join them and tell the world about your choice of listening.
None of this modern poppy muck for me. You can take your Cure and New Order, but give me trad. English song and trad. English singers and I'm a happy man. Oh yes, and radio 4 comedy. So, for the past few days I've had Kate Rusby, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Nic Jones, Just a Minute and, um, an American rock band called The Rainmakers (consistency? What's that?) on heavy rotation. And it's been lovely.
Oh yes, and the odd burst of Peter Cook. (And on one, faintly bizarre, occasion XMMS served up Damian's Life, the Universe and Everything talk.)
I can't rave enough about Kate Rusby though. I first heard her sing at Beverley festival and I remember thinking that she had a pretty voice (and was gorgeous to look at), but she hadn't quite grown into her material. A few years later I heard Sleepless and oh boy, had she ever grown into the material. She has the most beautiful voice and a deep understanding and appreciation of the big ballads that she sings. Just lovely. Up there with June Tabor, Maddy Prior and Norma Waterson.
Ahem. Rave over.