Fantasy writer’s workout music!
Seem to remember hearing this on the radio a lot as a kid. Always liked it.
British Channel 4’s 1982 animated adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, with David Bowie doing the introduction. (That barn owl…)
I’m so happy this exists:
Was looking up David Bowie because it’s his birthday. After a quiet ten years he’s put out a new song, Where Are We Now?, ahead of an album, The Next Day, to be released in March.
A good start to the year if ever there was one.
Lovely gothic waltz by Hungry Ghosts. They’re from Melbourne, too. I Don’t Think About You Anymore But, I Don’t Think About You Anyless
Also delighting in The Cinematic Orchestra, Arrival of the Birds & Transformation
I’ve had a bit of a thing for dark and spooky country music ever since I was a kid listening to Johnny Cash at my grandparents’ place and I heard Ghost Riders in the Sky. Of course, let it not be forgotten that Australia’s favourite folk song is a yarn, frequently set to sweet and swollen strings with the national flag flying in the background, about a bloke who drowns himself rather than be caught for stealing a sheep (and whose ghost lingers on, pining eternally for the sheep, a magnificent ram with balls like this. Anyway…)
Christian Read turned me on to Ghoultown, from which I waltzed to some other bands in the gothic country vein, or whatever you call it. Here’s 13 variously melancholy, vengeful and batshit songs that I recently found and liked:
Redwest (spaghetti western metal!):
Fistful of Dollars
And I might have to post another 13 soon.