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Song number 200-206

Last week, I got talking to someone about the saddest song ever written. After agreeing that it’s impossible to be definitive, I listened to a few of the tracks that cropped up in conversation.


Song number 200: Keaton Henson – You

Keaton Henson’s album Birthdays (which you can listen to in full on YouTube) is pretty dark, but it’s beautiful. A song is as sad, or happy, or inspiring, as you make it. I’ll stick with inspired.


Song number 201: Tom Waits – Closing Time

The moment you realise you’ve never posted a Tom Waits track and then have to go obvious with it. Anyone that hasn’t yet listened to music underwater, try it with Picture In A Frame, it’s incredible.


Song number 202: The Beach Boys – God Only Knows

Back to happy, sad, or inspiring. Perhaps all three. Perhaps just a well-marketed song with goats for album artwork.


Song number 203: Fleetwood Mac – I Believe My Time Ain’t Long

1968. 48 years ago.You can dwell on that for ages. Time’s a weird one.


Song number 204: The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet

I couldn’t decided whether to post this one, or the Blink 182 one. Same thing really. Teenage angst sung about by those too old to connect anymore? Maybe.


Song number 205: The Cure – Spilt Milk

Tend to have a new favourite song by The Cure each week at the moment, overplay the shit out of it and regret it afterwards. Be warned.


Song number 206: Bright Eyes – First Day Of My Life

I’ll leave you with that one. I think it sounds like heartbreak but I may be wrong.

Peace x


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Beat you to it: Song number 195 to 199

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The to-do list is never-ending, but if you step backwards for about 15 minutes and stretch up, you’ll be surprised at how productive you can be in a few daylight hours.

The last few months have been shitter than shit. Floss, I love you, even when you kick me out of my own bed.

These are for you, because I knew you would never get round to it.

Song number 195: Ezra Furman – Ordinary Life

Song number 196: Meaghan Smith – Here Comes Your Man

Song number 197: The Kooks – Sofa Song

Song number 198: Noah And The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N

Song number 199: The Beatles – We All Stand Together (Frog Song)

Peace (and thanks and thank you for having me) x

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Song number 192

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I’m working on a new project, not sure entirely where it’s headed, so bear with me.


Today, I’m going for nostalgia. I’ve started revising To Kill A Mockingbird, and Go Set A Watchman is on my shelf ready to go. Picking up a book you’ve not read in five years is like hearing a song you associate with some point in your life.


This track reminds me of the first time we went to a festival together. All cares thrown to the wind, just in a field listening to music that our parents forgot to pass on.


“We know where the music’s playing, let’s go out and feel the night”

Song number 192: Neil Young – Harvest Moon

I hope you remember the first time you heard this song, and if this is your first time, you’re very welcome.


So – Edward, Lily, and Florence, go feel some music, you wonderful people.

Peace x

PS – Nick, thanks for the Neil Young t-shirt, it’s comfy as hell.

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Music to be ill to: 183-190

Has being ill ever needed a soundtrack? No, but the internet is full of useless crap that makes you feel better. And this is my input.

Song number 183: Graceless – The National

Song number 184: A Girl Like You – Edwyn Collins

Song number 185: Dayglo Reflection – Bobby Womack featuring Lana Del Rey

Song number 186: Tired Of Waiting For You – The Kinks

Song number 187: Everyday People – Jeff Buckley

Song number 189: Oh Well – Fleetwood Mac

Peter Green for when you’re feeling blue? Sorry…

Song number 189: Close To Me – The Cure

Song number 190: Wham! – Freedom

Just a shit song that manages to push a smile through whatever funky painkillers you’re on.

See you Monday, cruel world.

Peace x