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Much better in my day… Download disc 1

Happy Song – Alex The Astronaut (from ‘The Theory of Absolutely Nothing‘ LP)
She Agreed – Emily Edrosa (from ‘Another Wave is Coming‘ LP)
Our Love Is Heavenly – Heavenly (available on ‘A Bout De Heavenly: The Singles‘ LP)
Everywhere Girl – The Dupont Circles (available on ‘In Search of the Family Gredunza‘ LP)
The Dawn Cracks The Heart – Unified Field Theory (digital single)
At Attention – Northern Portrait (digital single)
Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool – The Bluebells (from ‘Sisters’ LP reissue)
Christmas In Suburbia – The Death Of Pop (from ‘Coats‘ LP)
Father Christmas – The Kinks (from ‘Misfits’ LP)
Look Outside (A New Year’s Coming) – The Go! Team (from ‘Lost Christmas: A Festive Memphis Industries Selection Box‘)
It Will Still Be Christmas – the boy least likely to (digital single)
Gate and the Ghost – Love, Burns (7″ and digital single)
First Love – Ella Janes (from ‘The Hypnotist‘ LP)
Waiting for My Friend – Lucy Roleff (from ‘Left Open In A Room‘ LP)
Memories of Winter – Dana Gavanski (from ‘Yesterday is Gone‘ LP)
Music For Evenings – Young Marble Giants (from ‘Colossal Youth’ LP reissue)
We Build Our Houses Well – Rachael Dadd (with Rozi Plain and Kate Stables) (from ‘Lost Christmas: A Festive Memphis Industries Selection Box‘)
Champion red earth – Trappist Afterland & Grey Malkin (from ‘II‘ LP)
AoNYC Snow Globe – The Arteries of New York City (from ‘A Bloxham Christmas – Vol 1‘)
Fire Leap – Gazelle Twin and NYX (from ‘Deep England‘ LP)
Hunting the Wren – Lankum (from ‘The Livelong Day‘ LP)

Come back, all is forgiven… Download disc 2

That Northern Sigh – Galloway (from ‘A Bloxham Christmas – Vol 1‘)
Corpus Christi Carol – Burd Ellen (from ‘Says The Never Beyond‘ LP)
Silent in Snow – Sarah Louise (from ‘Floating Rhododendron‘ LP)
Thin Air – The Sundae Painters (digital single)
The Dark Arts – French for rabbits (digital single)
The Dreaming Days Are Over – Mt. Misery (7″ and digital single)
Freedom Song – Candy Opera (from ‘The Patron Saint Of Heartache‘ LP)
Love And Optimism – Davey Woodward And The Winter Orphans (from ‘Love and Optimism‘ LP)
Poison – The Wild Swans (from ‘The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years (expanded)‘ LP)
Watching the Planes Go By (Band Version) – Elton John (from ‘Jewel Box’)
Goodbye 21st Century – The Attendant (lathe cut and digital single)
Winter – Ralegh Long (digital EP)
Knickerbocker Glory – David Boulter (from ‘Yarmouth‘ LP)
I Can’t Wake You – Constant Follower (digital single)
Herne the Hunter – Gravenhurst (YouTube)
Sheep-Crook and Black Dog – Alula Down (from ‘Postcards from Godley Moor, Autumn 2020‘ LP)
The Christmas Song – Shirley Collins (from ‘Heart’s Ease‘ LP)
A Pair Of Brown Eyes (The Phil Kennedy Show) [Live] – The Pogues (from ‘The BBC Sessions 1984-1986’ LP)
Frost – The Royal Landscaping Society (digital single)
Christmas Chimes (18/12/1988) – The Chills (from ‘The BBC Sessions‘ LP)
Silent Night – Annika Norlin (from ‘Correspondence‘ LP)

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“I’m a bear in hibernation, I don’t worry about the world.” Download Disc 1

Where we stand, flowers will grow again – Experimental Spanish Radio Station (EP. Bandcamp)
Waking Up In A Field – epic45 (from ‘Cropping The Aftermath’ LP. Bandcamp)
I Love You (Restrained In A Moment) – Royal Family & The Poor (from ‘The Temple of the 13th Tribe’ LP)
Inner Garden – Alexia Avina (from ‘Unearth’ LP. Bandcamp)
Black Widow – Trees (from ‘Trees’ LP 50th anniversary edition. Bandcamp)
November on my Mind – The Left Outsides (from ‘Are You Sure I Was There?’ LP. Bandcamp)
Another Door – The Bats and associates (from ‘Foothills’ LP. Bandcamp)
The Theology of Adventure – Dawn Landes (from ‘Row’ LP. Bandcamp)
Evidence of a Bear – Sarah Louise (from ‘Floating Rhododendron’ LP. Bandcamp)
Hibernation – Annika Norlin
Back Behind the Eyes Again – Chloe Alison Escott (from ‘Stars Under Contract’ LP. Bandcamp)
Count Your Blessings – Theatre Royal (from ‘Portraits’ LP. Bandcamp)
Wolf Count – The Mountain Goats (from ‘Getting Into Knives’ LP. Bandcamp)
Dark Clouds – Pauline Murray (from ‘Elemental‘ LP)
Rainy Fall – Tango With Lions (from ‘A Long Walk’ LP. Bandcamp)
Summer Boy – East River Pipe (from ‘We Live In Rented Rooms’ LP. Bandcamp)
Forgotten Names – The Reds, Pinks & Purples (from ‘You Might Be Happy Someday’ LP. Bandcamp)
Gruesome Castle – The Wake (on ‘Here Comes Everybody + Singles’ LP)
Soft Evening, Brilliant Morning – Trembling Blue Stars (from ‘Country Music Songs For Keith Girdler’ LP)
Hiemalis – Kinbote (from ‘Shifting Distance’ LP. Bandcamp)
Forest House – Doves (from ‘The Universal Want’ LP)
The Fading Light – The Apartments (from ‘In and Out of the Light’ LP. Bandcamp)

“Remember November, lying in the dark.” Download Disc 2

Ellemwood Meditation – Sally Anne Morgan (from ‘Thread’ LP. Bandcamp)
Song of the Shingle – The Drift (CD and pamphlet from Longbarrow Press. Digital Download on Bandcamp)
Hela’r Dryw Bach – Burd Ellen (from ‘Says The Never Beyond’ LP. Bandcamp)
Golden Neighbourhood / Closing of The Quarters – trappist afterland (from ‘Seaside Ghost Tales’ LP. Bandcamp)
Mutilated Land – Ben Edge (from ‘New Tradition’ LP. Bandcamp)
Started Again – This Is The Kit (from ‘Off Off On’ LP. Bandcamp)
Orpheus Beach – The Clientele (digital single. Bandcamp)
It Doesn’t Have To Be True – Snails (from ‘Hard Wired’ LP. Bandcamp)
Northern Slopes – Davey Woodward And The Winter Orphans (from ‘Love and Optimism’ LP. Bandcamp)
The Power Of Prayer – Bruce Springsteen (from ‘Letter To You’ LP)
Losing My Religion – Quivers (digital single. Bandcamp)
go your own way (piano version) – Elizabeth (from ‘The Wonderful World of Nature’ deluxe edition LP. Bandcamp)
New Neighbour – U.S.Highball (from ‘Up Top High Doh’ LP. Bandcamp)
Memory Tone – Anton Barbeau (from ‘Manbird’ LP. Bandcamp)
Fear It – Sulka (digital single. Bandcamp)
These Days Are Ours – Candy Opera (from ‘The Patron Saint of Heartache’ LP. Bandcamp)
Meet the Lovely Jenny Brown – The Bachelor Pad (from ‘All Hash and Cock’ LP. Bandcamp)
Quiero conocer (por tu actitud) – AIKO EL GRUPO (digital single. Bandcamp)
Say Goodbye – Riff Doctors (from ‘Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987’ LP. Bandcamp)
When All That We Hold Decays – The Luxembourg Signal (from ‘The Long Now’ LP. Bandcamp)

Partial playlist on Spotify

Full playlist on Mixcloud

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Autumn Arrives – gnac (from ‘Early Recordings vol 4’ LP)
Magpie Lane – Belbury Poly (from ‘The Gone Away‘ LP)
Layers of Regret – The Leaf Library (from ‘About Minerals’ LP. Bandcamp)
Above Our Heads – Sam Prekop (from ‘Comma’ LP. Bandcamp)
Buildings Aren’t Haunted, People Are – epic45 (from ‘Cropping The Aftermath’ LP. Bandcamp)
Into Autumn – Peter Rogers (from ‘The Stubborn Light Of Things’ LP. Bandcamp)
The Murderous Huntsman – David A Jaycock (from ‘Murder, and the Birds’ LP. Bandcamp)
Three Ravens – The Rowan Amber Mill (from ‘Golden Strings To Tether The Sun’ LP. Bandcamp)
The Man Who Bended Time – trappist afterland (from ‘Seaside Ghost Tales’ LP)
Nothing Special – Trees (from ‘The Garden Of Jane Delawney’ LP and on ‘Trees’ LP 50th anniversary edition. Bandcamp)
Between A Breath And A Breath – Dyble Longdon (from ‘Between A Breath And A Breath’ LP. Bandcamp)
Mount Everest – Dawn Landes (from ‘Row’ LP. Bandcamp)
Pink Rabbits – Strand of Oaks (digital single. Bandcamp)
Get Famous – The Mountain Goats (from ‘Getting Into Knives’ LP. Bandcamp. YouTube)
Favourite Day – European Sun (from ‘European Sun’ LP. Bandcamp)
Strange World – PAINT (from ‘Spiritual Vegas’ LP. Bandcamp)
Holiday – The Pull of Autumn (from ‘Small Colors’ LP. Bandcamp)
Together We’re Alone – Theatre Royal (from ‘Portraits’ LP. Bandcamp)
Heart Shaped Clock – The Treasures of Mexico (7″ Single)
Crying Behind The Marquee – Emma Kupa (from ‘It Will Come’ LP. Bandcamp)

Thunder Road – Kevin Rowland (from ‘My Beauty‘ LP reissue)
Banksia – Alex The Astronaut (from ‘The Theory of Absolutely Nothing‘ LP)
It Don’t Rain in Beverly Hills (Original Mix) – Dean & Britta (from ’13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests’ LP)
Six Syllables – The Very Most (from ‘The Very Most Needs Help’ LP. Bandcamp)
I’ll Probably Be Asleep – Hachiku (from ‘I’ll Probably Be Asleep’ LP. Bandcamp)
Old Before We’re Young – Jules in Trouble (from ‘Dark Jewels’ EP. Bandcamp)
Eel Drip – Penelope Trappes (from ‘Eel Drop’ EP. Bandcamp)
The Turning of Our Bones – Arab Strap (single)
The Last Exit – Still Corners (digital single. Bandcamp)
Never Gonna Let You Go – THE YEARNING (from ‘Only When I’m Dancing’ LP. Bandcamp)
Always In Love – A Certain Ratio (from ‘ACR Loco‘ LP)
Secrets – Pauline Murray (from ‘Elemental‘ LP)
7 Seconds – Porridge Radio (digital single. Bandcamp)
Corporate Indie Band – Swansea Sound (digital single. Bandcamp)
If You Ain’t Got Love – The Veras (7″ single)
Country Pancake – The Bachelor Pad (from ‘All Hash and Cock’ LP. Bandcamp)
Siberian Butterfly – Bob Mould (from ‘Blue Hearts’ LP. Bandcamp)
Lost Cause – The Persian Leaps (from ‘Smiling Lessons’ LP. Bandcamp)
Skyway – The Replacements (from ‘Pleased To Meet Me’ reissue)
Sue’s – Throwing Muses (from ‘Sun Racket’ LP. Bandcamp)
Autumn Song – Sneaky Feelings (from ‘The Mercury Moment’ LP. Bandcamp)
Pocketful of Sunshine – The Apartments (from ‘In and Out of the Light’ LP. Bandcamp)

Full playlist on The Mixcloud

Partial playlist on The Spotify

Tiny Moments #191

First commute by bicycle of the new term as I take advantage of no early morning meetings and benign September weather. Over in the west the early sun burnishes the sky above Killerton and I know that whilst my legs feel lethargic it will still be a disappointment not to able to continue on up the valley past the school entrance. Sure enough, when I do turn into the driveway and over the Welcome greeting newly painted on the tarmac, I find I’m already looking forward to riding home again.

Tiny Moments #190

In the last decade and a half the vast majority of my rides have ventured broadly westward, southward or northwards from home. I’m not entirely certain why East Devon was spurned during that time, but this year has certainly made up for that. Once more today I head out past Whimple towards Tipton St John, but instead of riding up through Metcombe I take the lane that leads to Lynch Head through Venn Ottery. As the road rises gently above the village I pass The Big House, commanding what must be breathtaking views out over the parish church and across the Otter Vale. In my head I am already writing a 1930s Murder Mystery set in its environs, thoughts that are cruelly interrupted when the road pitches up steeply towards the nature reserve at the peak of the ridge and my breath is captured by the gradients rather than the views.