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(Message started by: Jan on Today at 15:00)

Title: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Jan on Today at 15:00
The current topic in the Guardian Music supplement's Readers recommend column is Myths and Legends (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/jan/02/readers-recommend-myths-legends?showallcomments=true). Replies to be in by midday on Monday (5th Jan 2009)
Could someone eloquently promote Commercial Traveller, which has already been mentioned?
Jan

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by sjm on 14.02.09 at 15:23
This weekend it is songs about secret vices...............

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Jan on 21.03.09 at 11:36
This week's theme (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/mar/19/readers-recommend-television-social-class-songs) 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?

Jan

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by andyw on 21.03.09 at 12:32
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 ...

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 21.03.09 at 12:49
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.

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Jan on 12.03.10 at 00:30
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 (http://www.peteatkin.com/i68.htm)?
Jan

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Simon Reap on 12.03.10 at 14:22
I've added a comment about that (http://www.peteatkin.com/i68.htm) one, and this (http://www.peteatkin.com/d12.htm) one.

Simon

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Jan on 12.03.10 at 15:12
Thanks Simon!

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Jan on 21.05.10 at 10:20
This week's Readers recommend is Songs about concerts (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/may/21/readers-recommend-songs-concerts)
Someone has already recommended Star of tomorrow and would probably like some support
Jan

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Keith Busby on 21.05.10 at 18:16
Or Apparition in Las Vegas?

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Kevin Cryan on 21.05.10 at 21:15
I would have to nominate Uncle Sea-Bird (http://www.peteatkin.com/f14a.htm).

Kevin Cryan
(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")

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Russ Chandler on 23.05.10 at 14:18
Don't forget "The Man Who Walked Towards the Music".

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Jan on 23.05.10 at 15:38
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)
Jan

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Jan on 28.05.10 at 19:36
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 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/may/28/readers-recommend-songs-10-words
)
Not one of the greatest but one of the funniest!
Jan

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Rob Spence on 31.05.10 at 10:23

on 05/28/10 at 19:36:37, 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 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/may/28/readers-recommend-songs-10-words
)
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!

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Jan on 17.07.10 at 22:10
This week readers recommend  Songs about manual labour
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/jul/16/readers-recommend-songs-manual-labour

(I have no idea why there's a gap in the word manual above, it isn't in the hyperlink)


Jan

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 18.07.10 at 12:32
Well, I've had to nominate Carnations on the Roof, it would have been rude not to! ;D

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Rob Spence on 18.07.10 at 17:49
I'll wager that no other song will feature a micrometer or a multi-purpose punch...

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Simon Reap on 20.07.10 at 11:45
The Architect (http://www.lyricsmania.com/the_architect_lyrics_crimson_armada_the.html) by The Crimson Armada (http://www.myspace.com/thecrimsonarmada) (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)

Title: Re: Guardian - Readers recommend
Post by Rob Spence on 20.07.10 at 16:38
OK, you got me- no multi-purpose punch though?



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