While I’m here - I tried last year to compile a Hallowe’en ghouls ‘n’ ghosties-type playlist for anybody planning on the requisite shindig, or even just going out bothering people in a dubious costume who fancied on getting into the mood, and I don’t remember if I got any sort of response, good or bad, so with that sort of success rate, I’ve decided it deserved another airing. As I recall, I hadn’t finalised it in any way, so the final order and track selection can still be shuffled if anybody has any suggestions they’d like to make. Enjoy, and don’t go giving the pensioners a coronary!
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner
If these 2 don’t ring a bell, go to YouTube and type in ‘2000-Year-Old Man’. You can thank me later.
Music icons illustration by Renato Cunha! Go get inspired here
These are amazing!
Adele, Amy, Gwen, and Lily… GIVE ME!!!!
these are great!
No doubt about it, these are very impressive.
Surreal, charming, non-religious ramble about insomnia, bumble bees and Anna Ford from Steve Race, before the Thames TV closedown in 1982. Uploaded by putthetellyon1.
Courtesy of DFTSOYS & Putthetellyon1, another reason why in-vision continuity is so sadly missed. And it’s a goodnight from Steve Race, Philip Elsmore & Barbra Streisand, and it’s a goodnight from me. Goodnight! xx
Hello to all seasonal fun-sharers. Despite my attempt at a Hallowe’en-themed playlist being greeted with a response on a par with that of flatulence in an elevator, it hasn’t put me off attempting a similar endeavour with a collation of some of the best of the many Christmas records I’ve heard & bought over the last few years.
That should probably be clarified a little further; due in no small part to the much-missed presence of Mark Lamarr’s annual Radio 2 broadcasts on 25th December, I possess a collection of seasonal tunes that is as huge as it is pointless; honestly, the amount of music I have that is good for approximately a few weeks out of every year is downright embarrassing if viewed with any kind of critical acuity. But it doesn’t faze me - not a bit, and I love sharing it as much as I love hearing all the best stuff every year, as well as the occasional thrill of hearing the odd newie that’s worthy of addition to that particular slagheap.
As is probably obvious, I’ve purposely avoided the most ubiquitous culprits we all hear this time every year; not that life is not improved immeasurably by the likes of the Phil Spector Christmas Gift to You, Slade, Wizzard et al, but there’s a good deal more that’s lesser spotted for no reason other than people don’t often get the chance to hear it, so that’s my primary objective with this here selection.
So, it’s now up to you. If there’s any tune you feel is especially conspicuous by its absence, tell me via Facebook or Tumblr, or just add it to the list yourself, and I shall adjust, cut, shuffle etc, accordingly. (It of course needs such treatment at present, but that’s because I’ve yet to finalise it all. Hopefully by then it’ll be a nice round 100.)
So - happy listening, and don’t be a stranger! All the compliments of the season. :) x
John Belushi, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter and Dan Aykroyd
Great show, man.
Lesson of the day
Hey Adam, Spot the influence ? I’m not even going to think about the new track names…
You know what, I don’t ‘spot the influence’? I’m just feeling the same way all the other commentators on here do about her being the world’s best teacher!
Hello there folks. As it’s the time of year for ghosts, spooks and generally things that go bump in the night, I’m attempting to compile a playlist of suitably spine-shivering tunes to accompany any Hallowe’en-themed hi-jinks that may be forthcoming this Wednesday. And that’s where you come in - any suggestions you have to add to the 56 I’ve knocked together up ‘til now will be most gratefully received. Just send them in as comments on Facebook or Tumblr, or, if you’re feeling super-confident, just add them to the list straight away. Don’t worry too much about what’s here at the moment: I’m well aware it’s all a bit dishevelled and all over the place currently; once I’ve got all the suggestions in, I’ll shuffle it & programme it so that it all flows as well as such endeavours should. Thank you, all children of the night! Oh, and by the way - for anyone without Spotify, I’ll try & do a YouTube equivalent at some point over the next few days, alright? As you were.
Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire
Just to prove that these guys really *could* dance on air…
♡ I C A N N E V E R G O H O M E A N Y M O R E ♡
Now I thought highly of her anyway (though the new album is rumoured to be something of a curate’s egg - I’ve not heard it yet), but this has shot my respect for her into the stratosphere. Plus it gives me the opportunity to shove a video at you. I swear to you, if you’ve not heard this song before, then steady yourselves. Click the photo…