This podcast is not really all that referendumy, I thin... actually, I suppose it is kind of. I'm sorry to do this to you, but it's more or less unavoidable at this stage because if you're in Scotland it's impossible to think of anything else. I started off trying to make it apolitical and just play some tenuously connected songs, but fuck it, in the end it inevitably seeped in.
In the words of the utterly obscure (but excellent) MC Quake: "It feels good to be in Scotland; it feels like home."
I have no idea how it's all going to go of course, and I am not the sort of ideological idiot who thinks it will be fucking amazing or fucking disastrous either way. I am looking for a marginal improvement, and that will be good enough for me. It's become my home, Scotland, almost by accident. I ended up studying here and then entirely coincidentally fell in love with a Scottish girl and found myself back, some five years after graduating.
And now I'm here. Possibly permanently. Which is a strange thought, given I had no reason to end up here.
01. The Sound of Music - So Long, Farewell (00.22)02. The Futureheads - Yes/No (01.21)03. MC Quake - Feels Good To Be In Scotland (06.59)04. Ballboy - I Hate Scotland (13.09)05. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (21.03)06. The Police - Every Breath You Take (25.21)07. Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go (30.33)08. The Delgados - Aye Today (36.37)09. Eliot Smith - Say Yes (41.45)10. REM - It's the End of the World as We Know It (48.00)11. Billy Bragg - Take Down the Union Jack (56.04)12. Orange Juice - Rip It Up (1.01.10)13. The Rezillos - No (1.06.47)14. Aretha Franklin - Sisters Are Doing it For Themselves (1.09.35)15. Erasure - A Little Respect (1.13.54)16. Sly & the Family Stone - Que Sera Sera (1.22.43)17. The Smiths - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (1.27.59)