Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Saturday 16 July - Tom Morton's Beatcroft Social as broadcast live on 60N Radio from Shetland. Mixcloud stream and Spotify playlist

Here's the Beatcroft Social show as heard on 60 North Radio, live from Market Street in Lerwick and courtesy of Promote Shetland, from Saturday 15 July. Back next week live and every Saturday between 8 and 10 pm. Spotify Playlist is below too.

Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) – Steve Harley, Cockney Rebel
April Skies – The Jesus and Mary Chain
Fool's Gold – Israel Nash
Get Back – Doris Troy
Run On For A Long Time – The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Couldn't Get It Right – Fun Lovin' Criminals
I Don't Like The Man I Am – Pete Molinari
Thunder Road – Cowboy Junkies
Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
The Unguarded Moment – The Church
Sweet Little Mystery – John Martyn
Runs In The Family – The Roches
Down In Mississippi – Mavis Staples
I Feel Free – Cream
Songs of Love – The Divine Comedy
Up To My Neck In You – Mark Kozelek
The Wilderness – Duncan Phillips and the Long Stand
Hello Cruel World – Gretchen Peters
For Shame Of Doing Wrong – Sheila Henderson
I Didn't Try Hard Enough – Kris Drever
The Long Way Round – Gerry Rafferty
Raining in Glasgow – Dean Owens
Run for Me – Richard Hawley
If and When – Bongshang

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Greece, But A Little Colder -

A poem inspired by newspaper reports stating the Centre for Policy Studies think tank had issued a warning that an independent Scotland within Europe would be like 'Greece, without the sun'.

Listen to Tom reading the poem on Soundcloud here

We have philosophers here, we think things through
Adam Smith and David Hume, Chic Murray & Duns Scotus too
There are poets, Walter Scott, The Ettrick Shepherd, Robert Burns
And there’s reasonable scenery everywhere you turn
We could have it all, if we were a little bolder
We could be like Greece
Just a little colder

Our archaeology is truly quite historic
Every time I go to Largs I feel quite euphoric
Because that’s where we beat the vikings, chased them back to Norway
Though it might’ve been better if we’d let them stay
Eating puffins, hunting whales - think of the fun!
Better than Greece
With or without the sun

I mean, what do the Greeks have? Ouzo? We’ve got whisky
Maybe the price of oil makes things seems  a bit risky
Greek men wear dresses when they dance - but they’re much frillier than ours
And I never liked that awful Corries Song, the one about the flowers
Every time I hear bagpipes, my braincells wither
But we can be like Greece
Without the zithers

The Greeks have yoghurt, honey and some good red wine
You’d have to admit their culture, on the whole, has stood the test of time
I’ll take Zorba and Nana Mouskouri any old day
They’ve got to be better than Michael Gove and Theresa May
So come on Nicola, time to crunch the data
We can be like Greece
With oatmeal taramasalata

We can be like Greece

Mince not moussaka

Copyright Tom Morton 2016. All rights reserved

Here's the Mixcloud stream for the first LIVE Beatcroft Social on 60N Radio, 25 June

Special guests Adam Guest, who plays in the studio, and from Australia, Duncan Phillips.

From Shetland, to Shetland. And the World!