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« : 04.01.09 at 15:00 »
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The current topic in the Guardian Music supplement's Readers recommend column is Myths and Legends. Replies to be in by midday on Monday (5th Jan 2009)
Could someone eloquently promote Commercial Traveller, which has already been mentioned?
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« Reply #1: 14.02.09 at 15:23 »
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This weekend it is songs about secret vices...............
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« Reply #2: 21.03.09 at 11:36 »
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This week's theme is  
...interested in the hierarchical distinctions that exist between us. I'm looking for songs about social class; songs of lower order and higher manners. Horny-handed sons of the soil and the languorous offspring of the gentry...
 
Can someone suggest Frangipanni - they like eloquence which I'm afraid is in short supply around here?
 
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« Reply #3: 21.03.09 at 12:32 »
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re This week's theme is  
"...interested in the hierarchical distinctions that exist between us. I'm looking for songs about social class; songs of lower order and higher manners. Horny-handed sons of the soil and the languorous offspring of the gentry..."
 
If not "horny-handed sons of the soil", then, to re-establish part of the quotation, shiny-knuckled sons of toil - Carnations on the roof of course:  
"Forty years of metal tend to get into your skin
The surest coin you take home from your wage
The green cleaning-jelly only goes to rub it in
And that glitter in the wrinkle of your knuckle ... "
 
Incidentally, I had always wondered if this was the only song to reference Swarfega.  A quick search reveals that it is a select group with The Matthew Project and Goldfrapp and a few obscure techno outfits.  Ah well ...
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« Reply #4: 21.03.09 at 12:49 »
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Would Rain-Wheels count?  These days parts of Notting Hill are as 'gentrified' as The Vale of Health by Hampstead Heath.  Clive's word pictures as simply wonderful, I am always there watching the E-type Jaguar in the rain - though (sadly) never in it.
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« Reply #5: 12.03.10 at 00:30 »
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This week's topic is "Songs about midnight"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/mar/12/readers-recommend-midnight -songs?showallcomments=true#post-area  
Please could someone else post a comment?
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« Reply #6: 12.03.10 at 14:22 »
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I've added a comment about that one, and this one.
 
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« Reply #7: 12.03.10 at 15:12 »
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Thanks Simon!
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« Reply #8: 21.05.10 at 10:20 »
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This week's Readers recommend is Songs about concerts  
Someone has already recommended Star of tomorrow and would probably like some support
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« Reply #9: 21.05.10 at 18:16 »
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Or Apparition in Las Vegas?
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« Reply #10: 21.05.10 at 21:15 »
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I would have to nominate Uncle Sea-Bird.  
 
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(as, on BBC4, I watch someone who looks very much like James Paler sitting and still " looking delicate" a handful less than "ten feet in front of Carole King")
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« Reply #11: 23.05.10 at 14:18 »
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Don't forget "The Man Who Walked Towards the Music".
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« Reply #12: 23.05.10 at 15:38 »
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And no one's mentioned An array of passionate lovers.
 
You have to register on  the site to suggest a title but you may be able to click on the Recommend? link to support a suggestion already made. (Much easier if it works)
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« Reply #13: 28.05.10 at 19:36 »
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At last an Atkin-James song gets into the Guardian's Readers recommend list.
Star of Tomorrow is on the B-list at number 10  
Not one of the greatest but one of the funniest!
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« Reply #14: 31.05.10 at 10:23 »
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on 28.05.10 at 19:36, Jan wrote:
At last an Atkin-James song gets into the Guardian's Readers recommend list.
Star of Tomorrow is on the B-list at number 10  
Not one of the greatest but one of the funniest!
Jan

Well done for getting that in, Jan. An indication of what people of a certain generation are up against here is in the comment on Delaney and Bonnie (rendered as Bonnie and Delaney):
"Second favourite track of the week, and got a little distracted by this pair who I'd never heard of before but look super-cool man!"
O tempora, o mores!
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« Reply #15: 17.07.10 at 22:10 »
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This week readers recommend  Songs about manual labour
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/jul/16/readers-recommend-songs-ma nual-labour  
 
(I have no idea why there's a gap in the word manual above, it isn't in the hyperlink)
 
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« Reply #16: 18.07.10 at 12:32 »
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Well, I've had to nominate Carnations on the Roof, it would have been rude not to!  Grin
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« Reply #17: 18.07.10 at 17:49 »
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I'll wager that no other song will feature a micrometer or a multi-purpose punch...
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« Reply #18: 20.07.10 at 11:45 »
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The Architect by The Crimson Armada (a popular beat combo, I think) has:
 
    Perfection to the micrometer and no pillar could ever fall
 
(though that looks like a distance rather than a device)
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« Reply #19: 20.07.10 at 16:38 »
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OK, you got me- no multi-purpose punch though?
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