Archive for December, 2010
In 1981 Flexipop magazine released a 3-track 7″ flexidisc by the Scottish new-wave band Altered Images. The disc included a short reworking of the group’s hit single “Happy Birthday” and a greeting from the band called Happy New Year. Enjoy. Have a terrific New Year’s Eve!
On this day in 1981 Vince Clarke quit the band Depeche Mode. Clarke had been the primary song-writer on the band’s debut album Speak & Spell, penning the singles “Dreaming of Me”, “New Life” and “Just Can’t Get Enough.” Clarke stated that he didn’t enjoy the public aspects of the band’s success, such as touring and interviews, and found himself frequently at odds with his band mates, particularly on the tour bus. Today we have I Sometimes Wish I Were Dead by Depeche Mode. This song was written by Vince Clarke and it appeared on the album Speak & Spell.
The last Tullycraft Tuesday submission of 2010 is a song we received just before Christmas. You may be familiar with the cover of “DIY Queen” this Massachusetts-based band contributed earlier this year to the Tullycraft tribute album Wish I’d Kept a Scrapbook. But today, Mastertrack has given us a new uptempo recording of The Lonely Life of the UFO Researcher. The original version of this song appeared on the Every Scene Needs A Center album. Who knows what the new year will offer up? Perhaps we’ll have more Tullycraft Tuesday installments in 2011? If you’ve recorded a Tullycraft song, or know someone who has, send it our way and we’ll feature it on the blog. Thanks!
The Lonely Life of the UFO Researcher photo by Carlotta Fancypants
This is the final installment of The Twelve Days of Christmas. No holiday mix would be complete without a song from the 1964 Beach Boys’ Christmas Album. Today we have Christmas Day by The Beach Boys. Happy Holidays!
Today we have the song Not A Pine Tree by Bugs Eat Books. Enjoy!
Today we have a live recording of A Marshmallow World performed by Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin.
Today we have the song Hey Santa by The Birthday Girl vs Alexander’s Festival Hall from the Christmastime, Approximately compilation available on Wiaiwya Records.