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Earworms 18 March 2019

I’m feeling glassy eyed looking through your bumper crop of windows this morning, so thank you very much. If you have an earworm you would like to share, please send an .mp3, .m4a or a link to [email protected], together with a few words about why you’ve chosen it. Next week’s theme will be beaches. Sand between your toes, pebbles in your sandals, the smell of seaweed … you get my drift. And for bonus ‘Spill points this week, see if you can guess which RRer laid claim to the above window.

Seldom Scene – Open up the Window, Noah – tincanman: There were windows on the ark! Who knew? It’s hard to make a living playing modern bluegrass – even if you’re all near virtuosos on your chosen instrument. The lads all had regular jobs in Washington and couldn’t perform often, hence the name.

Oleta Adams – Window of Hope – severin: More upbeat and optimistic than most of my recent offerings. Don’t worry, it won’t last. Anyway, she has a great voice and is only ever remembered for that song about getting here if you can.

Ella Fitzgerald – Open Your Window – Ravi Raman: From her album Ella. “Open your window/ Make a deep sigh”… What a singer!

Angel Olsen – Windows – vanwolf: Off her 2014 album which is pretty good.

Bonnie Dobson – Rainy Windows – Ravi Raman: more about Chicago I suppose. But it’s a good song and her voice is excellent.

Kim Churchill – Window to the Sky – severin: It’s that man again. In fact I sent this same track in to Earworms a few years ago. Well worth a listen if you missed it that time – or even if you didn’t. It’s about a window to the sky and it soars.

Spirit – Topanga windows – glassarfemptee: I was very taken with the first Spirit album in 1968, not least this dreamy number. I particularly like the line ‘the cat lies sleeping, waiting for the night’.

Manfred Mann Chapter Three – One Way Glass – shoegazer: Oldie from 1969.

The Shamen – Through My Window – vanwolf: From their indie album Drop – I think I mp3d this quite a few years ago from the vinyl so if the quality is dodgy blame me. I saw them before it was released – always liked their stuff before they split and went a different direction.

Pete Atkin – Ballad of an Upstairs Window – AliM: This song just cracks me up, it’s like my life in microcosm. Lyrics by Clive James.

Leonard Cohen – The Window – Maggie B: The only song possible for this topic. Those beautiful lyrics and that violin!

Open up the Window, Noah
Window Of Hope
Open Your Window (Album Version)
Bonnie Dobson – Rainy Windows
Window to the Sky
Topanga windows
One Way Glass
Through my window
Ballad Of An Upstairs Window

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