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The one thing I really missed over Christmas, which was mostly spent inside because it’s stupid cold and I’ve been sick constantly, is going on winter walks. I was thinking about this after a brief moment of Christmas normality. My Dad came to stay for one night to celebrate my birthday with me. We went out for steak, got drunk, and then stayed up very late listening to music at home — mostly his old records that I “inherited” and have lugged around the country for years. Lots of Lindisfarne, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles.

When it came round to doing a special pre-NYE Slack’s show, I still had both those things in mind — walks and records. Think of this as a two-hour “walk” through some wintry sonic memories… The Molly Drake record is one of the first records I remember buying for myself with Christmas money; Hoola Bandoola Band and Shit & Chanel were two records picked up on a winter trip to Copenhagen; some of these records I associated with crunchy leaf wanders; some are great for forgetting all about the cold altogether…

Anyway, I had fun, as always. Enjoy!


Molly Drake — What Can a Song Do To You?
Syntonic Research, Inc. — Dawn at New Hope, Pennsylvania
Deniece Williams — Free
Colin Blunstone — Caroline Goodbye
Bayou — Barcarole
Julie Felix — Clickety Clack
Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express — Marai’s Wedding
Don Cooper — Bless the Children
Hoola Bandoola Band — Hemmet
Shit & Chanel — Dejlig Dreng
Alan Hull — Drug Song
Anne Briggs — Blackwater Side
Jessica Pratt — Half ‘Twain the Jesse
Bert Jansch — Tell Me What is True Love?
Miriam Makeba — Love Tastes Like Strawberries
Pointer Sisters — Dirty Work
Taylor Swift — Invisible String
Fleetwood Mac — Only Over You
Al Campbell — Gee Baby
Carol Campbell — Everything I Love Seems to Die
Alton Ellis — Black Man’s Pride
Earth & Stone — Jah Will Cut You Down
The Uniques — My Conversation
Haruomi Hosono — 薔薇と野獣
Arthur Verocai — Pelas Sombras
Skull Snaps — My Hang Up Is You
The Eliminators — Loving Explosion
Donald Byrd — Dominoes
George Duke — Brazilian Love Affair
Rim & Kasa — Love Me For Real
Ellen Arkbro & Johan Graden — Out of Luck

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