Thursday, June 05, 2008

Davy H's 299th Post



What a relief. I thought it was the 300th and had got all worked up about having to find a 'theme', discovering that if you Google '300' you end up with about that many references to this film, which by the way I had never heard of before, and er...not much else. I'm not even familiar with the number 300 bus route in East London, and there's always a good story in a bus route isn't there?

No, no. Delete that abandoned draft post still cluttering up the list and we're back to a nice, free, anything goes 299 today, leaving the third century for Friday, where I can't help but feel it most properly belongs.

So... this arrived, and I've been enjoying it very much, not least because I thought I'd heard everything Weekend had ever made (which isn't hard) but this is like listening to a lost original album (though most of it's from about fifteen years later).

My favourite things on it are the bonus tracks which originally appeared as the Alison & Spike EP 'Weekend In Wales' (nod to the history). Here are two of them; they sound dead right for a sunny London morning that's burst in on the memory of an early week of rain.

Alison Statton & Spike - 'A Greater Notion' (1993)
Alison Statton & Spike - 'Web Of Decline' (1993)
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Say hello to the lovely Spike here.

13 comments:

  1. Nice! You're right, Davy, Friday is a much more appropriate day for your 300th post - I'll check back in tomorrow, of course, to make sure you've pulled out all the stops (but retained the punctuation).

    Did I read a few posts back that according to your slave-driven Stat Crunchers, Weekend's "View From Her Room" was your most downloade track ? Outstanding!

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  2. For that month, yes it was, ib. Over all though that pesky Coldplay song's triumphed. Tcch.

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  3. There's something quite polite sixties/Peter, Paul and Mary about 'A Greater Notion'.

    As promised that Barefoot/Balearic thing is up now - here if you want to grab it. I'll dig the track list out at some point

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  4. Muchas gracias companero, I look forward to that. Quite excited this week as I have worked out how to mix now (not just bolt tracks together). What larks.

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  5. Can we hear some of the DH mixes soon? Perhaps for the big 300.

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  6. Nice. My Weekend collection amounts to one single (The View From Her Room). Can't remember where I heard it or why I didn't investigate further. Looking forward to a blockbuster posting tomorrow (no pressure).

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  7. Sadly, I'm not really a blockbuster kinda guy. But, hmmm, that's not a bad idea there Mondo...

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  8. Nah, you're right, Davester. Urbane, cultured, amusing and life-enhancing is just how your 300th post should be. In fact, that's not a bad description of you, is it?

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  9. Did that bank transfer go through alright?

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  10. These two wee samples are absolutely lovely. Bring on the Weekend Revival!

    They also work as accompaniment to the summer rain that has just tipped from the sky.

    Mx

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  11. Alison works with anythink x

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  12. I saw Young Marble Giants play in a huge auditorium in Barcelona last month. My main observation was that Alison Statton talks exactly how you imagine she would talk if (like me) you'd only ever heard her sing.

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  13. Stoibee, you're a lucky bastard and I'm sick with envy.

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