The Songs That People Sing

First let's hear somebody sing me a record that cries pure and true

Month: April, 2010


Here’s that single by Kelis, Acapella. Absolutely cracking stuff!


I’m loving music as much as ever, even if I don’t blog about it. I’m not really listening to much of the older stuff right now though. A bit of old soul, a bit of old Weller and Strummer. But mostly I’m listening to stuff that’s out now. Some of it is the stuff that the little one likes from the TV, including (ahem) Cheryl Cole and the Black Eyed Peas. There’s a cracking single by Kelis, Acapella and the new Kate Nash album. If you like her first album and liked The Pipettes you will like the new one, it’s more of the same only swearier!

Plan B has produced what is probably my favourite single of the year, Stay Too Long. The album ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ is superb, very in debt to Amy Winehouse’s retro thing, but excellent nonetheless. Retro-soul that feels strangely now. If you like any of the things that I’ve posted in the past you will like this. Trust me I’m a blogger.

And then there’s Weller’s new one, Wake Up The Nation. Check out the clip from Jools above. No Tears Left To Cry is one of the best tracks on it, but the whole album is of a similar standard, soulful and psychedelic, edgy and energetic. It’s almost shocking that somebody in their 50s is capable of that. If you didn’t know better you might think that this was somebody half his age. It’s probably my favourite Weller album for over 20 years. I never thought I would find Weller’s music exciting again but I’m loving this!

Gotta go, Alfie wants to dance to the Sugababes… 😉


I’m still lurking

Nobody told me how much of my time commuting AND being a dad would take up. Add to that an almost complete shut off of the Internet at work and I’ve only got access to the internet for about an hour a day.

I feel like I’ve stepped back in time. Was this what it was like before the Internet? I’m even reading newspapers. Yes the paper and ink ones.

It’s mad.

Meanwhile my little one (not so little – nearly a year old) is shouting ‘DAD’ at me from the top of the stairs through the child-gates that I put up. Me. Mr DIY. Not!

So I’m still around, and will still be posting from time time. I’ll also be on the comments like I used to. At least for those blogs that are still around. Too many disappearing for my liking….

Paul Haig Day II

JC over at the Vinyl Villain organised a wonderful blogging community event last year with his Paul Haig Day. And here is the sequel.

For those of you who don’t know what the Vinyl Villain is see: Here!

For those of you who want to know more about Paul Haig see: Here and Here!

And here’s one of my favourite Sly Stone songs covered to great effect by Paul:

JC has been sent an exclusive remix from Paul Haig which features in JC’s words ” an exciting and well-known collaborator……” Mr Haig has given permission for everyone taking part in in JC’s event to post it, so here it is. And it’s great stuff!

Paul Haig – Trip Out The Rider Mix