It's changed my life, you know?
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 7th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
Exactly. YSI is a blessed thing, which probably means it will be taken away shortly.
thank you for the mention in your post of the other day, btw.
incorruptibles
Nov. 4th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
If you can listen to this and not wish to... how you say it, shake your booty, you are either ill or deaf. Featuring the return of Mr Shaun William Ryder, this track was supposed to be called "It's There" but My Ryder was too stoned and Mancunian to manage those words.

Nevah did no 'ahm, nevah did no 'ahm...

Ah. So that's Mancunian then -- I was wondering. And for some reason I didn't get that it's the Happy Mondays guy until you told me.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 7th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
Ah. So that's Mancunian then -- I was wondering. And for some reason I didn't get that it's the Happy Mondays guy until you told me.

Strictly speaking, the Happy Mondays were from Little Huyton in the city of Salford, but since you can jump from one paving stone to another and back again and cross the Manchester/Salford border, he's a Manc. Also a scally and a chancer, but mostly a Manc.
incorruptibles
Nov. 8th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
...he's a Manc. Also a scally and a chancer, but mostly a Manc.

WTF? Damn it. Now you're just making stuff up to confuse me... I like "scally" -- related to "scalliwag"?

Your people is beautiful, but strange.

On a related topic, what's the best place name in England (translation -- what do you think Yanks would find the funniest)? My vote would probably be for Dorking, but I'm clearly ignorant. There must be something better than that. Can you run a poll in your LJ? I'd do it in mine, but no one reads it. I can do the same for the U.S., if you like.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 9th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
"Scally" is the word for a dodgy northern lad, someone a bit lairy, loud, loose-moralled and a bit criminal. It is indeed short for scallywag and is mostly used of Scousers and Mancs (young men from Liverpool and Manchester, though I think it originated in Liverpool)

On a related topic, what's the best place name in England (translation -- what do you think Yanks would find the funniest)? My vote would probably be for Dorking, but I'm clearly ignorant. There must be something better than that. Can you run a poll in your LJ? I'd do it in mine, but no one reads it. I can do the same for the U.S., if you like.

Sure, I can try. My favourite is a village about 30 miles from where I grew up. An ancient village, full of august history -- its name?

Wetwang.
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