In an effort to make sure this blog continues it's first shambling, uncoordinated steps into the new year here's some filler: a quick collection of songs and bands - both old and new - that have been on my playlist lately.
The Cruel Sea album The Honeymoon Is Over (1993). Especially Let's Lay Down and Make Love, the title track, and the awesome Black Stick.
No Rain by Blind Melon. Nostalgia - and a simply beautiful hook.
The soul-scouring debut album by Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More. I'm seriously upset to have missed out on tickets to their gig in Sydney in a few weeks.
(Nothing But) Flowers by Talking Heads.
The Beat (or The English Beat/The British Beat depending on what country you're in) and their stompingly good album I Just Can't Stop It (1980)
Kalemba (Wegue Wegue) by Buraka Som Sistema. Not much comes out of Portugal music-wise but damn this one is catchy.
Lykke Li's album Youth Novels - another excellent export from Sweden. What is it about that country? Main products: baffling self-assembly furniture and great music.
Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Kills me. Every. Single. Time.
Would add some links to YouTube or LastFM but I've GOT to escape this office and my head before I implode. Laters.