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 great music from the likes of Dodgy, Tindersticks and The Field Mice. There was also an exclusive play of the new track from Ground Pilots called "We Came From The Sun".
There was much excitement in the studio last week as Adam was joined by a special guest for the duration of the show. It was none other than the man behind the online indie community that is Everything Indie Over 40 himself, the lovely Steve. This meant a slight change to the usual "Best Off Of a Best Of" and instead the online folks were asked to choose their favourite track from the compilation album Shine Too. The winning song was "Sparky's Dream" by Teenage Fanclub which in my humble opinion was definitely the best!
Johny stopped by as usual while the boys had a cuppa and gave us his "Lost Indie Classics". This week he chose The Go! Team with "Buy Nothing Day" and "Sale of the Century" by Sleeper. The connection was guessed online (and given away by Rob Morgan!) by a few people and also by Steve in the studio. It was of course the Black Friday fiasco!
Speaking of Rob Morgan, there was a special track called "Those Eyes" by a band called The Cloudminders played on the show. It had never been played on the radio before and made Rob very happy indeed as this was the band he was once part of. Hopefully there will now be a reunion on the cards. What do you say Rob?
And now onto this week's Vigil. Joining us this week is Paula Tighe. Let's find out a bit more about Paula before her three picks:
Hi! I'm Paula Tighe, a fairly new resident to Scarborough along with my husband Tony and daughter Lucy. I am also a new listener to the show. Born and raised a Yorkshire girl (in the soon to be City of Culture Hull, come to Hull, it's not naff anymore!!). A buzzing city full of salt of the earth people who tell it like it is. I grew up with both feet firmly entrenched in the indie / electronica of the early 1980's.
My tastes were heavily influenced by the then, "King of Cool" (well, as far as I and half the girls on the west side of the city were concerned anyway - my brother Dave!!!). Bands such as Bauhaus, the Bunnymen, The Cure and The Clash all played a part in moulding my musical preferences.
So a big thanks to Adam for letting me be a part of the show. Hope you enjoy my tracks”.
And now here are Paula's choices:
The Clash – "The Magnificent Seven"
So my "old" selection is a nod to my big brother. It's taken from the 1980 triple album Sandinista by The Clash and the track is "The Magnificent Seven" as it evokes great memories of growing up in Hull.
Massive Attack – "Teardrop"
My "borrowed" selection is "Teardrop" from the excellent 1998 album Mezzanine by Massive Attack, with vocals by Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins. A beautiful track made even better by her stunning and haunting voice. It's also a very special track to me as it reminds me of the summer I met Tony, my husband.
Leftfield – "Storms End"
My "new" selection was the easiest. It's from the Leftfield album Alternative Light Source which was released earlier this year. The track is "Storms End" and I chose it just because, to me, it's simply brilliant.
And that's it for this week's Vigil. Big thanks to Paula for sharing her song choices with us and why she's picked them.
Listen in to the show next week to see who will be on the Vigil and then come and join us for a debrief along with a replay of their chosen 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.