So, portfolios done and dusted, bam, now it's time to idly flick through books I should have read over the course of the year and make the odd helpful note ("READ THIS MORE", "EXPAND ON THIS", "USEFUL?"). But fuck that, let's just sit on youtube and listen to good songs all afternoon. It IS a Friday after all and the election's got me shook up or something.
No real theme today, just five sweet tunes.
1. Scritti Politti - Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
Everyone likes highly polished 80s sophistopop right? And how can you resist a song about fancying a girl so much that you pray like ARETHA FRANKLIN? Especially when the guy singing it looks like Princess Diana.
2. Pet Shop Boys - I Want A Dog
So I'm getting superpsyched for seeing PSB at Primavera. It's a Sin. At one in the morning. In Barcelona. Christ.
This track is from Introspective, probably their best album, and it essentially created deep house. Cheers guys!
3. The Mountain Goats - Old College Try
Sound quality isn't great, but fuck it, i was at this gig and it was the best thing I've ever seen. If you don't like the Mountain Goats you must be a prat.
4. J Dilla - One for Ghost
Yeah yeah yeah liking J Dilla about 5 years after everyone else did blah blah blah whatever, Donuts is my shit these days.
5. Carmen - Time to Move