Nothing personal or reflective in my Leeds Playlist, but those who know me will recognise a love of wordplay.
1 & 2 Parklife + A Place Called Home = Park Place
3 & 4 The Jeep Song + Pink Light = The Light
Picking The Light was a cheap shot, because it allowed me to pick from over a thousand songs in my iTunes library that contained the word the. So I picked Dresden Dolls because I didn’t manage to fit Amanda Palmer’s solo release Leeds United. Next up is the criminally* unknown Laura Veirs. She’s fab. Oh, something about The Light. Erm, cinema and a Greggs on two of the four external sides. * It’s not actually a crime to be unknown. To my knowledge, Ms Veirs has not committed any crimes.
5 & 6 West End Girls + Cemetery Gates = Westgate
I once spent two really dull weeks on jury duty in the courts at Westgate. That’s about as personal as it gets. I spend a lot of the time playing Super Monkey Ball on the Gameboy Advance. A bit of an 80s theme for this combo.
7 & 8 Battle Flag (Featuring Pigeonhed) + Rowla = Headrow
Dancing on the Headrow, the centre (get it?) of that kind of thing. From Primark to the library, strut your stuff.
9 & 10 Doctor Worm + Down in the Street Below = Dock Street
I wasn’t aware of Dock Street until this year, but thanks to the many funky events Dock Street Market kindly host, I appear to turning into a semi-regular visitor. The tour ends on a bit of a less serious note, which seems appropriate.
- Parklife, Blur
- A Place Called Home, PJ Harvey
- The Jeep Song, Dresden Dolls
- Pink Light, Laura Veirs
- West End Girls, Pet Shop Boys
- Cemetery Gates, The Smiths
- Battle Flag (Featuring Pigeonhed), Lo Fidelity Allstars
- Rowla, Underworld
- Doctor Worm, They Might Be Giants
- Down in the Street Below + Divine Comedy