Eclectic Mainline 23rd May 2012

Manic Street Preachers mug

I broke my Manic Street Preachers mug! :'-(

I was feeling rather glum first thing this morning, after breaking my Manic Street Preachers mug.  I’m sure Nicky Wire would just tell me to stop feeling so attached to material objects…while counting his money.

Had I broken it one day later, I would have had the mug for precisely 15 years.  I’m not sad enough to have known this, I might add.  I just looked up the date they played at the Nynex Arena in Manchester in 1997.

So, my Manic Street Preachers mug lasted quite a long time, and some things do indeed last a long time.  What a gorgeous Daniel Johnston cover version Füxa and Britta Phillips have made.  So gorgeous in fact that I have now played all 8 minutes of it twice in Eclectic Mainline this month.

If you wish to listen back to tonight’s show, you’ll find it here.  And if you want every song to be a surprise, don’t read the playlist below:

Füxa featuring Britta Phillips – “Some Things Last A Long Time” (LP – “Electric Sound Of Summer”) (Rocket Girl)
El-P – “Drones Over Bklyn” (single and LP – “Cancer For Cure”) (Turnstile)
Evans The Death – “Threads” (LP – “Evans The Death”) (Fortuna Pop!)
Ben Zabo – “Bwa Iri” (LP – “Ben Zabo”) (Glitterhouse)
Lower Dens – “Alphabet Song” (LP – “Nootropics”) (Ribbon)
Amon Tobin & Noisia – “Sunhammer (VIP version)” (Amon Tobin box set) (Ninja Tune)
Darren Hayman and The Wave Pictures – “Who Hung The Monkey?” (7″ single and CD – “January Songs”) (Fortuna Pop!/Belka)
Poliça – “Dark Star” (single and LP – “Give You The Ghost”) (Memphis Industries)
Lightships – “Sunlight To The Dawn” (LP – “Electric Cable”) (Geographic)
S.C.U.M – “Amber Hands” (single) (Mute)
The Cinematic Orchestra – “Necrology” (LP – “In Motion #1″) (Ninja Tune)