Random jukebox – Lamb

This week, the random jukebox selected another track from Lamb, about whom I know very little, apart from the fact that – as I’ve probably said here before – I saw them play live once, but their gear hadn’t arrived, so they had to improvise an acoustic set, and ended up not being too great. Anyway, well done for trying – and this is Gabriel:

Random jukebox – Chicane

I’ll be honest, I’ve found most of Chicane‘s recent output a bit perplexing, and this “cover version” of Sigur Rós is definitely in that category. It’s nice enough, definitely – it just seems completely unnecessary – it’s as though he (for Chicane is just a he) has decided to spend unnecessary amounts of time creating generic dance versions of other people’s songs. Never mind, it’s not doing any harm – here’s Poppiholla:

Random jukebox – Erasure

I’m not sure this would have been my choice of a video to share with you, but who am I to argue with the random jukebox? From 2003’s Other People’s Songs, here are Erasure with a slightly questionable and unnecessary cover of Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me):

Eight years of stowaways

So it is that we limp past the eight year mark for this blog. Little did I think, all those years ago, that it would still be going after all this time. Well, it barely is – I used to post every day, then every weekday, then a few times a week, and then the fun of the lockdown meant I barely had any time to slow down and listen to music, let alone to write about it.

But I can’t really complain – I’m still here, eight years on, looking back at over two thousand posts of general music-related drivel. I was going to post something linking back to the first post, but I see now that it was about Pet Shop BoysWinner, which I always thought was unfairly derided, but it was hardly one of their finest moments. So let’s do this instead, which definitely is – here’s Thursday: