Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tunes you can hum
Dear boys and girls of the internet, forgive me for I have been neglecting you. What with one thing and another, I have been neglecting to drop "it" on you with sufficient heat or regularity in recent times.
Also, those of you who have come across me in "real life" haven't had it easy either. A combination of strong, brown booze and somewhat unorthodox behaviour have been causing raised eyebrows and wrinkled noses all over the tri-county area.
However, in a gesture of rapprochement, I offer you the gift of song. Don't worry, I'm not going to whip out my battered acoustic and start serenading you, that would vile for both of us.
I refer, instead, to the gift of knocked-off mp3 music files, lovingly curated, collected and cobbled together for your listening pleasures.
Yes, stolen pop music, it doesn't get much more lavish than that, does it?
Ghostface Killah - "The Champ"
I'm From Barcelona - "We're from Barcelona"
P Nice - "There it go"
Dr Hook - "Queen of the Silver Dollar"
CSS - "Alcohol"
Elvis vs Banana Splits vs Plastic Bertrand - "King Creole"
Lesbians on Ecstasy - "Mortified"
Martha & the Vandellas - "Jimmy Mack"
Pussy Galore - "Dick Johnson"
Dogs - "She's Got a Reason"
Nina Gordon - "Straight Outta Compton"
Rumble Strips - "Alarm Clock"
Suburban Kids with Biblical Names - "Seems to be on my Mind"
Wombats - "School Uniform"
Orchester Werner Muller - "Bodybuilding"
Moldy Peaches - "Who's Got the Crack?"
Ganja Kru - "Reach out"
Hamburger Pimp Theme (Dolemite OST)
Max Sedgley - "Happy" (Spiritual South remix)
Los Campesinos! - "You! Me! Dancing!"
Dexys Midnight Runners - "Seven Days Too Long"
Grinderman - "No Pussy Blues"
Cassetteboy - "Joliver"
Kurupt - "It's Over"
Something for everyone there, one feels. Whether it's the zeitgeist-straddling ultra hip pop of Dr Hook or Martha Reeves, the sweet soul stylings of Ganja Kru and Pussy Galore or the cosy guitar pop of Ghostface Killah, you'd need cloth ears to find nothing worthy of inspection therein.
Either that or you're the kind of wretch who enjoys the works of The Cold Play Band, in which case you can fuck right off.
And that's swearing.
Now for the science bit. You can download this collection from either Sendspace or Yousendit.
The file size is about 100MB, so it will take a while to download. Possibly you may wish to bake a cake or service your Vauxhall Chevette in the meantime. Whatever, trevor, I'm not into that whole "being prescriptive" bag, you just go for it.
It will download, eventually, as a Winrar Archive, which is a folder that you need to open with, you've guessed it, WinRAR. If you can't manage this then don't come tubbyboohooing to me about it, you technophobic putz.
I'm nearly 83 and I can manage it, so what's the matter with you? Are you a Benny or summat?
Of course not.
Have fun with it, pop kids.