Today the sun has disappeared and mist is shrouding the sky. I’m continuing to unpack my latest record purchases including this one, a record made in 1963 in aid of the world’s refugees. It feels like it came out even earlier – more outwardly cheerful than you might expect and full of classics. I love records that tell stories. Sink into one of the song; this Ella Fitzgerald number.
Today, in between rifling through Glaswegian record shops, I mostly listened to this self titled album by duo Sylvan Esso. It’s new and really very good. Check it out!
Right now I am fully stranded. From nowhere a beautiful sunny Edinburgh day turned into a thunderstorm. I dived into a coffee shop and while watching the rain hammer the pavement listened to this Sam Amidon track on NPR. It’s called Bright Sunny South. I like the irony. Now I have to face the fact I’m going to get soaking – follow the link, listen and laugh at me.
This weekend I went camping in a very beautiful place in Scotland. Early in the morning we went walking through the woods. Even though I’d fallen over the day before I clambered down to a tiny patch of sand beside the river and watched it in all it’s beauty. My friend, in her yellow raincoat, played this song on her phone. Life is good.
Pinch, punch first of the month! Inspired by the Arcade Fire tune here are some springtime songs…
Sharon Van Etten ‘Everytime the Sun Comes Up’
It’s impossible not to love this lady’s music. This is a lilting, yearning track from her soon to be released new album ‘Are We There’. You can also watch a live session of it with extra glimmers over at NME.com.
San Fermin ‘Sonsick’
I feel in love with this song on my iPod. Play it loud, on a sunshine day and feel like the world is better.
John Denver ‘I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free’
This week I have been listening to a lot of old vinyl, this is my most favourite song.