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They would appear to have arrested one of the would-be bombers in Birmingham. They tasered the poor love. My heart bleeds.

Today's headline in the Daily Express "Bombers were dole-scrounging asylum seekers". I paraphrase, but only a bit. Honestly, it's like reading the BNP freesheet, only with slightly more adverts for adult chatlines. That rag really is a sad excuse for a newspaper.

Very many of you seem to be somewhat dischuffed this week, so I bring individual music recs, in order of them occurring to me.

If anyone would like a track uploaded where I have not done so, please drop a comment and I'll try to oblige. I was going to try to upload more but I got defeated by volume and time...

cofax7 Only Talking Sense by Finn. I think its lyrics are so good that you'd see pictures.

muridae_x Are you familiar with Ed Harcourt? You might like These Crimson Tears, which is a rough ballad. I can't seem to get it to upload, but I can email if required.

qowf World music. Righto then. AR Rahman, soundtrack to the film Dil Se, Chaiyya Chaiyya. Revel in your inner Bollywood. --->HERE

se_parsons This is Only One Way by Karine Polwart, who I had never heard of until last week. thought the punchy forthrightness of this might appeal to you. It has double-bass, fiddles and the lyric "we have to make all the trouble we can" --->HERE

erehwesle, who has splendid taste in music, is a bit of a challenge ... how about the wonderful Walk In Fire by Doves, which has more uplift than Playtex ---->HERE

musesfool, also a challenge for the same reason. Hmmm. Powder Blue by Elbow, because it's beautiful, melancholic and tells a story. Shame it's about smackheads. ---->HERE

snacky. See above. Thought's A Waste Of Time by Joy Zipper. I think you might like this because it has that vaguely Big Star vibe. Also, it's new so you might not have heard it before --->HERE

hernewshoes ditto. This is like a big warm blanket and cocoa when it's raining outside. Antony and the Johnsons Hope There's Someone You'll either love it or hate it ---->HERE

xsabx Have you heard of David Kitt? Me either -- he's Irish and his album is endearingly shambolic. Here's Long, Long Stare--->HERE

angstville I think you would like For Lovers by Wolfman & Pete Doherty, which is stored on my gmail account -- I can give you the password should you not have it

lenadances The Kaiser Chiefs are named after a South African football team and come from Leeds. They are the bastard stepchildren of Blur, XTC, Squeeze and The Jam. I think you might like yelling this song in moments of frustration. It's excellent for driving I Predict A Riot --->HERE

lilydale. Pirate Moon by Thea Gilmore. I know you must have it somewhere. *g*

kirbyfest I think you might need Ryan Adams' version of Wonderwall from Love Is Hell. If you do, I will upload.

rubberneck You might like this There Oughta Be A Law by Ian McNabb, which sounds rather Costello-ish. It's sortof acoustic --->HERE

comice Rock, eh? I think I'd go with Only One Way again, because it's so nice to yell the lyrics of a song that has some political awareness --->HERE

mandysbitch Ozzy Osbourne's version of Working Class Hero might appeal. It's a fantastic cover -- he really gets the anger of it ---> HERE

vivwiley Leela James' version of Long Time Coming, which is just lovely and languid and sure.

sharinlilbit I think you might like Message To My Girl by Split Enz, which is very XF in its description of feelings. I could imagine boyfriend singing it *g*

thefourthvine. Hmmm. I am not sure what I think of this record -- it can't decide whether it's rock music or 70s cheese so it's a bit of everything. On a sidenote, all the boys in the band wear more eyeliner than the girls. Which is nice. But at least it should give you a laugh and provide you with a theme tune when spelunking the terrifying depths of fanfiction.net What's Hideous by Do Me Bad Things --->HERE

jonquil God. I have no show tunes, if you discount Bollywood, so I'm going to have to go with something which should be a show tune: I Close My Eyes and Count To 10 Dusty Springfield. If you can listen to this without singing into the hairbrush you are a better person than I.

ros_fod A soundtrack for Nick Brendon running into Spike at a trailer park? OMG, it has to be Depeche Mode Actually, I think you would get a real kick out of No Good Advice by Girls Aloud ---->HERE

barkley I can' t upload this at the moment for reasons which surpass my understanding but I think you would like King King Frown by Departure Lounge

ropo I can only think that you would love Too Drunk To Fuck by Nouvelle Vague. It's funny and smartarsed and lovely, much like your good self

fourteenlines How about Get The Message by Electronic (Johnny Marr of The Smiths, Barney Sumner of New Order, 100% summery goodness) --->HERE

loveanddarknessDo you like electronica as in house or as in ambient or as in someotherthing? I haven't had chance to upload this but I think you might get a kick out of Everyone Wants You To Emerge by Fischerspooner. If you prefer something more laidback, have you heard any Tricky?

pauraque If you want a classical rec, I'd say Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, which is the sound of ancient cathedrals or quiet dawns in the countryside.

leadensky Of course, Country and Western. I knew I was forgetting something. If you want C&W that's on a slight angle, I'd direct your attention to A Call To Apathy by The Shins. If you want classical, then I draw your attention to the rec above (which was also used in Master & Commander) or else Allegri's Miserere

raincitygirl Have you heard Koyaanisqatsi by Philip Glass? It can't do much in terms of chocolatey hugworthiness, but you can sink into its crystalline landscapes and forget for a bit.

loosehorses This isn't exactly acoustic and I cannot guarantee it would cheer anyone up, but it's a classic. Wonderful Life, Black --->HERE

revely This is easy. I think you'd love Above The Clouds by Turin Brakes. It's slow and sweet. I can upload if you wish.

nestra Do you like Nick Drake? Northern Sky is one of his best songs and it's not been used on an ad, to my knowledge.

corianderstem Are you familiar with Split Enz? I only ask because I was not until recently and I am now Smitten. With cap S. One Step Ahead is a fantastic piece of edgy synth music.

logovo King of the tortured boy-singers, Tom McRae, How The West Was Won. I think you'd like the story-telling aspect. Let me know if you don't have it

thassalia I don't need to tell you about Tom McRae or most of the other people I listen to, so how about Ed Harcourt? As I said, I'm having trouble uploading the Ed Harcourt track I want to pimp, but if you like, I could email.

sophia_helix I'd return to the Kaiser Chiefs here, I think, but maybe Oh My God, so that Alex can get his English accent out to play for a song. If you'd prefer tortured boys instead, could I recommend Tumble and Fall by Feeder

paulisper More tortured sensitive indie boys for a bad day... right. She's Everywhere Strangelove. They never had a big hit but this was lovely

leilaxf The 9 minute remixed version of Desert Rose which is more Cheb Khaled than Sting. I think you might like its intensity.

minim_calibre Bearing in mind your poll answer of shiny boots of leather... in a sane world this would be a show tune Strict machine Goldfrapp. Of course, the show in question would be *filthy*

dine You said you like pop and shite so this might appeal -- it's two minutes of cheery Liverpudlian angst: Dreaming of You The Coral

crankygrrrl How about Your Love Means Everything by Faultline. The singer is Chris Martin, if you wondered. ---> HERE

sinsense Blimey, this is hard. Gravity Vienna Teng

Right. Never doing *that* again.



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Jul. 27th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
That was fabulous, and impressive. I've heard Ed Harcourt, liked him very much and find that I own known!! So, I'd love the e-mailed version!! Thank you, thank you!!

Hee, this is way better than iTunes celebrity playlist which I find myself inevitably reading through so I can either be pleased by their selections or appalled and mock them:)
Jul. 27th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
Whee! I love songs about smackheads. I can't wait to get home and download. *G*
Jul. 27th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
Wheee, thank you! I will download as many of these as possible tonight as I pack to go North.

I will second the rec for King Kong Frown. Lordy, i adore that song too much for words.
Jul. 27th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
I think you might like yelling this song in moments of frustration. It's excellent for driving I Predict A Riot

Good lord, you're psychic. I pinched this song from you a few recs back and enjoy it in just those circumstances. (Although I don't drive. Running and gesturing angrily whilst posturing as a bad-ass may count, however.)
Jul. 27th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
Wow, that was above and beyond the call! Thanks for my song! I'm downloading it now. :o)
Jul. 27th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
Oooh. You are so cool.

Must download.
Jul. 27th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
Awesome. It is things like this that make me curse my dial-up (yet also thank it because otherwise I would never ever leave my computer with all its music bounty).

But you know what? I don't think I have that Thea Gilmore song! I have one album of hers (self-titled, I think) and I don't believe that one's on it. Woe!
Jul. 27th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oops, that was me! I somehow got logged out.
Jul. 27th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
I have "Northern Sky" buried on my old computer somewhere, along with a bunch of other music I need to liberate. So you're dead on.

Thanks for all of the music! I'm abusing yousendit as we speak.
Jul. 27th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
Yay! I do like this a lot, and it was new to me. Thanks

::sneakily downloads others::
Jul. 27th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
This is fabulous!!! I would love to download my song - I can't remember what the password is. (I have a weird thing - I purposely forget passwords so nobody can accuse me later - yes, I'm insane, why do you ask?)
Jul. 29th, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
audiok is the account
audiok2004 is the password
Jul. 27th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
how about the wonderful Walk In Fire by Doves,

Oh man, I'm really in love with that.

It's got that wonderful swirly sound that grows and grows until it's circling around your head like a fantastic cloud. I've heard of them but not heard any songs before -- they are moving right to the top of my wish list. THANKS!!

(Now to listen to the other recs too... hee)
Jul. 27th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not familiar with Ed Harcourt, but managed to find a website with a sample of one of his other songs on it, which struck me as being reasonably sympatico with my mood. Besides, you're touting Finn and Split Enz elsewhere in this list, so we clearly travel in parallel along at least some of our musical tastes.

So, yes please. Email is muridae (at) muridae (dot) co (dot) uk.

*still laughing at the description of the Kaiser Chiefs as "bastard stepchildren of Blur, XTC, Squeeze and The Jam"*
Jul. 27th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
Slow and sweet is exactly my style - I'll download it tonight. Thanks, K! :)

Hmm, that sounds a bit more perverse than I intended. Bother.
Jul. 28th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
They're on iTunes music store, and it sounds like a fun song, so I'll get it from there (you've never lead me astray before.) When else can you kill people with a King Kong frown? Thanks!
Jul. 28th, 2005 05:51 am (UTC)
Oh, that's fantastically upbeat. Hopefully it will be at least five degrees cooler tomorrow and I can enjoy it properly. *g*

This was so amazing, K. Gives me goosebumps when people do stuff like this.
Jul. 28th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
iTunes knows not of "only talking sense" or any band known only as Finn. Email? :;bats eyes::

Thank you.

Jul. 28th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
Try them as the "Finn Brothers", you might have more luck that way. The album's still called "Finn" though. :-)
Jul. 28th, 2005 08:40 am (UTC)
Okay, I am *totally* impressed now, not that I wasn't before...
Jul. 28th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
You do it all for us....
Mondo impressive list. Many thanks for the songs and all the other recs. I'm also insanely happy with the word "dischuffed".
Jul. 28th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
You know I've never heard my tune before -- and I LOVE IT!

I'm currently driving my staff nuts listening to it over and over.
Jul. 29th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
I'm familiar with Split Enz only in that they have a great song called "I Got You" and some of the Crowded House dudes were in that band ... right?

I'm at my parents' this week and can't download the song, but will jot a note and make sure to find a copy once I'm home. Thanks!
Jul. 30th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
Regarding your current music (or what was your current music several days ago)...I have to say that Duran Duran's "Astronaut" is the single worst CD I've purchased in about five years. But it's the original five members, together again...!

Ye gods, I'm an idiot. I wonder how many copies they sold for that reason alone?
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