I have that and the original issue on Kitchenware Records, on vinyl. The acoustic versions added a whole new dimension to these songs. The man is a genius.
@NW3Andre I salute you in your taste! Microdisney and Paddy McAloon! I have I Trawl the Megaherz on CD and it’s wonderful - remember first hearing it on Late Junction.
I was on Radcliffe and Maconie’s The Chain and got High Llama’s Nomads as my continuation track. The researcher said the High Llamas were a favourite of Mark Radcliffe.
…and as it’s Friday, what better than some Scottish Happy Miserablism from those West Coast wonders, Camera Obscura?
Another evening ends with our jukebox game, whilst enjoying a nightcap of Somerset Cider Brandy (fab, smooth stuff!)
Last two tracks were:
Time for bed, I think
That’s a game my friends and I would often play at the end of a long boozy evening pre Covid. Hearing Tom Waits made me revisit this again this morning…
…and it brought a lump to my throat and a tear to the eye.
Mule Variations is a stunning album!
I may have to put that on now.
If you do it would be playing simultaneously in two places at the same time !
Three. I accidentally sync’d my Sonos’ so it’s playing in the living room and the kitchen at the same time.
Is it too early for some really cheap brandy in a tin cup?
LOL ! As it’s Sunday morning perhaps sir would like a Cyprus sherry ?
Absolutely brilliant ! That’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, I couldn’t stop laughing, the editing of the song with the film footage is total genius. Still laughing like Muttley as I type. Cheers Nick, I doubt if I’ll see anything better this decade !!!
The drinking thread can wait I need to watch it again.
There’s a few more Cookie/Waits songs on Youtube.
There’s more ? OMG. Thanks for the heads up, time to sign off and watch my new favourite thing !
Don’t get me started with African Pop…
and although not African, you can’t leave Kassav’ out (it’s part of the 80s African Pop scene too) - this clip was filmed there…
There’s an interesting Fela Kuti documentary on the iPlayer at the moment.
Which prompted me to start ploughing through this again…
…46 LP’s for a tenner back in the day. The musicians sure can groove, Tony Allen’s drumming is wonderous !
I love Cheb Khaled!
Didi takes me back about ten years to a sticky dancefloor in Barometre in Hamra
I will never think of Tom Waites in the same way again…
Genius indeed! I couldn’t stop laughing…!