A week or so ago I asked for your help to put together a play-list for my mate Quique, who is recovering from an operation. The response was wonderful and Quique has been very touched by your kindness. He sent me an email (part of which follows) and a play-list to thank you all for the gesture. He wrote:
And so to the “List”.
I’ve no idea how many times I must have listened to it by now! And it’s already become one of those essential ones that will accompany me through the rest of my life. You get fond of things. Period. And I have reasons to feel attached to this musical selection, which you started for me.
It kicks off with your beloved Stranglers (and that characteristic thumping bass) and there follow 20 something more tracks!! Amongst them I’ve managed to identify at least; one by A. Piazzolla (the first of GF's two); Nina Simone (Steenbeck); T. Mahal and an African vocalist (Ali Munday); I’m not sure but I think gremlinfc's first might be Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; DsD's track rings loads of bells but I can’t work out who the fuck it is; Shoey’s is the same as the one with which Diego A. Manrique opens his “Ambigú” programme on Radio 3; not to mention the unmistakable Dead!
And finally Shane’s nine, where lamentably I recognise no-one, but curiously I like a whole lot more than I thought I would when I saw the picture!
So, I had an idea – and that’s to make a selection of about ten tracks. Classics covered by other artists that I’ve come across recently and think are either good or very good. And put them up on the ‘Spill as my way of saying thanks. That way people would have an idea of where I’m at, musically speaking, especially as this blog’s currency is the exchanging of musical tastes.
Now this (Quique posting without being a registered ‘spiller – ed.) may be way off the normal criteria of the blog but it could - or rather - should be an exceptional case seeing as you (Maki) started the whole thing off and I would like to respond to the lads and lasses with music. ‘Cause, as you know, music is the food of life.
Here’s Quique’s list (a shed-load more than the original 10, I fear), which I’ve rather predictably titled:
SICK OF BEING BEDRIDDEN, I’M THROWING BACK THE COVERS!
You Win Again
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Won't Get Fooled Again
Why Do People Act Like That
Me Gusta Ese Tajo
Theme from The Godfather
Gotta Serve Somebody
Run To The Hills
Les Feuilles Mortes
Another Brick In The Wall
Fly Me To The Moon
Waltz for Debby
Time of No Reply
Alfonsina Y El Mar
Chiquilín de Bachín
La Canción de Buenos Aires
And here's a link to the details of this lovingly crafted play-list as provided by Quique.
Thanks everyone, we hope you like this!
Quique & Maki