Week 7 - Fri 12 Feb
Welcome to the RPM Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 12th February, Chinese New Year. What's been played this snowy week to warm the cockles of RPMer's hearts.....? Let's turn up the musical heat and see; over to.........
"Hi RPMers, hope you all have a good week . Here’s my 3 tunes....."
Best wishes to everyone...and following on from Tony's comment last week regarding instrumentals, let's start with......."
"Today is Chinese New Year......."
Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar....so an excuse to play another song I really like."
Bonus Track -
"Hi all, being snowbound is another reason to stay at home and listen to some great music..... having said that, a leisurely walk through the snow is wonderful! Stay safe everyone."
"Three faves from the past week........"
Knepp (The Return) by Richard Durrant - "As mentioned a few weeks ago, Richard Durrant's new album is heavily influenced by the Rewilding project at Knepp in Sussex. This track conveys the burgeoning re-emergence and wild abandonment of nature, especially through the last repeating musical crescendo. Almost finished reading the book Wilding written by Isabella Tree, one of the owners of the Knepp Wildlands.....if you are at all concerned about the English countryside, you need to read this book."
The Wandering Boy performed by Adam Hurt - " It's not often the words 'delightful' and 'banjo' are used next to each other in the same sentence !........but, here's a tune from Adam Hurt's delightful banjo playing upon his fretless gourd banjo from his album Earth Tones. Not for him the frenetic clawhammer frailing associated with much American banjo playing, but a more considered and zen-like approach for a cool laid back vibe, enhanced by the mellowness of the gourd banjo's natural tone."
Eight Miles High by The Byrds - "Keeping up with the Byrds tracks, here's my all time favourite from the Fifth Dimension album, from whence Wild Mountain Thyme also came for Burns Night a couple of weeks ago. Twelve string noodlings don't get any better than this."