Back Seat Boris

Don’t worry, I’m not about to have a political rant, although I am long overdue one of those.

What with all the back stabbing and back seat driving involving Brexit and Boris “Two Articles” Johnson, I suspect he’s actively¬†trying to get sacked so he can reposition himself as the Maverick Brexiteer when May finally gets the elbow.

More important than that, is that¬†I’ve had this song in my brain all week. So I thought I may as well share it with you:

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Elvis Presley – Moody Blue

That is all.

More soon.

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Sunday Morning Coming Down

I featured an album by today’s artist in my series about vinyl I’ve purchased recently which seemed to go down rather well, so I thought I’d share with you my favourite track by them this morning.

Sometimes songs come into your life by slightly unconventional means. I first remember hearing this song when it featured in TV drama Cracker, in a storyline where a lab technician always plays it whilst preparing to murder her unsuspecting student victims.

Personally, I think there’s something quite Scott Walker/Jacques Brel about it, which is¬†rarely¬†a bad thing in my book.

It also, since we both did a double-take when we each named this as our favourite Dusty record shortly after meeting, reminds me of one of my best friends. (Hello!)

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Dusty Springfield –¬† I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten

Stunning.

More soon.

Late Night Stargazing

Back to 1988 tonight, and to a wonderful album named after the church in which it was recorded.

“The Trinity Sessions” by Cowboy Junkies is a thing of beauty; recorded with the band circled around a single microphone, it features a mix of original material,¬†cover versions, and, in the case of tonight’s tune, a combination of the two.

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Cowboy Junkies – Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)

Dedicated to my old mate A.R.H., a dyed-in-the-wool Man City fan, who turned forty last week, as he seems to do most years.

More soon.