Songs in the key of Lou #6

Songs in the key of Lou #6

  Anchors Away by Mike Mills I have no idea where in the pages of "Just For One Day" this is referenced but it must have been because it has ended up here. Now I have to think of something to say about this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EBlSTrOwu4 Um. Right. I like pirates? Actually, that isn't true.  I [...]

Songs in the key of Lou #4

Songs in the key of Lou #4

Games Without Frontiers/Biko by Peter Gabriel Once of Genesis and then a fairly big deal on his own terms in the eighties Peter Gabriel is... I can't do it. Other than "Sledgehammer" I can't think of a single reason to be interested in Peter Gabriel. Woman in Love by Barbara Streisand This is more like [...]

Songs in the Key of Lou #3

Songs in the Key of Lou #3

  Here we are again for another trip through the musical memories of Sleeper front-woman Louise Wener.  Each of the songs in this series of articles was mentioned by Louise in her memoir "Just for One Day". Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran Shoulder pads. Blitz kids. Supermodels. Superficial. The wonder of Duran Duran [...]

Songs in the Key of Lou #2

Songs in the Key of Lou #2

Here we are again. This is part two of my exhaustive and, no doubt, exhausting, list of songs mentioned by Louise Wener in her wonderful memoir "Just for One Day". Part one featured the first forty songs and this piece takes us through the next ten. It's a Mystery by Toyah The lisp. Sure. But [...]

Just For One Day – Songs in the Key of Lou

Just For One Day – Songs in the Key of Lou

  Have I ever mentioned how much I love Sleeper? Sure I have. I mentioned it here ages ago. And a bit here too. I may have said something about it here as well. Oh, here. At Christmas I was given a paperback copy of "Just for One Day (Adventures in Britpop)" by Louise Wener.  [...]