Just a quick note to say that our guest DJ at the Phoenix this month is David Feck of Comet Gain. David was one of the first people I met when I moved to London in the late Eighties and started going to indie pop gigs - I remember very clearly him telling me about the TVPs at a party one time. We were even in a band together. For ten minutes or so. I was the singer. He was a go-go dancer. So it'll be great to have him as a guest at long last. I'm looking forward to it!
Indie song of the week: "Taste Of Cindy" by the Jesus And Mary Chain
Sixties song of the week: "Promised Land" by Johnnie Allan.
Edwyn Collins, April 2008: "I was doing a radio interview and I didn't feel well. I woke up in hospital and I was overwhelmed when I realised what had happened. It was eight weeks before I could bear to listen to music. [My wife] Grace brought me a CD compilation I'd made for the car. I listened to Johnnie Allan's 'Promised Land' and I broke down. I was relieved... I could remember it."
Hope to see you there!
How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
Saturday September 20th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP, three minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station, 9pm-3am, £4 members, £6 non members. Membership is free from www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk
Guest DJ: David Feck (Comet Gain)
The Smiths to The Supremes, Orange Juice to Otis Redding, indie pop, northern soul, and songs that saved your life.