Melodic Randomiser: Isolation Radio, day eleven.

Today the Melodic Randomiser spewed out a track from 1974 called 1984, one from 1984 about leaving home and one from 2012 (rather spoiling the pattern) about coming home.

The first cut is the deepest, so they say, and that might just be the case on today’s Isolation Radio show…

…given that the first cut is David Bowie‘s dystopian reimagining of George Orwell‘s “1984”, from the fantastic Diamond Dogs album.

Then we have the reliably bonkers Art of Noise and a track which samples The Andrews Sisters‘ WWII classic, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, this is “The Army Now”.*

And we finish up today with a song from the original soundtrack album of one of the best TV dramas about music I think I’ve seen, Treme.

This sprawling series by The Wire creator, David Simon, follows life in the titular area of New Orleans which was so badly devastated by Hurricane Katrina. It brilliantly chronicles the neglect felt by inhabitants and how they felt let down by the Bush administration, mirrored by the deep love of jazz and it’s long traditions in the community. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it for your quarantine watch list.

So to play us out, here’s Steve Zahn‘s character, DJ DAVIS and the Brassy Knoll, with “The Road Home”

That concludes today’s festivities, but rest assured I shall return tomorrow for more electronic entertainment from the ether.



{*If you wish to hear my very own megamix tribute to The Art of Noise, combined with a bit of New Order, you can listen or download from HERE for free}

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