Sunday, March 8, 2009
Everyday is Like Sunday, Except for Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday, and...Well, Friday I'm in Love: Weekly Mix #56
I realize St. David's Day was last weekend, but it's never too late for a Welsh mix tape. I've already explained my affinity for Wales and Welshness in the mix post last year. With perfect timing, the Comic Relief single featuring Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones from the brilliant Gavin & Stacey and Sir Tom Jones has just released - it's like Welsh overload (like a sugar rush, but it tastes more like cockles and leeks). I already ordered my copy from Amazon UK (curse international iTunes who won't let you purchase a download from another country). While I wait for it, I will watch the above video over and over again. And maybe that Comic Relief Robert Webb Flashdance performance...if you don't know what I mean, click here. Back to the Welsh theme, I would also recommend watching Rob Brydon's Identity Crisis, a documentary he made about being Welsh for the BBC last year (if you can't find it anywhere, I can upload it for you).
I'm featuring several of the same artists I did last year at this time, including McLusky, The Darling Buds, Gruff Rhys, Melys, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Tom Jones, Scritti Politti, Los Campesinos, and of course, the Manics. However, there are some new ones this time round with Helen Love, Hemme Fatale, The Hot Puppies, The Threatmantics, Sibrydion, Freur, Silver Gospel Runners, Sweet Baboo, Volenté and Cymbient. Also, as an extra special Welsh combo, James Dean Bradfield singing Ready For Drowning accompanied by John Cale. This one's called Bore Da.
Last Exit on Yesterday - Manic Street Preachers
Icarus Smicarus - Mclusky
Does Your Heart Go Booooooom - Helen Love
Extra Sexual Terrestrial - Hemme Fatale
King of England - The Hot Puppies
Sexbomb - Tom Jones and Mousse T.
You'll Need Those Fingers For Crossing - Los Campesinos!
Little Bird - Threatmantics
Desperados - Sibrydion
Shame On You - The Darling Buds
Happiness - Freur
Merched Yn Neud Gwallt Ei Gilydd - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Skank Bloc Bologna - Scritti Politti
Gwn Mi Wn - Gruff Rhys
Would You Settle For Less - Silver Gospel Runners
Tom Waits Rip Off - Sweet Baboo
Ready For Drowning - James Dean Bradfield with John Cale
Right Before You - Volenté
Y Dŵr Yn Y Môr - Melys
Time Away With You - Cymbient