PORTISHEAD PLAYLIST

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PORTISHEAD PLAYLIST

  1. MYSTERONS
  2. SOUR TIMES
  3. IT COULD BE SWEET
  4. WANDERING STAR
  5. NUMB
  6. GLORY BOX
  7. COWBOYS
  8. OVER
  9. MOURNING AIR
  10. ONLY YOU
  11. ELYSIUM
  12. SILENCE
  13. THE RIP
  14. DEEP WATER
  15. HUNTER
  16. MACHINE GUN
  17. SMALL
  18. MAGIC DOORS
  19. THREADS
  20. ALL MINE

 

THE SPARSE BLEAK SACCHARIN SOUND CREATED BY PORTISHEAD IS THE VERY EPITOME OF THE TRIP HOP GENRE. WITH ONLY THREE STUDIO ALBUMS IN 20 ODD YEARS I THINK THEY MASSIVELY UNDER PERFORMED… BUT THE MADE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES IN MUSIC

DALE ‘M’ WE WITH ‘J’

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS PLAYLIST

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BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS PLAYLIST

  1. THE WAILING WAILERS – ONE LOVE
  2. THE WAILING WAILERS – RUDE BOY
  3. SOUL REBELS – NO SYMPATHY
  4. SOUL REVOLUTION – DON’T ROCK MY BOAT
  5. SOUL REVOLUTION – SUN IS SHINING
  6. THE BEST OF THE WAILERS – STOP THE TRAIN
  7. CATCH A FIRE – SLAVE DRIVER
  8. CATCH A FIRE – STIR IT UP
  9. BURNIN – GET UP, STAND UP
  10. BURNIN – I SHOT THE SHERIFF
  11. NATTY DREAD – NO WOMAN NO CRY
  12. NATTY DREAD – REVOLUTION
  13. RASTAMAN VIBRATION – JOHNNY WAS
  14. RASTAMAN VIBRATION – WAR
  15. EXODUS – EXODUS
  16. EXODUS -WAIT IN VAIN
  17. KAYA – IS THIS LOVE
  18. SURVIVAL – ZIMBABWE
  19. UPRISING – REDEMPTION SONG
  20. CONFRONTATION – BUFFALO SOLDIER
  21. SATISFY MY SOUL

BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH AND BUNNY WAILER WERE GREAT HEROES OF MINE IN MY YOUTH. BOB HAD A BEAUTIFUL SOUL. I WAS ACTIVE IN THE ANTI-APARTHEID MOVEMENT IN THE 70’S AND 80’S, I WAS IN ANC AND SWAPO, (WHICH YOU CAN GOOGLE IF YOUR NOT SURE WHAT THEY ARE)… BEING ACTIVE IN FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM FOR ALL PEOPLE IS NOT VERY POPULAR WITH CERTAIN ELEMENTS OF OUR ELITE… MY PHONE WAS TAPPED BY THE FUNNY PEOPLE. BUT YOU HAVE TO STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE. WHEN I GOT OLDER AND HAD THREE KIDS, I TOOK A STEP BACK, AFRAID FOR THEM.. I REGRET MY RETICENCE.

DALE ‘M’ WE WITH ‘J’

DAVID BOWIE ALBUMS PLAYLIST

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DAVID BOWIE ALBUM PLAYLIST

Ok, this is something a little different. I wanted to explore the studio albums of my favourite stars, so I thought how can I do this? Well, with Bowie, he produced 25 studio albums in his tragically foreshortened career, so I thought perhaps they best way to approach this was to choose a favourite track from each album, hopefully whetting the appetite of people not aware of all his output, and serving as an introduction to those not aware of his work.

  1. DAVID BOWIE (1967) – THERE IS A HAPPY LAND
  2. SPACE ODDITY – CYGNET COMMITTEE
  3. THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD – WIDTH OF A CIRCLE
  4. HUNKY DORY – BEWLEY BROTHERS
  5. ZIGGY STARDUST – FIVE YEARS
  6. ALLADIN SANE – CRACKED ACTOR
  7. PIN-UPS – SORROW
  8. DIAMOND DOGS – WE ARE THE DEAD
  9. YOUNG AMERICANS – FAME
  10. STATION TO STATION – STATION TO STATION
  11. LOW – WARSZAWA
  12. HEROES – JOE THE LION
  13. LODGER – AFRICAN NIGHT FLIGHT
  14. SCARY MONSTERS – IT’S NO GAME PT1
  15. LET’S DANCE – CHINA GIRL
  16. TONIGHT – LOVING THE ALIEN
  17. NEVER LET ME DOWN – TIME WILL CRAWL
  18. BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE – JUMP THEY SAY
  19. 1. OUTSIDE – HALLO SPACEBOY
  20. EARTHLING – I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS
  21. HOURS – THE PRETTY THINGS ARE GOING TO HELL
  22. HEATHEN – EVERYONE SAYS HI
  23. REALITY – NEVER GET OLD
  24. THE NEXT DAY – I’D RATHER BE HIGH
  25. BLACK STAR – GIRL LOVES ME

IT’S NOT DEFINITIVE… I COULD CHOOSE ANY OTHER SONG FROM ANY OF THE ALBUMS ON ANY OTHER DAY.

DALE WHO SHARED BOWIE WITH HIS BELOVED ‘M’

THE INSOMNIAC’S ALMANAC PLAYLIST

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THE INSOMNIAC’S ALMANAC PLAYLIST

  1. THE WAIT – THE PRETENDERS
  2. HALF LIFE – SNEAKER PIMPS
  3. ECHO IN YOUR MIND – SUSAN CHRISTIE
  4. INSOMNIA – FAITHLESS
  5. NAKED EYE – SIMPLE MINDS
  6. SAD PROFESSOR – REM
  7. OCEANS – SLEEP THIEVES
  8. MAGIC AMERICA – BLUR
  9. NEUKOLN – DAVID BOWIE
  10. I CAN’T HELP YOU – CATE LE BON
  11. A DAY IN EUROPA – THE SKIDS
  12. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS – ROBERT PALMER
  13. SALLY MACLENNANE – THE POGUES
  14. AVALON – ROXY MUSIC
  15. LYDIA – CHASTITY BELT
  16. MYSTIFY – INXS
  17. ATOMIC – BLONDIE
  18. NOWHERE MAN – THE BEATLES
  19. AT SEVENTEEN – JANIS IAN
  20. CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE – SLADE

INSOMNIA STRIKES AGAI, THE DULL FUZZ OF NOT BEING IN THE HERE AND NOW

DALE ‘M’

CHRISTMAS EVE 1973

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The world was safe in 1973,

Nobody died, a houseful of relatives,

brother, mother, father and dog,

great grandma, two nans, a granddad, a step granddad,

A step great grandfather, an uncle and aunt,

and an aunt and uncle, three female cousins.

A crowded house of kin.

A safe place to go slightly mad.

 

Did I have a girlfriend?

probably Susan Lovelly,

A nice girl to love in safety.

By 1974, all was to change,

and the dance with death…

made celebrations hard to take.

all the empty seats…

 

And over time you grow to occupy each,

first the father’s, then the grandfather’s,

then the widowers…

and mortality etches lines across your face,

and death chokes the joy of it all.

Does hope die too?

I don’t think so.

 

HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY EVERYONE, ENJOY THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU, EVEN WHEN THEY DRIVE YOU CRAZY, BECAUSE EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM WILL LEAVE AN EMPTY SEAT AT SOME POINT IN YOUR LIFE.

DALE ‘M’

 

WRAPPING UP FOR CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

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WRAPPING UP FOR CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

  1. WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS – ARETHA FRANKLIN
  2. RAINBOW – SIA
  3. A HOLE IN THE WALLET – GANG OF FOUR
  4. PALE SNOW – SUEDE
  5. PARADISE PLACE – SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
  6. I AM THE WALRUS – THE BEATLES
  7. NEAR WILD HEAVEN – REM
  8. GEE WHIZZ ITS XMAS – CARLA THOMAS
  9. UNDERTOW – WARPAINT
  10. PEARLY DEW DROPS DROPS – COCTEAU TWINS
  11. FAR AWAY – MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
  12. OH PRETTY WOMAN – ROY ORBISON
  13. REZ/COWGIRL – UNDERWORLD
  14. CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME – ERIC CLAPTON
  15. HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS – JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
  16. REWARD – TEARDROP EXPLODES
  17. I FOUGHT THE LAW – THE CLASH
  18. SAME AS IT EVER WAS – TALKING HEADS
  19. TALK OF THE TOWN  – PRETENDERS
  20. MAMA WERE ALL CRAZEE NOW – SLADE
  21. A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN – DAVID BOWIE
  22. SATURDAY NIGHT COME SLOW – MASSIVE ATTACK

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH PAIN I’M FEELING PRETENDING CHRISTMAS IS A HAPPY EVENT, WHEN MY BELOVED IS NOT HERE!

DALE ‘M’

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS PLAYLIST

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MY NEPHEW MATT’S 18TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS PLAYLIST

  1. BIRTHDAY – THE BEATLES
  2. I BELIEVE – TEARS FOR FEARS
  3. ROCK THE CASBAH – THE CLASH
  4. TIME BOMB – RANCID
  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY – ALTERED IMAGES
  6. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – BONZO DOG DO-DAH BAND
  7. A PERFECT DAY TO DROP THE BOMB – CARTER USM
  8. YOU’RE THE BEST THING – STYLE COUNCIL
  9. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS – ROBERT PALMER
  10. EIGHTEEN WITH A BULLET – PETE WINGFIELD
  11. LULLABY – THE UNTHANKS
  12. EMBARRASSMENT – MADNESS
  13. B.A.B.Y. – CARLA THOMAS
  14. RASPBERRY BERET – PRINCE
  15. AT LAST I’M FREE – ELIZABETH FRASER
  16. TATTOOED LOVE BOYS – PRETENDERS
  17. I JUST CANT BE HAPPY TODAY – THE DAMNED
  18. ONLY KID ON THE BLOCK – CHERRY GLAZERR
  19. NIGHTCLUBBING – IGGY POP
  20. SEE THE BIG MAN CRY – ED BRUCE

 

ALL OUR KIDS ARE GROWN-UP NOW BRO…

DALE ‘M’

CREEP

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CREEP

Sneaking out the back with stealthy rubber soles,

Off-loading convention like an over-ripe afghan coat,

We ran off down the dark streets giggling like teenagers,

And into the pub, where time stood still – Freeze-frame.

 

All eyes turned upon us, pool cue poised mid shot…

We were the interlopers, outsiders… Aliens.

Aliens. That’s it! We could not have been stranger,

If we had jumped ship from a flying saucer.

 

You were tense, used to evoking this reaction,

I was blithe,amused by their incongruous stares,

I looked at you, with your yellow mohawk and slashed back cleavage,

Your parachute boots, unlaced and your harem pants…

 

I could guess that you were not the most staid client they’d seen,

but me? I was close-cropped squaddie type kitsch.

With camouflage khaki and Doctor Martin nine hole boots,

I was every right – wing locals wet dream ….Surely?

 

Nothing to see  here, except the dangling skull earring,

And the Anarchy t-shirt, maybe the red beret was camp…

Anyway the silence broke and we got served,

And we drunk a few beers before…

 

Running back to the theatre so as not to miss our lift,

And we arrived back as the play ended…

Our Drama coach, who had a leading role,

Asked us what we thought of the play?

“You were amazing, especially in the 2nd half…”

The look she gave us… She knew, Oh yes she knew,

We’d deserted her.

CREEPS!

 

Dedicated to my friend Jenny, where ever she might be now.

DALE M

FIRST SNOW OF CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

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FIRST SNOW OF CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

  1. FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK – THE POGUES
  2. I GET THE SWEETEST FEELING – JACKIE WILSON
  3. RAY OF LIGHT – MADONNA
  4. SNOWFLAKE – KATE BUSH
  5. TELL ME ABOUT THE FOREST – DEAD CAN DANCE
  6. SNOWBLIND – SUEDE
  7. NE ME QUITTE PAS – JACQUES BREL
  8. OH YOU PRETTY THINGS – DAVID BOWIE
  9. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – LOU REED
  10. ON THE STRIP – SONIC YOUTH
  11. FEAR (OF THE UNKNOWN) – SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
  12. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT – MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
  13. HA HA SAID THE CLOWN – MANFRED MANN
  14. RAINY DAY WOMAN – ST.ETIENNE
  15. IN YOUR ROOM – DEPECHE MODE
  16. SERENADE – ROXY MUSIC
  17. THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE – PRINCE
  18. MYSTERY ACHIEVEMENT – THE PRETENDERS
  19. A DAY IN THE LIFE – THE BEATLES
  20. SADNESS IN THE NIGHT – TARJA TURUNEN

IT SNOWED FOR A MOMENT HERE LAST NIGHT… SO IT BECAME THE 3RD ACROSTIC PLAYLIST FOR XMAS.

DALE ‘M’

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS PLAYLIST

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CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS PLAYLIST

  1. CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO – FLAMING LIPS
  2. HOLIDAY – MADONNA
  3. RITUAL SPIRIT – MASSIVE ATTACK
  4. ICON – SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
  5. SPIRIT IN THE SKY – FUZZBOX
  6. TIMES OF OUR LIVES – SEX GANG CHILDREN
  7. MASS DESTRUCTION – FAITHLESS
  8. AFTER EVERY PARTY I DIE – IAMX
  9. SPARKS – SLEEP THIEVES
  10. DELICIOUS DEMON – SUGARCUBES
  11. ENTERTAIN ME – BLUR
  12. COLOUR IT IN – THE MACCABEES
  13. ORNAMENTS OF GOLD – SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
  14. ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS – THE PRETENDERS
  15. ANOTHER DAY – THIS MORTAL COIL
  16. TAKE ME BACK ‘OME – SLADE
  17. INSTANT KARMA – JOHN LENNON
  18. OFF THE HOOK – CSS
  19. NEW CHURCH – THE ADVERTS
  20. SPACE- SIMPLE MINDS

SECOND ACROSTIC PLAYLIST OF XMAS.

DALE ‘M’