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!!
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!
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.