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The Olympics are finally over. It was a long two weeks of celebration and crushing defeat. There were some remarkable stories. Among them was the speculation about which bands would be involved in the opening and closing ceremonies. Given the shear number of influential bands produced by the UK, there were bound to be some left out. Given the reunion of Blur this year, I was sure that they would be part of it. Sadly, the only representative of the 90′s alternative scene were Beady Eye doing their best Oasis impression. I’m not sure why Blur wasn’t involved. Surely, the time would’ve been better spent having them play something as opposed to letting George Michael sing a new song. Anyways, while the closing ceremonies were going on, Blur was playing their “final” concert (I really don’t believe it was their final concert, they will be back) a few miles away in Hyde Park. They decided to release the show to the public in celebration of the event. Here’s what you’re hearing this week:
Blur – The Universal from “Parklive”
Chuck Ragan – You Get What You Give from “Covering Ground”
Frank Turner – Rivers from “England Keep My Bones”
Joey Cape’s Bad Lou – Montreal
A.C. Newman – Not Talking from “Shut Down The Streets”
Cotton Jones – About The Game
Evening Hymns – Spirit In The Sky from “Spectral Dusk”
Boards of Canada – Hey Saturday Sun from “The Campfire Headphase”
Thanks for listening and I’ll see you next week.