Monthly Archives: May 2008

Digital Kicks 022

01. I Will Follow – U2
02. Seeing People You Know – The Young Republic
03. Vodka – China Bear
04. Faust Arp – Radiohead
05. Jigsaw Falling Into Place – Radiohead
06. Empire Song – Killing Joke
07. Get It On (Work In Progress) – T Rex
08. I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore – Woody Guthrie
09. Country Trash – Johnny Cash
10. Lively Up Yourself – Bob Marley & The Wailers
11. Apply Some Pressure – Mark Ronson ft Paul Smith
12 Mr Pitiful – Otis Redding
13. Do You Believe In Love – Huey Lewis And The News
14. Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann
15. Casual Sub (Burning Spear) (45 or 33? Radio Edit) – ETA
16. Good Feelin (TNT Bonus Mix) – Swing Kids

Click here to listen to the mix.

01. I Will Follow – U2
Track one, album one.

U2 burst on to the scene with this song in October 1980.

Bono wrote the song only weeks before the band went into the studio to record ‘Boy’. He has said the song is about his mother, who tragically died at the funeral of her father.

The song is one of their most enduring tracks and has been included in nearly every live show they have ever played.

02. Seeing People You Know – The Young Republic
The Young Republic come from Boston and consist of eight lads, who are equally adept with rock and classical instruments.

This song is a non-album track and highlights their happy, poppy, country-tinged, orchestral-infected harmonic sound. Listen and smile.

03. Vodka – China Bear
I lifted this song from a ‘City Lounge’ compilation (number 3 to be exact) and included it because of the groovy, laid back vibe it contains. It makes for great lounge music and was also quite a popular track in Ibiza last year, featuring on a couple of compilations created by those peeps who are supposedly “in the know.”

04. Faust Arp – Radiohead
05. Jigsaw Falling Into Place – Radiohead

The band and the album are so good that I had to include two tracks. Both are from ‘In Rainbows’, released on the interweb last October and in shops this January.

One, two, three, four…

‘Faust Arp’ was a bit of an enigma before the release of ‘In Rainbows’. It began initially as an interlude and then transformed into a proper song as recording progressed. The song features Thom’s voice, guitar and strings blended together perfectly to produce a brilliant, little acoustic tune.

‘Jigsaw’ is a tight, quirky song that reminded everyone of the now pre-electronic, classic Radiohead sound. The track was the first single from ‘In Rainbows’ and made a decent impression in the charts on both sides of the pond. The video also features the entire band together on camera for the first time in years. The technique of using head cams to produce the black and white video just adds to the tense, edgy nature of the song.

06. Empire Song – Killing Joke
Killing Joke started as a Post-Punk Rock band in 1979. Their dark, Gothic sound combined heavy guitars with danceable rhythms that influenced numerous bands and grabbed the attention of a lot of people. One of them was John Peel. He loved them and played them constantly on his show.

Their third album featured ‘Empire Song’ and it became one of Peel’s favourites. Despite the recognition and airplay, the band started to lose the plot. Several of the members became heavily involved in the occult and moved to Iceland in an effort to avoid and survive what they called the ‘inevitable apocalypse’.

Of course the apocalypse never happened and they all eventually copped on and moved back to England where they continued to record and tour until the 1990s.

07. Get It On (Work In Progress) – T Rex
‘Get It On’ or ‘Bang A Gong’ (if you bought the record State side) is one of the most well known T-Rex tunes and arguably the biggest song from the Glam Rock era.

The track is from ‘Electric Warrior’ and was Marc Bolan’s attempt to emulate one of his heroes, Chuck Berry.

This version of the song is a bonus track from the extended ‘Electric Warrior’ CD and contains some in-studio banter between Bolan, the band and the engineers during rehearsals.

08. I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore – Woody Guthrie
Woodrow Wilson ‘Woody’ Guthrie aka ‘The Dust Bowl Troubadour’ is one of the greatest American songwriters and folk musicians of all time.

He was born in 1912 and traveled extensively across the States, looking for work, in the 1930s due to the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

The Dust Bowl or ‘dirty thirties’ was a period of severe dust storms that swept across the prairie lands in middle America and Canada during the early 1930s. Extreme crop damage and drought forced many men to travel west in search of work.

Guthrie was one of these men and he spent his spare time writing songs and singing about the working people he met.

This track is from ‘Dust Bowl Ballads’ which Guthrie recorded in New York in 1940. It was his first commercial recording and the most successful album that he ever made.

09. Country Trash – Johnny Cash
From the ‘Dust Bowl Troubadour’ to the ‘Man In Black’, Johnny Cash sings about ‘Country Trash’.

Another man all too familiar with pain and hardship, some of Cash’s songs exude feelings of loss and suffering from every single line.

‘Country Trash’ was recorded later in his career and can be found on ‘American III: Solitary Man’.

In the song Cash sings, “My hands don’t earn me too much gold, For security when I grow old. But we’ll all be equal under the grass, And God’s got a heaven for country trash.” Amen brother.

10. Lively Up Yourself – Bob Marley & The Wailers
‘Lively Up Yourself’ is the first track on the politically charged 1974 album ‘Natty Dread’ and is a blues influenced song that captures the spirit of the Rastafarian Movement.

Marley is by far the most widely known and revered performer of reggae and ska music. He is also known for his unwavering beliefs in the Rastafarian way of life. In fact those beliefs cost him his life.

In 1977 he was diagnosed with cancer when a malignant melanoma was found in an old football wound on his right toe. He refused amputation (believing the body must be ‘whole’), all other surgical possibilities and perceived doctors as deceivers. Within three years the cancer had metastasized to his brain, lungs, liver and stomach. Four years after being diagnosed, Marley died at the incredibly young age of only 36. His parting words to son Ziggy were, “Money can’t buy life.”

11. Apply Some Pressure – Mark Ronson ft Paul Smith
Mark Ronson. Producer. DJ. Cover artist. He’s won a few Grammys and BRITs. He plays at celebrity private parties. People either seem to like him or hate him.

‘Version’ is the album this song is from and, as the name suggests, is a disc of cover versions.

In an unusual move, Ronson enlisted Paul Smith, the singer with Maximo Park, to sing on this tune. The result is a not-so-different-than-the-original cover version. Slightly brassier. Slightly more polished and produced. But every bit as cool as the original.

12. Mr Pitiful – Otis Redding
‘Mr Pitiful’ first appeared on the 1965 album ‘The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads’.Then it surfaced as a reference in the fictitious dance song ‘The Crunge’ by Led Zeppelin.Next, it was featured on the soundtrack to ‘The Commitments’.

And now it appears again on Digital Kicks 022. It’s a musical journey.

13. Do You Believe In Love – Huey Lewis & The News
I was watching ‘The Wedding Singer’ a few months ago and heard this track for the first time in years. I used to really like Huey Lewis when I was a kid and this song would have been one of my favourites.

After seeing the film, I scanned my hard drive, found this track buried on a compilation, dusted it off and included it in this mix.

14. Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann
Manfred Mann, who is originally from South Africa, formed a band in London at the end of 1962. Inspired by the Blues scene championed by the Stones and Yardbirds, the group toured non-stop for nearly a year. They signed a record deal with HMV in early 1963 and struck gold with this tune, which was their third single. It went to number one in both the UK and the US. Proof that the third time really is a charm.

15. Casual Sub (Burning Spear) (45 or 33? Radio Edit) – ETA
‘Casual Sub’ was released by ETA in 1997 at the height of the Big Beat scene. It samples ‘Burning Spear’ by Burning Spear, who is a Jamaican born singer and musician.

The song was released as a five track EP and contained this original version as well as some really good remixes. The name comes from the fact that the song can either be played at 33 rpm (for a chilled out vibe) or at 45 rpm (for more of a party, get-down type of vibe). Either way the song is big and it grooves!

16. Good Feelin (TNT Bonus Mix) – Swing Kids
Swing Kids is a moniker for Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez of Masters At Work fame. He used the name when he produced, recorded and remixed this tune in 1991. India’s singing is a perfect match to his classic four-on-the-floor House music.

This track is one of his personal favourites and, by his own admission, very rarely leaves his record box. I lifted it from his brilliant collection, released last year on NRK, called ‘Back In The Box’.

Rewind – Five.0

May – In Rock History

Number One Songs

1956 Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley
1959 Kansas City – Wilbert Harrison
1961 Runaway – Del Shannon
1964 Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
1968 What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
1970 Spirit In The Sky – Norman Greenbaum
1973 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
1975 Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette
1977 Hotel California – The Eagles
1979 Heart Of Glass – Blondie
1981 Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
1983 Beat It – Michael Jackson
1985 19 – Paul Hardcastle
1986 Rock Me Amadeus – Falco
1990 Killer – Adamski
1992 Stay – Shakespear’s Sister
1995 Some Might Say – Oasis
1996 Fastlove – George Michael
2003 Ignition (Remix) – R Kelly
2005 Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

1932

Singer Frankie Laine (and his partner Ruth Smith) sets the all-time marathon dancing record lasting 3,501 hours (145 consecutive days). They are given a 15 minute break every hour and each earn $600 for their efforts.

1945

The first album chart appears in the US. The word album is used to describe a set of 78 rpm singles. The LP (long player) won’t appear until 1948 when Columbia Records introduce it.

1955

Chuck Berry records his first hit, ‘Maybellene’ with the help of Chess Records main man Willie Dixon. The song is originally called ‘Ida Red’ but the two decide to re-work it in the studio.

1958

Jerry Lee Lewis has 34 of his 37 UK concerts cancelled when it is discovered that he arrives on the plane with his new wife, who is also his 14 year old cousin.

1962

The Beatles sign their first record contract with EMI.

1965

The Rolling Stones hold two days of recording sessions in Chess Studios in Chicago. Among the tracks that are completed is ‘Satisfaction’, which Jagger and Richards wrote in a hotel room together only days earlier.

1970

The Beatle’s album ‘Let It Be’ sets a new record for initial sales in the US when 3.7 million advance orders are placed, generating over 26 million dollars in revenue.

1974

Bruce Springsteen’s performance at Boston’s Harvard Square Theatre prompts music critic Jon Landau to write in The Real Paper, “I have seen the future of Rock ‘n’ Roll and his name is Bruce Springsteen.” He goes on to co-produce all of Springsteen’s records from ‘Born To Run’ (1975) to ‘Lucky Town’ (1991).

1976

The Who play at Charlton Athletic Football Ground using a 76,000 watt PA system. This gives them the world record for the loudest concert ever at 126 decibels, measured at a distance of 32 meters from the speakers. This is louder than being ten inches away from a Fender guitar amp turned up to full volume or being on an airport runway when a plane takes off.

1977

Pink Floyd perform the first ever quadraphonic concert in Portland Coliseum. The sound system is operated by the organist and allows him to place sound effects anywhere within the stadium. The sound quality is so good that it surpasses their studio work in clarity.

1981

The Clash begin a series of eight concerts in New York on the site of Bond’s department store to support the release of ‘Sandinista’. However the venue only holds 3500 people and every show is blatantly oversold. When fire marshals cancel the third show, the band vow to give every single ticket holder the chance to see them live by extending their original booking to seventeen dates.

1983

The 1,000th episode of Top Of The Pops airs on BBC.

1984

Spinal Tap, a Mock ‘n’ Roll group, play a real concert in CBGBs in New York.

1988

Several department stores in Minnesota refuse to stock the newly released Prince album, ‘Lovesexy’, because the cover photo features a semi-nude photo of him.

1998

Frank Sinatra passes away after having a career that spanned over five decades. During this time he recorded 51 studio albums, more than any other artist in music history.

Twelvety

The very first step in trying to get a gig is to record a demo. Since I decided a few weeks ago that I would like a gig, I had to record a demo.

The last time I recorded a demo was 2003. And I agonised over it. I sat in front of my computer every night for weeks. I chose tunes then deleted them. I mixed songs and then scrapped them. I bought CDs, listened to them and then put them aside. I thought. I contemplated. I agonised. I just couldn’t decide what to include and what to exclude.

Fortunately, this time is different. This demo I put together in only three nights.

First, I heard about the Bernard Shaw pub from my flatmate and a colleague in work. Let’s call them John A. and Claire C. No. Wait. That’s a bit too obvious. I’ll refer to them as J. Agnew and C. Carroll. Anyway, they both know Trevor who runs both the Bernard Shaw and Bodytonic. Both suggested that I drop into the pub on a Sunday and have a look / listen. So I did.

Step One
After having a quick chat with the barman, I took a flyer and went on my way. The name of the game on Sundays in the Bernard Shaw is Twelve. Now, one thing I have learned (from a lot of my past mistakes) is that the simple approach is the best. So I read the flyer. Then I went home and opened my CD box. I chose one to two tracks that fell into each of the genres listed on the flyer. In about thirty minutes, I had twelve tracks. No agony. No indecision.

Step Two
The next night I put the tracks into a cohesive, interesting order. I stuck to the basics again by moving through genres and styles while keeping a steady pace with the tempo. I even figured out how to mix three dance tracks very quickly that convincingly displayed my style and taste in House music.

Step Three
I recorded the mix on the third night in several steps
1. I  recorded the mix using Traktor DJ
2. I exported the recorded file to a WAV file
3. I marked each of the tracks on the WAV file and saved them as individual files using Cool Edit 2000
4. I imported the individual files into iTunes, set the gap between songs to 0 seconds and burnt the mix to CD
5. Then I converted the WAV to an mp3 file using the free software CD-DA Extractor
6. I uploaded the mp3 file to http://www.kub.podomatic.com.

And that’s it. My second demo – sorted. I have since been in touch with Trevor and he has asked me to contact his friend, who runs a night called Stereotonic. So we will see what happens and how things go.

In the meantime, you can listen to the mix here.

The track listing is:

0.1 But Officer * Sonny Knight
0.2 Fifth Circuit Rapture * Harvey Lindo
0.3 Clapz (Slope Remix) * Studio R ft Mocky
0.4 It’s Gonna Be A Mess (Part II) –
    The Mighty Dogcatchers
-.- Interlude One
0.5 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Main Mix) –
    Kwamey & Franky Boissy
0.6 Mushrooms (Salt Orchestra Out There Mix) –
    Marshall Jefferson vs Nossa Heads
0.7 Diggin’ It Out – Lawnchair Generals
0.8 Percumantics #11 – Bob Ashcroft
0.9 Slow Hot Wind – Block 16
1.0 Ceremony – New Order
1.1 Pogo – Digitalism
-.- Interlude Two
1.2 I Love Music – O’Jays

Let Me Tell You A Thing Or Two… by Zoe C

In only three words, I am…  
Appreciative, happy, excitable

Currently I am listening to…  
Music. Ha…

My most favourite person in the world is…  
That’s just not fair. I couldn’t possibly say!

My least favourite person in the world is…  
If I told you, they might bump me!

Under severe pressure (from Kub), I would have to admit that my favourite album of all time is…  
Nevermind by Nirvana

The greatest lesson I have learned in life so far is…  
Keep on truckin’.

The best book I ever read was…  
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack

The best film I ever saw was…  
Pretty damn good.

The first record I ever bought was…  
True Blue by Madonna

The last album I bought was…  
Timbaland’s latest. I know, I’m sorry!

If I could travel back in time, I would set the controls for…  
The early 19th century so I could wear those fabulous dresses every day.

If I could be a musician, I would be…  
Really good.

My favourite going out album is…  
Something dancey, like the Good Times compilations by Norman Jay

My favourite staying in album is…  
Parachutes by Coldplay

Vinyl, CD or mp3…  
Vinyl baby. But it’s a bit too big for the handbag, so mp3.

60 Songs

After a more than fifteen month hiatus, I made my triumphant comeback last night on the wheels of steel. Or, perhaps a bit more accurately, the platters of glass or aluminium substrate. In other words, a laptop with an external hard drive.

Admittedly I was a bit out of practice and struggled to get all the connections (laptop to sound card; sound card to mixer; mixer to amp; amp to speakers) set up properly the first time but in the end I managed to pull off a set that pleased everyone and helped make for an enjoyable evening.

The occasion was a surprise birthday party – for a friend of a friend.

The venue was Nostromo – a small underground restaurant on Leeson Street.

The tunes were –

01. Birthday – The Beatles
02. Hawaii Five-O – Morton Stevens
03. Surfin’ Safari – The Beach Boys
04. Surfin’ Bird – The Trashmen
05. Miserlou – Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
06. 54-46 (Was My Number) – Toots & The Maytals
07. Long Shot Kick The Bucket – Pioneers
08. I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
09. Peckings – Ballistic Brothers
10. Spanish Grease – Willie Bobo
11. Teenage Kicks – Nouvelle Vague
12. Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth
13. Let It All Hang Out – Los Hombres
14. Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
15. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
16. Tequila – The Champs
17. Around And Around – Chuck Berry
18. Stuck On You – Elvis Presley
19. Smokey Joe’s La La – Googie Rene
20. Don’t Tell It – James Brown
21. Rappers Delight – Sugarhill Gang
22. American Boy – Estelle ft Kanye West
23. I Wish – Skee-Lo
24. We’re A Winner – The Impressions

At this point I was asked to stop the music in order for all the guests to sing ‘Happy Birthday’.

Although, I didn’t get the nod to start playing again I knew it was time to when I heard all the lads start saying things like: “fuck sake, where’s the music”, and “fucking DJ, playing some tunes” and what not…

25. Rapture’s Riders (Single Edit) – Blondie vs The Doors
26. Last Nite – Jumbonics
27. It’s Ecstasy… – Barry White
28. More More More – Andrea True Connection
29. Genius Of Love (Long Version) – Tom Tom Club
30. Beat Goes On – The All Seeing I
31. Juicy – Notorious BIG
32. Superstar – Lupe Fiasco
33. Flashing Lights – Kanye West ft Dwele
34. White Lines (Don’t Do It) – GMF & Melle Mel

Another break. Out of the blue the hostess came over and asked me to play some ‘limbo’ music. This despite the fact that all the lads were outside smoking cigarettes and some pillock had broken the limbo stick. I was so caught off guard that there was a brief silence while I scrambled to find something that could be considered good music to limbo to. The silence was only broken by the lads saying things like: “fuck sake, where’s the music”, and “fucking DJ, playing some tunes” and what not…

35. Calypso Rock – Original Tropicana
36. Groove Me – Leroy Sibbles
37. Shaft – Cedric Im Brooks
38. Lively Up Yourself – Bob Marley

And that was enough of that. Once again the hostess returned to say that everyone was getting a bit ‘chilled out’ and could I play something a bit more upbeat…

39. Dub Be Good To Me – Beats International
40. Unbelievable – EMF
41. Loaded – Primal Scream
42. Barely Legal – The Strokes
43. King Of The Rodeo – Kings Of Leon
44. Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
45. The Lovecats – The Cure
46. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
47. Daft Punk Is Playing At My House – LCD Soundsystem
48. One More Time (Club Mix) – Daft Punk
49. Holiday – Madonna
50. Romeo – Basement Jaxx
51. Beat It – Michael Jackson
52. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘N’ Roses
53. Love Removal Machine – The Cult
54. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC DC
55. I Love Rock N’ Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
56. Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
57. Banquet – Bloc Party
58. This Charming Man – The Smiths
59. Jane Says – Jane’s Addiction
60. That’s Entertainment – The Jam 

High fives and Tiger beers all over the place. It was a fun night and it felt great to get out and play some tunes again. Watch this space…

Drum ‘n’ Bass 1ne

Drum ‘n’ Bass started as a tangent of the UK rave scene in the early 1990s and is electronic music characterised by two unique elements. First are the fast tempo, broken beat drums, largely programmed by the use of a Roland 808 drum machine with the dial set to about 160 – 180 bpms. The second are the gut-wrenching, chest-pounding sub bass lines that are usually sampled or created by the use of a synthesizer and looped.

The genre began as and remains an underground phenomenon, although a couple of tracks did make an impression on the charts during it’s peak. As an ever changing style of music, it reflects the many and different elements in it’s roots from ragga, dancehall, electro, funk and hip hop through house, jazz, reggae and rock to techno and trance.

These diverse influences helped shape the style that covers the entire spectrum of sounds from heavy, hardcore, industrial electronic music all the way through to the jazz-influenced use of acoustic instruments.

Drum ‘n’ Bass is probably best listened to and experienced in a club. However, that is not where I first heard the music. When I arrived in Dublin, fresh-faced and innocent, in 1997 I wandered into Tower Records on Wicklow Street for the first time and came across a compilation called ‘Earth II’.

Packaged in a copper coloured box and curated by LTJ Bukem (Danny Williamson) it intrigued me. I listened to it and was blown away. The jazzy atmospheric electronic music blended perfectly with the heavy drum beats. This was some dope shit and nothing like what I had been listening to in America.

I worked hard and saved my punts for about two months so that I could by the CD. ‘Earth II’ was the very first album that I bought in Dublin and I spent many months and lots more money on the output of Good Looking Records.

This mix is my take on the genre. There are some obvious tunes and some not-so-obvious that may or may not really be Drum ‘n’ Bass. But the intention was to push the boundaries a bit and create an interesting listen.

Drum ‘n’ Bass 1ne

01. Fictions // Rollercone
02. The Sun Rising (Tom’s Drum & Bass Mix) // The Beloved
03. A Festa // Truby Trio
04. Sweet Sunshine // Ils And Solo
05. Nightlines (Original Mix) // Alexkid
06. Rainfall // LTJ Bukem
07. Heroes // Roni Size Reprazent
08. Sugar Is Sweeter (Drum ‘n’ Bass Mix) // CJ Bolland
09. Distorted Reality // Bjorn
10. Inner City Life (Album Version) // Goldie

Things kick off with an excerpt of Roni Size’s ‘Heroes’, serving as an introduction
01. The first full track in the mix is ‘Fictions’ by Rollercone, which is the first track on ‘Earth II’ and seemed like the best place to start.

 

02. The Beloved’s track ‘The Sun Rising’, released originally in 1989, got a loving re-work several years later by Tom Middleton and has appeared on more compilations than you could shake a stick at.
03. ‘A Festa’ by Truby Trio is a song released on the Compost label that reflects the group’s love of Downtempo, Breakbeat and Bossa Nova music.

04. Ils And Solo recorded several tracks for Good Looking Records in the mid 1990s. ‘Sweet Sunshine’ is a perfect example of Intelligent Drum ‘n’ Bass and appears on ‘Points In Time 004’.

05. Alexkid is a French knob twiddler with a love for all things dance-y. ‘Nightlines’ is from his album ‘Bienvenida’ but I came across it on ‘Cafe del Mar Chillhouse Mix 3’. It is a really unique tune that connects the dots between Deep House and Drum ‘n’ Bass. All in less than seven minutes.

06. No Drum ‘n’ Bass mix would be complete without an LTJ tune. I chose ‘Rainfall’ in an effort to shy away from the obvious. But believe me it was tough. There were about another two dozen other songs I would have loved to include by him.

07. ‘Heroes’ is one of the biggest Drum ‘n’ Bass songs ever recorded. Full stop. A stone cold classic.

08. Is it House or is it Drum ‘n’ Bass? Is it both? Who cares? It’s a fucking great song. CJ Bolland does his best Alexkid impersonation by combining Deep House and Drum ‘n’ Bass to perfection with ‘Sugar Is Sweeter (Drum ‘n’ Bass Mix)’.

09. Bjorn recorded and released a handful of 12″ singles on Good Looking Records and Cookin’ Records. ‘Distorted Reality’ can be found on ‘Earth III’ and is a tune that HAS to be heard LOUD.

10. Released in 1994 ‘Inner City Life’ is the biggest selling and probably most recognizable Drum ‘n’ Bass song ever recorded. The song has sold over 15,000 copies on vinyl alone. The album, ‘Timeless’ is the considered the best Drum ‘n’ Bass album of all time. Both have made Goldie famous and a bit of a household name for a couple of years.

And that’s it. There you have it. Drum ‘n’ Bass 1ne. Enjoy…

Scroll Call – May 2008

The Lonesome Cowboy

The Lonesome Cowboy – Hank Williams

This month my iPod contains:

American Boy – Estelle ft Kanye West
Blacker (Album Version) – Ballistic Brothers
Come On Feet – Pete And The Pirates
Death To Los Campesinos! – Los Campesinos!
Earthly Powers – A Man Called Adam
Fast Cars – Buzzcocks
Ghost Hardware – Burial
Hold Me Now – Johnny Logan
If You Really Love Me – Stevie Wonder
Jackie Jackson – Franz Ferdinand
Ladbroke Grove – Kerri Chandler
Move It On Over – Hank Williams
No Communication No Love (Devastating) (Original Version) – Charles Schillings
Pop Shots – Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Rebel Without A Pause – Public Enemy
Sha La La La Lee – Small Faces
This Charming Man (London Version) – The Smiths
When They Come To Murder Me – Black Francis
You Send Me – Sam Cooke
Zing-A-Zing-A-Zing Boom – Dean Martin