Seeing as though I’ve spent the week writing about music, I thought it might be time to listen to some. So I’ve made you a tape. Well, an mp3. It’s 46 minutes and 53MB. I’ve given it the really fancy name,
August Mix. The word ‘mix,’ of course, is used in the loosest possible way: the songs collide more than anything.
This is what’s on it:
‘Breezin” George Benson
Just a tiny snippet of the intro cos it’s pretty.
‘A Nanny in Manhattan’ Lilys
An ace song, from an ace album, that wasn’t ruined by being on a Levi’s advert in, oooh, 1997, I think.
‘Communication Breakdown’ Roy Orbison
Not a Led Zep cover, just a superb song.
‘Hear the Air’ Mo Ho Bish O Pi
A Welsh band from my 3mv days. Dunno what the rest of their music sounds like, but this one’s a belter.
‘What a Fool Believes’ The Doobie Brothers
One of the best songs ever recorded.
‘It’s Too Late’ Otis Redding
One of the songs that Kanyé sampled on his last album.
‘Sombre Hombre’ Tim ‘Love’ Lee
A man with wonderful facial hair, and a very nice chap to boot.
‘Eclipse’ The Beta Band
Off the brilliant Hot Shots II album, which you really should buy.
‘Different Drum’ Michael Nesmith
The bloke with the green hat out of the Monkees, the inventor of MTV, and creator of some fine country records in the seventies.
‘Chinese Children’ Devendra Banhart
I like the lyrics.
‘Convoy’ CW McCall
You wanna put that microbus in behind the suicide jockey?
‘Soluble in Air’ Mystery Jets
My favourite song off an album I’m obsessing on at the moment.
‘Here I Go Again’ Whitesnake
C’mon, you know you love it, really.
I’ll leave the mp3 online for about a week, so if you want it, grab it soon.
And if you like it, maybe I’ll do a September mix.