Getting in the mood

Anyone care to join me in posting stuff we'll be enjoying come August.

Nothing's going to keep me from Kate Tempest. Cool version of It's Alright Ma on here! 

ive not really looked into either sleaford mods or the shins previously.

what I've heard since has put them near the top of my list to check out, along with the whimsical girl ray. And my first Julian cope gig in 25 years..and Shirley Collins. 

Bit of a smorgasbord really. But isnt that the wonderful beauty of it all....?

as the snowy sleet fell yesterday my thoughts naturally turned to a field in crickhowell. 4 months and counting 

I know there has been a separate thread already on Hurray For Fhe Riffraff, they are top of my must see list.  The Navigator is a fantastic album, certainly my favourite listen at the moment.

Confirmed they're playing the Saturday so I'm hoping they don't clash with PJ.

Feels like I've been waiting ages for the Aldous Harding album to come out. Not looked forward to buying a new record as much as this for a while. In a fit of pique while watching Jools a few weeks back I tweeted that they could do worse than book her for the show as she's touring over here during this run. They have done so, but ironically on the evening I was going to see her play at Thekla the week after next. That's been bumped back until her next visit in November now. Ah well, at least the new date falls on a Friday. 

Frustrating as Later is, sadly it's all we've got these days. Amidst the dross this series has had to offer so far they have had Michael Chapman and Joan Shelley was on this week. 

So true.  Seems that Jools has his farourites who keep get invited back but only occasionally gives the opportunity to less known new acts.  The problem is not Jools or his show format but that the BBC et al appear reluctant to invest in any new music programmes (although applaud coverage of BBC 6 and other festival coverage).  There are loads of music programmes on BBC 4 but it is all rehash of clips from the archives.  Even now there is another session of 1980's music on the red button.  

It is good that we have had Jools for 25 years but need someone new to come in and provide something a bit different.

it will

but would have sounded even better in a sunny field!

or a wet one, for that matter

I saw her last autumn in that london, good show. And then I saw her a few weeks back in Belfast. She was in a great mood and having fun with Alex, who was singing too loud, down at the front. She has always seemed stand off ish previously, even when I saw her in a basement. First time I have been convinced she was having fun. Either way, looking forward to it me-self. I'll be down the front. TALKING. 

Just getting my ears into the new Richard Dawson one, Peasant. Had heard it was a bit of a departure from his previous stuff- less weird and ascerbic- and was worried. But it's a really beautiful, soulful record which has kept just enough oddness. Love it. Hard to pick a track out, but how about this:  

after what seems like weeks of sweltering tropical sunshine

it's finally pissing with rain here in london

getting me right in the GM mood

It's been raining hard here on the Shropshire/Cheshire border yesterday and today, hopefully turning our brown fields green again. 

GM on my mind - time to search online for waterproof kecks.

Already got my waterproof over trousers.

anyone living in the Forest of Dean will know the famous Raymond's stores and to anyone visiting, you will not get a better price on Regatta over-trousers.  

The conversation will go, 'have you any waterproof trousers?'  'Is it for a festival?' 'Yes'.  'Right, here you go, this will be the size you want'.  Job done

Lovely sunny day in the West of Scotland after a couple of weeks' rain! Everywhere's boggy underfoot here.

And my waterproof jacket has a big hole in the back- need another one, then.... overtrousers are nice and muddy and ready to wear.

Preparing for a house move and have put a load of stuff in storage, just realised all our rain-wear is in a box in the corner of the storage unite behind everything else. Gonna be a dry August though eh?