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(Message started by: S J Birkill on Today at 14:18)

Title: Songs about strangers
Post by S J Birkill on Today at 14:18
Anyone here know a good song about a stranger?

Jan (presently away from base) alerts us to the fact that next week's Guardian Music Readers Recommend (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/aug/22/popandrock2) feature is to be on the theme "songs about strangers" -- see today's print edition, Film & Music page 4.

Looks like an opportunity for a small boost to our hero's public profile...

SJB

Title: Re: Songs about strangers
Post by Gerry Smith on Today at 15:41
Obviously, you mean Stranger In Town, from Live Libel ;-)

Gerry

Title: Re: Songs about strangers
Post by Ian Chippett on Today at 17:08
...or "All The Dead Were Strangers?" Are we warm?

Ian C

Title: Re: Songs about strangers
Post by BogusTrumper on Today at 20:55

on 08/22/08 at 14:18:50, S J Birkill wrote :
next week's Guardian Music Readers Recommend (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/aug/22/popandrock2) feature is to be on the theme "songs about strangers" -- see today's print edition, Film & Music page 4.

Looks like an opportunity for a small boost to our hero's public profile...

SJB


Damn.  If only they were looking for  "songs about a stranger" I think I might remember one.....  :)

Title: Re: Songs about strangers
Post by Anne H on 23.08.08 at 12:23
Done it  :)

Hey, we missed our chance for the week including May 23, they were asking for songs about carnivals and funfairs.  Could think of two at least from PA!

Title: Re: Songs about strangers
Post by Jan on 24.08.08 at 22:56

on 08/23/08 at 12:23:05, Anne H wrote :
Hey, we missed our chance for the week including May 23, they were asking for songs about carnivals and funfairs.

Beware of the Beautiful Stranger and Wall of Death were nominated but just the once each.

It looks as though people nominate things to these lists as soon as the list is announced at midnight. I'm sure the first few entries get the most scrutiny so if there's a relevant topic it could be helpful to move fast. Not that I ever remember to check - have to set up an alert or something.
Jan

Title: Re: Songs about strangers
Post by Jan on 29.08.08 at 00:15
I'm afraid none of the Atkin/James strangers appeared on the list :'(

This week's playlist

1 Wherever I May Roam Metallica
2 One Night Stand The Partridge Family
3 Beware of the Stranger Hypnotics
4 Don't Go to Strangers Etta Jones
5 Red Headed Stranger Willie Nelson
6 Stranger Blues Elmore James
7 Summer in the City Regina Spektor
8 Mistaken for Strangers The National
9 Passing Strangers Ultravox
10 Whoever You Are Prefab Sprout

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/aug/29/popandrock2

This week's topic is hero worship.

Jan

Title: Re: Songs about strangers
Post by BogusTrumper on 29.08.08 at 02:33

on 08/29/08 at 00:15:29, Jan wrote :
This week's topic is hero worship.

Jan


Anyone here who does not love our Hero?  :D

Title: Re: Songs about strangers
Post by Mike Walters on 29.08.08 at 12:02
'Sunlight Gate' springs to mind...

Title: Re: Songs about strangers
Post by Rob Spence on 29.08.08 at 12:58
What about The Commercial Traveller?

Title: Re: Songs about strangers
Post by Simon Reap on 01.09.08 at 08:30
Or "So Loud I Couldn't Hear It"?

Simon



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