Friday, May 25, 2012

The Smiling Hour

Hot sun, cold drinks and some louche Mancini?

I don't mind if I do.

From my Cafe Mambo Ibiza 2005...ah, thems was the times.

Henry Mancini - 'Lujon' (1959)

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Flat Horizon

I have struggled a bit to get going today, despite all the tea.

That Lightships record is lovely, though.

And it's made me want to hear this again.

Teenage Fanclub - 'The World'll Be OK' (2002)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Englishman In New York

Twenty five years after my last visit I am headed to New York this week, for work.

Back then I was a cash-strapped recent graduate with a Greyhound bus 'Ameripass' off on a coast-to-coast ramble, all desert boots and Dylan tapes; this time it'll be new suit and shiny shoes and doing my best to sound sensible.

New York playlist? Check (even contains Sting!).

And all being well I'll be back Friday night, though a bit too late for the usual around here, I expect.

'Follow me on Twitter'.

Deep breath - long flight coming x

Lloyd Cole - 'New York City Sunshine' (2006)

Friday, May 11, 2012

"What Would Jimmy Buffett Do?"

He'd say...

Pour me somethin' tall and strong
Make it a hurricane before I go insane
It's only half past twelve but I don't care
It's five o'clock somewhere


Friday, May 04, 2012

Friday Reggae # 34

Marguerite Lewars was the reigning Miss Jamaica when she appeared in Dr No.

And Jimmy was just 14.

Jimmy Cliff - 'Miss Jamaica' (1962)

[Yesh, it's Ska really Moneypenny, I know]