Old Browne Shoe playlist #53

THE last show. Weepy.

End To End – Blondie

Old Brown Shoe – The Beatles

Get Back – The Beatles

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

Back To You – Bryan Adams

Red Light Spells Danger – Billy Ocean

Uummannaq Song – KT Tunstall

Moonlight Shadow – Mike Oldfield (feat. Maggie O’Reilly)

Baby Park [Mario Kart Double Dash]

I’ve Just Seen A Face – The Beatles

You Win Again – Bee Gees

Roots – Show of Hands

You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

Teenage Kicks – The Undertones

Jurassic Park (Main Theme) – John Williams

Mother Of Dragons – Ramin Djawadi

The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News

Friday I’m In Love – The Cure

I Will – The Beatles

Easy Lover – Phil Collins & Philip Bailey

Africa – Toto

Give Me Strength – Snow Patrol

On Every Street – Dire Straits

The Bouncer – Electric Light Orchestra

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Back Of My Hand – Jags

Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles

My Little Town – Simon & Garfunkel

Old Browne Shoe playlist #52

Rebel Rebel – David Bowie

Penny Lane – The Beatles

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles

Old Town – The Corrs

Lucky Town – Bruce Springsteen

All About You – McFly

Every Breath You Take – The Police

Turn It On Again – Genesis

Slow It Down – Amy Macdonald

Saving My Face – KT Tunstall

All For Leyna – Billy Joel

The Spectre Of Love – The Stranglers

Leggy Blonde (feat. Rhys Darby) – Flight of the Conchords

Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Down Home Town – Electric Light Orchestra

Confusion – Electric Light Orchestra

Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble

Save The World – Orson

Heat On The Street – Phil Collins

The Boy In The Bubble – Paul Simon

A Little Respect – Erasure

Breakthru – Queen

Teardrops On My Guitar – Taylor Swift

Get Over You – The Undertones

End Of The Line – Traveling Wilburys

Old Browne Shoe playlist #51

Somewhere Else – Razorlight

All My Loving – The Beatles

Here, There And Everywhere – The Beatles

Story Of A Heart – Benny Anderssons Orkester

You Got It – Roy Orbison

And She Was – Talking Heads

Foot Of The Mountain – a-ha

Analogue – a-ha

Up On The Roof – Robson & Jerome

The King Of Wishful Thinking – Go West

Atomic – Blondie

Heading For The Light – Traveling Wilburys

Not Alone Any More – Traveling Wilburys

In My Place – Coldplay

Careless Whisper – George Michael

Too Late – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Over My Shoulder – Mike + The Mechanics

Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones

The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite – R.E.M.

Love On The Rocks – Neil Diamond

Hangin’ On You – Nena

Keeping The Dream Alive – Freiheit

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

Lay All Your Love On Me – ABBA

Old Browne Shoe playlist #50

A film/TV special. Yep, another one. And an Old Browne Shoe-Follow the Snails collaboration. Old Browne Snails?

Star Wars (Main Titles) – John Williams

If You’re Into It/Coco’s Song – Flight of the Conchords

Pencils In The Wind/Sellotape – Flight of the Conchords

Skyfall – Adele

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams

Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees

Misty Mountains – Richard Armitage & The Dwarf Cast

The Tudors (Main Theme) – Trevor Morris

Un Amico – Ennio Morricone

Trinity (Titoli) – Annibale E I Cantori Moderni

Dennis and Gnasher theme [ugh]

Dennis the Menace theme

Fireman Sam theme

Two Hearts – Phil Collins

Out There – Tom Hulce & Tony Jay

You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman

Doctor Who theme – Murray Gold

(Don’t You) Forget About Me – Simple Minds

Star Spangled Man – The Star Spangled Singers

I’m Not Crying – Flight of the Conchords

Raiders Of The Lost Ark – John Williams

The Living Daylights – a-ha

Old Browne Shoe playlist #49

Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Paul Simon

Boys – The Beatles

Rocky Raccoon – The Beatles

Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) – Billy Joel

What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? – R.E.M.

Vincent – Don McLean

Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Is Vic There? – Department S

Telegram Sam – T. Rex

Romeo And Juliet – Dire Straits

Sloop John B – The Beach Boys

Making Plans For Nigel – XTC

Bret, You’ve Got It Going On – Flight Of The Conchords

Gordon Is A Moron – Jilted John

Jackie Wilson Said – Van Morrison

Denis – Blondie

David Watts – The Kinks

Alexander Graham Bell – Sweet

Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield

There Goes Norman – The Undertones

Jimmy Jimmy – The Undertones

Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones

Richard Cory – Simon & Garfunkel

Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

Old Browne Shoe playlist #48

Game of Thrones special. I loved doing this so much.

Game Of Thrones (Main Title) – Ramin Djawadi

The King’s Arrival – Ramin Djawadi

If I Fell – The Beatles

Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf

Hound Dog – Elvis Presley (feat. The Jordanaires)

The Fool On The Hill – The Beatles

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons

Secret Love – Bee Gees

Killer Queen – Queen

Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

The Winner Takes It All – ABBA

Game Of Thrones (Finale) – Ramin Djawadi

Warrior Of Light – Ramin Djawadi

Badlands – Bruce Springsteen

Evil Woman – Electric Light Orchestra

King For Day – XTC

Wild Thing – The Troggs

Pay The Iron Price – Ramin Djawadi

Wildfire – Ramin Djawadi

Fire On The Water – Chris de Burgh

The Rains Of Castamere – The National

Rule The World – Take That

Bones – MS MR

The Name Of The Game – ABBA

Lend your ear or be destroyed… Game of Thrones special

Tywin+Tyrion“It’s hard to put a leash on a dog once you’ve put a crown on its head.”

It is lines like this which help to explain why Game of Thrones is so good. I often find that films/TV can ruin good books (*cough* the ending of Harry Potter *cough*), but I have no hesitation in saying that George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has been done justice by HBO.

The scripts are sharp, the acting superb, the locations and costumes stunning.

So, in homage to the first two series of Thrones and in celebration of the third series being just around the corner (1 April for the UK), I am doing a themed show. I have spent quite a bit of time putting this together, but really Ramin Djawadi’s soundtrack could run the show itself.

Yes, from the now iconic main theme to moments of high drama, disaster and triumph, the music of Thrones is another crucial part of the show’s success.

How will my show work? I will be taking you on a whistle-stop tour of series one and two (i.e. I won’t spoil things for anyone who hasn’t read the later books), pointing out my favourite moments – i.e. Joffrey being slapped – and also some aspects of the plot that frustrate me – i.e. Robb being an idiot.

That will, naturally, be interspersed with music. Some of it from the soundtrack, the rest from other artists. Yep, tenuous links time.

Those tenuous links will – I hope – be made up for my use of Bruce Springsteen, Elvis, Queen, Take That and other such people wot are good at music.

I’m beyond excited for this. I hope you are too. It’ll be on http://www.standrewsradio.com (and the STAR app, hey hey) tomorrow, 2-4 PM.

Old Browne Shoe playlist #47

Mr Blue Sky – ELO

Something – The Beatles

What Is Life – George Harrison

SOS – ABBA

Summer Sunshine – The Corrs

Girls In Their Summer Clothes – Bruce Springsteen

This Is The Life – Amy MacDonald

Crying – Don McLean

Room In Your Heart – Living in a Box

I Got A Name – Jim Croce

Un Amico – Ennio Morricone

Too Much Love Will Kill You – Queen

Do You Want To – Franz Ferdinand

Working My Way Back To You – The (Detroit) Spinners

Before The Worst – The Script

The Closest Thing To Crazy – Katie Melua

Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones

As Long As You Follow – Fleetwood Mac

Love It When You Call – The Feeling

For Whom The Bell Tolls – Bee Gees

The Final Countdown – Europe

Solitary Man – Neil Diamond

Can’t Stop Loving You – Phil Collins

Old Browne Shoe playlist #46

Classical Gas – Mason Williams

Please Please Me – The Beatles

Yesterday – The Beatles

I Want You Back – The Jackson 5

I Will Go Sailing No More – Randy Newman

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Every Breath You Take – The Police

Do Ya – Electric Light Orchestra

Handle With Care – Traveling Wilburys

The Tudors (Main Theme) – Trevor Morris

Downton Abbey (The Suite) – The Chamber Orchestra of London

London Calling – The Clash

Going Underground – The Jam

Victoria – The Kinks

Hello – Lionel Richie

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Mr. Brightside – The Killers

Walking With Dinosaurs (Time of the Titans) – Ben Bartlett

Towers Of London – XTC

Back On Top – Van Morrison

Chocolate – Snow Patrol

White Horse – Taylor Swift

Django – Luis Bacalov & Rocky Roberts

Clocks – Coldplay

Potted Premier League: Gameweek 25

Warning lights on for City

A week ago there were five points between Manchester United and Manchester City. Then there were seven, and now there are nine.

Man Utd had to put up with a break in play due to floodlight failure at Craven Cottage (which took far less time to fix than the issues at the Superbowl), and a determined Fulham side which defended resolutely and attacked with intent, but ultimately Wayne Rooney’s late goal secured a 1-0 win and three points.

Man City could only manage one point on Sunday, drawing 2-2 at home to Liverpool. Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard scored long-range efforts to give Liverpool a 2-1 lead, before Sergio Aguero equalised after a horrible Pepe Reina mistake.

Roberto Mancini, clearly unhappy with his side’s display, chose to blame his team’s goalscorers – Dzeko and Aguero – for not taking more of their chances. But really Liverpool were more than good value for at least a point, and Man City are faced with a much bigger task to defend their Premier League title compared to the start of this week.

North Londoners nick wins

Both Tottenham (fourth) and Arsenal (sixth) won 1-0 to keep up their bids for Champions League football next season. Arsenal were frustrated by Stoke – particularly goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who added a few more £s onto his price tag – until 78 minutes, when Lukas Podolski’s deflected strike broke down the resistance.

And Tottenham won 1-0 at West Brom thanks to a spectacular Gareth Bale goal… he is scoring a few of those, isn’t he? Goran Popov was the villain for West Brom, being sent off for spitting in the direction of Kyle Walker. At a player or in his general direction, it was a stupid thing for Popov to do, hence the red card and his manager’s outrage at his actions.

Bad news for Tottenham: Jermain Defoe limped off injured, leaving Spurs with no senior strikers. Better news for Tottenham: Togo were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations yesterday, so striker Emmanuel Adebayor returns.

None of the bottom seven teams lose

Yes, really. Thing are getting tight, because teams who have been on atrocious form are now positively racking up the points.

Bottom side QPR got another 0-0 draw, at home to Norwich, although it should really have been a win. Adel Taarabt played well in the match, but his penalty was saved by Mark Bunn – there was nothing much wrong with the penalty, it was just a very good save.

Second-bottom Aston Villa drew with Everton, but again they were disappointed not to have won. Christian Benteke caused havoc up front for Villa, making a mockery of Johnny Heitinga in particular, and he grabbed two goals as his side went 3-1 up. But then Everton’s own Belgian unit, Marouane Fellaini, scored two late goals to salvage a point.

18th drew with 16th, as Wigan and Southampton finished level at 2-2. Goals from Rickie Lambert and Morgan Schneiderlin looked to have given Mauricio Pochettino his first win as Saints manager, only for Shaun Maloney to score a last-minute equaliser for Wigan.

Reading won against Sunderland with another late goal, although this time it was Jimmy Kebe, not Adam Le Fondre, finding the net.

Oh, and then Newcastle. Chelsea have been pretty good away from home under Rafa Benitez, but they lost 3-2 at St James’ Park. After the superb Davide Santon set up Jonas Gutierrez to give Newcastle the lead, brilliant strikes from Frank Lampard and Juan Mata turned things around.

But then enter Moussa Sissoko. The Premier League’s “new Yaya Toure” – he’s strong, quick and has an eye for goal (we’ll just have to see if his good form continues…) – blasted two goals past Petr Cech to give his side a stunning victory. Two wins in a week for the Magpies means their relegation fears are lessened, although – with only nine points between 10th and 19th places – no one at St James’, or anywhere in the bottom half, can relax for quite some time yet.

And finally…

I left West Ham to the end last week, and here they are again. I said they were on a bad run of form, but did not need to panic yet. Their worries were alleviated this weekend with a 1-0 win over Swansea courtesy of Andy Carroll’s goal. Well done Big Sam and team.