Saturday, January 20, 2007

A Song for Jack

I woke up this morning to the dulcet tones of Jack McConnell being interviewed on Radio Scotland's 'Janice Forsyth' show. However, about an hour or so on, about the only thing I can remember from the interview was his choice of music - 'Silver Machine' by Hawkwind, 'Somewhere Only We Know' by Keane, and 'Midnight Train To Georgia' by Gladys Knight and the Pips.

Fair play to him - his list looks genuine and unspun, even if it wouldn't exactly get my pulse racing. At least he didn't try to get down with the kids by revealing an unlikely admiration for, let's think now, the Arctic Monkeys.

However, I can't help but feel that the BBC missed a trick here. If they'd let their listeners choose a song for the First Minister, just think - we might have had 'Part of the Union' by The Strawbs, 'Hit the Road Jack' by Ray Charles, or even 'Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye' by Gracie Fields.

Anyway, the comments section is open for your suggestions. A bottle of champagne awaits the best one, although I reserve the right to just drink it myself anyway! Over to you...

6 comments:

Will said...

"Puppet on a String" seems suitable.

Richard Thomson said...

Agreed. BTW, this could be the easiest bottle you've won in your life if there are no more entries!

Will said...

Well, all of my potential rivals are, umm, 'tied up' at the moment.

On a totally unrelated note, I'm now off to take a bucket of gruel down to the cellar. ;)

Tony said...

"You Spin Me Round"
"Just Go"
"Get Lost"
"Time's Up"

Sensing a theme here at all? :-)

Tony

Mr Eugenides said...

Charmless Man?

You Could Have It So Much Better?

Or perhaps, Born Slippy?

Anonymous said...

Well, how about Joshua Kadison's Jessie.... Changing the name to Jackie of course.

Chorus:

Jackie paint your pictures 'bout how it's gonna be.
By now I should know better, your dreams are never free.
But tell me all about our little trailers by the sea;
Jackie you can always sell any dream to me


One for the north east coast fishermen perhaps.....