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Songs of the Year: 2013 in 13 Tunes

January 6, 2014


It’s already 6 full bleeping days into 2014 but I’m still not done with the awesomeness of last year. Even in the spectacular mountain range of YESSSS! which I have been hiking since 2009, 2013 was a pretty outstanding peak. Wonderful moments are difficult to distill into neat little bullet points, but I’m going to have […]

Song of the Past Two Weeks: The Clash, “London Calling”

October 1, 2013


Yes, because I’m such a cliche. Also a cliche, but such a delish one:   That damn thing was bigger than my head. And I ate it with a chip sandwich, which is a slice of buttered white bread stuffed with chips. It’s full of YES. London has been pretty good to me so far. […]

Song of the Day: Sitti Navarro, “Wave” (with cats; always with cats)

September 6, 2013


I first realised I had become a crazy cat lady a few years ago when I was driving home and this song came on the radio, making me think of lazy, sun-setty evenings on a breezy beach. And I thought, man, I need a break. I’d love to be on a ridiculously luxurious beach holiday. […]

Song of the Day: Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning”

March 24, 2013


It’s just the wasted years so close behind No-one can do depressing the way Velvet Underground can, even when talking about Sunday mornings. Well technically it’s already Sunday night here on my little island, but somewhere out there in the world there must be a timezone that fits. Failing which, well, there is always next […]

An Incantation Song: “Creep” (by various people)

February 15, 2013


I’ve lost someone. I thought I hated her, detested her, didn’t want her in my life. So I drove her away – but now, after about 15 years I realise that I was wrong, and I want her back. And so this is my incantation, my wand-waving spell, my glittering multi-coloured charm, and also my […]

Song of the Day: Luniz’s “I Got 5 On It”

January 30, 2013


This morning, a lovely 70-year-old lady helped me carry an abandoned side table that I’d found by the side of the road and decided to “re-appropriate” (yes, it’s my new buzzword). I know. She’s 65-70 years old. I tried to protest, ok? I’m not proud of it. She had her adorable grandson with her, who […]

Song of the Day: The XX’s “Sunset”

January 7, 2013


“It felt like you really knew me Now it feels like you see through me”   This, I suppose, is for the bright green tree-lined paths that now appear drab and dreary; for the much-loved savory, vinegary mee pok that now taste like blah chok; for the bronzing equatorial sun that is now just irritating. […]