Happy birthday to Fender signature artist, @Johnnymarrgram! Did you know that he recorded the intro for "This Charming Man" on a 1954 Telecaster?
Check out our in-depth conversation with him at 2018's @greatescapefest for more of his story via link in bio!
My favorite album, resonates with my anxiety and insomnia ‘SOUL MINING’ by the illustrious all around musician/singer & lyricist MATT JOHNSON. Two songs off of this release really preach to me “THIS IS THE DAY” & “UNCERTAIN SMILE” w/ such an amazing Jazz piano solo by the esteemed JOOLS HOLLAND (SQUEEZE/solo) Had the pleasure of seeing him live & definitely recommend any of his releases. #thethe#mattjohnson#joolsholland#postpunk#newwave
There’s still time to get those orders in time for Christmas and if your looking for boxed gifts we have our WaytoPlay Tracks plus Lubalona Towns! Swipe to see the possibilities but it doesn’t get any better than this for an awesome #invitationtoplay .
If you want to add to your small world why not add some of our new Lanka Kade animals or Raduga Grez Arches or Gnomes. Fab stocking fillers or activities for Christmas Eve!
By "the" way, I used to learn German in high school and always had the highest grade in it in the whole school but now I've got nothing left in my brain. ; ) - Later I tried learning some Swedish and French, in my early twenties, only to fail. So now, the only language that I can speak fluently is my Native Tongue. Even for English language, I am still struggling and I know I'll be struggling, like, forever, unless I will go out with or marry a woman who usually speak it. ; ) 'Cause we are just creatures of everyday habits. Anyway, I love the look on the woman's face at "das Deutsche" section. She looks like "the enlightened one". #french#italian#german#english#thethe
@thethe is wont to say, “Keep shtum, hold your fire until you see the whites of their eyes!” Here I am doing just that at the O2 Academy Brixton June 2018 The The Comeback Special Tour. All bands develop rituals, and in this outfit we enjoy a fair few. My particular favourite is to enter the venue as our intro music starts to play - never fails to get me psyched and ready to perform. Hit the link in bio for more info
Day 171 ⭐️
171st pick = Dusk - The The
Backstory = this absolutely beautiful album has it all, including Johnny Marr’s brilliance ❤️Dusk is my favourite The The album and something I hold close to my heart
Favourite song (s) = Sodium Light Baby, This The Night (ha!), Lonely Planet, Lung Shadows and my ever favourite Slow Emotion Replay 💔
Five 12” from my youth this afternoon in chronological order.
4/5 The The “Shades of Blue” EP (1991). A somewhat overlooked EP by The The. The main track is “Jealous of Youth”, about a man remembering his lustful younger days. Great track! The missing link between “Mind Bomb” and “Dusk” with Johnny Marr on guitar. The flip had covers, and introduced this 20 year old, to Ellington’s ”Solitude” and Fred Neils “Dolphins”. •
It's one that laughs and jokes around
Remember cuddles in the kitchen, yeah
To get things of the ground
And it was up, up and away
Oh, but it's right hard to remember that
On a day like today
When you're all argumentative
And you've got the face on
Well, now then, mardy bum
Oh, I'm in trouble again, aren't I?
I thought as much
'Cause you turned over there
Pulling that silent disappointment face
The one that I can't bare
I woke up with this song in my head and realized it’s the perfect chanson for this deplorable shopping frenzy of a day that I very intensely abhor. “People turn around with unseeing eyes
They're looking for something that doesn't exist
The world you once knew is being eaten up by rust
No-one has time for the past, but still, in God they trust
The future is now, but it's all going wrong
Bodies good for nothing, but it's to nothing they belong
People say their prayers and some work hard
If you give them all your money, they'll give you their hearts.” #thethe#perfect#fuckblackfriday#alternative#80smusic#everythingisterrible#wearedoomed#fbf