Category Archives: Music

CDs and live music (Ha! Who are we kidding?!)

Kevin’s Working Playlist

Working from home today – with quite a lot to do so I’ve been cranking up the volume and the BPM, Typically I don’t work to music just today I felt the need:

  1. DJ Mike Gleeson – 80’s Mix – easing me into the day
  2. Fat boy slim- cardiff 31st Dec 2000  – Recorded from Radio 1 on a tape!
  3. Appollo440 – Mellenium Fever – I need something stronger
  4. Chemical Brothers – Surrender – out of control
  5. Prodigy – Music for the gilted generation – Narcotic Suite to calm me back down.
  6. Divine Comedy Best of Divine comedy – I’m Jeff Goldblum in the fly!
  7. Stone Roses – the Stone Roses – I wanna be adored

“Not even the best drummer in the band”

Oi! Ringo, No!

the man at the end of the best put down I’ve ever heard, Ringo Starr has just said he’s not going to sign anything or read his ‘fan’ mail anymore, because he has “to much to do”. maybe it’s just to many people from Liverpool asking him if there are anymore topiary figures they can chop the head off.

I don’t know what I find more shocking – a) that he gets fan mail or b) he has a website

oh and can he stop doing the peace thing everytime he says anything? it’s sad.

Learning some culture

Yellow Submarine sculpture, Liverpool
Yellow Submarine sculpture,

Yesterday, Daisy learned about the Beatles. We were driving back from Yellow Sub (which is the name of the soft play), and she asked me why it was called Yellow Sub. So we talked about the Beatles, and the fact that they came from Liverpool, but were famous all over the world, and that one of their songs was about a Yellow Submarine. Then I had to sing it. Then I had to stop the car to look for the CD, so she could hear THEM singing it (she didn’t believe that it was as short as I’d made out, though it is). By then, we were nearly home, and the same CD played Penny Lane just as we turned the corner onto Penny Lane, so we talked about how they wrote a song about a road near our house – she knows where Penny Lane is, so she was quite impressed.

I love conversations like that. I love introducing her to a whole new world, which she may be only casually interested in, or she she may equally take it on as part of her identity. It’s all part of her becoming the person she’s going to be, and I find it fascinating.

Another late night election,

The difference between this election and the last; the outcome wasn’t known before we all started. Last night was eurovision, a great way to confirm that the rest of Europe is bonkers, and nobody likes us (or is it our songs are never any good anymore?).

I’m quite disappointed Norway didn’t win, with WigWam, who are basically the Norwegian version of darkness, the probily lost out because of there lack of kettle drums. Ruth refused to believe that the Moldavian entry’s words “Granma Bangs the drum, with the big mallet from the house” didn’t have some other meaning, but they did have an old woman in a rocking chair with a drum, so I think that they are just bonkers.

granma nearly won

the only downside to eurovision is the voting now takes longer than the songs, I think 39 countries got to vote on the 24 songs. This does give Terry the opportunity to have ago at our European neighbours, which is all part of the fun. If we want people to get interested in Europe maybe we should let Terry have a weekly 30minute show where he rounds up the goings on and voting in the European parliament.

I don’t think we are ever going to win the contest again, since it went to ‘televoting’, all the Scandinavian countries vote for each other,all the Baltic countries vote for each other, and all the Balkan countries vote for each other, while if were lucky the Irish vote for us. (look at the voting)

I’m beginning to come around the to Tory view point, we need to let panels vote, because the common people can’t be trusted.