Monday, September 27, 2004

Pop Quiz With Prizes.

Today sees the release of the smashingly packaged self titled Bronze Age Fox compilation of singles and b-sides.

And seeing as I've got an extra copy or two I thought I'd give all you lovely people a chance of owning your very own copy along with some other goodies that are lying around at Spoilt Victorian Mansions.

All you have to do is listen to the following 20 intro's of some songs that have been posted on this blog in the last four months and jot down the Artist and Title....

Simple eh?

1 - Intro No. 1

2 - Intro No. 2

3 - Intro No. 3

4 - Intro No. 4

5 - Intro No. 5

6 - Intro No. 6

7 - Intro No. 7

8 - Intro No. 8

9 - Intro No. 9

10 - Intro No. 10

11 - Intro No. 11

12 - Intro No. 12

13 - Intro No. 13

14 - Intro No. 14

15 - Intro No. 15

16 - Intro No. 16

17 - Intro No. 17

18 - Intro No. 18

19 - Intro No. 19

20 - Intro No. 20

You can either post your answers in the comments or mail me (click the linky thing down the bottom of my sidebar).

Have fun and good luck.

Visit - Bronze Age Fox and download the excellent "Show Me Something More" that's featured on the album.

Buy - Bronze Age Fox

(p.s. If you root around the archives "Forty Four" from the album is still available for download).

Now for all those who were wanting a tune....

Cat Stevens - If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out

Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) has been in the news again over this debacle....

But I'm not going to get into the politics of this, just talk about the tune and where I first heard it...

Which was in one of the best films ever made... Harold And Maude.

If you haven't seen it I'm not going to tell you too much about it, just that it's about a young man (22) who makes a habit of tormenting his mother and the girls she keeps trying to set him up with by faking suicides, until he meets Maude(79) at a funeral, both of whom tend to go to a lot of funerals they haven't been invited to, and to cut a long story short.... they hit it off.

Cat Stevens recorded the soundtrack for the film which was released in 1971... and it fits the mood and tempo of it perfectly.

As far as I know the soundtrack was never released, but fear not as this song can be found on Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits Volume 2.

I'm not generally a folky kind of fan, and I'm not sure if I would love this song as much if I didn't always connect it to the film...

But as a package I do love it.

See what you think anyway.

Visit - Cat Stevens and read his statement on last weeks events.

Buy - Harold and Maude, you won't regret it.

Get over to An Idiots Guide To Dreaming and read this here post... one of the best I've read.



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