Sunday, June 24, 2007

Just two things... plus the weekly chart

Time to take a look at the weekly top 10 as we move away from the Midsummer weekend marking the top of summer here in Sweden. Hopefully still a whole lot of sunny days left, but the hours of daylight are now officially shrinking towards autumn and winter.

But that's still a long, long way away.

Labyrinth cover1. David Bowie - As The World Falls Down - Labyrinth (soundtrack)
2. Tom Waits - Long Way Home - Orphans
3. Walter Becker & John Beasley - Hudson Hump - Mose The Fireman
=. Steely Dan - Only A Fool Would Say That - Can't Buy A Thrill
=. Genesis - The Carpet Crawlers - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
6. David Bowie - Eight Line Poem - Hunky Dory
7. Frank Zappa & The Mothers - I'm The Slime - Single version (different guitar solo)
=. Frank Zappa - Son Of Mr. Green Genes - Hot Rats
9. Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Anyway The Wind Blows - Swiss Cheese (Beat The Boots II)
=. Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart - Muffin Man - Bongo Fury

Bowie on top this week with a song from one of those movies that a) included David in the cast b) got so-so reviews and c) didn't become the success it was supposed to be. At the same time it's the type of movie that a few years down the line has upgraded its reputation. Not that we'll be seeing it anytime soon.

What we will see is Genesis live. More on that in a sentence or two as soon as we've noted that Tom Waits is the surprise this week. Usually not that well achieved by our listeners. Let's see how he does on the monthly top 20 due early July as we update the Radio Dupree homepage.

So, back to Genesis. As mentioned in a post earlier this week, fans of the group can see them live in Germany piped by satellite to selected cinemas in Sweden. Too good an offer to pass, so on the eve of the 27 Radio Dupree will board the station vehicles and travel to Lövånger to catch Genesis live in glorious digital splendor and 5.1 sound. Expect our experience it to be blogged here!

And coming up on Tuesday the 26 is 24 hours of no Radio Dupree. We'll be off the air. Most stations take part in the Day of silence action to protest against proposed high increases in the royalty rates for online broadcasting. Read more by clicking the link. We'll be back online on the 27.


monsterpants said...

I've been in love with Labyrinth since I first saw it at age 7. (I was too young, it freaked the crap out of me, but I still loved it).

"As the World Falls Down" happens to be one of my favourite songs of all time. This year for Halloween I'm going to be the Goblin King. I've been growing my own "wig" since last Halloween, and I recently found the perfect blouse. You can be sure I'll post pictures online somewhere afterward. :)

Neb and/or Siggy said...

Let us see those pictures when they're up! Thanks for the comment.