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:

Beth Orton – “Call Me The Breeze” (single and LP – “Sugaring Season”) (Anti-)
Animal Collective – “Applesauce” (single and LP – “Centipede Hz”) (Domino)
Snow Palms – “Motion Capture” (LP – “Intervals”) (Village Green)
Leatherette – “Warstones” (EP – “Featurette”) (Ninja Tune)
New Fast Automatic Daffodils – “Get Better” (LP – “Pigeonhole”) (Playtime)
Fuentes All Stars – “Pégale a La Nalga”
(2CD – “Diablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot 1960 – 1965”) (Analog Africa)
The Raveonettes – “The Enemy” (single and LP – “Observatory”) (Beat Dies)
Francisco Meirino – “Untitled Phenomenas in Concrete” (CD – “Untitled Phenomenas in Concrete”) (Cave12)
Dutch Uncles – “Fester” (single and LP – “Out Of Touch In The Wild”) (Memphis Industries)
Clinic – “Seamless Boogie Woogie, BBC2 10pm (rpt)” (LP – “Free Reign”) (Domino)
The Loved Drones – “Cosmic Memories” (Single) (Freaksville)
The Drones – “Shark Fin Blues” (LP – “”) (ATP)
Four Tet + Burial – “Nova” (12″ single) (Text)