The Full Catastrophe 10th September 2011

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Hosted & posted by Andy Bell

Another bunch of tunes from all over the place which hopefully created some kind of narrative.  At the very least, TFC proves the point that there are no boundaries when it comes to music.

This week’s show brought to you by the splendidly named Red Hot Chilli Pipers !!


Disco 2000 – Keane

Hard Love – Vika & Linda

The Popcorn Song – The Fontane Sisters & Howdy Doody

Howdy Doody was a puppet who was extremely popular in the USA in 1950s.  There’s a reference to him in the song “Somewhere That’s Green” from “Little Shop Of Horrors”.

Gimme Some More – The JBs

Are You Still Having Fun – Eagle-Eye Cherry

The River – The Lovers

Saturday Night Underwater – Nik Freitas

My Funny Valentine – Chet Baker

The angelic look & trumpet playing of Chet Baker before heroin took complete hold of him.

This is how CB’s biographer writes of the first time he played this song: “Here the trumpeter had no clever arrangement to hide behind, so he played the tune as written, stretching out its slow, spare phrases until they seemed to ache. His hushed tone drew the ear; it suggested a door thrown open on some dark night of the soul, then pulled shut as the last note faded. Smith countered the rising melody with a descending line of quarter notes, ominous as a clock ticking in the dark. He ended by mistake in a minor key instead of the major one in the sheet music, giving the record one last chilling touch.” (Deep in a dream – James Gavin)

Bedsitter – Marc Almond

The YouTube clip has this comment : “Where Almond sticks his penis is of no interest at all to me. His fantastic music does interest me.”  Well said Sir !!!

I Get Along Without You Very Well – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

I Get Along Without You Very Well – Dirk Bogarde

Playing Dirk not only because of his “individual” approach to the song but to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the movie “Victim“, a huge influence on public opinion in the UK in terms of de-criminalising homosexuality in the 60s.

All The Same To Me – Pink Noise Test

The Cold Hard Facts Of Live – Porter Wagoner

Mississippi Goddam – Nina Simone

“A show tune, but the show hasn’t been written for it yet.” Magnificent, powerful, wonderful.

Guidad Oscura – Rubén González

After You’ve Gone – Joe Venuti

Where Or When – Barbra Streisand

Making Do – AJ Bell

Just You, Just Me – Rufus Wainwright

Old Lady By The Sea – Darrin Archer

Love Me Or leave Me – Chris Tanner’s Virus

It’s Over – Tom Novy


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