Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Vampire Weekend

I’m not a Goth. Or an Emo. I’m not into vampire fiction, and I’m not a teenager (even though I frequently act like one- it’s not an endearing trait). So I’d never heard Bat For Lashes and Beck’s collaboration Let’s Get Lost (which apparently appeared on the soundtrack of Twilight: Eclipse) until this morning, when I caught it on Shaun Keaveny’s breakfast radio show. But it is utterly fantastic; sparse, beautiful, full of yearning, not a note out of place. Funny how music can utterly transport you, even when you’re munching on a bowl of Shreddies. Thanks Shaun.

No, it’s seriously good. And the reason it was being played is that it’s being released on 7 inch vinyl as part of Record Store Day. Which is tomorrow. Please give generously.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Apollo Screed

For anyone who enjoyed this post of last year (there may well be someone; hope springs eternal), I draw your attention to the excellent Being Neil Armstrong, presented by the author of Moon Dust, Andrew Smith. It's on the BBC iPlayer until next week, so take a look.