Niall McMurray writes of the joy of “My Affair” at the PopVoid Blog …
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In these Pink Shoes?
Pink Champagne caught in an open rehearsal session for a vignette of In these Shoes?
Angel Floating Round This House
Here’s Bob Fenster’s version on Youtube, published in April 2015.
Kirsty MacColl Scholarship Award
For the 14th year Goldsmith University of London’s Department of Sociology/Centre for Urban and Community Research is pleased to be able to offer the Kirsty MacColl Scholarship Award in memory of singer and musician Kirsty MacColl.
This fees only award will be made to one full time Home/EU applicant who has a confirmed place on either the MA Photography & Urban Cultures or MA Cities & Society programme starting September 2015. The deadline for entry to this competition is 30 August 2015.
If you are interested in this, details are here.
Ron sings Days
The mighty Ron Sexsmith offers his take on Ray Davies’ “Days”. Hopefully he might revisit his version of They Don’t Know for his acoustic series, but for now “Days” will do . . . or if Brian Kennedy can get away with Cowboy, Ron might fancy it!
What’s below Soho Square?
Astonishingly, below that mock Tudor garden shed thing in the middle of Soho Square (October visitors will be familiar) there is a Second World War bomb shelter! Could this be the ultimate Kirstyfest venue in years to come?
Are you looking for another girl?
We can once more recommend Karine Polwart, who can be heard with her Trio covering A New England Live at Celtic Connections 2015.
Thanks to Stephen Clark for mailing the link to the appropriate Celtic Connections page.
Now That’s What I Call …
In 1983 the first in a long-running series of compilation albums was released in the UK. The Now! format has since been replicated around the globe. For the thirtieth anniversary, Keshco produced a thirty-track tribute to the original release. We offer a link to Keshco’s reimagining of They Don’t Know from the original Now That’s What I Call Music album, which is a free download from their Bandcamp page at https://keshco.bandcamp.com/album/now-thats-what-i-call-keshcow – TDK is No. 24.
This is all probably worth a listen!
Bonus point for Kirsty obsessives, it was indeed Tracey Ullman’s version which was on that seminal release.
Wind Up Wire pays tribute
The Wind Up Wire blog pays tribute to ‘Titanic Days’, bracketing it alongside Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ and Springsteen’s ‘Tunnel of Love’ … at Wind Up Wire.
Patrick Robbins examines five cover versions of They Don’t Know at Cover Me.