THE MIDNIGHT BLUE
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Los Campesinos! - "You! Me! Dancing!". Cardiff's Los Campesinos! have an exclamation mark in their name, like the Go Team!,
Shake Your Fist shares Robin Allender's version of The Snowman's "Walking in the Air". Allender used to record as The Inconsolable. The Snowman was one of my most cherished childhood films: a spinning musicbox version still sits by the bed in my old room at my parents'. Allender's rendition is not quite slow enough, but as Amy says it is a "sugar-dusted murmur" - quiet as my whisper at the first sight of snow.
For something very strange, see IRN BRU's version of The Snowman (and "Walking In The Air"), featuring a fly-over of the Forth Bridge, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street Gardens, George Square, and other suitably Scottish landmarks. IRN BRU is of course a Scottish soft drink, made of girders.
(Best of Year contest winner(s) will be announced next week when StG presents its favourite music of 2006.)Posted by Sean at December 7, 2006 3:00 AM
IRN BRU´s version of The Snowman is absolutely gorgeous and really phenomenal:)tx a lot
The Go! Team are on Memphis Industries, not Wichita. But you're very right about Los Campesinos!Posted by Simon at December 7, 2006 12:07 PM
The opening is from Badly Drawn Boy's "Stone on the Water".Posted by aleska at December 7, 2006 12:29 PM
thank you both!Posted by Sean at December 7, 2006 1:34 PM
Damn, and I was just going to send you Los Campesinos for the Best of Year contest...that song really is addicting.Posted by UtB at December 8, 2006 3:10 PM
just because of the emphasis on punctuation - isn't it the Go! Team?Posted by elliott at December 9, 2006 11:51 PM
damn! i missed that best song of 2006 contest! been busy with college for awhile.
anyway i just want to named the song, i hope you haven't heard it yet.
let see... OH! IT'S SO HARD!
try this... Jamie Lidell's "Game for Fools (Mara Carlyle ukulady mix)" from his Multiply Additions albumPosted by dh at December 10, 2006 6:26 AM
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