Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Good album


Here's to impulse buying at Tescos...I'm telling you it just leapt into my trolley and hid behind the cucumbers. Honest ;)

10 comments:

Martin said...

Nothing to do with being nominated for the Mercury Music Prize yesterday then?

I haven't heard the album, but I did really like that single.

ken said...

No. It jumped into her trolley because of performances of Black Horse and the Cherry Tree on her own for Jools Holland and at T in the Park (Balado nr. Kinross, Perthshire, Beautiful Scotland) -- although that was seen on the telly, not in person because someone else only got tickets for Saturday depsite the clearly better line-up of Green Day/KT Tunstall/Bright Eyes and more on the Sunday... (Someone wishes someone else had been a bit wiser.)

Black Horse and the Cherry Tree is a really catchy piece of country-ish pop; The Other Side of the World is the nice, anthemic, Coldplay-territory stuff of radio airplay, and very easy on the ears without feeling like Chris Martin commissioned it...

Take care.
love K3n.

Martin said...

The Jools Holland performance, with all the pedals and stuff, was particularly good. The album version of BHATCT seemed a little bit slick in comparison to me.

postliberal said...

Tesco? That's pretty much all the MOR we'll be able to buy one day, when thanks to you lot it's the only shop in the country! :P

But a commendable choice - if not unexpected - a without pedals performance by her, for presenters on the Glastonbury coverage, was very enjoyable.

ken said...

Thanks Laurence. But I'll still be buying my cd's from and Jersey.

take care.
love k3n.

postliberal said...

I'll still be getting mine from Tune In, and trying to think myself more credible as a result. Somehow, hehe.

Contemplative Activist said...

Ah, I love tescos :)

My mum came to see our new flat and kept saying, 'Oh, these are good knives, where'd you get them.'

-Tesco

'What's this digibox thing, where'd you buy it?'

-Tesco

'Where do you insure your car?'

-Tesco

Hurrah for the corporation :D

ken said...

I wish I could type properly; my last comment would have read "I'll still be buying my cd's from Hong Kong and Jersey".

I don't think I can criticise, because the whole issue will ever remain for people to choose to consume where they wish. Short of giving up our currency entirely and doing things for people solely out of the grace of our hearts, we won't progress past the difficult sharp edge of convenience versus complication which today's living presents us with. It's either the complicated business of making your own music and only listening to the stuff live, or it's the convenient business of buying the packages from the Marketing Machine.

Laurence, I'm sorry that we don't 'keep it real' as you do. :P

take care.
love K3n.

Contemplative Activist said...

We did buy fair trade avocados the other night tho - wonderful, all the convenience of the national supermarket and all the smugness of a fair trade chocolate muncher.

Guacamole for dinner tonight...yum :)

:P

postliberal said...

Ken, you can hide it all behind clever arguments but the point remains that you two shop at t.e.s.c.o.s. :P