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Eclectic Mainline 21st November 2012

Do our brains act like virtual jukeboxes, storing a copy of every song we have ever enjoyed, and calling up any given song when prompted to do so by an outside stimulus? I ask this because every once in a while a song will end up going round in my head simply because somebody has said something that brings to mind its lyrics, or a conversation reminds me of a specific event that my brain links to a given piece of music.

This happened to me last week. I was speaking to a good friend about some of our favourite music from 20 years ago.  The next day when I awoke, ‘Fishes Eyes‘ by New Fast Automatic Daffodils was in my head, and there it stayed for several hours.  Despite not having heard it for several years, my brain was giving a pretty faithful rendition, and it sounded very much like this:

How this happens, I would love to know.  If anybody wants to sponsor me to write a book on the topic, I would certainly take up the challenge.

Anyway, as a result I decided to play a bit of New FADS in tonight’s show.  I also played this excellent Four Tet and Burial collaboration, that I picked on on 12″ at Jumbo Records earlier this year:

Another tune I played tonight was this from the Snow Palms album:

If you have a desire to listen back to the full show, you will find it on the BCB Listen Again site.  These are the tunes I played: Continue reading

Those Darlins, Portishead and Plaid on The BCB Sessions!

Wednesday 18th Jan…

Come on in – this is what’s on this week’s instalment of The BCB Sessions:

Those Darlins – Screws get loose

Gossip – Heavey cross

Shearwater – Breaking the yearlings

Tinariwan – Imidiwan Afrika Tendam

Plaid – 35 summers

Handmadehands – Sunshine

Buriel & Four Tet – Moth

The Low Anthem – To the ghosts who write history books

Cloud Control – This is what I said

Portishead – The rip

The Waves Pictures (BCB Session archive) – Walk to the backstairs quiet

Gary Stewart – (BCB Session archive) – Maggie Oh