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I’m a music fan in a big way. So much so that I know I am going to have to resist the temptation to get carried away here!

My favourite group is British Sea Power. Based in Brighton, the group has been heavily influenced by its Westmorland roots. I’ve seen them in concert over 20 times, the best ones being at Grasmere and Tan Hill.

I am a huge fan of the Glastonbury Festival. I’ve been to almost all of them, though I am not exactly sure how many, having lost count many years ago. I also enjoy going to T in the Park.

This is what I’m listening to at the moment, the tracks that I have listened to most between 28 March and 11 April 2015:

1. Passion Pit – Lifted Up (1985)
2. Clean Bandit (feat. Love Ssega) – Telephone Banking (with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra).
3. Circa Waves – T-Shirt Weather
4. Kyga ft. Conrad Sewell – Firestone
5. Years & Years – King
6. Sufjan Stevens – No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
7. Foals – Bad Habit
8. Muse – Dead Inside
9. Everything Everything – Distant Past
10. Catfish and the the Bottlemen – Pacifier
11. Fabel –  Yanhua
12. Arcade Fire – Afterlife

To drag a bit of politics into this section: a friend of mine passed me this link, which shows – most unusually – an affectionate look at conservative (with a small c, and doubtless a very big C too!) rural life in midwest USA. Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting on You). It was filmed in Oklahoma.

Here is a playlist previously on this blog, dating from 2010.

1.Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People (4:27)

2. M83 – Graveyard Girl (4:51)
3. British Sea Power – Waving Flags (4:06)
4. Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls Never Know (3:43)
5. Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone [Radio Edit]/Radio Edit (3:33)
6. Bat For Lashes – Daniel (4:11)
7. Elbow – One Day Like This (6:34)
8. Hercules And Love Affair – Blind (Radio Edit) (3:42)
9. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Epic Last Song (4:33)
10. McGuinness, Eugene – Moscow State Circus (4:36)

Small print: all the above were purchased legally.