Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Pedal Plan




Woah, it's been a long time.
My only excuse is I've been cycling around a lot this summer, and it's been keeping me so entertained I thought I'd share some of the songs I've enjoyed while gently pedalling around the city.

1. Yves Montand - La bicyclette
Like a male Edith Piaf, makes me feel all sixties and Jean Paul Belmondo ish except not as good looking and with a few less cigarettes.

2. Frank Zappa - Franks Bicycle
This is amazing! I love it not only is it before frank was much much more well known, but it has this quite surreal freaky quality. Very funny.

3. Muddy Waters - Smokestack Lightnin'
What can I say about this that hasn't been. I like the way it glamourises in my head scrubby bits of town. makes them seem all good.

4. Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
OOofff. Good for a bit of a punch to get you past those bendy busses as they decide to pull away from the stop without checking their mirrors.

5. Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
Start at the top of primrose hill to this, fly past the zoo and head down portland street. Brian eno's crazy noises pushing you along.

6. Be Your Own PET - bicycle bicycle you are my bicycle
Haa ha ha! BLAM battling the commuters, who take it OH SO Seriously : )

7. The Roots - Don't Feel Right
Waiting at traffic lights, cabbies pushing up into your area.

8. Justin Timberlake - Damn Girl (Feat. Will.I.Am)
Haven't listened to this properly, but seems like a winner to me.

9. Inner Life - Moment Of My Life (Salsoul 12 Inch)
Great start your trip tune... or for blaring out of speakers in a nicked tescos hand basket attached to the back.

10. Inner Life I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)
Oh go on then... just one more

11. The Dynatones - The Fife Piper
Heavy northern soul instrumental... just about the right pace, one thats good for when you have to keep on going even though you'd rather stop for a pint.

12. Yusef Lateef - The Plum Blossom
Delicate, open, I listen to this one in the quieter places, like bishopsgate on a sunday morning

13. Bruno Coulais - Norbu Et Karma
Those thunderclouds roll in the breeze picks up, you speed up not wanting to get a wet arse.

14. Micah P Hinson - Seems Almost Impossible
Lovely. Stop at the southbank watch the sunset and the people stroll by

15. Richard Hawley - Just Like The Rain
Feel better, pick up again and pedal home hoping that the next song doesn't occur.

16. Tom Waits - Broken Bicycles

cruisin'
dunno whats up with yousendit...?

2 Comments:

Blogger TwitchyAcorn said...

yes yes! Return of the Tapeclub!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I downloaded this list and it's fantastic. Now if only I had a bicycle...

7:57 PM  

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