Category Archives: Ear Worms

Ever Dance With The Devil In The Pale Moonlight? Me and Batdance.

I have been reliably informed that 30 years ago today (June 12th 1989) Prince released his, at the time, much anticipated lead single off of The Batman Soundtrack- Batdance. Tim Burton directing this NEW Batman was exciting , there was … Continue reading

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Driving Away From Home (Wicked Weather for Walking)

After a long absence, I’m going to resurrect my blog site. My aim is to start with shorter, more focused pieces and see where this leads me. Some time off work has meant I’ve been delving into my record collection … Continue reading

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Don’t Stand On Shadows EP by The Last Of The Troubadours

The Last Of The Troubadours second EP shows a band growing in confidence and ambition with song-writing  Alongside the usual Guitar/Bass/Drum set up- we also have some Violin on the intro to ‘Tonight’, some lovely tinkly piano bits through ‘One To … Continue reading

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Davey And The Chains

Hello Pop Pickers! A quickie for today. Last night listening to BBC6 music (again), Jon Hillcock was sitting in for Gideon Coe- and he played a track by Davey And The Chains. The track was ‘Not Bad’, and actually it … Continue reading

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“12 Crass Songs” By Jeffrey Lewis

A little while ago my favourite radio station BBC 6music regularly played tracks by American ‘Anti-Folk’ singer Jeffrey Lewis. I like his style- witty, intelligent, satirical, left of centre and just generally pleasant to listen to. From telling great stories … Continue reading

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Jake Bugg

Now here is an artist that I’m fairly excited about. Jake Bugg’s “Lightning Bolt” has made the 6music playlist- so it’s no surprise that I have heard it a few times. Thing is, it’s one of those tunes that you … Continue reading

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Two new things I’m keeping an eye on.

That wonderful station that is 6music, has once again thrown up two artists that have caught my ear. They are very different from each other, show the diversity the station provides and proves the station has new music to offer … Continue reading

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Teenage Blood Part 2

With the release of their second album imminent (tomorrow- 23/4/2012- for those reading this in the future…) I thought this would be a good time to do a write up on Tom Williams And The Boat’s second album. Being as … Continue reading

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Heavy Rotation 27/7/2011

If  ‘Ear Worms’ are tracks that get in your head and don’t come out- ya know go round and round yer head all day, then I’m going to call repeated listening to an artist/albums/genre over a week or so ‘Heavy … Continue reading

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Depeche Mode V’s Johnny Cash

Not a Harry Hill style ‘FIGHT!’, but a reflection on the track ‘Personal Jesus’.

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