EDitorial ± 30-Jan-2012

LCD Synchronicity

Post-tea, me and The Boy are assembling some Lego in the name of a school art project, like we need an excuse. To assist our creative flow, we have music playing. Naturally, being the head stag, the tunes are of my choosing. We're both humming along to some familiar sounds from one particular favourite band of mine including songs such as Someone Great and I Can Change.

Day or so later, The Boy's keen to grab some more tracks into his own iTunes library, an eccentric mix including The Feeling, Birdy and The National.

[Boy] Who was that we were listening to the other day? Was it OC/DC?
[Me] Close. That was LCD Soundsystem.

Next day, I'm working from home and I'm taking the opportunity to catch up on some iPlayer radio shows. First up is Gilles Peterson, whose show goes out on Radio 1 at 2am on a Wednesday. As usual, I'm half listening and half writing emails. About 25 minutes in -- see tracklisting -- one particularly funky track jumps out. Voice of Gilles comes on to tell me that it's by a Bristolian jazz combo called Get The Blessing. No surprise, for as it happens, I've got their only two albums and became mildly obsessed with the most recent one, a CD called Bugs In Amber. It's been played so much in the house that The Boy can tootle along with the opening track.

But this is an as-yet unreleased song called "Americano Meccano". Ooh, exciting. Google tells me that the GTB boys have a new album coming out in March. That album is called: OC DC. Cue music from The Twilight Zone.