Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bob Dylan – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

I heard this on the radio earlier and was reminded of what a great track it is. I saw Bob Dylan play in 2001 at Kilkenny (I really can’t believe it was that long ago). It was one of the best gigs I have ever been to. He really knows how to put a backing band together. Also, with Elvis Costello supporting, it was a pretty stellar line up.

Bob Dylan (an all time favourite pic of mine):

Bob Dylan


DJ Fresh* – Gold Dust | (GPF)

This is a rarity on 365 days in that I wanted to post it more for the video than the track. I quite enjoyed the song, it’s rather relentless and full of energy but I was transfixed by the video. It features a phenomena called Double Dutch which was a new one to me and perfectly suits the beat.

DJ Fresh is an English Drum and Bass producer.

Double Dutch:

Double Dutch


*Artist #710

Arthur Beatrice* – Midland (Bwana Remix) | (NAT)

A friend gave me an excellent tip last week about London Fields Radio. My usual sources of new music were starting to run dry and it has a wealth of new and interesting shows to delve into so it was fortuitous timing.

And it was on the LFR show Everything is Borrowed that I discovered London band Arthur Beatrice. I don’t know too much about them beyond the fact that they seem to be somewhat enigmatic and this is an enjoyable remix of their debut single which was released last year.

Arthur Beatrice:

Arthur Beatrice/RjK

*Artist #709

Amy Winehouse – Valerie

CjK Guest Post – Summer Cover #8

My youngest son complains that he is woken at 3 in the morning by Northern Ireland supporters tunelessly singing Valerie.

Valerie is a song by the English indie rock band The Zutons from the band’s second studio album. I suspect not many had heard of the Zutons until Amy chose to do this cover, which is now very well known and you would have to say that Amy brings her trademark style to it, which many impromptu Karaoke versions do not…

The Late, Great Amy Winehouse:

Amy Winehouse/CjK

Stardust* – Music sounds better with you

I stumbled across a remix of this track earlier today and it reminded me of what a great tune it is. A classic feel good summer anthem. I can’t believe it was released in 1998! How can it be that long ago? I had also forgotten the video, it’s a good one.

Stardust were a once off collaboration between three French musicians including one half of Daft Punk (a fact I also learned today).



*Artist #708

Vondelpark – Come On

This soothing, ethereal number from English band Vondelpark is just what I need today. After a friend’s wedding yesterday I am feeling rather delicate.

It is taken from Seabed which they released earlier in the year and is well worth a listen.



Jessie Ware – Sweet Talk

I have developed a real soft spot this year for British singer (and modern day Sade sound-a-like) Jessie Ware. Running, which I posted in January has been one of my favourite tracks of 2013 so far.

Both tracks are taken from Devotion, which was released last summer.

Jessie Ware:

Jessie Ware/RjK