episode #42 February

Spoken word

Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy reciting Benedict Cumberbatch


Koop: The Moonbounce

Lemongrass: Les Affaires

Bonobo: Flutter

Gorillaz: Spitting Out The Demons

Pink Floyd: Money

Beastie Boys: Eugene’s Lament

Basement Jaxx: Kissalude

Björk: Joga

Donald Byrd: Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)

Jamiroquai: Just Another Story

The Drifters: Some Kind Of Wonderful

Ella Fitzgerald: Lazy

Blossom Dearie: L’Etang


Spitting out the demons – Coming in the good times – c’mon, it won’t hurt – good times


Money – Get away – You get a good job with good pay and you’re okay

Money – It’s a gas – Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash

New car, caviar, four star daydream – Think I’ll buy me a football team

Money – It’s a crime – Share it fairly – But don’t take a slice of my pie

Money – So they say – Is the root of all evil today

But if you ask for a raise – It’s no surprise that they’re giving none away

[Pink Floyd]

Kiss me on the eyelids, make bad things go away – Kiss me on my forehead, make everything OK

Hold my face real steady, I don’t want you to miss – Because The remedy for all my pains is just one kiss

[Basement Jaxx]

All these accidents – That happen – Follow the dot – Coincidence – Makes sense – Only with you

You don’t have to speak – I feel – Emotional landscapes – They puzzle me – Then the riddle gets solved

And you push me up to this – State of emergency – How beautiful to be 

State of emergency – Is where I want to be – All that no-one sees – You see – What’s inside of me

Every nerve that hurts – You heal – Deep inside of me – You don’t have to speak – I feel


But it was Just my imagination, once again running away with me. – It was just my imagination running away with me. 

I tell you I can visualise it all  – this couldn’t be a dream for too real it all seems

[Donald Byrd]

There were promises of paradise – But if they had been told that day 

That they would be sold this way – To satisfy the souls of chosen men

If I was taken for a day and shown another way – Now every child can learn a different thing

See I tried a million times but I had to change my mind – Sadness was the best thing I can bring


All you have to do is touch my hand – To show me you understand – And something happens to me – That’s some kind of wonderful

Any time my little world seems blue – I just have to look at you – And everything seems to be – Some kind of wonderful

I know I can’t express – This feeling of tenderness – There’s so much I wanna say – But the right words just don’t come my way

I just know when I’m in your embrace – This world is a happy place – And something happens to me

There’s some kind of wonderful

[The Drifters]

I want to be lazy – I want to be out in the sun – With no work to be done

Under that awning – They call the sky – Stretching and yawning – And let the world go drifting by

I want to peep – Through the deep – Tangled wildwood – Counting sheep – until I sleep – Like a child would

With a great big valise full – Of books to read where it’s peaceful – While I’m – Killing time – Being lazy

Life is short – And getting shorter with each day that goes by – And how the time does fly

Before you know, it’s over – That’s why I’m – In such a hurry to pack my things and fly – To a spot

Where it’s nice and hot – And hear the birdies sing – While I’m being

[Ella Fitzgerald]

On the moor, by the pond – Where the mist is blue – In the cold evening – A star shines at the bottom of the pond

I have my dreams, I have the nigh – And the smell of blooming flowers  – I have the birdsong, The clouds sliding over the waters

And I come to lie down by the pond – Where the mist is blue – Alone, I dream in the cold evening

[Blossom Dearie]

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