[from: 'Eroica: Piano Improvisions', Virgin, 1990]
Music Looking over the compilation I’m not sure now what I was trying to achieve. I think I was hoping to complement the tone of the weblog, include some of my favourite music and also offer a few surprises. I think I’ve done that. The trouble with compilations is that they can imply that this is my musical taste, and look over the track listing I’m not sure that’s what’s here. ‘The Heights’ track is on the edge, as is ‘The Flying Pickets’, curiosities more than anything else. Ironically, ‘Extremis’ may well also have been a mistake. But it could have been a lot worse. I nearly did include the aforementioned Richard E. Grant dance record. And a ‘This is the World Trade Centre’ track I’m particularly fond of. But this was originally put together in May this year and I’ve discovered a bunch of new music since then so I’m thinking about a sequel featuring just instrumental music. Which would be an odd way of expressing a medium built so much on words [originally written twelve years ago].
[Commentary: Yes, well, if you say so. The choice of the Lisa Coleman tracks will probably require some explanation. They make better sense in the mix tape where they're interrupted by the Morissette and McEvoy acapella tracks. They originally appeared on one of this five inch cds in the box with the above album as a bonus. I'm yet to find an interview which bothers to mention this, so instead, here's Richard Keys patronising both Wendy and Lisa on the TV-AM couch in 1989. Opening gambit: "Are you sisters?" Minor kerfuffle: "His surname is Nelson, well, I never knew that."]