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Thursday, August 25, 2005

i am un chien andalusia

Right then.

I don't really go in for these things much, but I'm going to make an exception for Ben from Silent Words Speak Loudest:

"List five songs that you are currently digging - it doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions and the five songs (with artist) in your blog. Then tag five people to see what they're listening to."

The reason I'm going for this is because Ben tagged me "because he gets guests in for his Friday Earworms these days and doesn't reveal his own". That's so true....

So here you go then:

1. 'Debaser' - the Pixies. Nihilistic shrieking and references to surrealistic cinema? Yes please.

2. 'Helicopter' - Bloc Party. Mental drumming and a coruscating guitar riff. I'll have some of that on my drive into work thanks.

3. 'The Street Where You Live' - Vic Damone. It's been running round my head since my post the other day, and I was caught singing it in the office the other day.

4. 'My Lovely Horse' - Father Ted Crilly & Father Dougal McGuire. I was busted singing this one in the office today. I blame the Ultimate Olympian, who told me how he sang this to Neil Hannon at a Pixies gig in Dublin the other day (I was listening to 'Doolittle' before he told me that though, so the Pixies earworm IS ALL MINE, alright?).

5. 'The Dark of the Matinee' - Franz Ferdinand. Popped this album on in the car the other day, as it's perpetually in my CD holder (along with 'Final Straw'). Great album, but this is the one that stuck in my head.

And the five people I tag? Sorry about this in advance, but:

The Urban Fox
Red One

You don't have to play if you don't want to, but I have an earworm fetish, as you know....so....

Speaking of which, Tom's up tomorrow, so don't miss that.


  • At 11:26 pm, Blogger HistoryGeek said…

    Ah, a post for tonight...excellent. I'll get on that in about 6 hours.

  • At 12:10 am, Blogger Erika said…

    I'm in. As Lord B and I were discussing yesterday, being tagged is like being six and being invited to play with the other kids. It's very cool.

  • At 1:52 am, Blogger Jenni said…

    you? earworm fetish? Good thing you told us, as we NEVER would have guessed.

  • At 7:46 am, Blogger the urban fox said…

    Already been tagged on this by Pat. He wants 10 tunes though.

    I have resisted any of these viral things up until now, but am somehow disposed to do this one. Shall I combine your tagging with Pat's and present it to both of you?

  • At 7:49 am, Blogger swisslet said…

    works for me Fox - I just want to hear the tunes that are running round your head!

    and as you've already been tagged, does that mean that I get to tag Jenni as well??

    you in Jenni?


  • At 9:17 am, Blogger swisslet said…

    and am I allowed a number 6?

    yeah? Nice one.

    I totally forgot to put "Apply Some Pressure" by Maximo Park on the list, and it's been earworming me for about 6 weeks now. Great record.


  • At 10:46 am, Blogger the urban fox said…

    I think Jen's on holiday. You could have Aravis though. I nearly pointed the finger of fate at her but at the last minute didn't.

  • At 10:47 am, Blogger John McClure said…

    I feel obliged to clear up the "singing to Neil Hannon" thing - it should really read "singing AT Neil Hannon", and Statue John should get as much blame as me - he was doing the harmonies.

  • At 12:53 pm, Blogger the urban fox said…

    Er, you'd think I'd notice Jenni had actually COMMENTED ABOVE before writing her off as "on holiday". Good grief. Sorry Jen.

    I'm going to add Aravis to mine then, as I'd like to read hers.

  • At 1:35 pm, Blogger Jenni said…

    Sure, I'm in. I returned late last night, Fox. It was a short-lived holiday, full of injuries. :(

  • At 4:07 pm, Blogger Ben said…

    Good stuff Swiss. And 'Apply Some Pressure' is indeed a great song.

  • At 6:05 pm, Blogger red one said…

    Aha, you have got me. And reminded me that I've already been tagged by Tom with something similar. I think I will try and roll the two tags into a single song list.

    Just the one lot of terrible indecision then.


    ps this is unlikely to happen until the weekend, I really can't do it now. I think I need stamina blog training or something.

  • At 9:42 pm, Blogger Rufus fan said…

    Neil Hannon?

    At Neil Hannon?

    You swines.

    "My lovely Neil...."



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