A few of the things that pleasured us last month…
The soundtrack of my summer so far… The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart album – full throttle C86 shambling pop from NYC…
and… Music From Penguin Café live at Glastonbury – another sure sign that I’ve finally turned into my Dad
‘The Fallen’ by Dave Simpson – will write more about this brilliant and utterly daft story later
At The Chapel in Bruton
The Fever Ray album, still.
‘One Day’ by David Nicholls. I’ve been side-swiped by this book. The characters are so well written, I found myself really caring about them and getting anxious at their fuck-ups. I finished reading it, in tears, on Tuesday morning and I’m still fretting about them today.
Our book launch party.
‘Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo‘ by Michael McCarthy. (looking forward to hearing the Michael and Chris Watson collaboration at The Purcell Room)
‘15 to 20‘ (extended disco mix) by The Phenomenal Handclap Band. A girl-group sounding, counting song. Party in the playground style. Expect to hear this more than once at Port Eliot.
‘Compulsion’ (Andrew Weatherall remix) Doves deeper, darker, longer.
The Invisible ‘London Girl‘ Hot Chip remix
Finally hearing Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run‘ live
Tourettes – I Swear I Can’t Help It – one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen.
‘God’s Own Country’ by Ross Raisin
‘The Man-eater Of Malgudi’ by R K Narayan