Here’s the second of my recently rediscovered compilation tapes, the rather prosaically named email@example.com which does at least date it to being basically 26 years ago. And there are some suitably breezy summer tunes included from favourites such as Teenage Fanclub, Mercury Rev, Stereolab and the Beach Boys.Continue reading
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379 to 50: #2 “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
The godlike genius of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys’ sublime “God Only Knows” takes the number two slot as my favourite songs countdown nears its conclusion.
379 to 50: #33 “Three-Quarters Blind Eyes/Found A Little Baby” by Plush
A slight break from the norm for my top 50 songs countdown now, with 1994’s double A-side (well in my eyes at least) of sumptuous psych pop glory that is “Three-Quarters Blind Eyes/Found A Little Baby” from Liam Hayes’ Plush.
379 to 50: #34 “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes
The quintessential Wall of Sound tune: “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes, amazingly from 1963, the furthest back in time so far for my favourite 50 songs countdown.
USA 2011 Chapter 10 – Philadelphia: pub quiz and prison
As originally posted on my Tumblr site while travelling around the USA in 2011…
Only 90 miles south of New York, a quick train journey deposited me in Philadelphia for three nights. Philadelphia is a pretty historic place and was actually once the second largest city in the British Empire, is where the US Declaration of Independence was signed and was also the US capital for a while until 1790, when Washington took over. A decent sized city of 1.5 million, I really enjoyed visiting its mix of traditional sights coupled with top notch entertainment in a more relaxed (but not too much!) and friendlier environment than I’d just encountered in New York.