Six Songs of Me (Part 2)
Cor blimey, Janet Davis has come up with some more questions to be answered by songs. I’m not as happy with these as my Part 1 ones but I’m not one to shirk a blogging challenge so here’s Six Songs of Me (Part 2): 1. What song do you remember best from college/university? I honestly can’t think of anything for this. I don’t remember there being a “tune”...
Six Songs of Me
Inspired by Janet Davis (who in turn was inspired by The Guardian’s Six Songs of Me) I am going to attempt to describe me and my life in just six songs. All for #weeklyblogclub. Here goes. 1. What was the first song you bought? I think the first song I bought was “Spin That Wheel” (1990) by Hi Tek 3 from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack. It was on 7” vinyl and...
Going for Gold
I’ve been pretty grumpy about the Olympics up until now. I’d been living in London while they were being planned, paying my extra council tax and in the end not getting anything in the ticket ballot. Well today I’m all about Team GB. I was lucky enough to get a ticket for the Men’s Double Trap from a friend and the whole day has been fantastic. The volunteers and army...
Sport-a-go-go at The Belle Vue vinyl night
We’ve started going to a vinyl night at a local pub. It’s a great excuse to root through the shelves and find some forgotten gems. Last month, some idiot (I think it was me) suggested we theme the night to make it a bit more interesting and suggested sport to fit in with the Olympics. This is our long list of tracks for this evening: Un Homme et Une Femme soundtrack - 124 Miles an...
The Line of Best Fit - Albums (so far) of 2012:... →
Mayor Weighing - High Wycombe (1938) →
Video from British Pathé
newwavewomen: Joanna Newsom - The Diver’s Wife...
The People's Land →
A 1943 film about the National Trust, featuring nice shots of kids dry sledging down West Wycombe hill.
Wonderful stuff from @rebeccajade
Stoke Newington Literary Festival on Channel 4 news.
10 household uses for citrus scraps →
The Visitor: 1st March 2012 (St. David's Day... →
Lots of Welsh goodness welcomethevisitor: As it was the 1st March, a special 2 hour edition of The Visitor featuring the best old and new music to come from Wales. You can email me email@example.com or find me on Facebook. Tich Gwilym – Hen Wlad Fy Nhadu Cut Ribbons – White Horses Los Campesinos! – You! Me! Dancing Super…
Elephant 6 do Sun Ra
Elephant 6 do Sun Ra (mp3)
Edith Piaf at the Underground Restaurant...
Edith Piaf at the Underground Restaurant (@msmarmitelover) (mp3)
@Rich_w asks @oscarwatts my question at bathtime
Bagpipes at Euston
Bagpipes at Euston (mp3)
Church bells on Sunday, St Lawrence, West Wycombe
Church bells on Sunday, St Lawrence, West Wycombe (mp3)
Let’s have a tea party
Mark Gatiss on Desert Island Discs →
45 minutes of pure joy from @markgatiss
The Great Bleep Forward →
I can’t wait to listen to these from @AndrewCollins - The impact of technology on modern music
The Murders in the Rue Morgue →
Arthur Conan Doyle meets Edgar Allan Poe - Radio 4, 19 October 2011
A Case for Paul Temple: In Which Paul Temple Hears... →
8 weeks of listening
Lunchtime jazz at #RFH
Lunchtime jazz at #RFH (mp3)
Boring men on the train
Boring men on the train (mp3)