I’m just back from playing at Urban Soul, a new event for teenagers that sees them working on community projects in some of the less salubrious areas of Dublin in the daytimes and coming together to reflect and chill out in the evenings. The night ends with a kind of a talkshow/café gig and I was asked to play tonight, their first night.
I did a half-hour set, a mix of my own songs and covers:
- Made up love song #43 (Guillemots)
- A good or bad thing (Rhob Cunningham)
- I love you madly
- You make my day
- Trust you
- The boy who cried wolf
- Lump sum (Bon Iver)
- Viva la vida (Coldplay)
- Face in a frame – didn’t have time 😦
- Like humans do (David Byrne)
I’ve linked to different videos of the covers there. Check out the Guillemots and Bon Iver ones – they’re from a French site called La Blogotheque which features interesting performances by bands on their ‘take-away shows’. The Coldplay one is a couple of guys I found on YouTube doing a great job of covering this, the cracking title track from the band’s latest album; it’s really lodged itself in my head. Apparently it’s the first Billboard Hot 100 #1 by a British rock band since EMF’s ‘Unbelieveable’ in 1991. Good old Wikipedia, eh?!