The Cure – Why can’t I be you?

I had completely forgotten about this song til last night. Loved every minute. Those indie pop disco moments of silliness amongst the hairspray, backcombing and indelible red lipstick. A VERY muddy night to remember, and I’ll be singing this song in my head for a Very Long Time.


(also, this video is bonkers)




The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed

I don’t care if you don’t, and I don’t feel if you don’t, and I don’t want it if you don’t, and I won’t say it if you don’t say it first!


Nearly time for Bobert! WHEEEE!





The Cure – A Forest

Back in the mists of time, I recall learning to play this on the bass in a school hall…


And tomorrow, I go back to see them in a muddy field!



Charlotte Adigéry – High Lights

if ever there was a great song about hairdos, this is it.


I know I shouldn’t do it but I love synthetic wigs a lot.



Jarv Is – Must I Evolve?

I have always loved Jarvis and this is as great as he has ever been, I reckon. Love the breakdown in the middle, allegedly recorded in a cave.


And now we’re back in the Stone Age.



Os Mutantes – Bat Macumba

Must be the sun that’s put this in my head. Put on your best flares and shake your hair.





Janelle Monáe – Electric Lady

Ooh shock it, break it, baby, Electric Lady, Electric Lady…




I still haven’t come down after watching Janelle on the Glastonbury coverage at the weekend. This official video seems pretty tame in comparison to her stage show. I would LOVE to see her live, though my ass may not survive the funk.




Marianne Faithfull – Why D’ya Do It?

Talking about biographies with my hairdresser yesterday and the topic came to Marianne Faithfull – and this song came to mind.


Not for the easily offended or faint of heart. NSFW. (Much swearing)



Joni Mitchell – Carey

You’re a mean old daddy but I like you.


Billie Holiday – Don’t Explain

Last night, I saw David McAlmont perform this song. Sublime, heartbreaking jazz. And here’s a live video of Billie. Raw stuff.