The Full “Business as (un)usual” Catastrophe – 8th January 2011

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Hosted by Tim “Sale’s over guys, step away from the doors” Harrison

Christmas has been and gone as has Auld Lang Syne.   And once again, we find ourselves at the behest of another freshly unwrapped year.  Now that the silly season has passed, it was back to business at TFC HQ.  Yes, this week we explored the theory of non-thematicism (a word I created especially for the night).  To put it plainly, we tried as hard as possible to be as non-genre, non-themed and non-specific as possible.  In fact, tonight’s theme was — well — no theme at all.  Or was it….?  So lint filter in hand, let’s onto the playlist shall we..?

Black & Gold – Sam Sparro

Juke Box Saturday Night – Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke, The Modernaires With Glenn Miller & His Orchestra

I Drink – Mary Gauthier

A multi award winning GLBT artist with a fascinating — often heart-wrenching — life story…  she only started writing music in her 30’s.  Hope for us all yet!

Tits On The Radio – Scissor Sisters

If You’re So Smart How Come You Ain’t Rich – Louis Jordan

A question many of us have probably pondered yet never dared to ask…

Memories Are Made Of This – Dave King

Black Coffee – Bobby Darin

Never Alone  – Contemporary Gospel Chorus Of The High School of Music and Art (From Fame)

Gay Spirits – David Rose & His Orchestra

Fade To Grey – Visage

Everything I Have Is Yours – Ruth Etting

Hunting Tigers Out In Indiah (Yah) – Hal Swain And His Band

A late retort to last week’s ‘She Loves You Ya Ya Ya’ from Andy’s box of ‘what the bloody hell was that’

Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes – Gisele MacKenzie

No One Is Alone – Victor Garber

From Stephen Sondheim’s pastiche musical ‘Into the Woods’ – as sung by Victor Garber aka Agent Jack Bristow from TV’s Alias

The Song Of The Sibyl – Dead Can Dance

Now We Are Free – Lisa Gerrard & Hans Zimmer

One of the most staggering aspects of the making of the ‘Gladiator’ soundtrack was summed up in this quote from Hans Zimmer: “When you put the picture up – and you’d better be recording, if she (Lisa) sees the picture and starts singing amazing things will start happening and you’d better capture it.”   Most of the vocals were recorded in one take — the first one.  This song can — and probably will — bring a tear to your eye if you’ve seen the film.  Or even if you haven’t.  Powerful stuff.

The Way It Always Starts – Mark Knopfler & Gerry Rafferty

Another great of the music world left us earlier in the week.  This track is probably lesser known as one of Gerry Rafferty’s as it was released in the soundtrack of a great Scottish film, ‘Local Hero’ (well worth a go).

She’s Got You – Patsy Cline

My Immortal (Vocals and Piano by Amy Lee) – Evanescence

Possibly TFC’s first foray into the ‘Alternative Metal’ genre.  Didn’t hear much metal here – unless you count the piano strings…

The Biggest Aspidistra In The World – Gracie Fields

A perennial TFC favourite (get it?)

January – Pilot

Another Scottish offering, from Edinburgh this time.  Pilot was a re-forming of sorts of the Bay City Rollers.

Do Right Woman, Do Right Man – Aretha Franklin

Always – Kenny Rankin

Happy Feet – Jack Hylton And His Orchestra

River Deep Mountain High – The Supremes & The Four Tops

This so could have been the Celine Dion version, but we have rules at TFC.  Well, actually only the one I can recall: “No Celine Dion.”  Maybe another time we’ll break the rules.

Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston

Sing It Back – Moloko

And a bonus “blog only” special…  The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough – Cyndi Lauper


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