19/12/2011 ‘Bleak Midwinter’ tracklist

Yes, taking a title from Christina Rossetti’s carol wasn’t the best way to attract scores of listeners to the show. I was tempted to use something a touch merrier but, unlike Tindersticks, who decided to call their album ‘Can Our Love…’ instead of the original ‘Dying Slowly’, possibly with the effect such a jolly title would have upon sales in mind, after several long seconds of contemplation, I stuck with the original. First thought, best thought. I’ll go with Chogyam Trungpa, Kerouac, Ginsberg and Christina Rossetti – though perhaps her first musing was far from ‘in the bleak midwinter’ – ‘in the bin you go ‘gloomy December’!’

Enough musing, for those interested in the music, here are the facts which matter – the tracks played, starting with:

1)BUFFALO TOM – FROZEN LAKE /from ‘Let Me Come Over’/ Situation Two 1992                                                                                More info: http://buffalotom.com/

2)RANDOM TOUCH – BLUE ICE /from ‘A Way From The Heard’/ Token Boy 2009                                                                                More info: http://www.randomtouch.com/randomtouch.html

3)MOBY – IF THINGS WERE PERFECT /from ‘Play’/ Mute 1999                                                                                                                       More info: http://www.moby.com/

4)NETHERWORLD – AURORA BOREALIS (BLU ICE MIX) /from ‘Over The Summit’/ Glacial Movements 2011                           More info: http://www.glacialmovements.com/

5)GOLD PANDA – SNOW & TAXIS /from ‘Lucky Shiner’/ Notown 2010                                                                                                    More info: http://www.iamgoldpanda.com/

6)ROSS BROWN – SNOWBIRD /from the collection ‘Classic Old-Time Fiddle’/ Smithsonian Folkways 2007                                 More info: http://www.folkways.si.edu/

7)BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY – THEN THE LETTING GO /from ‘The Letting Go’/ Domino 2006                                                       More info: http://www.bonnieprincebilly.com/

8)TORI AMOS – WINTER /from ‘Little Earthquakes’/ Atlantic 1992                                                                                                       More info: http://www.toriamos.com/

9)THOMAS KONER – FIRN /from ‘Permafrost’/ Barooni 1993                                                                                                                  More info: http://www.koener.de/

10)NICO MUHLY – THE ONLY TUNE /from ‘Mothertongue’/ Brassland 2008                                                                                      More info: http://nicomuhly.com/

11)WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS – THE JUNKY’S CHRISTMAS /from ‘Spare Ass Annie And Other Tales’/ Island 1993             More info: http://cstl-cla.semo.edu/gurnow/burroughs/main.htm

The story of Danny the Carwiper’s search to score a Christmas present brought the last programme of 2011 to an end. From a Brno bright, but seeming colder in the wake of Vaclav Havel’s passing a couple of days ago, wish you many a sonic gem and reason to be cheerful in the coming year. Shiny 20/12/2011


~ by theshinybeast on December 20, 2011.

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