30 Songs Chosen at Random

A simple concept – fire up the iPod and post the first song that comes on.  Some days you might get more than one song, some days you might not

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Number 19

At Night – The Cure – Taken from ‘Seventeen Seconds’ (1980)

Two days later I am allowed to check out.  Largely because I am taking up room (precious room in a hospital that has precious little of it) and largely because my wife has decided that I have spent too long malingering and tells me that there is no reason why I can’t move about on crutches and besides I need to shave and my stuff is back at the hotel.  My ankle is now itching and apparently that is ‘good’.   I have never hobbled so fast in my life.

A Forest

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30 Songs Chosen at Random

A simple concept – fire up the iPod and post the first song that comes on.  Some days you might get more than one song, some days you might not

get behind

Number 18

My Doorbell – The White Stripes – Taken from ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ (2005)

The following morning, the hash smoking doc is back.  He tells me that I was lucky as sharks had been seen in those waters and that they like the taste of English blood.  He laughs this horrible laugh and starts coughing from the pits of his stomach.  He also has this thick moustache which looks like those black things you see hanging out of letterboxes.

As Ugly As I Seem

30 Songs Chosen at Random

A simple concept – fire up the iPod and post the first song that comes on.  Some days you might get more than one song, some days you might not

the decline

Number 17

Theme from Baraka – British Sea Power – Taken from ‘the Compleat British Sea Power’ (2015)

I wake up about six hours later and my ankle is encased in a plastic boot thing that looks like it is made of a bunch of Duplo bricks that have been welded together.  The pain is pretty intense and my mouth doesn’t work.  It’s not all bad though because despite that fact that I am in a small town hospital in Morocco and it is about 2 in the morning, ‘Pointless’ with Alexander Armstrong is on the telly.

Out Of My Mind on Dope and Speed

30 Songs Chosen at Random

A simple concept – fire up the iPod and post the first song that comes on.  Some days you might get more than one song, some days you might not.

room on fire

Number 16

Can’t Win – The Strokes – Taken from ‘Room On Fire’ (2003)

So, there he was, about to inject me with some sort of pain killing thing, this bloke, this doctor, this quack, when in his other hand, there was the biggest joint I have ever seen.  And I’ve been to two reggae concerts in Camberwell, so I’ve seen joints.

To say I was critical of his ability is a massive understatement.  Still roughly three minutes later apparently I passed out.  The doctor meanwhile ordered a large portion of lamb tagine and set to work.

Reptilla

30 Songs Chosen at Random

A simple concept – fire up the iPod and post the first song that comes on.  Some days you might get more than one song, some days you might not.

pwei

Number 15

There Is No Love Between Us Anymore – Pop Will Eat Itself – Taken from ‘Box Frenzy’ (1987)

Thirty years old.  Jesus Christ on a bike. Ok, two things, firstly, this samples Nat King Cole and the Righteous Brothers and still sounds utterly terrific.  It’s also ripped from my battered vinyl copy of ‘Box Frenzy’ and jumps slightly about one minute in and very near the end.  Sorry about that.   Tomorrow, the iPod of SWC will be fired up.

Beaver Patrol

30 Songs Chosen at Random

A simple concept – fire up the iPod and post the first song that comes on.  Some days you might get more than one song, some days you might not.

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Number 14

USA IV: Manifest – Dan Deacon – Taken from ‘America’(2012)

I’ve just checked this is first non guitar heavy track to feature since I returned from my unplanned sojourn behind the Iron Curtain (which is more of nylon drape to be honest).  Sorry for the lack of bleeps, blurts and blips all you danceheads.

USA III: Rail

30 Songs Chosen at Random

A simple concept – fire up the iPod and post the first song that comes on.  Some days you might get more than one song, some days you might not.

james laid

Number 13

Five-O – James – Taken from ‘Laid’ (1993)

I was chatting with SWC the other day and James came on the radio, it was the song ‘Born of Frustration’ – which is a colossal stadium rock turd of a tune (Absolute 90s was on, no idea why).  It prompted a relatively interesting conversation which ended with SWC declaring (and me agreeing) that the very moment James became interesting again was when Andy Diagram, the trumpet blower parped off out of the building. He’s back next week folks.

One of the Three