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Thread #142428   Message #3282915
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
01-Jan-12 - 08:05 AM
Thread Name: Most anticipated CD for 2012 ?
Subject: RE: Most anticipated CD for 2012 ?
is that Matt Berry as in the guy from the IT crowd?

It sure is, though (as much as we love TICC) we prefer to think of him in the context of The Might Boosh & his own (brilliantly obscure) Snuff Box, which featured his music in spades. We were wowed by his approach to Popular Folklore with his tributes to Ronnie Hazlehurst sit-com themes such as Sorry! and Are You Being Served. In a way Witchazel carries that on though not so explicity, more a matter of overall spirit & sly reverence which throws up things like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-OVtYu847s

My favourite song of 2011 that. The best line: the smell of a badger's death, which pretty much nails it for me, folk-wise anyway.

You don't choose these things though, it's more a matter of these things choosing you. In one's younger days this happened about five times a day; these days, alas, it takes a little longer. So much music, so little time...