A better week thankfully though other than running, work & occasional early morning raids on Tesco not much to talk about.
I did manage ninety minutes of music on Sunday and felt like my equilibrium had been restored by doing that. A bit of overdue bass practice, a bit of singing and a few new tunes on the uke. It’s good for my soul.
Music I’m enjoying
I first discovered Eve Owen when she accompanied The National on their last tour. She contributed song writing to the I Am Easy To Find album and performed vocals on the tour along with Kate Stables. Eve’s debut solo album, Don’t Let The Ink Dry, is really great.
A couple of people nominated Mogwai’s ZEROZEROZERO for my Albums of 2020 so far top five which took me by surprise as I had no idea they’d released anything new. It was available for pay what you can on Bandcamp and is a another excellent soundtrack release.
Another album that somewhat snuck up on me is Mark Lanegan’s Straight Songs of Sorrow. I think it’s released to coincide with his Autobiography and on first couple of listens it seems to be up with his very best.
I finished re-reading Good Omens this week. The recent TV adaption was very good and I enjoyed reading the book with those visuals fresh in my memory.
Lockdown Top Fives
▪️Monday 11th: Pop Bangers
- Crazy In Love - Beyoncé & Jay-Z
- Toxic - Britney Spears
- Some Girls - Rachel Stevens
- Never Ever - All Saints
- Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
▪️ Tuesday 12th: Bands from all Ireland
- Stiff Little Fingers
- Lisa O’Neill
- The Undertones
- My Bloody Valentine / Rory G
- Jetplane Landing
▪️ Wednesday 13th: Songs Under 2 minutes
- Three Girl Rhumba - Wire
- Tame - Pixies
- Heard About Your Band - Brakes
- Fell In Love With A Girl - White Stripes
- Never Talking To You Again - Hüsker Dü
▪️ Thursday 14th: Songs of 2020 so far
- Hope - Cable Ties
- Kaizen - Peaness
- Wee Guys (Bobby’s Got a Punctured Lung) - The Just Joans
- Dear Sweet Rosie - Freya Beer
- Checkout Girl - HANN
▪️ Friday 15th: Films of the Fifties
- North by North West (Hitchcock)
- Some Like It Hot (Wilder)
- Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
- Twelve Angry Men (Lumet)
- Touch of Evil (Welles)
▪️ Saturday 16th: Eurovision Songs
- Waterloo - ABBA
- Puppet on a String - Sandy Shaw
- Hard Rock Hallelujah - Lordi
- Boom Bang-a-Bang - Lulu
- Rise Like a Phoenix - Conchita Wurst