Monthly Archives: November 2014

This Mortal Coil – Kangaroo

The soundtrack to my life: 1984.



I was always a fan of many kinds of music. I also liked Prince, The Pointer Sisters, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Cramps, (Rufus and) Chaka Khan, Sister Sledge and Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel.


But this album was on heavy rotation.


Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye

I am having a Jeff Buckley phase. This is probably my favourite of his songs, and the catchiest, earwormiest one as fragments often buzz round my head in the small hours.



Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – Tears of a Clown

This woke me up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t get back to sleep.



PJ Harvey – Down By The Water

Big fish, little fish swimming in the water, come back here man, gimme my daughter.



Blossom Dearie – Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

It’s always a treat when Blossom pops into your head unbidden.



Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?

It’s got to be Jimmy today. Thank you for the music. I’ve always loved this song.


King Creosote – Something To Believe In

This has seeped into my bones. A lot of things I don’t like about it, but still.


Björk – There’s More To Life Than This

I quite fancy the idea of nicking a boat and stealing off to an island in a cheeky Icelandic fashion.