Continuing the debate as to whether to stop paying for Spotify, I just can't decide. This weekend is a very good example of why it is difficult.
On Friday evening we were listening to the unbelievably good Tom Ravenscroft show, which has a couple more days before its taken off line. The thing is that its difficult to keep up with what you are listening too, often the radio can't be bothered to say, now the website, and if he does speak it can easily be a series of vowels and consonants that often make little sense: Inigo Ugarteburu Aeraberan being a particularly good case in point. Even now i am not sure if i am correct, bu this may have been a brilliant tune.
So, on saturday night i found the track lise for the show and decided that the closest thing i could find to what i had written down the night before (i had written 'beringi el berengar' about 3 minutes after he had said it as by then a second or even third track had been played and i had no idea what he was referring to.
Yes, i do sit there with a note pad to write down things we listen to and talk about.
Anyway, staring at the set list of fridays show i decided that Casiokids Kaskaden, Ben Butler & Mousepad was what i had liked, and tried to find it in Spotify - and couldn't. Though i did find Casiokids by Kaskaden but thats a different thing. (And who knew Bernard BUtler was doing interesting things with Mousepad, AND as a big big fan of my casio and what can be got out of it i liked the idea of the tune Casiokids. But it wasn't that. So i wondered down through the set list, thinking that was where i had been listening.
And thats when i found Sugar Minott Ghetto Youths. But i dodn't play that. What caught my eye was Sugar Minott Exit Music. Surely no?! But yes, digging deeper into Spotify it turns out that there is an album called Radiodread, what a fantastic name. And what a fantastic album, well mainly anyway. According to wiki Radiodread 'is a 2006 album by the Easy Star All-Stars (on backing it seems), a collaboration of reggae and ska artists', so its not as varied as i had originally hoped (i had hoped it was completely different artists playing any Radiohead song, when actually it turns out its OK Computer). But still worth getting and listening too. Actually, its just brilliant.
And they have an earler album called Dub side of the Moon! Just makes me laugh even saying that. Got to hear that too.
Anyway, i have to go back and continue relistening to Tom Ravenscroft's show, i am beginning to think the songs i am after are:
Inigo Ugarteburu — Aeraberan
A Giant Dog — Trash Can USA
Kromestar — Wooo
Groundislava — Creeper Shit
Trans Upper Egypt — Cleopatra
or maybe it was the The Haxan Cloak — Untitled - which i think is a 20 minute mix.
i dont know. More work needed.
So, the result is i need radio 6 and spotify. I need spotify to find the bands i hear on radio 6, and to branch out to find more.
Whoops, sorry forgot another song that got played: The Beach Boys — Feel Flows. Reading about that on wiki too. Its surprising late, 1971, but a lovely tune. I dont like like the Beach Boys, i bought Brian Wilson's Smile, and liked it a lot, yet somehow it feels wrong. But maybe Surfs up is the album to actually listen too. Just a surprise i suppose.