Welcome to your weekly catch up on the "This Is How It Feels To Be Indie" radio show hosted by Adam Jeffery on Radio Scarborough. Last week's show had all the usual great artists including tracks from The Smiths, Ride and The Jesus and Mary Chain. New music this week came from Dresses and The Perks.
The weekly feature of "The Best off a Best Of" (hosted in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40) was Hits by Pulp. Top track chosen by the folks online was "Babies" and this week's winner of that most sought after EIO40 t-shirt was Andy @wheelbarrow193. Well done Andy! Keep an eye out for next week's competition and get your vote in as you've got to be in it to win it!
As per usual Adam left the studio to go and get his cake fix so Johny popped by and gave us his "Lost Indie Classics". This week he brought us "Today (This Army's For Peace)" by Belle and Sebastian and "Paris In Flares" by The Housemartins. I think we were all well aware of what the connection was this week and our thoughts go out to everyone following the atrocities in Paris.
And now this week's Indie Vigil. It's a very special one this week as not only is it Adam's brother Phillip taking part, but he's also joining us on his birthday! I can't think of a better way to celebrate your birthday than by having some of your favourites tracks played on the radio - can you? In fact, this may happen again very soon…
Anyway, here's a little bit about the birthday boy:
Some say it's just a coincidence that I get to do my Indie Vigil on my birthday, others (who are right) say nepotism. Yes, it's time for the show's host @howcaniapply to let his little brother loose on the airways. Unfortunately (as I may have already mentioned) today (25th November) is my 41st birthday, so I won't be listening live. Instead I'll be indulging in my two of my favourite pastimes, real cider and football. If all has gone to plan I should be on route to Borehamwood to witness Lincoln City triumph, via a few hostelries in the capital. Hope you enjoy my picks…
Suede – "Lazy"
From Coming Up, which is one of my all-time favourite albums. You could blindfold me and I could stick a pin in the track-listing and it will always be a great song.
Vampire Weekend – "M79"
My ringtone for many years. Never got to the lyrics, so let's rectify that today. Love their live version on YouTube with a couple of violins and a double bass, or is it a cello?
(I think it's a cello - Ed)
Peace – "The Music Was To Blame"
Hardest one to pick, mainly due to my lack of new music knowledge. Did enjoy their latest album Happy People though. They just seem to belt out some decent old fashioned indie tunes.
And that's it for this week's birthday show. Thanks to Phillip for sharing his song choices with us and why he's chosen them. Hope you had a great birthday!
Listen in to the show next week to find out who will be featured in the vigil and then come and join us for a debrief along with a replay of their tracks.
And finally, as always, don't forget to tune in to http://www.radioscarborough.co.uk/ on a Wednesday night to hear some great music and chat.