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Sleeping Podcast and My Top Five Songs about a Place

Zzz…. I’m drifting off thanks to lovely podcast you guys made. Check it out here.

Sleeping Podcast.mp3

I’m away for a week but the next theme is going to be My Top Five Songs about a Place. It can be any kind of place; a street, a city, a country. It can be your hometown, a favourite a holiday, a place of particular signifigance or just evoke a certain feeling in you.  Anyway, here are mine what are yours?

5. Eustace Street, Delorentos

4. Walcott, Vampire Weekend (I went to Cape Cod on my J1, ah memories!)

3. London Calling, The Clash

2. Waterloo sunset, the kinks

1. Sufjan Stevens, Chicago


July 3, 2008 - Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast, Sleep


  1. that’s a very good idea Tom for a podcast

    Comment by BC | July 3, 2008 | Reply

  2. I mean a very good podcasting subject. sorry for my engrish!

    Comment by BC | July 3, 2008 | Reply

  3. A Tribute to the places I’ve lived (in order of duration):

    7. Texarkana – R.E.M.
    6. Carolina In My Mind – James Taylor
    5. Rocky Road to Dublin – Gaelic Storm (I prefer this one)
    4. For Boston – Dropkick Murphys
    3. Notre Dame Fight Song – U of Notre Dame Marching Band
    2. O Canada – Five Iron Frenzy
    1. Minneapolis – That Dog

    And because they should be included: Alaska by The Flynns, and Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Comment by Liz | July 4, 2008 | Reply

  4. gee tom, you come up with the best ideas EVER!!

    jonathon richman-new england (admit it you loved his dancing)
    josh ritter -california
    The Fratellis-Chelsea Dagger
    the blizzards-first girl to leave town
    Ryan Adams-New York New York
    REM -all the way to Reno

    not exactly my top 6 but its all i could think of….now if ya put up these i’d be mightily impressed: The rose of Mooncoin, The Rose of Tralee…Or On the banks of my own lovely Leeeeeeeeeee!!! Hahahaha!!!

    Comment by sue | July 4, 2008 | Reply

  5. 5.House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
    4.Back In The USSR – The Beatles
    3.Postcards From Italy – Beirut
    2.A New England – Billy Bragg
    1.Angeles – Elliott Smith

    Comment by Norman | July 4, 2008 | Reply

  6. I’m gonna join you on the nostalgia bandwagon this week Tom.

    1. Rock and Roll Band by Boston. “Dancing on the streets of Hyannis”.
    2. Roadrunner by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. The line with the Stop & Shop reminds me of being in the Stop & Shop funnily enough. And yes, Stop and Shop counts as a place.
    3. Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys. This is Jonathan Papelbons song for the Sox, great tune too.

    *Unsuccessfully trying to think of a Queen song*

    4. Seize the Day by Damian Dempsey. Reminds me of my scumbag youth.

    5. New York by Sinatra. Reminds of the few games I’ve been to in Yankee Stadium.

    Comment by Brian | July 5, 2008 | Reply

  7. In no particular order of preference:
    Ukraine- The Minutes
    Panic- The Smiths
    I’m shipping up to Boston- Dropkick Murphys
    Letter to Memphis- Pixies
    New York, I love you but you’re bringing me down- LCD Soundsystem

    Also so you know I’m a friend of Sue Kenners: The Green and Red of Mayo by the Saw Doctors!!!! 🙂

    Comment by Traz | July 8, 2008 | Reply

  8. There’s A Man In Cambridge (song about Syd Barrett) because thats where ye all are!! sniff sniff!

    Comment by sue | July 10, 2008 | Reply

  9. Mile End: Blur
    From the Bench at Belvedere: The Boo Radleys
    Dayton Ohio, 19 something and 5: Guided by Voices
    Holland 1945: Neutral Milk Hotel
    Creque Alley: The Mamas and the Papas

    Comment by gardenhead | July 10, 2008 | Reply

  10. Definitely this one ,

    Route 66 – Rolling Stones

    Comment by BC | July 10, 2008 | Reply

  11. The girls on the beach – Beach boys

    Comment by BC | July 10, 2008 | Reply

  12. Roadrunner-Modern Lovers (Great Massachusetts Anthem)
    Bottle of Buckie-Ted Leo+Pharmacists (Best song ever written about drinking Buckfast in the North)
    The Mero-The Mighty Stef
    213-Showcase Showdown
    The Guns of Brixton-The Clash

    Comment by Joe | July 12, 2008 | Reply

  13. One of my favourite songs ever has to be Simon and Garfunkel- America, it makes me wanna up and travel, and a mention would have to be given to ‘The only living boy in New York’ also.

    Comment by Kate | July 14, 2008 | Reply

  14. *Banned in D.C. (about punk scene in D.C.) – Bad Brains
    *Big Rock Candy Mountains (about Appalachia)- Henry McClintock
    *Chicago – Sufjan Stevens
    *505 (about a hotel room in NY) – Arctic Monkeys
    *Woman of the Ghetto (about the Kingston, Jamaica ghettos) – Phyllis Dillon

    Comment by Jenna! | July 14, 2008 | Reply

  15. ‘When they come knocking at your door, how ya gonna come? With your hands in the air or the trigger of your gun?’ – Whoa, hoa, The Guns Of Brixton….

    And, “Across 110th Street” – Bobby Womack.

    Comment by Roisin | July 14, 2008 | Reply

  16. Good call Roisín,
    Coney Island – Van Morrison
    Bleeker Street – Simon & Garfunkel
    Manhattan – as sung by Ella Fitzgerald (you could have a whole New York podcast you know)
    and my Ma would kill me if I didn’t put this one in
    Raglan Road – sung by Luke Kelly & the Dubliners

    Brian, you could always go with Freddie and Monserrat Cabbale singing ‘Barcelona’

    Comment by James | July 15, 2008 | Reply

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