Win Nick’s Esteem [Extended]


Thank Fabio it’s Friday.

Another week. Another music competition. An oasis of calm in a world gone frankly hatstand. You are most welcome.

I’ve still no voucher to offer but I intend to lay the esteem on pretty heavily next week to the winner. I want to know what is the song you find easiest to dance to and why.

Here’s mine.

Please include a video link where possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

Lines Must close on Saturday at Midday.

Pic: Abbazappa records, county Derry


Duke Special – The Ice Cream Man

Last week, I asked for your favourite song that included trees or leaves in some manner.

Fergalito‘s entry, while skirting the rules, won my considerable esteem:

‘Not trees or leaves but all kinds of flora found in the Burren. This is a collaboration between the Belfast poet Michael Longley and Duke Special based on Longley’s poem “The Ice Cream Man” – it’s incredibly moving in my opinion, Longley wrote the poem about a man who had an ice cream shop in Belfast and was killed in the troubles. He wrote the poem for him and in this collaboration reads out a letter he received from the man’s Mother – a most treasured possession of the poet.’

Nick says: Well done Fergalito and thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Esteem

78 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Esteem [Extended]

  1. Rosette of Sirius

    Dancing was/is all about the zeitgeist for me. As in when I was a teen it was most likely something to shoegaze along to…. then into adulthood most likely Teen Spirit or Mondays / Roses funk related.

    Today tho, and it has to be disco and most likely from electronic dance music godfather Giorgio Moroder.

    So let’s hit up Donna Summer’s most excellent and damn funky I Feel Love

    1. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

      Thanks Bertie, coffee spewed all over my laptop from the laughter. Could have been worse though if I was still a jung fella and saw those knickers!

  2. benblack

    Kruder & Dorfmeister – Bug Powder Dust

    If you listen carefully to the lyrics there is a reference to ‘Instagram’ – unless I’m mistaken? Bear in mind this was released in 1998.

    Good tune, nonetheless. Always drives me out of my seat and on to my feet.

    1. benblack

      My mistake. Just read the lyrics – ‘Interzone’ apparently. Always heard it as Instagram!

      Not the first time for that to happen – Misheard lyrics.

  3. Fergalito

    Aw shucks…

    Thanks Nick, I shall bask in the glorious radiance of your brilliant esteem until this time next week :)

    1. ian - oG

      + a squillion, fecking love ska but these days I’d get a stitch after 10 minutes trying to dance to it!

      Top of my head, The Selector, Too Much Pressure….

    1. ian - oG

      Fess up now, did you try to post a Scooter link…..


      (Aimed at your first post, nice on on the link in the 2nd post..)

  4. scoops yeah?

    Groove Armada- Superstylin’

    A sunny Sunday morning at Glastonbury after a very rainy Saturday night. Sorry heads on us trudging along a bit lost and dreaming of bed when this came on and suddenly all was right with the world. Ultimate summertime hungover shapes song for me. Lends itself very well to a walk/dance combo too.

  5. Fergalito

    Love the bass on this, love how groovy it is, love how I always want to play it twice in a row. When I hear it the bones in my body feel like they’re assembling themselves for a dance floor breakdown.

    Fujiya and Miyagi -“Collarbone”

  6. Slightly Bemused

    I have a problem. I do not have a song easiest to dance to, even in the kitchen, I have only one song I will dance to, anywhere!

    Vuli Ndlelea, y the incredible, but sadly passed, Brenda Fassie. I have gone to pubs and discos across Africa and asked for this. The smiles I got when I did showed how popular she was, and how glad the were a musungu knew her. I saw the lady live at a New Year’s bash in Nairobi. If you want to feel the music, dance with a thousand other fans all bopping.

    And the song is about her son getting married. My daughter wants to get marrried some day. I will ask her can this be our song?

    Vuli Ndlela, by Brenda Fassie:

  7. johnny

    ..for that 3 am dance floor energy,Disclosure released “My High,” a collaboration with Brit rapper Slowthai and Oregon MC Aminé,where fun high energy house meets hip hop,now shake that …

    Disclosure, Aminé, slowthai – My High.

    1. Fergalito

      Thanks for the flashback to my late teens, currently trying to tread water under the waves of nostalgia crashing over me.

  8. Clampers Outside

    Some crackers in this list and many I’ve not heard before… Have to get the wee fella out from under me feet and off for a nap before I can have a proper listen :)
    Keep ’em coming!

    Haven’t picked one yet myself, but Nick’ s choice of Fools Gold always gets me up and out on the floor… G’man Nick! :)

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