Author Archives: sisterphonetica

The Beacon Sound Choir – Fortunate Ones

We are the fortunate ones who get to be whole again.


I’ve just finished watching Devs (with Nick Offerman – you should watch it), and this haunting song has infused my being with calm and weirdness. That discordant chord is everything. Everything.



Karine Polwart – Women of the World

It’s International Women’s Day, and Ivor Cutler’s song is always what I think of on this day.


Women of the world, take over

Cause if you don’t, the world will come to an end

And we haven’t got long. 




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Courtney Barnett – Need a Little Time

Love the line – “to the hand it’s beautiful”


“Shave your head to see how it feels
Emotionally it’s not that different
But to the hand it’s beautiful
Yeah, to the hand it’s beautiful”



Siouxsie and the Banshees – Slowdive

This is still a fantastic song, and yes, it’s filthy.



The Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force?

Guess what I saw in the cinema yesterday…


(yes, I can feel it)



The Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize

Biggie Biggie Biggie…


I’ve got that filthy funk groove in my head.





Louis Armstrong – ‘Zat You, Santa Claus?

My new favourite Christmas song.





Lord Kitchener – Christmas Greetings

I love some Calypso Christmas.


Merry Christmas, Cheers to all of us!



The Animals – We Gotta Get Out of This Place

I think you can guess why I’m posting this one today…



Joni Mitchell – River

My favourite not-quite Christmas song. Joni was just on the radio and I realised I’d not heard this song this year yet.