Another blast of 90s power pop in my top 100 songs list, “Solar Sister” from the Posies’ brilliant 1993 album “Frosting On The Beater”.Continue reading
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379 to 50: #3 “Everything Flows” by Teenage Fanclub
The bronze medal slot in my favourite songs rundown goes to Glasgow’s finest, Teenage Fanclub, with the ramshackle charm of “Everything Flows”, their tuneful opening statement of intent from 1990.
379 to 50: #15 “The Ballad Of El Goodo” by Big Star
The cult band’s cult band: Memphis pioneers Big Star’s exquisite “The Ballad Of El Goodo” from 1972 debut album “#1 Record”.
379 to 50: #29 “No Time” by Whiteout
Taking my personal top tunes countdown into the twenties – it’s the great lost Britpop single “No Time” by Whiteout, their debut single from 1994.
USA 2011 Chapter 5 – On the road again: New Orleans to St Petersburg
As originally posted on my Tumblr site while travelling around the USA in 2011…
Time for my second (and longer) road trip, driving to Miami from New Orleans. However, I ended up staying for three nights in St Petersburg in Florida directly before Miami so that will get its own post: lucky St Petersburg, eh?
First day saw me heading out of Louisana and towards Mobile, Alabama. The drive was good, with some of it over more swampland plus variable weather too. I’d pre-booked a hotel in Mobile as it seemed a sizeable city, checked in and was perhaps inordinately excited that they had a complementary guest laundry service, so I could actually wash some clothes. Life on the road – the rock and roll doesn’t stop.