Monthly Archives: July 2011

Smiles In The Sunshine And Tears In The Rain

Right! we’re off for part three of our summer vacances. This time a bit closer to home, Machrihanish,  probably less than a hundred miles as the crowflies but 169 miles and four and a half hours by road and we … Continue reading

Posted in Bank Holidays, Camera Obscura, frightened rabbit | 4 Comments

It’s Friday . . . Let’s Dance

Back to 1992 for a bit of Garage, House, Tribal House? Whatever you want to call it . The mix of the track posted is by Slam but not the kind of tune that you would naturally associate with the … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Fridays, junior boys own, Slam, voices of 6th avenue | 4 Comments

London Bridge/End Of An Era

Here is the first single from 2004 from the band Dogs much tipped by the Modfather himself but who alas never set the heather on fire. The band have produced two very good albums which are certainly worth a listen. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday L

This one’s for you doll. The Killers – Mr Brightside

Posted in Birthday, The Killers | 2 Comments

Because Of You

I don’t know about you but I feel rather depressed at the moment. It appears that humanity isn’t in that great shape at the moment what with that fuck wit in Norway, famine in East Africa, the crisis in the … Continue reading

Posted in Jackie Wilson, northern soul | 1 Comment

Catch The Breeze

Shall we get the week off to a nice, gentle soft focus kind of start with a gorgeous tune which was the third and final single for Creation records from the much maligned Slowdive who got the brunt of the … Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse

So terribly sad and such a bloody waste! Rest easy Amy. Amy Winehouse – To Know Him IS To Love Him (link removed due to DMCA takedown)

Posted in Amy Winehouse, Phil Spector | 3 Comments

Let Me Tell You About My Mother

I tried to watch Blade Runner last night but did the usual on a Friday night and fell a sleep ten minutes into it. I am not going to discuss the merits of the different versions but I still prefer … Continue reading

Posted in Sigue, Sigue Sputnik | 5 Comments

It’s Friday . . Let’s Dance

Let’s have some early house courtesy of Boy’s Own. I think that a few people will find this sound rather dated these days but it still sounds good to me. How Do You See Me Now was first released in … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Extortion, House, Joey Negro | 2 Comments

Spells and Incantations

Here is a rather magical piece of soul from Johnny Otis’  Hawk Sounds label. This was originally released in 1972 but was repressed as a split single with Vera Hamilton’s But I Ain’t No More on the flip to promote … Continue reading

Posted in Debbie Lyndsey, Johnny Otis, soul, Vera Hamilton | 2 Comments