OUTSIDELEFT NIGHT IN
A New Playlist every day
When the night economy was closed down, and much of the daytime economy too and people took to their homes, we began as a lite alternative to our NIGHT OUT shows, the OUTSIDELEFT NIGHT IN daily playlist. Everyone we ever asked to help joined in. DJs, Musicians, Writers, Activists, None of the aboves and so on. Every day about an hour of music was carefully pulled together, on spotify making it easy for anyone to listen while doing whatever they do around the house... Here are the playlists in reverse chronological order...
Bank holiday, Memorial weekend close from OUTSIDELEFT founder, Alarcon. 18 Songs About 18 Women.
If this selection of songs were presented chronologically, it would start in the 17th Century with a tale of dishonour, disgrace and death and concludes with the banality of YouTube comments and a frankly eyebrow raising line about a Travelodge.
Along the way, there's Joan Baez tender interpretation of one of Phil Ochs' most humane protest songs and June Tabor's take on an old Dylan number that may just be, whisper it quietly, an improvement on the original.
..Easin' in to Saturday with Edwin Star, onto the kitchen to make some Popcorn with James Brown, make your way down to the Basement with Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto... DJ Jukebox keeps it lively... Bump, Hustle and Groove!
It's Friday, so... Damon Hayhurst brings the sounds from everywhere, from Hertford to you Heart.
We just love the work of UK based artist, Lorna Rose. Her sketches captivate us anew every time we look at them, so much so, we want to be in them.(The garden sketches, not so much the buses...) Lorna's Playlist For Drawing To means you'll be drawing with pizzazz and we can all be doing with that these, and all other days.
Wow! It's fair to say Cassis has soundtracked the (indie) stars of the silver screen... Today's Women Composers Cinematic list is eclectic and daunting and beautiful. Lovely for lying on the lawn in the sun with your eyes shut or staying up late when the house is quiet...
With our festival schedule now postponed here's a playlist of music we used as inspiration, reference and temp tracks whilst making TWWK. None of this music features in the finished film though The Liminanas have created an all new soundtrack for us. Enjoy, Kirk XXX
Mondays are never easy to program for, but in these trying times, every day is a Saturday so go into this playlist with that mindset and we'll all be for the better.
Jason's first playlist since the news of the death of Florian Schneider is inspired by his fave band. A homage to Kraftwerk could be a million different things, but only here could The Normal sit alongside ABBA, as Momus dreams of Alex & his droogs as The Droyds take Duran Duran somewhere dark.
Make your way once again to the kitchen dancefloor, whisk your eggs to the Haitian syncopation of Ibo Combo, grate and groove to Shaft in Africa, finishing with a slap up Saturday Nights Fish Fry with Louis Jordan. With tribute tracks to Betty Wright and Little Richard both of whom we sadly lost this month. Lock up, Lockdown, groove on.
Have you ever wanted to hear 'Do you think I'm sexy?' in Turkish or wondered what a mix of Electronica and Moroccan ceremonial music may sound like? The ever eclectic Damon Hayhurst is yer man.
Sabine Lettmann is an award winning ecologically literate fashion designer, base din Hamburg. Her recent show at Birmingham's Centrala, exhibited a conceptual collection developed utilizing the tenets of circular design. The show also featured OL favorite Ceramic Patchwork's Zoe who produced an amazing fired in the ground pottery piece with Emma Bowen.
DJ Liege tells us todays choices are an eclectic playlist from albums that evoke happy memories, covering psychedelia, library, jazz, funk, pop and new wave. Songs that remind me of good fun times in my carefree formative years. These are my "go to" records that bring comfort. Just the tonic in these uncertain times.
Jez Collins, from the Birmingham Music Archive and Bear Grooves, digs deep into Birmingham's musical history to bring gems pretty much previously untold...
It must be Monday and Alarcon is all the way back from California, he says, "In these uncertain times, who among us can wait until October for Halloween?" Not OUTSIDELEFT and not you, so with that, let's celebrate All Hallows' Eve tonight.
Today sees our 50th OUTSIDELEFT NIGHT IN Playlist. This weekend, kind of kicking back we're assembled some of our favorite 50 songs that our friends chose over the past coupla months... Tomorrow we'll start all over again, some people aren't going out, we aren't going anywhere...
Sunday night will see our 50th OUTSIDELEFT NIGHT IN Playlist, already! And so this weekend, kind of kicking back we're assembling some of our favorite 50 songs that our friends have chosen over the past coupla months...
As we hurtle towards our 50th Outsideleft Night In Playlist, we hand over to one of our regular contributors: Damon Hayhurst. Today's selection is intoxicating. The best way to spend a bank holiday.
Toon Traveller, generally actually travels, a lot, and writes amazing, streams about what's witnessed. But now the lockdown means, like so many, heels cooled, home listening.
When there were actual OUTSIDELEFT Nights Out, Mark - a huge supporter of the local scene - would be right there, lending a calm demeanor, hands on, making sure everything went well. No wonder he can pick tunes we need to hear right now
"Spread a little happiness as you go by..." Well, to quote one of the songs on Croaky the Clown's eclectic playlist, we're sure that these tunes will. From funk to folk and film soundtracks. Oh, and Spike Milligan. A delight!
Playlist 44: Regular contributor Alarcon describes today's collection as 'Slow stuff to ease you in to the week' And, yet again, he's right!
'Slow down, you move to fast...' maybe Paul Simon was listening to Arvo Part, Saint-Saint Saens or Debussy when he thought that up. But it's Sunday and we need to take stock. There's the pain of Gorecki's 3rd & then there's Philip Glass turning Bowie & Eno's 'Low' into a ballet score. Enjoy!
Saturday swings on through again at Outsideleft with another turn of tip top tunes from Jukebox Malkin, with some disco dancers including Jorge Ben's Taj Mahal (which incidentally Rod Stewart did pay royalties for nicking the melody) through to Getting Back with The Dierdre Wilson Tabac... Smashing stuff!
Damon Hayhurst is a stalwart of the world of OUTSIDELEFT NIGHT IN playlists. Damon's playlist ushers in the weekend, otherwise how would we know it is here? The tunes he chooses are for keeping on repeat all week long.
The outsideleft daily playlist is 40! Today we're grateful to local political operative, all round good egg, Bob Piper for taking the time out to send over a playlist...
Our favorite writer, Meave Haguhey wows with her Girlgang Soundtrack...
Bryan Corbett is Bearwood's own renowned solo jazz trumpeter. Oh man, he makes the trumpet his own. Bryan is widely regarded as one of the UK's finest working jazz musicians, featuring on sessions with the likes of Mica Paris, Siedah Garrett, Ben E King, Brand New Heavies and way more... Somehow from the whole history of music Bryan's whittled his choices down to a pocket-sized playlist. You'll be needing big pockets to contain this lot.
Terry Riley's 'One World, One People, One Love' has never felt as profound and necessary as it does now. Meredith Monk and Laurie Speigel help sooth the soul before Max Richter allows us to drift away in comfort. Before all of that, a moment from the most moving film of the year (so far). Enjoy.
Easing in with the Crusaders, going back to Brazil with Juca Chaves, then onto the Kitchen dancefloor with Ruben Wilson, Dj Jukebox Malkin keeps it lively for a Saturday evening..even if, like Otis Rush you can't do your Homework... You can always just groove along on another Outsideleft Night In!
This week, Damon Hayhurst mentioned before he sent over his playlist, his sonic travels had taken him, and thus us, East. There are a lot of Easts from here, so if you're making food to accompany this meal, make sure yours in an eclectic table.
The artist, writer and musician, Jeremy Gluck is the first night in playlister to our knowledge to have appeared on top of the pops! Currently he is challenging the loving embrace of art norms with nonceptualism. When you see it you'll know it.
Nick Soulsby is the acclaimed author of Swans: Sacrifice and Transcendence, The Oral History. His books about Thurston Moore and Curt Cobain have also received international acclaim. Thanks Nick!
Heather Monroe is the big voice behind Grand Rapids idiosyncratic rock band, Monroe Moon...
Outsideleft co-founder Alarcon, shut in in Long Beach - how bad can it be? This week assembles his tribute to Hal Blaine -- the most influential man with two sticks.
Barabara & Ernie want you to Listen To Your Heart for a moment before ridding the funky train with The Equals, Hitting the Road with Helen Reddy, to doing it all again with The Staple Singers..In the words of Funkadelic..Can You Get to That?
Damon Hayhurst, is a long time sound sculptor and former member of Prehistoric Man. His weekly playlists for Outsideleft redefine the eclectic...
Mick Monk is based in rural upstate New York where he experiments with computers, vintage / modern synths, amps, & drum machines (usually quite loudly). Under the pseudonym Phantom Frequencies, his next project aims to incorporate a library of field recordings gathered from his globetrotting experiences into electronic sonic delights. Stay tuned!
The B67's music programmer, Phil, was part of the team that for a few special hours on a Saturday Night, made Bearwood Great...
Author and screenwriter for the forthcoming gangsters and ghosts movie, The World We Knew', Mr Lake weighs in with his first new playlist since his boxing one for Rough Trade in 2019
Alarcon has never done heroin, but he assumes the in-the-womb feeling he gets when he listens to these 16 songs gives him the same effect.
From Sunrise with Sergio Mendes to Sunset and everything in between, from getting lifted with George Mcrae, getting drunk with Jimmy Liggins and his drops of Joy and then taking off your clothes with the Wolfgang Dauner Quintet..Al round, a pretty normal
DJ Damon, pours over spotify and finds the tracks that haven't slipped through the cracks...
We love Christina, the doyen of The B67... When Christina established her dance nights, The B67, often in aid of local food charity - it really showed us all how it could be done! Here's her playlist, it's a good one...
Eclectic snippets from far flung places, collected and influenced by her travelling, Ceramic Patchwork's Zoë Hillyard patches together a beautifully varied playlist of global greats!
Ancient Champion remembers that even at home, even in the rocking chair, you've gotta rock in an uncompromising way. Just like you used to do.
Alarcon finally cobbles together his somber pandemic playlist. Listen while drinking, smoking, or whatever you do when you when you want to forget everything for a while.
Dj Jukebox Warren Malkin is the turntable king of our saturday night - a little subdued this week by the loss of one of his all time greats, Bill Withers
Damon Hayhurst returns on Friday evening with another eclectic array of massive hits from an alternate universe.
Michigan's Monroe Moon are a band of disparate musical backgrounds, their playlist pulls back the curtain on some of their influences...
Let Bearwood poet, outsideleft contributor, and Night Out stalwart, Duncan Jones entertain you!
The man who is bringing the roaring bear of live music back to Bearwood, temporarily furloughed Jez Collins, lets us hear what he listens to at home...
Alarcon peps up Monday with an hour's worth of Northern Soul floor stompers from the old Wigan Casino, Chateau Impney, or the old Golden Torch. Ask your gran!
Dj Jukebox Warren Malkin is the turntable king of our saturday night events... he's amazing
Damon Hayhurst was to appear at our night out with the Devils on Saturday - here are some of the tunes he had in his record box...
We love the museumgoer's tuneful and sometimes dissonant EP's. Here's some of the sounds that inform them...
Bearwood Poet, Pixievic sends an eclectic selection of songs from behind her curtains...
Monday night toe-tappers assembled by Alarcon without much of a theme, but if you analyse the songs enough you'll find some meaning there. Or maybe not.
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ALL THE NIGHTS OUT!!!
NO#1 - David Benjamin Blower
NO#2 - Millicent Chapanda & Germa Adan
NO#2.5 - Discotheque & DEVILS - POSTPONED
NO#3 - Layla Tutt, Aziz Ibrahim & Tabla Jedi + afternoon vintage and bric-a-brac sale postponed until further notice
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