February 5, 2007 – 1:02 am
2. Song 2wo – Earl Zinger
I don’t know what your workplace is like, but in the Media Department at UCE, we play each other music.
We each have our quirks: I like what I like. That’s all over the place, and you can get it here, of course.
Tim’s all Northern Soul with jazz and R&B providing major side themes.
Sam likes New Order and Bowie with a largely Radio 1 flavoured catalogue surrounding those artists.
Oli is very indie/folk/rock with a touch of hardcore and an explicable fondness for the Eagles.
Paul L likes a spot of Jah Wobble and the Go-Betweens.
Those last two, incidentally, are the only colleagues I have who can keep up a blog.
Recently, a recurring conversation that comes with musical examples has been about cover versions — the good, the bad and the unusual.
Oli likes his William Shatner sings Pulp’s ‘Common People’, and it does have high relative weirdness factor. Sam’s found a few treasures, and naturally Ciccone Youth’s ‘Into the Groovy’ has been hauled out — but the conversation has put this song in my head.
It is what it is: a reggae version of Blur’s ‘Song 2′. Who could resist?