Thursday, April 30, 2009

Seven Spring Melodies

Jonathan tagged me for this Seven Spring melodies meme and I am happy to oblige. But seriously, do people really change what they listen to depending on the season? I don't think I do.

Here's what I've been listening to recently. The first two are easy because the children have been learning them at school and hum them around the house.
  • Z. has been learning the words to Claude Nougaro's Armstrong, je ne suis pas noir .....
  • E. likes Boby Lapointe's La Maman des Poissons which is all about how kind the mummy fish is to her little ones and ends with the excellent line "et moi je l'aime bien avec du citron"!
  • Every time I turn the radio on, I can guarantee that Liberta by Pep's (I'm afraid the apostrophe is part of the name) will come on within about two minutes. It's starting to get on my nerves a bit but it's definitely one of the melodies I'll associate with this spring.
  • I've had another album in my earbuds at various points over the past few weeks, the Mauritanian Daby TourĂ©'s Stereo Spirit. I associate it with last summer, so it's probably wishful thinking given that it's been peeing it down for the past week.
  • My bruv and his family gave me the Jackie Album (Vol 2) for my birthday a few weeks ago. You probably had to be swoony and pre-pubescent in 1970s Britain to really appreciate this CD. It's difficult to choose a favourite track but I'm going to plump for Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
  • ... and Rod Stewart's Maggie May ( although it's obviously not late September and I'm probably a lot older now than the eponymous older woman - the morning sun certainly really shows my age)
  • And last but not least, Devendra Banhart's Cristobal. It's two years old but it still sounds fresh and .... well springlike I suppose.
I'm tagging you all, yes all seven of you. Happy May 1st!


Anonymous said...

This is a good idea (all these names I have never heard of), so I'll get cracking listening to them all! Then get back soon with a spring song.

Jonathan Wonham said...

I enjoyed that! Especially the Steve Harley and Devendra Banhart (a new name to me). I used to buy Jackie magazine myself, though always guiltily since I suppose it was aimed at girls? It had a sophistication that The Beano couldn't match. I file that memory next to the one of seeing the film S.W.A.L.K. which struck me as revelatory when I watched it at 12 and still makes very good viewing today.

Lesley said...

Ahhh Jonathan so you were a swoony pre-adolescent too! Why have I never heard of S.W.A.L.K.? I must go and find it immediately.

deborah said...

After all that I have only come up with Susan Boyle singing 'I dream a dream' on youtube. Not fond of the song but love her voice.

It is then satisfying to despise the total embarrassment of the talent programme and I can cringe happily on my own.

Jonathan Wonham said...


Lesley said...

Deborah: Can't wait for the make-over

Jonathan: Thanks for that! It looks like the thinking child's Grange Hill.