Friday, November 30, 2007

St. Andrew's Day



Today is St. Andrew's Day, the Patron Saint of Scotland. This is not a national holiday here (it might be a different story after independence), and nowhere near as big a deal as St. Patrick's Day is (hell, I think St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by half the planet).

But, what the heck, I've survived a week back at work, it's three weeks until term finishes, and I got paid yesterday (hmm, guess what I do when it arrives - other than paying the bills, obviously).

So here's some scottish stuff for you, and just to let you know, I interviewed Malcolm Middleton today, so that will be on the blog soon.

First up, the greatest song by the greatest scottish band EVER (IMHO).

Delgados -'No Danger.' mp3

Along with getting into death metal and grime this year, I've also been discovering folk. This is a gem (yup, I do listen to some music pre-1976).

John Martyn -'Solid Air.' mp3

I love the whole early eighties aesthetic (I may have mentioned this before). This is a classic:

Fire Engines -'Candyskin.' mp3

..Mind you, the late eighties threw up some gems too...

The Shamen -'Jesus Loves Amerika.' mp3

and so did the nineties... : )

Urusei Yatsura -'Hello Tiger (Peel Session).' mp3

And I'm planning something special for December. Watch this space...

4 comments:

Darren said...

I posted a music player thingy for National Irn Bru Day.

Slainte.

Crash Calloway said...

A big hooray for Urusei Tatsura - I don't have to try and do a dodgy conversion from cassette of that one now! And is it just me or does this term seem very, very, very long?

Mike said...

I just discovered you were scottish too, which is weird cos I found your blog looking for something random. Next thing, I'll probably know you too. I don't know why I'm reading your blog backwards, it's easier I guess.

Shame these scottish songs are gone!

Ed said...

usually only up for a week, but i'm making an exception in th case of the Christmas ones. thanks for all your comments!

Ed