Monthly Archives: September 2012

30th September 2012

Bob Marley* – I shot the sheriff

I just realised that I hadn’t gotten around to posting Bob Marley yet! Not sure how that managed to happen.

I had a great few days in London, lot’s of carousing, (not) sleeping on couches and visits to my favourite haunts. It’s going to take me a few days to recover…


*Artist #527

29th September 2012

The Police – Every little thing she does is magic

This was my karaoke tune at Bloomsbuy Lanes last night. Fun times. I was worried that I was going to get arrested for crimes against people’s ears. Another point to note is that Come on Eileen by Dexy’s is much more difficult that I imagined!

Every little thing she does is magic!…


28th September 2012

Dropkick Murphys* – Drink and fight (GPF)

I know this is lacking in substance but I thought it was fitting given the weekend I just had (minus the fighting part). I like the energy.


*Artist #526

27th September 2012

Tinariwen – Tenere Taqqim Tossam (Four Tet Remix) (NAT)

Tinariwen are a group of Berber musicians from Northern Mali (which I have been reading is a pretty fractious place at present). This is a remix by London DJ Four Tet, who I posted earlier in the year. It is taken from the 2011 release Tassili.

I don’t think I could have conceived a scenario where I would be listening to music like this before starting off my blogging journey. One of the great things about it is that it has taken me to so many places I could never have imagined going to.


*Artist #525

26th September 2012

The Pretenders* – Don’t get me wrong

Apologies for the delayed posts. I got side tracked by a hectic sojourn to London. Didn’t have time to blog in between socialising, work and catching up with some old buddies.

This is fun and upbeat and put a spring in my step when I heard it while walking past a St.Paul’s Cathedral which was bathed in Autumnal sunshine earlier.

Don’t get me wrong…


*Artist #524

25th September 2012

Phantogram – When I’m small

New Your hipsters Phantogram were favourites of mine from last year, with their track Don’t Move being a particular highlight and making it into my Top 30 tracks of 2011.

I really like this too, it is simple, elegant and hypnotic. A pretty powerful combination.

So I am back in my old ‘hood London for a few days. Looking forward to catching up with a few of my old buddies.


24th September 2012

The O’Jays – Miracles

Today was one of the greyer days I can remember. It was throwing it down when I left the house for work and it’s still throwing it down as I write this. I now really know I am living in Dublin! I guess that means I had better get used to it!

Given both the inclement weather and the fact it’s a Monday mean I am in need of cheering up. This sunny little number goes some of the way to doing that. The O’Jays are big favourites having recorded some real classics from earlier soul like this to later Disco tracks like I posted earlier in the year.


23rd September 2012

De La Soul – Breakadawn

2012 has definitely seen me fall back in love with Hip Hop, probably my first musical love. And while I have posted quite a bit of their music already this year it seems fitting to keep returning to De La Soul the band that really began it all for me, when I purchased their seminal 3 feet high and rising album. Nothing has ever sounded the same since.

This is just smooth, which is just what’s required for a Sunday night while I gather myself together for a busy week ahead. Also, listen out for the choice Michael Jackson sample here.


22nd September 2012

The Silver Seas* – The best things in life

I discovered this track through Shazam, a pretty great service that has significantly boosted my capacity to identify tracks in films and bars.

It is sprightly, energetic and rather fun. The Silver Seas are from Nashville, Tennessee which I keep reading about as being a hotbed of live music. I am considering a return trip to Austin in 2013 for SXSW festival and may stop by Nashville too so I can compare.


*Artist #523

21st September 2012

Jean Carne* – We got some catching up to do (GPF)

I like this so much it almost feels wrong to suggest it is a guilty pleasure. But it has the kind of dancefloor friendly sound that is perfect for a Friday night.

Jean Carne is from Atlanta and released this gem on the seminal Philadelphia International label, home of some sensational soul, funk and disco.


*Artist #522