Sunday Morning Coming Down

Even though I won’t be going this year, I always like to keep an eye open for who is rumoured to be appearing at the Glastonbury festival.

Traditionally, the full, massive line-up is kept under wraps until long after the tickets have sold out, but the internet is usually kept busy speculating and this year is no different.

So far, only Radiohead have been officially confirmed, and then earlier this week various news outlets confirmed another act had announced on their website that  they were performing on the Pyramid Stage : Kris Kristofferson.

However, a Glastonbury spokesbod refused to confirm his appearance, and a quick visit to his website today shows no such announcement, so I can’t help but wonder whether he’s been told he’s not supposed to have let it slip and has removed it from the site. Certainly there is now no listing for Saturday 23rd June, the day he was rumoured to performing.

Anyway, here’s one of his tunes from 1978’s “Easter Island”, a highlight from an album which isn’t exactly one of my favourites, but this is still a rather fine track, an upbeat one to get your Sunday going:

easterisland

Kris Kristofferson – Lay Me Down (And Love The World Away)

More soon (and yes, that does mean The Chain).

Late Night Stargazing

More positivity and all round good vibes for tonight’s offering.

The Beloved first came to my attention when I bought a compilation CD called “CD88”, which contained “Forever Dancing”. It was not a song that particularly grabbed me – I was still in dance-music denial at the time – and if you asked me to tell you how it goes, I’d struggle.

They had some chart success in the UK in 1989/1990 with the singles lifted from their “Happiness” album, and then again a couple of years later with this:

the-beloved-sweet-harmony-east-westThe Beloved – Sweet Harmony

The accompanying video caused quite a stir, featuring as it did a naked founding… erm…member Jon Marsh, sitting amongst a group of also naked women, one of whom went on to (arguably) bigger and better things by a) marrying Vernon Kay, b) co-hosting BBC TV flagship show “Strictly Come Dancing”. See if you can spot her:

More soon.