Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Yesterdays Sounds Today.

The first evening in the second season was a beauty. A full house of music fans old and new, great see the returnees and the new folk too. It still surprises and heartens me how taking in the music makes for a bit of a chill, sitting and saying nothing, just taking in the music.

My favourite moments were the 'Shheeeee' part of She's Leaving Home and learning about the animal sound effects at the end of Good Morning.  Oh and the piano at the end of A Day In The Life......

The Queen Is Dead on Thursday, I think it's going to be a humdinger.

On a modern note, I've been back in the record shops again, I don't even bother with ordering online or downloads these days, I want product. Maybe I didn't really need those Charlie Williams and Kenny Lynch elpees, but at a pound each - be daft not to.

I've also been getting all modern, with these three really catching my attention. Early days yet, but they're all worth a listen if you like something new and worth an explore.

Django Django - Django Django.

This could be a real car crash, but it's not, it's quite brilliant. I've only heard it about three times in full so far, there are a couple of stand out tracks, Default being an absolute stonker, the guitar part is especially fine.

Gillian Welch - Harrow and the Harvest

I think this came out last year, it was a fiver in Fopp, so I had to buy it,  just because.  It needs some quiet and in the wrong mood it could be a bit of a wind up.

At the right time it's lovely, I've had a Sunday afternoon with it. It was sweet.

Explosions In The Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care.

I know they've been a round for a while, but they're new to me. I saw that Lanterns on the Lake were supporting them, so had a 5 pound each way bet on this. It's a proggy thing, no stranger to melody. It sounded good this afternoon on the A1 in the sunshine.


giles said...

I'm loving the hot new tips - I do follow them up, you know... I still think you should go for "Close to the Edge" on one of your nights. I'll bet you'll be surprised at the takers. xxx

Mr Drayton said...

I am tempted by some Yes. That or Fragile.