Cut Me Some Slack this week was brought to you by singer-songwriter types. There's music from Mic Christopher (hat-tip to Kieran McKeown), The Frames, Love and Money, Dean Owens, and Jeff Buckley. 2 Irish, 2 Scottish, and 1 American - if you're counting. All great, regardless.
Mic Christopher's album Skylarkin' has a really interesting backstory to it and we also talk about his relationship with Glen Hansard. Hansard, best-known (at least in South Korea) for 'Once' and the song 'Falling Slowly' is an integral figure in the first two acts. We also jibber on about busking in Grafton Street, fixing bikes, and the soaring cost of concert tickets.
Love and Money's 'Last Ship On The River' (from the 'Littledeath' album) comes complete with a Tina Turner anecdote, fans buying you meals, and the madness of the record label years. Which leads on to 'Raining in Glasgow', a great song from Dean Owens. It could be subtitled 'dreich melancholia'? Owens is not from Glasgow and the song was recorded in Nashville. Still, a great track.
To close the show, we played Jeff Buckley's 'Last Goodbye' from the excellent album 'Grace'. Hope you enjoy it.
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