Blues

Moon's Song of the Week: Blowjob For the Blues by Beans on Toast

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Nothing on my new music radar has really lit me up this week so here’s something from the vault that you may not have come across before. Beans on Toast is a part time minstrel/part time bar man who is probably most famous for being really good mates with Frank Turner. Beans has supported Frank at several of his gigs including the one night mega concert at Wembley which is where I first saw him. During the Wembley set Beans tried out some songs he’d never done before, forgot the words, abandoned a couple half way through because he was bored and then dived into the relatively modest audience (most people hadn’t even arrived at that point) and demanded they carry him to the bar. In short it was bloody fantastic.

This track comes from Beans’ album “Trying to Tell the Truth” and is the perfect accompaniment for the festival season. If you like low-fi music videos featuring girls with no trousers dancing like your dad, then this is the tune for you.

You can download this track for free from his website.

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RIP Etta James

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This isn’t really geek news but Etta James passed away today at the age of 73. I’ve been a fan of Etta’s music for some time and she’s one of the artists that I routinely listen to while working so I thought it was only right to acknowledge that. Here’s a bit of her wonderful music to brighten your Friday night.

Rest in Peace, Etta. Thanks for the music.

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