Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]

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Thank Fintan it’s Friday.

As May beckons, it’s a great time to have another music competition.

This week I want to know what’s your favourite song that mentions a specific month and the reason why you like it?

Here’s mine.

Reply below to be in with a chance of bagging yourself a €20 Currys PC World voucher redeemable in any Currys store.

The winner will be chosen by my personal organiser.

Please include a video link if possible, thanks.

Lines MUST close on Saturday 11am.

Nick says: Good luck!

Last week’s winner here

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65 thoughts on “Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]

  1. Fergalito

    A month ! Hah, I scoff at your request and propose not just one month but a lock of them via Low’s lovely “July” from – cries, holds-self, commences rocking motion – 20 years ago.

    In typical Low fashion, the song is darkly melodic.

    I’ll be honest, I don’t know what the song is about apart from taking it at face value and assuming it relates to missing an appointment and laconically shrugging it off. Anyway, lyrics aren’t everything, all the time (Band of Horses reference entirely accidental).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnNxP-MuJ_4

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    1. Nick Kelly

      o the ingratitude, Flawless! You only won the competition a few weeks ago. You’re going back over a year and a half ago!

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      1. f_lawless

        Ah sorry Nick, I can appreciate it’s not easy to keep coming up with new topics without getting too niche. I’ll try and think of a suggestion

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      1. f_lawless

        I tried to brainstorm a few ideas. I don’t know if these would be of any use – maybe some have already been done. It’s hard to think! Maybe someone else has some good ideas?

        -Favourite song by an artist who passed away before their time
        -Best adaptation/ or cover version better than the original
        -Songs that ‘put you in the zone’, confidence boosters, motivational, good for strutting your stuff to
        -Powerful vocal deliveries
        -Best song with heartbreak as a theme
        -Best song with redemption as a theme
        -Best song with frustration as a theme
        -Best vocal harmonies
        -Songs to exercise to
        -Hall of Shame – Great tunes by questionable individuals

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        1. Papi

          Great suggestions! Also maybe
          -Favourite Jools Holland appearance
          -Muppets cover (for V)
          -One that you skip over on a favourite album
          -Alphabet. No “The”,” “A” or “An”, start with A, you know the rest.

          Trying to think of these shows me how hard it is to have had these competitions going this long, big ups to Nick!

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          1. Otis Blue

            Or what about slaying some sacred cows? Artists whose appeal that you just don’t get. That’d be fun.

            I’ll throw the ball in.

            Joni Mitchell.

          2. Nick Kelly

            Otis, I actually ran a competition for most overrated artsists on 13 October 2020. Headlined ‘I’d Rather Listen To The Budget’ if you stick that into the search bar. It was won by Brother Barnabas, and well deserved too.

      2. Rosette of Sirius

        Or as hinted at earlier, most eagerly anticipated album and its first single released from it.

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      3. Clampers Outside

        Hiya Nick, you’ve done guitar, and drums, I’d love to hear suggestions of favourite piano tracks or tracks that feature a piano or have the piano drive the melody / song :)

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      4. U N M U T U A L

        Retro Futuristic… Favorite songs that sound like they could be from the future… Bonus points if it includes ‘Vocoder’ type vocals (aka.., robotic sounding… aka, singing into a pringles tube)…

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  2. Harry

    For anyone who has lost someone close to them…

    Harry Belafonte and “Try To Remember”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-tvG3kPAos

    Try to remember the kind of September
    When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
    Try to remember the kind of September
    When grass was green and grain so yellow.
    Try to remember the kind of September
    When you were a young and callow fellow,
    Try to remember and if you remember then follow.
    Try to remember when life was so tender
    That no one wept except the willow.
    Try to remember when life was so tender
    That dreams were kept beside your pillow.
    Try to remember when life was so tender
    That love was an ember about to billow.
    Try to remember and if you remember then follow.

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  3. Stephen Moran

    January by Pilot, December Will Be Magic by Kate Bush or of course September by Erath Wind & Fire
    but what is the point as the prize is a fiction. Thinking of reporting this sham to the Ombudsman for false advertising or at least let Curry’s know their name is being misused. A former “winner” who never got his voucher.

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  4. CapernosityandFunction

    November, November – Auto da Fé

    https://youtu.be/-x3ZSUr9aJU

    One of Ireland’s most underrated bands. This song is wonderful, haunting with the voice of the magnificent Gaye Woods. She has never got the recognition she deserved.

    For added celebrity this track was produced by the late, great Phil Lynott.

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    1. Clampers Outside

      Enjoyed that :)
      Never heard of them to be honest. Thanks for posting… (enjoyed the comments on it too)

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    1. Papi

      Or, to the Queen, you may be bowing
      https://youtu.be/fCsNg6XB3dg
      Ella Fitzgerald, baby.
      Hi! I was told by this gorgeous guy here right next to me with his microphone hairdo and Santa beard, that you were looking for songs with a month. I naturally think of this one, as the combo Ella and Louis I have grown up with, played again and again with my dad. And even though we were geekholing up all year with our duo all year, putting on shows ( for basically mostly ourselves ), April hit hard because my dad’s birthday is in last day of April. Which obviously meant, growing up , we had to interrupt the first barbecue of the year with this song on repeat. Every year. To everyone’s delight. So it being last April yesterday, it came just naturally to me. So, not this year, but next year, we will bother the crap out of neighborhoods with this. Out of tune. Obviously.

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  5. Johnny

    a sunglasses-indoors kind of collaboration.

    where Courtney Love and Hope Sandova meet.

    lyrics, when audible through the fuzz and din, are dark and speak of psychedelic experiences.

    Jesus roaring into town on a Harley is how Anton Newcombe’s vocals have been described,if your into hypnotic and repetitive chord sequences,languid and hazy grooves then start your,Sunday with…

    Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe October 2nd
    https://youtu.be/0UtFAvviMdk

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