Thursday, 28 June 2012

Town Bike - Tour De Force (cycling) VIDEO


a month to go...

yup, just a month til the games begin so now's the ideal time to get IT'S THE TAKING PART THAT COUNTS - A GLOBAL POP SPORTSDAY... prepare yourself with Darren Hayman, Saint Etienne, White Town, the Butterflies Of Love and many many more... oh yes...

Monday, 25 June 2012

White Town - Theme For Olympic Weightlifting

oh, yes... chart topper and all round good egg Jyoti Mishra has the honour of being the last track from It's The Taking Part That Counts to be previewed on the blog...

Monday, 18 June 2012

a Metro review for It's The Taking Part That Counts

we have a review in the Metro:

There will doubtless be other musical tributes to the Olympics, be they blandly triumphalist orchestral anthems or bombastic power ballads, but none will be as charming as this two-CD collection, in which each of the 26 sports at the London Games are represented by a single track.

The Sunny Street - Steffi (Tennis)

the Sunny Street love Steffi Graf, and their Tennis song sits perfectly between house music and indiepop... it's all Fred Perrys, summers, lawns, strawberries, and very short shorts...

next week: White Town

Monday, 11 June 2012

Hannah Peel - The Bully (Hockey)

Hannah Peel has been extremely busy of late, what with her Hockey track for "it's the taking part that counts" and the Magnetic North album, both of which are, of course, UNMISSABLE:

Hannah Peel on the sport of Hockey:
"I had a bully for a teacher. 
..I cowered and shivered in my gym skirt and t-shirt at the corner of the pitch. 
With the wind and snow on my back and bare legs, she laughed at my agony"

Written by Hannah Peel
Performed by Hannah Peel (piano / vocals / percussion / samples) and Simon Tong (Guitars / Bass / Drums)
Additional text: 'Know the Game, Women's Hockey' 3rd Edition 1954