Live from Paws Acres, the first half of this, er last, years Furtive Forty. Counting down the best tracks 0f 2010 as voted for by listeners from 40 to 21.
40 “Activate!” by Atari Teenage Riot (it’s a free download)
39 “Written On The Forehead” by ” PJ Harvey
38 “Pray (Hocus Pocus) [Trafik’s Brave Bootleg]” by Jay-Z vs Focus
37 “God Is Me” by ” Gurdan Thomas
36 “Colouring of Pigeons” by The Knife
35 “Me And The Devil” by Gil Scott-Heron
34 “(It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love” by Manic Street Preachers
33 “I’m Cold and there are Wolves After Me (Hulk Remix)” by iwrestledabearonce (it’s a free download)
32 “Doe Deer” by Crystal Castles
31 “Synchronize (ft. Jarvis Cocker)” by Discodeine
30 “Guacha Rekix (ft. Natalia Clavier, Grems, Disiz & Micro Coz)” by Son of Kick
29 “yesIwalkedalone” by Health & Efficiency (it’s a free download)
28 “Funnel Of Love” by The Fall
27 “Palance (Soca 2010)” by JW & Blaze
26 “Wile Out (ft. Ms. Dynamite)” by DJ Zinc
25 “Duet” by Gonjasufi
24 “Old Age” by How I Quit Crack (it’s a free download)
23 “I L U” by School Of Seven Bells (it’s a free download)
22 “Superfast Jellyfish” (ft. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul) by Gorillaz
21 “Turn It Up” by //TENSE//
“Nom nom nom song” by Parry Grip
“There is Power in a Union” by Billy Bragg
“Hey Cool Kid” by Cloud Nothings (it’s a free download)
“DJ, Ease My Mind” (Raffertie remix) by Niki & The Dove (it’s a free download)
“Humid Air” by The Moaners (it’s a free download)
“Nutcracker Christmas Dubstep REMIX” by BogTroTTeR
The Time Tunnel
- It was the year that Band Aid recorded the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” to raise money to combat the famine in Ethiopia.
- Moreish drug Crack, a smokeable form of cocaine, was first introduced into the Los Angeles area and soon spread across the United States.
- The Soviet Union announced that it would boycott that years 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
- Advance Australia Fair was proclaimed as Australia‘s national anthem, in this year.
- The Provisional IRA attempted to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the Brighton hotel bombing.
- Beverly Lynn Burns became the first woman Boeing 747 captain in the world.
- Virgin Atlantic Airways mades its inaugural flight.
- Sid was told, and British Telecom was privatised.
- Born in this year were: Man Utd makeweight Darren Fletcher, curly-haired Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and Welsh singer and duck impressionist Duffy
- Died in this year: man film director Sam Peckinpah, Welsh comedian and magician Tommy Cooper, and famous Georgian chess player Tigran Petrosian.
- With the slogan “why 1984 won’t be like 1984” the Apple Macintosh was introduced.
But what was the year?
“Sexcrime (1984)” by Eurythmics (1984)
Furtive Forty: “Ancestors” by Gonjasufi
Furtive Forty: “MCs Can Kiss” by Uffie
Tediously Topical Twitter Tag Time: “*Poo* Are You” by The Who
“NY Is Killing Me” by Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx
“Paradise Circus” by The Lilac Time