MEMORY TAPES: 25th JANUARY 2013
This weeks guest for Memory Tapes is John Hutton, who writes...
"Not much of a story here, nowt lifechanging here or anything. I'm reminded of this mix, though, because there's the possibilitly of snow in the next few days and I remember first sticking this on the old iPod and wandering out into a surprisingly heavy snow fall. The sort of snow where the roads are totally deserted - I was living in a little village having just finished at Uni in London - and the snow damps all the sound. It wasn't planned but this mix turned out to be grand listening in such conditions.
I really liked the symmetry thing going on here, with the odd chirping at either end. Can't for the life of me remember which version of Albion I started with, but it was one of the many acoustic sessions uploaded here there and everywhere. I definitely remember the second version of Albion was the album version - I was a massive fan back in those days and I recall how narked off some folks were with the whining, unhinged and lengthy intro to that particular version of the song that totally made it for me.
Anyhow, a lot of these songs take me back to the little flat I shared with a mate in Muswell Hill, and the time another mate stayed and brought his entire CD collection with him - in the process opening my ears up to an astonishing amount of music I'd never even heard of. Exceptional times.
Here's John's CD track listing:
Albion - Pete Doherty
Aerial Tal - Kate Bush
Washaway - (reprise) - Joe Purdy
Moon Mall - Johnny Greenwood
Star Star - The Frames
Ataronchronon - Boards Of canada
Sleeping In - The Postal Service
Twilight - Josh Rouse
Under Your Breath - Whiskeytown
Wurlitzer - David Gray
One Man Guy - Rufus Wainwright
Kids Will Be Skeletons - Mogwai
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
#16 - Aphex Twin
The Only Living Boy In New York - Simon & Garfunkel
Ostrich & Chirping - Elliot Smith
Albion - Babyshambles
1/1 - Brian Eno
Merry Go Round - Babyshambles
We always like to read your stories and track listing - why not email Lauren with both now?