Week 8 - Fri 19 Feb
Welcome RPM folks, to another plethora of pleasing musical vibrations, guaranteed to soothe the soul and calm the mind. Concoct your cocktail of choice......green ginger wine and rum is the fave in our house at the moment or a classic G+T, of course.........settle back into your comfiest chair and it's over to.........
"Here are my 3 tracks for this week........."
".........and in view of Tim's recent news, I'd like to sneak in an extra link which is not musical but is as a reminder of what life could be like for you in the very near future."
"This week, the News came from Tim and Jackie that they is orf to Gods Own County! I won’t wave farewell just yet, but I dedicate this first track to them for the huge amount of hard work they have put into enriching the cultural life of Elsing and the much broader community… You have both made my life more entertaining, one way or another, Cheers Guys you’ll be missed!!
Of all the fabulous new music which arrived on this planet in 1967, without much doubt, ‘Electric Music For The Mind And Body’ was my favourite. It is almost true that it became part of my genetic make up…. Those of you familiar with Flann O’Brien’s 'Third Policeman' and his Sturmey Archer Syndrome will understand immediately. (A policeman spends so much time on his bicycle that some of the molecules of the saddle become absorbed into his bottom, and so the policeman is no longer entirely human, but part man and part bicycle. The outcome of this is that, as a result of his great familiarity with the operation of the three speed hub, such a fellow will walk faster up hill, than down…. ) I played this album so often that I must have absorbed many of those sound waves. But, and this really is a big but (one T!) It is already true that everytime I hear this track now…. I think of Tim and the music that he plays. So, if you don’t already know the reason, pay special attention at around 4minutes 42seconds."
"I expect Tim and Jackie are busy settling accounts, emptying cupboards and filling boxes. This is the best time to throw out those kitchen gadgets that you have never used. Don’t forget to wrap the cocktail cabinet up well so it makes the journey in one piece.
As a person who hates saying goodbye at the last minute I’m going to pick appropriate songs for you right now. Take care everyone."
Goodbye-eee by Pete and Dud - "Thought I’d end with a laugh. It’s a shame that most people only remember Dudley Moore as a Hollywood film star. I will always remember his jazz trio and what an amazing pianist he was. I admit I’m biased as he went to the same Grammar School as me."
"Hi RPMers, here are my 3 favs this week."
"3 I want at my funeral........"
"This week's listening has been pretty varied but, for the second time in recent weeks, I'm going to stick with a single artist/group, the 'boppin' elf' himself, Marc Bolan.
"Hi All RPMers. As the dominant news in the RPM world this week concerns the departure of our esteemed founder and leader, I thought I'd dedicate my selections to Tim. In the 27 years that I've known Tim we've had many discussions about music. Although there were many areas where we differed in our tastes and opinions, there was also a lot of common ground......"
"Unintentionally, it's gone all folky again this week! After a few emails back and forth between myself and Jonothan (ex Elsing resident, some of you know) concerning the progress of England's rugger team in the Six Nations, he sent me a link to a most wonderful website called Folk On Foot. Hosted by Matthew Bannister, it's a podcast where he goes on a walk with a musician from the folk world in their home locality....and it's just a delight to listen to. So far this week we've had walks with Richard Thompson, Martin Simpson, the Rheingans Sisters, John Jones, Duncan Chisholm and Jon Boden. All choices this time feature favourite songs by some of these artists."
Here's the website link to check out later......
A Precious Place by Duncan Chisholm - "A lovely haunting tune from Duncan's Sandwood album. Mr Chisholm is also fiddle player with Wolfstone who were a choice for my Burns Night selection."
April Queen by Jon Boden - "Found on his Songs From The Floodplain recording, this is one of the best original contemporary folk albums in the last 15 years, in my opinion, and this a most beautiful song."
Never Stop Moving by John Jones - "A track from the-voice-of-Oysterband's 2nd solo album, this ties in nicely and coincidentally with John's choice.......playing alongside friends like John supporting Oysterband was great fun and a pretty cool memory........was that the gig where the band's rider of beer was out of date........?"
"Thank you for all your good wishes and songs......the great thing about 7DS is that it can function where ever one is located, so we can stay in touch with each other via the music each week. Keep the tunes a-comin'."