From the number of YouTube views, it's not the new thing but I'm ok with that. I don't need to be first, I just need to fall in love. Although it sounds nothing like Strawberry Switchblade's shining "Since Yesterday", it provoked in me the same desire; the desire to spin. Which is great, I guess, because you're not worrying about the world when you're spinning. "I Follow You" features one of the loosest, most soulful guitar solos of recent times. That it sounds like it's been scratched-out like a photographic negative towards the end only serves to make me love it all the more. A nice reminder, therefore, of when 'radio friendly' was a good thing. A reminder, too, that having other people choose what you listen to for a while can enrich your life.
Monday, 12 November 2012
It's no doubt a function of a) my advancing years, b) my listening to more football than music radio (see d), c) the passing of John Peel and d) non-digital music radio (i.e. other than BBC6 Music) in the UK feeling like a bit of a wilderness that means that I rarely get to experience that once common feeling of hearing a song on the radio and being so smitten with it that I feel compelled to lose my dignity and enthuse about it to anyone who is unfortunate enough to be within wailing distance. It was a sweet surprise, therefore, when this Melody's Echo Chamber song was played on BBC Radio Scotland earlier this evening: