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Newslist and Playlist for Wednesday 1st February 2012

Well, we’re into the month of luuurve… and if you luuurve news and tunes:

News perused on this week’s muse:

It’s chilly! (obviously)

Branson wants us all off our faces!

Newt Gingrich wants us all out of this world… and on the moon.

…with some fitting sound tracks:
Calvin Harris – Acceptable in the 80’s

AC/DC – Back in Black

Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman

Eric Clapton – Cocaine (Easy there Branson!)

Coldplay – God Put A Smile Upon Your Face

Wannadies – You and Me Song

Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight (Or Dancing On the Moon, eh Gingrich?!)

CSS – Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above

Ed Sheeran – Lego House

MGMT – Electric Feel

Jamiroquai – Canned Heat

David Bowie – Rebel Rebel

Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

See you next week!!

Newslist and Playlist for Wednesday 18th January 2012

Some stories covered on the show:

Ian Hislop attends the Leveson Inquiry and says that no new press laws need to be implemented (Hurray for a free press!)

Wikipedia protest against SOPA (Harray for free information!.. although I didn’t know too much about that story because Wikipedia was down…)

MP’s urge us to take 2 nights off booze a week (Hurray for free livers! But for many surely this is an increase?!)

So it was a freedom filled week all round and here are the songs I thought would help celebrate this freedom:

Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

Beatles – Help! [a reflection on my broadcasting prowess]

Stornoway – Zorbing

The Cure – Lovecats

The Subways – Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen

Starsailor – Alcoholic [allegedly the state of our nation]

Blur – Song 2

The Jam – Going Underground

Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved

Queen – Flash

Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil

Coral – In the Morning

Kanye West (feat. Chris Martin) – Homecoming

Seeing this list makes me realise there is no rhyme nor rhythm to my song-selection process… although admittedly all of the songs do contain both rhyme and rhythm. They’re all great songs though!

Midweek Muse

Welcome to the Midweek Muse playlists and news reel! Midweek Muse is hosted by Matt Jarvis on Phoenix.

You’ll join me on Midweek Muse for some nuisance news, sizzling satire, trump tunes and an abolition on alliteration (There’s one for you GCSE English fans out there…). Combine this with local events and unnewsual stories and we must be on to a winner!

Every week you’ll find a run down of news items covered on the show, as well as the week’s playlist.