Podcast #7 – London, My Keeper

Now with 268% more music.
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Peach, Plum, Pear – Joanna Newsom – £20 notes in the post

I had a piece go up on Unrecorded this week, a flashback article for Joanna Newsom’s The Milk Eyed Mender. I’m proud of that article. Joanna Newsom means a lot to me, and has been there for a me on a number of occasions, so any chance to write about her is a pleasure.

There were a several different versions of that article. What follows here is, in keeping with this site, the personal one. The one that didn’t really make sense in an article contextualising Newsom’s debut release, but it’s the one that contains the reason why I can’t listen to ‘Peach, Plum, Pear’ the same way I did when I first heard it.
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Diane Young / Don’t Lie – Vampire Weekend – I Suck

I like to think that when I’m wrong about bands, I learn from it. There was a time when I was sure that Bob Dylan wasn’t for me, many years ago, and that changed for the better. I haven’t looked back. The same goes for a number of other bands I’d written off for whatever reason. There are a few bands for which this has happened to me. Vampire Weekend are the only band where this has happened twice.
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Sister Winter – Sufjan Stevens – Christmas in April

I’d be lying if I said this is the last time I bring up Christmas music outside of the holiday season. If you want someone to blame, blame Sufjan Stevens.
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