Don’t Go To Waste

This may be none of my business as a Briton but…

If you put me on the spot I’m not sure I can list the achievements of the Obama Presidency but he is important if nothing else as a representative of a type of change many people never thought they’d see in the White House. On top of that, America, you really don’t want Mitt Romney as your leader for the next four years. Do you?

Galaxie 500 covering Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers.

Don’t Let Our Youth Go To Waste


A Reader Requests

A reader called Freesoundcollective (possibly not his/her real name) has asked for a repost of Luna’s cover of Sweet Child O’Mine, yes that Sweet Child O’Mine, done for a radio session. Luna were Dean Wareham’s follow up to Galaxie 500 and this cover is a genuine thing of beauty so I’m more than happy to oblige. If you haven’t heard this before, you really should.


Luna ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’

After Galaxie 500 split Dean Wareham formed Luna, who at some point recorded this version of Sweet Child O’Mine. Yup, that Sweet Child O’Mine.


Galaxie 500 ‘Fourth of July’

Starting up here we left off yesterday with some quality indie rock, fuzzy guitars and lo-fi drums, but this time with Galaxie 500, slightly more sensitive than The Mary Chain. This is Fourth Of July, from their second album This Is Our Music, and is a step on from the fragile sounds of their first lp, On Fire. It starts off our Sunday with the line ‘I wrote a poem on a dog biscuit, and the dog refused to loook at it, so I got drunk and looked at the Empire State Building, it was no bigger than a nickel’.