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I ran across a mention, a couple of days ago, of the fact that it was Jane Birkin's birthday. You know, her that is famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for the 1969 UK number-one hit, Je T'aime … Moi Non Plus, along with her lover (and writer of the piece) Serge Gainsbourg. It's not a song I'm particularly fond of (not because of the risqué content; I just find it boring), but it did give me an idea for a post. Which I then failed to produce in a timely fashion. Ho-hum.

So here, is a post, two days too late for the event I wished to tie it to, about songs which have been banned by the BBC.

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Genevieve & Other Harmonica Easy-Listening

Yes folks, it's another music post. Basically, I think I'm avoiding saying anything serious about the current mess because then I might have to actually admit it's not just a really bad dream. Ho-hum.

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Instrumentals

So, yesterday, looking for something to take my mind off the constant barrage of bad news, I decided to put together another music compilation. This one's all instrumentals. A little more variety of genre than the last one I posted, but still with a fair few that I reckon will be new to the ears of most listeners.

Enjoy. And feel free to post any favourite instrumentals in comments, should you wish.
Daz


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It's so long ago that it's hard to tell for sure, but it looks like last time I had time in front of the com-putter, I was putting together a YouTube music thingy. So, much overdue, here it be. Lots and lots of songs about wheeled transport. It's mostly made up of genres whose names end in -billy, with an occasional blues number thrown in here 'n' there, but there's a fairish variety to it nonetheless; and there's likely a lot of tracks which many folks won't have heard before.
Daz

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As it's Friday and I'm actually at the computer, hows about a Friday Night Is Music night post? This week's theme is the colour red. I've gone the literal route—every song I'm posting above the line has the word "red" in the title—but if you're adding suggestions in comments, feel free to widen the concept to things that are red; sunsets, bloodstains, etc. Anyways, here's six from me to start the ball rolling. A red ball, obviously.
Daz

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Since I'm now an over-fifty, I'm officially old enough to make posts about how youngsters these days don't know how lucky they are, compared to the days of my yoof, when we had to make our own entertainment out of clods of earth, pocket-fluff and string (the hairy Post Office kind). And since I was wittering on, a while back, about it being a good thing that vinyl makes cherry-picking of favourite tracks more difficult, let's consider what we did when we did want to have a bunch of favourites play one after the other.

These days, of course, creating a playlist is easy. Drag 'n' drop as many files as you want into your preferred music playing program, re-order to taste, and Bob's yer aunty's significant other; one playlist, created in seconds or minutes. And if you like the list enough, you can save it as a playlist file (.m3u or whatever), and have your very own compilation album, available for your listening pleasure at a couple of mouse-clicks. And there's no limit on the duration of the thing, either. (Billy music player* informs me that a playlist consisting of all of the contents of my main music folder, for instance, is three weeks, five days, twelve hours, forty-seven minutes and twenty-nine seconds long.)

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Since I seem to have resurrected the Friday Night Is Music Night series of posts—and as it appears to be Friday—here's six songs on the theme of "searching." As ever, feel free to add suggestions in comments.
Daz

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