Music to my ears – Spring has sprung

DaffodilIt’s September, and getting warmer! What could be nicer than a good walk round the Botanic Gardens, or on the sunny side of the street?
And if you need some music to put some Spring in your step:

  • Try God help the girl – the new album by Belle and Sebastian main man Stuart Murdoch. It is the perfect soundtrack for the season – sparkling 60s style girl singer pop with a hint of a chilly undertone (like that nasty little Nor-easter).
  • Listen to Fujiya and Miyagi – wonderful walking music, it thrums along with a deep and resonant vocal and music that’s a bit quirky. The track Knickerbocker has an endless refrain of “vanilla strawberry knickbocker glory”, what’s Spring without an ice-cream treat?
  • Roxy Music – there was a doco on Prime a few weeks ago, and it felt like every song mentioned brought a gasp. Do the Strand (there’s a stonking cover version of this  by Scissor Sisters on War Child presents Heroes). Same old scene. Avalon.

What music says Spring to you?

3 thoughts on “Music to my ears – Spring has sprung

  1. zackids 7 September 2009 / 2:21 pm

    I’m just listening to God Help the Girl now and definitely agree. My favourites would be Regina Spektor and Mika because they’re both boppy and make me smile, and my favourite musician, James Taylor just because of the warmth of his voice.

  2. Michael A 8 September 2009 / 8:53 am

    More downbeat, Frank Sinatra’s “Spring is here”, a tale of misery and self pity to rival the best.

  3. Mojo-Jojo 8 September 2009 / 11:22 am

    I just can’t go past Tom Lehrer’s “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park,” for a lovely Spring ditty. 😉

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