So at long last, I’m just about set to fly over to Toronto for a short break. Flight leaves tomorrow morning.

The idea came up about five or six weeks ago when the Blue Jays were top of their division and set to have a shot at winning the World Series for the first time since 1993. Only problem is that since I booked the flights the team has gone into near freefall and are barely clinging on for a one-game stab at making it into the playoffs where they will no doubt come a cropper on current form. But still, it’ll be worth it even if the games aren’t going to be as enjoyable or critical as I’d hoped as being in a packed Rogers Centre on a baseball night is one of the greatest of sporting expereiences. And besides, beyond the baseball I’m going to spend time with a lot of very dear friends.

Here’s the last of the 1-hour mixes that I’ve put together for the flight. The rest have gone up as bonus postings but this one is the main and indeed only attraction on the blog today

mp3 : Various – Let’s Play Ball

Smash Hits – Kid Canaveral
The Life of Riley – Lightning Seeds
Waiting For The Winter – The Popguns
Young Adult Friction – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Foxheads – The Close Lobsters
Permanent Past Tense – Butcher Boy
Our Lips Are Sealed  – Fun Boy Three
It Happens – Primal Scream
When All’s Well – Evertything But The Girl
Jeane – The Smiths
Definitive Gaze – Magazine
Higher Grounds – Cats On Fire
Hitten – Those Dancing Days
C.R.E.E.P. – The Fall
The House Jack Kerouac Built – The Go-Betweens
Falling and Laughing – Orange Juice
Freakscene – Dinosaur Jr.
Dance Me In – Sons & Daughters
Deceptacon – Le Tigre

Inspired in the main by nights spent dancing at Little League in Glasgow with many of the above songs being aired regularly at these now six-monthly nights.

Tomorrow’s posting and those for the weekend are in place and then come Monday there will be a week of repeat postings dug up from the old blog courtesy of ctel/Acid Ted.

Oh and if you can, please drop in next Thursday for a scheduled bonus posting of some significance.

See you all soon.  Let’s Go Blue Jays.


8 thoughts on “HOLIDAY HYMNS

  1. What day(s) are you going to be at Rogers Centre, JC? I have tickets on Monday with my wife and kids…hope you enjoy your stay in TO whatever the Jays manage to pull off. It’s been heartbreaking watching the slide of the last few weeks. But, hey, they still have a shot!

  2. I’ve been catching up with TVV posts I’ve missed and I have to say I love your compilations – very similar to my own tastes & hugely appreciated – cheers!

  3. Arrived tonight to find that I’ve tickets for Saturday and Monday….and that my Monday tickets are prime right next to the Yankees dugout. Very tempted to act stupid and lean in and ask if I can please have an autograph from A-Rod…….

    Watched tonight’s game unfold on TV catching up with friends. More of the same please…..

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