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"Eating inhumane food from service stations staffed by goo-eyed night humans"

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So, after a week's hiatus, where I did battle with the Norovirus and his white porcelain cohort, I'm back on radios everywhere (but mostly in my mum's kitchen) with a hornets nest of Welsh musical creativity - much of it LOUD and RATHER ANGRY sounding.

Which just gilds it with aceness, as far as I'm concerned.

We have a Future Of The Left US tour blog recorded in a car park in St Louis, hours after the band's tour van was broken into. The business of taking rock 'n' roll on the road can be thrilling... for that hour you get to play on stage, it jostles with fighter pilot and Laura Ashley pattern designer as Probably The Most Exciting Job In The World.

For the hours in between shows, though, billions of miles from home, eating inhumane food from service stations staffed by goo-eyed night humans, earning thrombosis reward points squashed into a van you would be forbidden from transporting veal calves in, it's probably not that much fun, truth be told.

Then your van gets broken into.

And the feckless scum who did it smash the window so that the ensuing 15 hour drive to Buffalo is sponsored by Hypothermia Inc.

And they nick the Xbox that is the only thing that's keeping you halfway sane.

And still our heroes don't moan or whinge. There's a stoicism in Andrew Falkous' words that is rather inspiring. See if you don't think so.

We also have the small matter of a brilliant new Future Of The Left recording.

Elsewhere, Lara Catrin spills her translation brains out all over Endaf Emlyn and squeezes them back into her cranium in the wrong order.

Ben Hayes eulogises some Eurythmics... early Eurythmics, that is, which makes it all very OK.

And there are hedgerows full of ace music, including debut plays for Stretch, Gethin Edge and Gai Toms.

Please send me your music via the BBC Introducing Uploader or themysterytour@gmail.com.

I'm off to hunt dry optimism in the Flintshire countryside.

Here are the latest show statistics to keep you occupied. Fascinating, aren't they?

1311 different songs/1712 Total. 769 Artists in 47 shows since 1 January 2012 (~Songs per: 36, Unique artists per: 16) Welsh:94% Cymraeg:11%

THREATMANTICS - 'Dumpamundo'
Cardiff

METABEATS - 'Bootney Farnsworth'
Cardiff

STRETCH - 'Disturbed'
North Cornelly

EUGENE FRANCIS JNR - 'Calliope Fuxwar'
Cardiff

BEARD OF WOLVES - 'My Father Drives The Deathstar'
Deeside

CERYS MATTHEWS - 'Y Darlun'
Unknown.

MARTIN ROSSITER - 'Drop Anchor'
Cardiff

NO CEREMONY /// - 'Feelsolow'
Manchester/Wales

JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'This Ladder Is Ours'
Mold

VENUS DE MILO - 'No One Wants To Be Lonely'
Mold

SHY AND THE FIGHT - 'Stop Motion'
Chester/Llangollen

GENTLE GOOD, THE - 'Antiffoni'
Cardiff

GETHIN EDGE - 'Under The Walnut Floor'
Aberaeron

SWEET BABOO - 'C'mon Let's Mosh'
Bangor/Cardiff

ZINC BUKOWSKI - 'Hillazon's Emergence'
Pontypridd/Caerphilly

SAVE YOUR BREATH - 'Touchpaper'
Newport

CHRISTOPHER OWENS - 'Here We Go'
San Francisco

KADUGODI - 'Lucky'
Monmouth

HELEN LOVE - 'The Salvation Army Plays [Featuring Ricardo Autobahn]'
Swansea

LOVELY EGGS, THE - 'I Just Want Someone To Fall In Love With'
Lancaster

EILIR PIERCE & CALLUM O'MARAH - 'Lori/Triongl'
Bethesda

DIVERS, THE - 'A Little Better'
Wrexham/London

FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood'
Cardiff

FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'USA Tour Blog 2012 #2'
Cardiff

FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'He Is Not A Hymn'
Cardiff

SHE RIPPED - 'Garage Night'
Treorchy

GALLOPS - 'Bromden'
Wrexham

CARBON MANUAL, THE - 'Winter Begins'
Swansea

UNDERPASS - 'Apophenia [Album Version]'
Cardiff

LARA CATRIN - 'Spoken Contribution'
Bangor/Cardiff

ENDAF EMLYN - 'Macrall Wedi Ffrio'
Bangor

WHO ARE THE MONSTERS? - 'Who Are The Monsters?'
Pontypridd

GAI TOMS - 'Daw'r Haf Yn Ol'
Blaenau Ffestiniog

BADFINGER - 'Baby Blue'
Swansea

BEN HAYES - 'Spoken Contribution'
Ruthin

EURYTHMICS - 'All The Young (People Of Today)'
Scotland

SAM AIREY - 'The Blackout (Pinkunoizu Remix)'
Anglesey

AMONG BROTHERS - 'I Am Certain'
Cardiff/Aberdare

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