I was feeling rather glum first thing this morning, after breaking my Manic Street Preachers mug. Â 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. Â I’m not sad enough to have known this, I might add. Â 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. Â What a gorgeous Daniel Johnston cover version FÃ¼xa and Britta Phillips have made.Â 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. Â And if you want every song to be a surprise, don’t read the playlist below:
FÃ¼xa 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)
PoliÃ§a – “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)