It’s been too long people! But with no internet at home and the sheer madness of week1 of term, I’m afraid my blogging capability was shocking this week! But enough of that, it’s 6 pm, it’s the weekend (finally! Saturday school never fails to shock me!), and once I’ve done this I can go home and relax. Bad TV, DVDs and merlot, here I come!
1. Call Me When You Get This – Corinne Bailey Rae.
I love this woman’s voice. It has a deep, soulful velvet to it which is just lovely to listen to (I believe I’ve raved about her on here before). As I begin we are catching the tail end of this track – if you’ve got a few spare quid, do give her album a whirl, it’s fab!
2. Lover, You Should Have Come Over – Jeff Buckley.
I actually heard this version of the song second. The first version I heard was the jazz-lite, rather sanitized, radio friendly Jamie Cullum version. But this is the big daddy version, in my humble opinion. Buckley’s voice is capable of such frailty and passion, and this song uses his talents to the ultimate degree. This is also the perfect song for drinking red wine in the early evening, staring through a misty pane at the gloom beyond, and conjuring up remembrances of times past and lost. Believe me, I’ve done it (moody staring across water is also good for the soul!).
3. Tribute – Tenacious D
I hear from my peeps (do I have peeps? Should I have peeps? Do I need to start drinking brandy and cursing all the m*****f***ing time to have f***ing peeps?) that Tenacious D have a movie coming out soon. My inner frat boy says “Yes!”. The rest of me remains unconvinced.
I love the video for this song – Dave Grohl as a devil. Kudos to my man there.
4. I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab For Cutie.
Deathcab… are one of those groups that I’m never sure how many members there are within(see also Belle and Sebastian). This song is just one guy and a guitar though, and it’s beautiful. Love and death are interchangeable in the world of the singer songwriter.
5. Glory Box – Portishead.
How dirty is this song? The bassline and violins just creep up, menacingly, and then the woman starts singing and it’s not even singing, it’s sing-purr-talk-growling, and the guitars come in and its all so dark and deep and breathy and Serge Gainsbourg and oh my. Brilliant, brilliant track, and a unique effort all round. Seriously, how many songs do you listen to and think “Oh, that sounds just like ‘Glory Box’”? Answer – none, I’ll wager!
6. Delicate – Damien Rice.
Today’s entry is going quite muso, isn’t it? Well as this little indie gem plays, I’ll bring the usual gabbling to the table, never fear. The first week of term has been BUSY, but what else was I expecting? Haha. The pinacle was Thursday, when I was so tired I literally cried myself to sleep! The kiddies are settling in well though, and my timetable, while insane, has a few random gaps in it which I have a feeling I will learn to cherish! It’s good to see colleagues again though, and nice to be busy (the last few weeks of summer I was feeling on the edge of a boredom spiral!). The social side of things is as fun as ever – lunch with the ladies today, and yesterday Fi and Seb and I embraced some pintage. More to follow, I have no doubt. No real plans for the weekend – I’m singing at church (yay!), then we’ve got a shared lunch (mmmm, eating lots of different things at same sitting), then I’ll probably splodge out on the couch and watch ‘Beauty and the Geek’ and ‘Smallville’. Good times!
7. Sometimes – Ash.
There are a gang of noisy preteens outside my room, so I’m going to post the next few slots in quick succession sans writing in between, as I’m tidying. Hurrah for freedom!
8. Girls and Boys – Blur
9. Aim Low – Jamie Lynn
10. Through The Dark – KT Tunstall
And I’m done! Have a great weekend, everyone!