Belle & Sebastian
are one of those bands that enjoy enormous credibility by critics, fans and the industry but never really made a big impact commercially. The music of the Glasgow based formation around Stuart Murdoch is often labelled as «wistful pop».
Are we still partying or not? If so then «Miss You». Or maybe «Cumbia en Do Menor». If the party's over then I'll probably stick the tele on.
I only have a shower in my flat, so no music in the bathroom. I'll have a bath in a hotel, but probably just put the tele on in the background.
I've been listening to the Jonathan Wilson album a lot so if I were camping in the desert I'd listen to «Desert Raven». On a solar powered hi-fi, presumably.
Usually listen to BBC 6music in the kitchen. The new Field Music record is currently getting a lot of play.
This would get me on the dancefloor.
I'm probably tripping so maybe listening to the Floyd.
To make me feel suave and sophisticated.
I would run naked round the flat to it.
I don't drive but if I'm in car late at night it's usually with my DJ buddy Andrew Divine and we'll listen to one of his mixes. Spanky Wilson's «You» might appear.
«Dark Woods» by my friend Claire's band Abagail Grey.
Don't listen to music. I like to hear what's going on around me, or chat with my girlfriend if she's running too.
When I got together with my girlfriend she said she could tell when we were getting serious in the bedroom because I'd stop playing 45s and put a CD on. The CD of choice was the Soul Jazz New Orleans Funk compilation.
When I'm at my folks we usually watch football on the tele. Maybe my dad would put on something by Richard Thompson.
Is it a long flight? If it's a short one I'll just read. On a long one I might fall asleep with the comedy channel on, although I did once listen to «The Girls in Their Summer Clothes» several times in a row on the in flight radio.
To remind me that the ghost is usually unmasked.
No music, I'm trying to sleep.
Not a song, more often a football or current affairs podcast.
To remind me what to do when it's fixed.
No music, the news on the radio. I'm old.
Recently work has been DJing, so I'm listening to the next record in the headphones. It's «Can You Get to That».
A big hit in the common room, sadly.
I wish they'd made a whole album of music concrete break beat tunes.
In Cambridge 1995.
We'd get this on in the dressing room after every show on the last tour.
Rangers song, although today they're bust so that song makes me laugh.
My folks bought this for me when I was small, along with a compilation of kids' TV themes.
On the church organ.
The greatest Glasgow band, their most epic song.
The summer before I came back to Glasgow to go to university I was living in Colchester and playing with my first band. Dids, the drummer would drive us around in a VW van, playing dub.
This was also played that night.
The pinnacle of country-soul.
We were dancing to this in the house on my girlfriend's birthday last week.
Christmas #1 in 1983.
I always play it when I DJ.
To make up for not attending church!
Because it's a standard.