It would kind of defeat the point of this series if I had actually ‘run out’ of tunes to share after just a half-century of posts. however, I have no more actual songs lined up – I know of plenty I could post but it’s a case of actually finding them on Youtube or whatever and setting up the code etc.
So, I’d intended leaving this lot for a bit later, but needs must (also, did I already post Win and The Nectarine No.9? I believe so).
So, you probably know the genius of Davy Henderson already. Here’s a bit more.
Someone from the Independent on Sunday, I think it was, asked me the other day for 10 bands I thought might ‘break’ in the next year.
I told them that I’d give them 10 bands I liked, because bands that I think should ‘make it’ (whatever that means) invariably don’t.
This lot are one of the biggest cases in point.
Needs no introduction blah blah… although this is from one of Edwyn & pals’ more obscure hit singles – #67 with a bullet as well as being on the Texas Fever mini-album (was it a 10″ Think my copy came on cassette….) anyway, a very scratchy tv appearance presumably from some pre-glasnost soviet channel…
ok, this is becoming a bit more like ‘Song of the week’, but hopefully this one is worth waiting for. Another one from the ‘no introduction necessary’ camp, but anyway, this is from the Edinburgh end of Postcard Records’ Sound of Young Scotland.
Emma Pollock’s playing in Edinburgh tonight (Sunday 2nd Sept) with RM Hubbert, bit of a dream team gig.
Unfortunately, the end-of-festival fireworks extravaganza is also on making the transport travails in the capital these past three weeks seem like a walk in the park (unless the park is Princes Street Gardens, obviously).
Anyway, this seemed like a most inappropriate time to select a track from Emma, given that ‘Acid Test’ comes from debut album Watch The Fireworks.
(there’s also a live video of ‘New Land’, which is kind of the title track – it’s broken up with some interview chat but well worth a watch especially if you need convincing of how good she sounds live)
And yet another non-video. But instead, a nice picture of one of the finest – and by that I mean eccentric and iconic as well as a magnificent shot-stopper – Scottish goalkeepers.
I was inspired to go listen to this as a wee snippet appeared on Radio Scotland – apparently Hamish is recovering from a heart attack. It’s a tribute to the keeper from Dundonian folkie Michael Marra, and covering the occasion when Grace Kelly was in attendance to see the team give her husband’s Monaco side a good thrashing at Tannadice. (I wasn’t there myself, though tickets for the next round against Borussia Mönchengladbach were easier to come by).
Marra is a fine songwriter who’d have featured on this series anyway, so a timely double whammy.
Get well soon, Hamish.