Here are all of purlpower's jams.

Do It Anyway

Do It Anyway

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!

Get Do It Anyway at Amazon

Jammed: 22nd Sep 2015

20 plays

21 likes

2 comments

Memphis Minnie

Memphis Minnie

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!

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Jammed: 21st Sep 2015

21 plays

14 likes

2 comments

In Heels (Demo) (spoken word)

In Heels (Demo) (spoken word)

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.

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Get In Heels (Demo) (spoken word) at Amazon

Jammed: 15th Sep 2015

20 plays

9 likes

No comments

"Hey, Thats No Way To Say Goobye" 1976

"Hey, Thats No Way To Say Goobye" 1976

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

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Jammed: 18th Aug 2015

28 plays

26 likes

2 comments

How to Say Goodbye

How to Say Goodbye

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

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Jammed: 12th Aug 2015

25 plays

23 likes

8 comments

Hold your own

Hold your own

by Kate Tempest

Big flare up of pain yesterday and today. Needing some strong words to get me through...

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Jammed: 6th Aug 2015

14 plays

9 likes

2 comments

Sorry My Love, It's You Not Me (feat. Lucy Rose)

Jammed: 27th Jul 2015

12 plays

13 likes

1 comments

Hypoxia - album sampler

Hypoxia - album sampler

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

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Jammed: 18th Jul 2015

13 plays

10 likes

No comments

I'm Just Thinking About Cooling Out

I'm Just Thinking About Cooling Out

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.

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Jammed: 15th Jul 2015

25 plays

14 likes

No comments

Willie Nelson / On The Road Again

Willie Nelson / On The Road Again

by Willie Nelson

Me and the Mr going on the road for a week visiting friends and family like a couple o'hobos...see you next week Jammers.

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Jammed: 6th Jul 2015

18 plays

14 likes

2 comments

Walk Tall

Walk Tall

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.

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Jammed: 2nd Jul 2015

17 plays

12 likes

3 comments

Cheer Up London

Cheer Up London

by Slaves

Always thinking about what my picks of the year will be...pretty sure Slaves will be on there somewhere...

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Jammed: 30th Jun 2015

8 plays

5 likes

2 comments

Bilocation

Bilocation

by Leftfield

Still feeling a bit grumpy about missing out on seeing Leftfield on Friday night at the Barrowlands. Still, Mr PP went and had a magic time.

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Jammed: 22nd Jun 2015

22 plays

12 likes

No comments

The Ransom Note Herbman on Holiday Mix

The Ransom Note Herbman on Holiday Mix

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.

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Jammed: 15th Jun 2015

12 plays

6 likes

No comments

Words

Words

by Low

Every so often I take on some proofreading work and within a few hours of starting I realise that it's too bloody hard! Think yourselves lucky. I could have jammed 'Boyzone'....it's only words....

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Jammed: 13th Jun 2015

13 plays

13 likes

1 comments

Real Life

Real Life

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!

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Jammed: 8th Jun 2015

10 plays

5 likes

No comments

Your Woman

Your Woman

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/

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Get Your Woman at Amazon

Jammed: 4th Jun 2015

10 plays

10 likes

1 comments

Bloodsports

Bloodsports

by Drenge

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/

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Jammed: 29th May 2015

14 plays

6 likes

No comments

When You Sleep

When You Sleep

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/

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Get When You Sleep at Amazon

Jammed: 25th May 2015

17 plays

19 likes

1 comments

Ey up me duck

Ey up me duck

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"[1] 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/

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Get Ey up me duck at Amazon

Jammed: 21st May 2015

24 plays

12 likes

1 comments

Underneath The Arches

Underneath The Arches

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[1] with words and music by Bud Flanagan, and additional lyrics by Reg Connelly.[2] 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.[3] It refers to the arches of Friar Gate railway bridge and to the homeless men who slept there during the Great Depression.[4]" My #ramjams are all to celebrate the forthcoming #Ramathon - read all about it here: https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Rice4/

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Get Underneath The Arches at Amazon

Jammed: 17th May 2015

12 plays

9 likes

5 comments

For the Dead Men

For the Dead Men

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/

Watch it now

Get For the Dead Men at Amazon

Jammed: 13th May 2015

18 plays

12 likes

5 comments

The Last Rites

The Last Rites

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!

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Jammed: 11th May 2015

14 plays

8 likes

No comments

Anarchy In The UK

Anarchy In The UK

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/

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Jammed: 9th May 2015

17 plays

23 likes

2 comments

Steve Bloomer's Watching

Steve Bloomer's Watching

by DCFC

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/

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Jammed: 7th May 2015

10 plays

5 likes

No comments

Honestly Do Yr Worst

Honestly Do Yr Worst

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.

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Jammed: 29th Apr 2015

27 plays

17 likes

1 comments

Bashed Out

Bashed Out

by This Is the Kit

Not so much on this month's #Uncut CD that grabs me but I do like this. Reminds me a bit of early Kathryn Williams....

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Jammed: 22nd Apr 2015

16 plays

14 likes

1 comments

Pennsylvania 6-5000

Pennsylvania 6-5000

by Glenn Miller Orchestra

Lots of fun in the yarn studio today wigging out to some old 78s and 33s....

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Jammed: 17th Apr 2015

16 plays

13 likes

No comments

Elevation (Shelter Vocal)

Elevation (Shelter Vocal)

by Blaze

ooh this is just so Groovy for Wednesday lunchtime! Sun is oot. I've got my groove on.

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Jammed: 8th Apr 2015

19 plays

12 likes

No comments

I Don´t Want to Let You Down

I Don´t Want to Let You Down

by Sharon Van Etten

Just one of my favourite tunes of the month...

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Jammed: 6th Apr 2015

15 plays

18 likes

No comments

Iron Rose" (feat. MF Doom)

Iron Rose" (feat. MF Doom)

by Cannibal Ox

One of my faves from this month's Uncut CD

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Jammed: 27th Mar 2015

16 plays

8 likes

No comments

The Sun Always Shines On Tv

The Sun Always Shines On Tv

by a-ha

Several friends said they were going to watch the eclipse on TV today as it was too cloudy in the West of Scotland. So this is my #EclipseJam !

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Jammed: 20th Mar 2015

24 plays

20 likes

1 comments

The Duke Of Burgundy

The Duke Of Burgundy

by Cat's Eyes

I haven't seen the film yet but have been enjoying this track from this month's Uncut CD.

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Jammed: 17th Mar 2015

28 plays

16 likes

No comments

'Bad Place For A Good Time'

'Bad Place For A Good Time'

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

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Jammed: 11th Mar 2015

17 plays

15 likes

2 comments

No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross (Official Audio)

No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross (Official Audio)

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!

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Jammed: 5th Mar 2015

20 plays

18 likes

1 comments

Spring

Spring

by Ben Watt

I know I've jammed this before but living here, where snow is still flurrying and March knocking at the door, I like to remember Spring, and the bulbs, and everything....xx

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Jammed: 27th Feb 2015

23 plays

13 likes

1 comments

These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For

These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For

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

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Jammed: 19th Feb 2015

19 plays

15 likes

2 comments

Al Hassidi Terei

Al Hassidi Terei

by Songhoy Blues

Can't get enough of this at the moment... Another cracking track from this month's Uncut CD although I first heard it on 6 Music towards the end of last year.

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Jammed: 16th Feb 2015

23 plays

18 likes

2 comments

Feeling Good

Feeling Good

by Nina Simone

I have a tradition of listening to this track on days of personal significance. Am about to hand in my first (hopefully last!) application to do a PhD. Listening to Nina....

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Jammed: 13th Feb 2015

23 plays

28 likes

3 comments

Somebody Was Watching

Somebody Was Watching

by Pops Staples

"Now my bad times are better than my good times used to be" It's another great track from this month's Uncut CD keeping me going this week.

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Jammed: 11th Feb 2015

24 plays

20 likes

3 comments

Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)

Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)

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!

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Jammed: 4th Feb 2015

22 plays

14 likes

2 comments

Satan

Satan

by Diana Jones

Songs about satan on a cold Wednesday night? Yes please! #celticconnections

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Jammed: 28th Jan 2015

21 plays

14 likes

1 comments

One Too Many Mornings

One Too Many Mornings

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

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Jammed: 27th Jan 2015

24 plays

19 likes

4 comments

Destinies Entwined

Destinies Entwined

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.

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Jammed: 21st Jan 2015

31 plays

17 likes

5 comments

Can't Do Without You

Can't Do Without You

by Caribou

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

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Get Can't Do Without You at Amazon

Jammed: 15th Jan 2015

36 plays

27 likes

10 comments

I See a Darkness

I See a Darkness

by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

It's flipping dark here this week. How about you?

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Jammed: 8th Jan 2015

37 plays

30 likes

5 comments

Suicide (feat. A$AP Ferg) (Remix)

Jammed: 4th Jan 2015

15 plays

11 likes

3 comments

All Wishes Are Ghosts

All Wishes Are Ghosts

by Snowbird

No snow here but it is a very Snowbird kind of day. Possibly my album of the year....?

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Jammed: 29th Dec 2014

18 plays

18 likes

1 comments

Back Door Santa

Back Door Santa

by Clarence Carter

Proving to @spacegirlgail that I didn't make this up....

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Jammed: 20th Dec 2014

39 plays

23 likes

2 comments

Une Derniere Danse

Une Derniere Danse

by Benjamin Schoos (featuring Laetitia Sadier)

Another #picksof2014 which made the longlist but not the shortlist. Quite a jolly video too.

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Jammed: 15th Dec 2014

16 plays

11 likes

1 comments

Love Is to Die

Jammed: 11th Dec 2014

23 plays

20 likes

2 comments

Breakfast In Bed

Breakfast In Bed

by Dusty Springfield

Not xmassy. Not one of my #picksof2014 but it's in my head and that' why it's my new jam. Jam.

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Jammed: 6th Dec 2014

21 plays

25 likes

3 comments

Tangents (Radio Edit)

Tangents (Radio Edit)

by Simian Mobile Disco

It's on the longlist...not sure if it is making the shortlist yet... #picksof2014

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Jammed: 2nd Dec 2014

26 plays

13 likes

1 comments

Exit Only

Exit Only

by Deerhoof

Too many choice to order breakfast. We've all been there. This is not shortlist material but it's making the longlist. #picksof2014

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Jammed: 24th Nov 2014

25 plays

16 likes

1 comments

Nathaniel

Nathaniel

by Ben Watt

Am almost certain this is making it onto the shortlist... #picksof2014

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Jammed: 18th Nov 2014

29 plays

19 likes

No comments

Children

Children

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

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Jammed: 12th Nov 2014

20 plays

13 likes

No comments

Circles

Circles

by Kate Tempest

Starting to put together DJ Ricey's picks of 2014. This one is a definite. #picksof2014

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Jammed: 10th Nov 2014

15 plays

6 likes

2 comments

This Woman's Work

This Woman's Work

by Kate Bush

This woman's work is never done.....

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Jammed: 7th Nov 2014

16 plays

21 likes

No comments

Stevie

Stevie

by Kasabian

Very odd: I am normally not at all keen on Kasabian but hearing this on 6Music the other day it seems to have grown on me, a lot!

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Jammed: 4th Nov 2014

19 plays

12 likes

1 comments

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