I’m in Ireland this weekend and during whatever down time I have I’m sure to be mulling over what tracks I’ll air during my stint on the decks at Simply Thrilled exactly one week tonight.
I’ve got at least 250 options on the longlist…I need to get that down to 15-18 for an hour-long set or perhaps a little more for a 90 minute stint. just about every time I decide something isn’t going to get played, I give it a listen and realise that I can’t discard it, as happened the other day with this:-
mp3 : Paul Haig – Blue For You
An 80s dance classic (and which couldn’t be mistaken for any other decade) on which the former Josef K fella is helped out by Giles and Samantha from Hey! Elastica on backing vocals. It was released on 12″ vinyl in 1983 by the Belgian label Les Disques Du Crepuscule. The b-side was a remix in which Paul’s vocal contribution is removed in its entirety:-
mp3 : Paul Haig – Blue For You (version)
A year or so later, a particularly dapper, handsome and cool Paul Haig appeared on Switch, a short-lived music programme on Channel 4 in which he performed Blue For You