Brian’s Mixtape #36: Brian’s been to Glasto

Brian at home

Brian’s been a bit quiet of late, largely because when he gets really excited his wings start quivering and he can’t type.  What happened was, he realised it was June and that it was about to be Glastonbury, and his feathers were no longer under his control.  The lucky fellow doesn’t even have to buy a ticket – he just stows away in HelenFFS’s backpack and no one ever notices.

This year was spectacular, especially for Brian, who could fly to the highest bough of the nearest tree whenever he needed shade, and flutter over the fences that divide the dirty from the clean in order to spy on Jarvis Cocker (who was wearing a lovely suit).

Here’s a swift round-up of his favourite parts of the weekend in the form of a Spotify playlist so that you can close your eyes and pretend all the flags, bunting, stages and sleeping hippies are all still firmly in place and you’re not going to have to sleep in a boring old bed tonight.*

  1. Seasick Steve – Walkin’ Man
  2. tUnE-yArDs – Sunlight
  3. Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
  4. Mountain Man – Arabella
  5. Fanfarlo – The Walls are Coming Down
  6. The Leisure Society – Love’s Enormous Wings
  7. Ellen and the Escapades – Without You
  8. Midlake – Small Mountain
  9. Mumford & Sons – Roll Away Your Stone
  10. Devendra Banhart – Meet Me at Lookout Point
  11. Stornoway – Boats and Trains
  12. Alessi’s Ark – Dancing Feet
  13. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
  14. Beach House – Walk in the Park
  15. Frightened Rabbit – Old Old Fashioned
  16. Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)

Get the playlist here: Brian’s Mixtape #36: Brian’s Been to Glasto and Spotify here if you’re late to the party.

*Disclaimer: before you accuse Brian of appearing to have been in two places at the same time on occasion, please take a moment to remember that he has WINGS and can FLY.  Thank you.