Episode 90 of the podcast and Niall asks Andrea to clarify her tweet about men’s hair during lockdown.
There’s been some news this week, and naturally, none of it is good news. Thankfully, we have Reasons To Be Cheerful.
Up for discussion this week? A new album from Austra – HiRUDiN along with tracks from Hayley Williams, Participant, Jessie Ware and Arca.
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- Andrea on men’s hair
- Dickie Rock vs Johnny Logan – “Give Johnny a hug? I’d give him a fucking box.”
The war between brylcreemed balladeers was over before it had begun.
- Electric Picnic is finally cancelled.
- Primavera too.
- 20% capacity, fan pods, one-way hallways, Temperature checks, entire venues sanitised before and after a gig – we discuss what gigs will possibly look like after lockdown
Reasons To Be Cheerful (21:30)
A surprise quiz for Andrea (27:34)
Songs of the week (0:35:25)
- Participant – Oh No, Give Up
- Hayley Williams – Simmer
- Arca – Nonbinary
- Jessie Ware – Save A Kiss
Album of the week (1:00:37)
Austra – HiRUDiN
The fourth album from Canadian artist Katie Stelmanis “traces a deeply personal journey towards regeneration, dealing with the fallout of toxic relationships, queer shame, and insecurity.”
Fun fact: It’s named after the peptide released by leeches that is the most potent anticoagulant in the world, HiRUDiN is about the importance of healing the self, letting go of harmful influences, and finding the power to rebuild.
Any Other Business? (1:34:00)
Nora Ephron – Heartburn
Ali Smith – Winter
The Harry Potter audiobooks
Julie and Julia (film)
High Maintenance (TV)
Friday Night Lights (TV)
Closing track: Moon Paw Print – Take Time (Tonight)