Last week, to celebrate Broadsheet’s seventh birthday, we asked you to dedicate a song to a person involved with the site in any capacity.
A winning prize of a Golden Discs voucher worth TWENTY FIVE euros acted as an incentive.
You answered in you tens .
But there could be only one winner.
In no particular order then…
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
Bertie Blenkinsop writes:
For the birthday that’s in it, please play this for everyone because let’s face it, we’re a dysfunctional family…
Patti Labelle – Lady Marmalade
Mildred St Meadowlark writes:
For the birthday that’s in it, please play this for Bertie, my longtime broadsheet husband.
James Brown; The Payback
‘For the birthday that’s in it, please play Mind Power for Broadsheet’s Board of Directors and the many shareholders on the internet because every minute spent swirling down this giant web of rabbit holes gives you ten times more as a payback for your time invested in the best media and open forum discussion platform and source of news in Ireland’
REM – It’s The End Of The World
I’d like to dedicate this to everyone, Broadsheety, trolly, humany, internetty, really…
The Fall – Hip Preist
For the birthday that’s in it, please playHip Priest by The Fall for sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq because he is not feeling appreciated.
And kindly agreed to select the ‘Music on Yokes’ Golden Discs competition winner.
THE WINNER FOR ME WOULD HAVE TO BE THE CHOICE OF “whatevers”, Nathan Fake’s “The Sky Was Pink – James Holden (top) Remix” (above).
IT’S A SKYSCRAPING TRACK AND NOTHING CAPTURES THE EARLY MORNING RAVE QUITE LIKE THIS GLITCHY MASTERPIECE THAT BUBBLES AND BUILDS TO A SOUL-SEARING CRESCENDO.
AND WITH A TITLE LIKE THAT HOW CAN YOU NOT THINK OF THE STRANGE COLOURS OF THE DUBLIN SKY AT 5AM WHILE YOU’RE WALKING HOME AND TRYING TO APPEAR NORMAL?
ALWAYS LEAVES ME WANTING MORE. JAMES HOLDEN’S “BLACKPOOL LATE EIGHTIES IS THE ONLY TRACK THAT APPROACHES THIS MASTERPIECE.
FYI MY OWN PERSONAL FAVOURITE WOULD BE …
….”SPAYCE” BY ANDHIM (above), FRENCH TECHNO-HOUSE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. i EXPERIENCED SYNAESTHESIA FOR THE FIRST TIME LISTENING TO THIS SONG ON A SUNDAY ON THE TRAILING END OF AN ACID TRIP IN THE RED COW HOTEL, RECOVERING AFTER A SESH IN THAT RANK WAREHOUSE IN BLUEBELLS – SO THAT’S MORE OF A PERSONAL PREFERENCE.
‘Whatevers’ wins a Twenty Five EURO voucher to spend at Golden Discs.
Every Friday without fail, we offer a Golden Discs voucher worth 25 to spend at any of the record giant’s 14 stores nationwide.
All we ask from you is a tune we can play next week.
This week’s theme: Mumford and Sons
To mark the British neo folk quintet’s headlining appearance at this weekend’s Longitude festival in Marley Park we would like you to choose a favourite song from the decade old Mumford and Son catalogue.
To enter, complete this sentence
‘ The most exceptional song by Mumford and Sons to date would have to be___________________________ owing to___________________’
Last week, with a TWENTY FIVE euro voucher to spend at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide on offer, we asked you to nominate your favourite track from the Paul Weller canon.
You answered in your dozens.
But there could only be one winner.
In reverse order then…
The Jam – Eton Rifles
Gay Teashop writes:
Paul Weller’s finest musical contribution would have to be writing and playing on Eton Rifles because art predated life and offered a soundtrack to the Cameron May Brexit Tory-boy era. And Varadkar.
The Jam – Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
Pat Walsh writes:
Paul Weller’s finest musical contribution would have to be Down In The Tube Station At Midnight because its lyrics are pure poetry & witty as hell, it tells a brilliant story very economically & it rocks. Take it away, Paul, Bruce & Rick:
The Jam – Bitterest Pill
Paul Weller’s finest musical contribution would have to be The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) by The Jam because the strings, the duetting and the all-out fabness of the whole job lot.
The Style Council – My Ever Changing Moods
Paul Weller is so talented. He was why all the shoes got nicked from the Bowling Alleys! I grew up listening to the Jam and then the Style Council. I sat next to him in a London pub years ago but I was too shy to chat to him! My favourite song is “My Ever Changing Moods” .
The DJ in the nightclub I went to got fed up with me asking for it to be played again and again but he did play it for me because he fancied me! Oh those were the days…
Paul Weller – Broken Stones
Leonore McDonagh writes:
Paul Weller’s finest musical contribution would have to be Broken Stones because we are “all just trying to get home”.
Last week, with a TWENTY FIVE euro voucher to spend at any branch of Golden Discs on offer, we asked you to request a song for your father.
You answered in your dozens.
But there could be only one family favourite.
In reverse order then…
Count John McCormack – The Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Lord Snowflake writes:
Please play Count John McCormack singing anything for my (late) father because as a young lad the ritual on Sunday mornings in our house growing up was to listen to Mo Cheol Thu presented by the late Ciarán MacMathuna.
Dad taught me through listening to that program in particular that the delivery and the personality of the singer and how they reflected their own personality through a song was the key ingredient in delivering a valid and authentic performance IN THAT MOMENT, irrespective of your musical chops or previous reputation.
No Irish singer really epitomises this to the same extent that the late McCormack did. Fupp yous all and your tired, try hard hipster crap btw.
The Frames – Lay me Down
Please play Lay Me Down by the Frames for my father Michael because the line reminds me of me Da where it goes “And lay me down, In the hallowed ground, Where my father waits I will stay, So lay me down”
He’s not dead, I got him a very sarcastic card for Father’s Day, we get on well. We even hug now. Its like one of those modern man relationships that we are really trying to be better at. There’s nearly 40 years between us. He asks me how I am, like really how I am when I’m home and I always appreciate it.
Queen – These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Paraic Elliot writes:
Please play -These Are The Days Of Our Lives- for my father Paddy because we are both huge Queen fans. I can still remember the day – November 24th 1991 – when my dad was giving me a driving lesson and the radio was on. Suddenly we heard the news of Freddie Mercury’s death and I almost crashed the car into a ditch – such was the shock of his passing. My dad was speechless and we abandoned the lesson to go home and listen to Queen. RIP Freddie.
Rory Gallagher – Tattoo’d Lady
Please play Rory Gallagher’s Tatoo’d Lady for my father Tommy because we used to listen to him loads, and he’d even let me put the needle on the vinyls, when I was little.
Himself and my mum went to heaps of his shows, bringing me and my brother to as many as possible, especially when playing in the north west. Dad even had a child seat on his motorbike to bring me to some of his gigs.
Christy Moore – The Voyage
Mildred St Meadowlark writes:
Please play The Voyage by Christy Moore for my father Anthony as he used to play it on guitar for my mammy when we would go on holidays. It brings back memories of a time lost, and brings to mind all the things I love best about my dear dad, as a man who has made many sacrifices for the happiness of his family and taught me the most about love, loyalty and family.
George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You
Please play Got my Mind Set on You by George Harrison for my father Frank because a) he’s dead and sob stories usually win the voucher & b) That song is a happy memory of being with my dad going into Virgin Megastores on quays [Dublin] getting the new release George Harrison vinyl album (fyi. Cloud 9). Seeing him looking chuffed with his purchase was the closest I’ve seen him to being a kid. It was a sunny day too…