Here are all of purlpower's jams.
by Ben Folds Five feat. Fraggle Rock
Heading off to a new venture tomorrow. This song inspired me when I was training for the various fitness things that helped get me well enough for the new venture. As #finaljams I wanted to post something inspiring...also, FRAGGLES!
Jammed: 22nd Sep 2015
by I'm a Bad Luck Woman
I have this as my ringtone and it's actually a funny wheeze because I think I live a very lucky life. If you want to hear more jams from me I just joined godsjukebox.com and would love you to join me. Peace out Jammers!
Jammed: 21st Sep 2015
by Tall Dark Friend
Heard this by @Talldarkfriend on @Scroobiuspipyo podcast. I've been listening to podcasts every day for the past ten years and a lot of my favourites have come and gone. Scroobius Pip's is one of my current faves although it's unusual for him to feature music. The interviews are much longer than you'd ever find on standard media and often all the better for that. I could have listened to Jordan for at least another hour. I totally recommend it to you if you like listening to intelligent, engaging conversation.
Jammed: 15th Sep 2015
by Judy Collins & Leonard Cohen
So in case you didn't guess....I'm into long goodbyes... I have set up an account on Let's Loop - still named Purlpower - please come find me! http://www.letsloop.com/purlpower
Jammed: 18th Aug 2015
by The Magnetic Fields
Goodbye, farewell, adieu dear Jamming friends. Thanks for listening to my jams and making me feel part of a musical something for the past few years. I have set up an account on Let's Loop - still named Purlpower - please come find me! http://www.letsloop.com/purlpower
Jammed: 12th Aug 2015
Sometimes I just pick jams what I like!
Jammed: 27th Jul 2015
by Kathryn Williams
I wanted to jam 'Beating Heart' but it's not available but you can listen to the sampler here or get the album on Spotify. Heard this on The Verb while catching up with podcasts. It's not available on iplayer anymore but could be on the podcast stream: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05vh8tf
Jammed: 18th Jul 2015
by Jerry Butler
Back home. Lots to do. Work to sort out. House is a tip. Garden is a jungle. Cats gone nuts. I need to just thinking about cooling out. Man.
Jammed: 15th Jul 2015
by Val Doonican
One of my earliest memories of telly is watching Val Doonican with my grandparents and parents. Years later I put this track on a friend whose little boy had started toddling (Walk Tall y'see) and bizarrely it ended up being played a quite a cool party where the person playing it thought they were playing a Johnny Cash track. I put them straight. They looked aghast. Fun times. RIP Val Doonican.
Jammed: 2nd Jul 2015
by Heavenly Jukebox
TBH I'm not at all sure how Soundcloud works. I was listening to Leftfield's Bilocation here https://soundcloud.com/leftfield/bilocation while finishing off some really tedious format editing and proofreading. Somehow soundcloud just keeps on playing great music at me which was at the same time 'brilliant for formatting documents to'. I know no band or DJ is ever going to want that on their blurb. But I have to say, this fits the bill nicely.
Jammed: 15th Jun 2015
by Victoria Wood
Don't know why I feel like jamming this...except that a trip home is often like a Victoria Wood sketch! Also this contains one of my favourite lines ever 'life is a bran tub: no prizes, just bran'. My first half marathon was a great success: 2 hours 17 mins 18 secs. So very happy with that. Thanks to you all for your support!
Jammed: 8th Jun 2015
by White Town
Is this the best song to come out of Derby? It's certainly my fave. This is the last of my #ramjams as on Sunday I will be doing the #Ramathon You can read all about it here: https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Rice4/
Jammed: 4th Jun 2015
OK here's a cool link to my last jam with thanks to @jaxxonx for reminding me - firstly Drenge qualify for #ramjams because they are from Derbyshire. Secondly, the boys' surname is 'Loveless'. It's almost too perfect. My #ramjams will soon be at an end so keep your suggestions coming in....https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Rice4/
Jammed: 29th May 2015
by My Bloody Valentine
Cheating a bit with the #ramjams now because, well, there's not a hell of a lot of music to come out of Derbyshire. That's just a sad fact. Maybe we're all too busy doing summat else. If you have any suggestions tell me please! Any road. Loveless was the first album I bought on vinyl, aged 15. As a teenager I was PHENOMENALLY excited to discover that one of my music heroines - Bilinda Butcher of MBV- had lived in Derbyshire for a bit. It seemed to suggest that interesting things were possible.... You can read more about Bilinda's interesting life on wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilinda_Butcher Less than two weeks to go now until Ramathon. If I said I wasn't nervous about it, I would be lying. https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Rice4/
Jammed: 25th May 2015
by Kevin Coyne
Recently there's been a spate of 'slebs trying to say 'Ey up me duck'. The Beeb can't even spell it right so what chance of poor Angelina saying it right? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-30104871 If you really want to know how to greet someone in the East Midlands you could do worse than study this song from native boy Kevin Coyne. As Wikipedia notes: Kevin Coyne (27 January 1944 – 2 December 2004) was a musician, singer, composer, film-maker, and a writer of lyrics, stories and poems. The former "anti-star" was born on 27 January 1944 in Derby, UK, and died in his adopted home of Nuremberg, Germany, on 2 December 2004. Coyne is notable for his unorthodox style of blues-influenced guitar composition, the intense quality of his vocal delivery, and his bold treatment of injustice to the mentally ill in his lyrics." This is this week's #ramjam publicising this: https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Rice4/
Jammed: 21st May 2015
by Flanagan And Allen
It's another #Derby themed #ramjam Here's an explanation from Wikipedia as to why this deserves a mention: ""Underneath the Arches" is a 1932 popular song with words and music by Bud Flanagan, and additional lyrics by Reg Connelly. It was one of the most famous songs of the duo Flanagan and Allen. According to a television programme broadcast in 1957, Bud Flanagan said that he wrote the song in Derby in 1927, and first performed it a week later at the Pier Pavilion, Southport. It refers to the arches of Friar Gate railway bridge and to the homeless men who slept there during the Great Depression." My #ramjams are all to celebrate the forthcoming #Ramathon - read all about it here: https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Rice4/
Jammed: 17th May 2015
by Lucy Ward
For today's #ramjams I thought it was time to change it up from the Derby punk for a bit! Lucy is one of my favourite singers and this song has particular relevance this week as we commemorate VE day. I first saw Lucy perform at Derby Folk Festival and she had the audience in the palm of her hand. She does great interpretations of old folk classics and indie pop as well as writing her own stuff. Also, if you sign up for her mailing list you get an 'ey up' ! http://www.lucywardsings.com/#mc_signup For those that don't already know my #ramjams are to publicise my latest fundraising effort which you can read all about here: https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Rice4/
Jammed: 13th May 2015
by The Enemy
Staying with the punk theme for today's #ramjams I present Derby's very own The Enemy. Punk band from the early 80s who reformed in 2012 (when Mr PP saw them at Rebellion Festival). According to Wikipedia they played their first gig at 'Woodlands Youth Centre' - anyone know if this was the youth club attached to Woodlands School? If so, I don't remember anyone ever telling us about it! My Ramathon themed jams will be continuing until June 7th in aid of this: https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Rice4/ Be lucky! OI OI!
Jammed: 11th May 2015
by Sex Pistols
You might think I'm making a statement about yesterday's result here....And maybe I am. But this is also part of my Derby #ramjams series. Derby's music scene has historically been quite woeful apart from the golden years of the mid 90s RIP The Wherehouse. Legendarily the Sex Pistols played to less than 100 people in Manchester and yet many Mancunian musical flowers blossomed. They never played #Derby. Had they done so, Derby's musical legacy might be a bit more impressive eh? Read all about it here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/derby/content/articles/2008/09/15/memoryshare_derby_gigs_feature.shtml https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Rice4/
Jammed: 9th May 2015
A month on from today I will be running in the Derby Ramathon so between now and then it's going to be non-stop Derby Jams or #ramjams if you will...I promise some of them will be good songs as well. But not all of them.... https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Rice4/
Jammed: 7th May 2015
by Joanna Gruesome
A favourite track of this month's #UncutCD I know it's hardly breaking new ground but it put a spring in my step while I was walking to the library in sleet and wind and sometimes that's all you need in a track.
Jammed: 29th Apr 2015
by Kate Tempest
"this is enough for you, this is enough but it is not enough, not at all" has been quite the refrain in my brain for the past few weeks. Also, I recommend you listen to Kate being interviewed by Scroobius Pip on his podcast - you can catch it here - her description of how she was treated when she went to the theatre is heartbreaking: http://aca.st/dfaf3f
Jammed: 11th Mar 2015
by Sufjan Stevens
A stand out track from this month's #uncut CD. Am hovering over whether to go to EOTR festival this year - Sufjan is headlining, big draw!
Jammed: 5th Mar 2015
by The Unthanks
A 'grower' from this month's #UncutCD
Jammed: 23rd Feb 2015
by Neko Case & Kelly Hogan (Vid feat. Ellie Kemper)
I was feeling stressed and then this came on and made me giggle... (Let me know if this vid doesn't play, I'm on a train with restricted bandwidth) Love and kittens to you all for Thursday
Jammed: 19th Feb 2015
by Father John Misty
One of my favourites from this month's Uncut. I wasn't sure about it at first but heavy rotation on 6 Music has worn me down!
Jammed: 4th Feb 2015
by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash
So I was watching a BBC4 doc about Nashville and this clip of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash came up and I thought 'Why the hell didn't I know about THAT already' and felt embarrassed. Always so much more to hear and learn. Here's the programme. Also featuring Steve Earle when he was young - wild! http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04ndxlr/the-heart-of-country-how-nashville-became-music-city-usa
Jammed: 27th Jan 2015
by The Waterboys
I have a confession: I don't normally like The Waterboys. I have a particular disliking for 'whole of the moon'. I don't know why. It makes no sense to me. I like folky-pop, I like Irish vocals....it's a mystery. This track from this month's Uncut though, well, I LIKE it! I hope you do too.
Jammed: 21st Jan 2015
Caribou produced one of my favourite albums of #2014 and if you mosey over to YouTube you'll find that they have compiled 'the longest mixtape' for their fans - sweet! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4lEESSgxM_5O81EvKCmBIm_JT5Q7JeaI
Jammed: 15th Jan 2015
by Linda Perhacs
One of my discoveries this year. I seem to have developed/furthered a taste for older women with warbly folk-psychedelia voices...This album from Linda Perhacs and Vashti Bunyan being top of the list. #picksof2014
Jammed: 12th Nov 2014
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