Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Paul Haig Day II

Paul Haig Day II is the brain child of the Vinyl Villain who has a fantastic music blog that can be found here. This in his own words is why he did it last year:

On 6th April 2009, a fair few bloggers from all around the world agreed to be part of Paul Haig Day. This was in response to a plea that I had put out over the internet as a thank you to Paul and his manager for offering tremendous great support to TVV and other bloggers in the face of determined efforts by folk posting dmca notices forcing not just mp3s but entire postings to be taken down. Paul Haig Day was organised with just over a week's notice, and just over 30 bloggers responded with some words and a Paul Haig related track of their own.

Paul Haig was the lead singer in Josef K who were part of the legendary record label, Postcard Records (the Sound of Young Scotland), I loved everything that this label put out by - Orange Juice, Aztec Camera and the Go-Betweens. The label only lasted for a couple of years, but I've followed the musical careers of most of the individuals involved with them since - Edwyn Collins, Roddy Frame, James Kirk, Malcolm Ross and of course Paul Haig.

My song of choice for this post is from Cinematique, his 1991 album based around the concept of incidental music from imaginery films. I bought this album from a second hand record shop (I'd been searching for it for ages), weirdly enough called Vinyl Villains in Edinburgh whilst on my honeymoon back in 1997. I also managed to buy Josef K's Radio Drill Time from a Sunday market in Grassmarket and get a round of golf in at Kilspindie G.C. near Aberlady and yes we are still married, though I've never managed to repeat this fete again.

Somewhere inbetween - Paul Haig

This is a remix from the lead track from his last album Relive, which VV forwarded on from the man himself - enjoy.

Trip out the Rider Mix 2 - Paul Haig

And this was one of my favourite TV show themes from when I was a kid, The Persuaders given the PH treatment - way more classy than The Edge's Mission Impossible.

You can find more information about Paul Haig and buy CDs at his website here, and also at LTM publishing.

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