Meeting No. 20 – Set the controls for the heart of the sun

June 2012 has been a wet miserable month but that didn’t dampen this sun related evening at Johns relocated living space – goodbye ultra modern city centre Leeds flat, hello beautiful old house in rural Keighley. John and Si had concentrated on tunes about the Sun whilst I made a compilation of tunes related to our solar system……couldn’t find a track for ‘Uranus’ but then found out it’s colour is described as ‘Electric Blue’ so went with that. I thought I’d done well…….until I saw Jez’s effort – a complete booklet with selected lyrics from each song designed to take you on a stellar journey – “It’s loosely based on Henry V”……! There was even an interval built in. A great night – watching Balotelli stick 2 past the Germans, playing an array of musical instruments, eating cheese and chewing the fat whist playing a tonne of great tunes on an awesome stereo system…..what’s not to like…

Caribou – Sun – John

The Offspring – Staring at the sun – Jez

The Clean – Stars – Bob

Bat for Lashes – Two Planets – Si

Harmonia – Sonnenschein – John

Hawkwind РSilver Machine  РJez

Jah Wobbles Invaders Of The Heart – The Sun Does Rise – Bob

Tom Vek – The Lower The Sun – Si

A Broken Consort – A Sundering Path – John

The Drums – Me and the Moon – Jez

Low – Venus – Bob

Julian Cope – Sunspots – Si

St Vincent – Northern Lights – John

Gorillaz – Every Planet we reach is Dead – Jez

London Symphony Orchestra – Jupiter – Bob

Lightspeed Champion – Galaxy Of The Lost – Si

Miracle – Sunstar – John

Hawkwind – Quark, Strangeness & Charm – Jez

Katy McCarty  РRocketship РBob

Metric – Twilight Galaxy – Si

Dodgy – Waiting for the sun – John

……..We had a short Eukelele Session and 2 track interlude………

Sharaab – Earth and Sky – Jez

Tandy Love – Anagram Jam – Bob

………Then back to the Sun and the stars…………..

The Naked and Famous – The Sun – Si

Surf City – See How The Sun – John

Seahorses – Blinded by the sun – Jez

Heroes of the Galleon Trade – Neptune’s Last Stand – Bob

TV on the Radio – Staring at the Sun – Si

Graffiti 6 – Stare into the Sun – John

Symarip – Skinhead Moonstomp – Jez

Frank Sidebottom – Space is Ace – Bob

New Order – Sunrise – Si

Wilco – Sunloathe – John

Rage Against the Machine – People of the Sun – Jez

Lou Reed – Satellite of love – Bob

Kate Bush – Sunset – Si

A Winged Victory For The Sullen – We played some open chords and rejoiced for the earth had circled the sun yet another year – John

Bob the Chiropodist

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