Friday, February 3, 2012

I Was Given Just One Wish

One thing I get more than just about anything else since taking up this blog (and indeed, prior to it as well) is questions concerning Freja's musical interests. Regrettably, I'm hardly in her Highness' inner circle, so my guess is as good as your own. I make a point of suggesting bands and songs to readers via post titles because of my own adoration of the art of organized noise, but there's nothing better for you lot than the real thing, I reckon.

Freja recently made another contribution to the totes brill SHOWstudio, giving them her best music hit mix. It's a list of ten songs, and seven bands, which you will all want to check out. Present (of course) is her beloved PJ Harvey, wicked Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire (who are amaaaaaaze live, btw), and newcomer Anna Calvi, who I don't doubt she picked up from Karl Lagerfeld (last I checked, he had shitloads of copies of her eponymous debut record). Oh, and some Radiohead, cos how could you not?

I'll post Youtube links of the album versions of these so you don't need to scour the net. Also, here's the link to the SHOWstudio page in case you want to check out some of the other lists (Frigaciak fans will be pleased to note Frida's suggestion of Sweden's Fever Ray made it on to Jac's top 10, and Abbey Lee kicks it old school with some Lou Reed, ACDC, and Rolling Stones). Enjoy!

1. "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic

2. "Morning Light" by Anna Calvi

3. "White Chalk" by PJ Harvey

4. "All I Need" by Radiohead

5. "Silence" by PJ Harvey

6. "Wasted Hours" by Arcade Fire

7. "Grinnin' In Your Face" by Son House

8. "Ready To Start" by Arcade Fire

9. "Angel" by PJ Harvey

10. "The Road" by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Peace, love, and floating,
Gill Ford

* "What Else Is There?" was the third single from Norwegian duo Röyksopp's second record, The Understanding. It features lyrics written and sung by Sweden's Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife and Fever Ray fame.