Simply Beautiful..

I was lucky enough last night to be feeling a bit "wakey" so when I switched off my Mac at 11.30 I went back into the living room instead of making the left turn to the bedroom, despite that fact that I knew my missus was going to wake me up when she got up at 5am to take her horse to the RDS.

I flicked on the tv and was grateful to find the Culture Show starting on BBC 2, I assume it was a repeat at that stage - there was certainly a lot more swearing in the post-watershed screening.

It was a bumper episode with a great piece on Metallica and the amazing Vasari Corridor of self-portraits in Florence but what really blew me away was Goldfrapp's opening performance of their track "Eat Yourself". Obviously I'm biased given my love of finger picked guitar - so the use of the harp for the hook is right up my street; the orchestration of the whole tune is perfect - fantastic vocals and really really mature and restrained use of instruments.


Goldfrapp Eat Yourself on the Culture Show from Mike Owen on Vimeo
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Can anyone else hear the Glen Campbell version of Wichita Lineman in the sound they've used on the bass guitar?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoymGCDYzU



Here's something completely unrelated but rather lovely; Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZt5Q-u4crc


Another mini-post anyway, I'm off work to study today and I slept in 'til 10am (did you stay up late?.. ahem) so I should get down to it.

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