Hosted & posted by Andy “Lonely Microphones At Empty Lecterns” Bell
This week’s inverted commas gag is a tribute to the glorious and breathless coverage of the Labor leadership kerfuffle.
It has been a fine example of not much happening and you will damn well get told about it many, many times.
And that is the end of any political references … or is it ? There are a few spangles scattered through the playlist that may be appropriate for Julia and Kevin.
Roll With It – Oasis
In Tune With Me – E
Lipstick On Your Collar – Helen Shapiro
Sid – Fascinating Aida
Et Cetera – Sinead Mulvey & Black Daisy
Not one of Ireland’s finest hours at Eurovision & the technology agreed ! It gets a mention in the latest ESC history podcast at JoyEurovision, one of the many offerings at our sister site.
Swing Gitan – Belle Musette
Honey Don’t – Carl Perkins
Guess Who’s In Town – Bobby Short
Get Me To The Church On Time – Stanley Holloway
It was a week when someone said that she didn’t support same sex marriage , but that it was inevitable. Mmmmm. The song is from “My Fair Lady“
The clip is from Nat “King” Cole who recorded virtually every song from the musical.
Teardrops – The XX
Next Time I Love – Linda Eder
Loveliness – Moriarty
Make Me Smile – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
The clip comes from the BBC’s equivalent of “Countdown”, “Top Of The Pops” which was mandatory viewing on a Thursday night.
Owls – Cocoon
Golden Train – Penguin Prison
A Little Bit In Love – Audra McDonald
Here Audra combines this song, from “Wonderful Town“, with one of Stephen Sondheim’s lesser known songs.
La Llorona – Beirut
Issues – Scoundrels
Out For No Good – Ginger Rogers
Very naughty song from the 1934 movie “Twenty Million Sweethearts”.
My Coo-Ca-Choo – Alvin Stardust
Another “Top Of The Pops” clip which not only delivers Alvin but gives a sense of the show.
Owner Of The Lonely Heart – Yes