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Further to last night’s plea.

SARAH MURPHY made contact earlier today!

And kindly agreed to select the ‘Music on Yokes’ Golden Discs competition winner.

SARAH writes:

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.

Thanks all

YOKESYOKESYOKESYOKESYOKES, etc

Last week: YOKESYOKESYOKES

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___________________’

Lines MUST close at 6.10pm

Golden Discs

Notice: Sarah Murphy has been located.

Any doves?

Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE euros to spend at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we need from you is a tune we can play next week.

This week’s theme: Music on yokes.

What song gets your inner Sarah Murphy racing around in saucer-eyed, water-chugging, love drenched ecstasy?

To enter, please complete this sentence:

‘Whenever I am/was completely off my rasher I especially like to lose myself in_____________________________(name of choon)’

Lines MUST close at 6.25pm MIDNIGHT We’re going right through until Monday morning!

Golden Discs

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

Ivan writes:

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

Essexhian writes:

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…

Winner

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”.

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

Last week: Weller, Weller, Weller

Every week, we give away a voucher worth TWENTY Five Euros to spend at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we need from you is a tune we can play next week..

This week’s theme: Paul Weller

To celebrate the Modfather’s fourth decade in the music business, what song from the extensive Paul Weller canon (including The Jam, Style Council and solo work) lifts up your parka.

To enter, please complete this sentence:

‘Paul Weller’s finest musical contribution would have to be _______________________because________________’

Lines MUST close at 6.15pm MIDNIGHT Sunday!

Golden Discs

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

Odockatee writes:

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

Penfold writes:

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.

Winner:

George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You

Boj writes:

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…

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

Every week, we give away a Golden Discs voucher worth a strong and stable 25 Euros, to a Broadsheet reader.

All we ask in return is a tune we can play this Sunday, Father’s Day at 11am.

This week’s theme: A song for da

Is there a song that bonds you and your father, dissolving in a few bars any musical differences you may have had over the years?

To enter, please complete this sentence:

‘On Sunday, please play______________________________for my father ___________[insert dad’s name] because_______________’

Lines MUST close at 6.25pm MIDNIGHT Saturday!

Golden Discs

Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth in the region of TWENTY FIVE Euros on offer, we asked you to select your favourite song by Nick Cave.

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then…

 

Nick Cave and PJ Harvey – Henry Lee

Penfold writes:

The Nick Cave track that has left the most indelible mark on me is “Henry Lee” because the guy’s voice is gloomily magnificent, with the added PJ Harvey the vocals here are sensual. You nearly feel like shouting “get a room” while listening to it.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Far From Me

Runlolarun writes:

The Nick Cave track that has left the most indelible mark on me is ‘Far From Me’ because it used to be the song that I lamented lost loves to – with my ever-consoling, unconditionally-loving cat Nudge in my arms; slowly circling the living-room-dance-floor together, tears and fur in my eyes, glass of wine to hand.

Then Nudge died and it was the song that I played when I walked into the sea on Sandymount Strand to scatter his ashes. It’ll always be his song now and lifts me up in such a bitter-sweet way in his memory.

Nick Cave – Peggy Gordon

Scottser writes:

The Nick Cave track that has left the most indelible mark on me is Peggy Gordon from the movie The Proposition it’s use in the movie is nothing short of genius. the song becomes the soundtrack to rape, murder, punishment justice and redemption at various times in the movie. it made me adore that melody to the extent that i sang it as a lullaby to my first born to get her to sleep each night when she was younger.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – We Call Upon The Author

Aido writes:

The Nick Cave track that has left the most indelible mark on me is ‘We Call Upon the Author’ because while plenty of songs shake their fist impotently at god, few go in to such detail as to why.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Distant Sky

Bertie Blenkinsop writes:

Distant Sky breaks my heart, in fact the whole album is a hard listen, it’s like you’re intruding on private grief I don’t know how anyone copes after the death of a child, it must be the most devastating event for anyone to suffer, it’s difficult to even contemplate let alone live through.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Ship Song

Andrew writes:

The Nick Cave track that has left the most indelible mark on me is The Ship song. It perfectly echoes my relationship with my now wife. We actually used the song for our wedding. There are so many though; Straight to You is outstanding, Red Right Hand and a brilliant cover of “By the time I get to Phoenix. Not forgetting The Mercy Seat. It really depends on the mood I’m in…

Winner

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Into My Arms

Paraic Elliot writes:

The Nick Cave track that has left the most indelible mark on me is IInto My Arms because:
I have always struggled with the fact that I had been raised catholic and, from an early age, was told to believe in a “personal” god who had a unique relationship with me.

I struggled as an adult to express what I now believed as a skeptical, lapsed catholic. Suddenly, one day driving the M50 motor way I heard Into My Arms by Nick had a light bulb moment –  that was it in a nutshell – Nick expressed it for me :”I don’t believe in an interventionist God!” Just proves how much a lyric and a performer can play a large in someone’s life.

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

Last week; Cave of Earthly Delights

Every week, we give away to a ‘sheet reader a voucher for Golden Discs worth 25 Euros on the open market.

All we require from you is a tune we can play next week.

This week’s theme: Nick Cave

To mark the release of Lovely Creatures; The Best Of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, what song from the three decade Cave canon stands apart from the rest (probably smoking French cigarettes)?

To enter, please complete this sentence:

‘The Nick Cave track that has left the most indelible mark on me is________________________because____________________________’

Lines Must close at 6.25pm MIDNIGHT.

May include solo work, Grinderman, soundtracks, etc.

Golden Discs

Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth Twenty Five euro on offer,  we asked you to choose a cover of a Beatles song that improves on the original.

You entered in your Beatlemaniacal dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then…

Kermit and Robin – Octopus’s Garden

Daily Chainsaw writes:

Why? It’s the Mupppets, you muppet!

Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison and Prince – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Leopold Gloom writes:

From 3.30 on Prince takes over…There are times when the others on stage don’t look as if they can believe what he is doing, and what he is capable of. In those few minutes he snatched the solo from Clapton’s bigoted hands and made it his own. A masterpiece of a song, improved by a genius.

Ramsey lewis – Cry Baby Cry

f_lawless writes:

A real slce of funky moogy coolness! Great arrangement and production by Charles Stepney. It’s off a covers album of White Album tracks – loads more gems on it – made all the more impressive considering Lewis recorded the album (called “Mother Nature’s Son) just a few weeks after the White Album was released…

Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends

Cool Hand Lucan writes:

Because it’s soulful, clawing, desperate and despite Joe Cocker’s appearance, it’s a damn sexy tune.

Dangermouse and Jay z – Long, Long , Long/Public Service Announcement

Baron Von Botter

Not strictly a cover, but DJ Dangermouse’s meshing of The White Album’s Long, Long, Long and Jay Z’s Public Service Announcement from his Black Album highlights the quality of this generally overlooked track. Supposedly a hymn to Harrison’s spirituality, Dangermouse somehow manages to make Jay Z recollecting his coke dealing days (“I used to move snowflakes by the O-Z”) fit like a glove.

Aimee Mann and Michael Penn – Two Of Us

Bertie Blenkinsop writes:

She’s class…It’s a good album (I Am Sam soundtrack] actually

Winner:

The Cure (featuring James McCartney) – Hello Goodbye

Harry writes:

a glorious joyous version,most importantly the always wonderful Robert Smith gave it a straightforward treatment respecting the original song, watch out for Macca’s son playing keyboards!

Thanks all

Golden Discs

Last week: Better Than The Beatles