Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Sunday music videos

On 28 October 2007, to celebrate the fact that I had finally got broadband internet access installed at home and had then discovered Youtube, I posted a video of Rock the Casbah by Rachid Taha. I have chosen a video (almost) every week since then

Before it gets too daunting to attempt the task I thought I would post a list of all the ones I have chosen. A few of them have disappeared, as is the way with Youtube. Where I have noticed this and been able to find a video of the same artist and song, I have quietly replaced them.

I feared that I would soon run out of ideas or reveal the desperate uncoolness of my musical tastes, but I am still going strong.

Anyway, here is the list...

28 October Rachid Taha: Rock El Casbah

4 November Sandy Denny: Solo
11 November Scott Walker: Jackie
18 November Jake Thackray: On again
25 November Sparks: This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of us

2 December The Zombies: She's Not There
9 December The Housemartins: Me and the Farmer
16 December Jimmy Page plays skiffle
23 December The Jam: Tales from the Riverbank

1 January Julie Covington: Only Women Bleed
6 January Strangelove: Time for the Rest of Your Life
13 January Clive Gregson & Christine Collister: I Specialise
21 January Spencer Davis Group: I'm a Man
27 January Divine Comedy: Absent friends

3 February Roger Daltrey: Say It Ain't So Joe
10 February Steve Winwood: Dear Mr Fantasy
17 February The Proclaimers: Joyful Kilmarnock Blues
24 February The La's - Timeless Melody

2 March X-Ray Spex: Germ Free Adolescents
9 March St Louis Union: Show Me Your English Teeth
16 March Joe Jackson: It's Different for Girls
23 March Traffic: Freedom Rider
30 March Kate Bush: The Man with the Child in his Eyes

6 April Paul Simon: The Obvious Child
13 April Laibach: Across the Universe
20 April Tim Buckley: Dolphins
27 April Small Faces: Little Tin Soldier

4 May The Fifth Dimension: Wedding Bell Blues
11 May Spencer Davis Group: Georgia on my Mind
18 May Fairport Convention: Sir Patrick Spens
25 May Rare Bird: Sympathy

1 June Jethro Tull: Songs from the Wood
8 June Bjork: Human Behaviour
15 June Michael Nyman Band: Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds
22 June Joni Mitchell: Carey
29 June Traffic: 40,000 Headmen

6 July Petula Clark: Downtown
13 July REM: Nightswimming
27 July EasyBeats: Friday on my Mind

3 August Dudley Moore: Little Miss Britten
10 August Kinks: Waterloo Sunset
17 August Genesis: I Know What I Like in Your Wardrobe
24 August Polly Bolton: Call of the Siren
31 August k. d. lang: Fallen

7 September Cliff Richard: Move it
14 September Animals: House of the Rising Sun
21 September Mandy Miller: Nellie the Elephant
28 September Young Knives: The Decision

5 October Brenda Holloway: Every Little Bit Hurts
12 October Jefferson Airplane: White Rabbit
19 October Who: The Kids are Alright
26 October Shindig Goes to London

2 November Vampire Weekend: Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
9 November Benjamin Britten: War Requiem
16 November Roxy Music: Do the Strand
23 November Albert Hammond: Free Electric Band
30 November Argent: Hold Your Head Up

7 December Colin Blunstone: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
14 December Helen Shapiro: You Don't Know
21 December Alan Price Set: Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear
28 December Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die

4 January The Byrds: Mr Tambourine Man
11 January Martha and the Muffins: Echo Beach
18 January Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood: Little Wing
25 January Neil Young: Sugar Mountain

1 February Whippersnapper: The Hard Times of Old England
8 February Blind Faith: Under my Thumb
15 February Small Faces: Itchycoo Park
22 February Traffic: Paper Sun

1 March Matt Monro: We're Gonna Change the World
8 March Carla Bruni: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
15 March Elvis Costello: Radio Radio
22 March The Jam: And Your Bird Can Sing
29 March Rolling Stones: Let's Spend the Night Together

5 April Rezillos: Top of the Pops
12 April Eurythmics: When the Day Goes Down
19 April Eric Burdon and the Animals: Colored Rain
26 April Manfred Mann: Semi-detatched Suburban Mr James

3 May Nick Drake: River Man
10 May Monks: Cuckoo
17 May Lisa Hannigan: I Don't Know
24 May They Might Be Giants: Birdhouse in Your Soul
31 May Noel Harrison: The Windmills of Your Mind

7 June Millie: My Boy Lollipop
14 June Spencer Davis Group: Keep on Running
21 June Eddie and The Hot Rods: Do Anything you Wanna do
28 June Creation: That's How Strong my Love is

5 July Half Man Half Biscuit: Fuckin' 'Ell it's Fred Titmus
12 July Psalm 79 from the Isle of Lewis
19 July Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues
26 July Duckworth Lewis Method: Gentlemen and Players

2 August Rick Nelson: Garden Party
9 August Focus: Sylvia

1 comment:

Andrew Hickey said...

There's some really, really good stuff there... I usually gloss over these because I read your blog in a feed reader and don't see the videos, but On Again has always been a favourite, and I *LOVE* that version of Dolphins, for example.
I think you might like the playlists I post most weeks, actually...