Anyone who read the boring bit of my last post (survey) would have noticed that this web site reaches (or has reached) it’s 20th birthday around this time. I had all these elaborate plans for concerts or records or books to celebrate but just never got around to doing any of that… so the celebration will have to be this blog post of reminiscences and I’ll save the big stuff for the 25th birthday – pop December 2019 in your calendars.
It’s that time of year again where you get to choose your fave tracks by your fave bands – I’ll bore you with a bit of history down the page – but to be honest I’d rather you clicked on that button down there rather than listen to me on another pathetic nostalgia trip! Take the 2014 survey
There’ll possibly be a tombola where one lucky voter can win some bric-a-brac
A Head Full of Wishes came in to being at the tail end of 1994 (followed by the Mailing list a few months later) – the survey arrived for Christmas 1995 and in that poll you could only choose from three Luna albums and two Damon & Naomi ones, the Galaxie 500 albums were out of print and the reissues where only a rumour!
This year’s survey has been hastily thrown together in a Google form since the changes to the website I made in the spring rather broke the old survey engine. This means you’ll have to type your favourite tracks – and I’ll have to sort out the muddle like I used to in the olden days of votes by email.
Damon and Naomi’s next studio album will be released on 17th February next year and is the soundtrack to Naomi’s short film Fortune which premiered in May of this year. The album will feature eleven new tracks and will be available on LP, CD and as a digital download.
Most covered songwriters
Jonathan Richman : 4
Lou Reed : 4 (solo and with the VU – plus a bonus coming down this very page)
John Lennon : 3 (2 solo tracks and one of The Beatles’ covers)
Lee Hazelwood : 3