So here we go. Starting at the beginning. Raised on Motown, Bacharach, Nat King Cole, disco and Kraftwerk. Angsting it out to The Smiths and those Cocteau Twins, going electro with Japan and The Human League, dancing to Luther, Stevie, Northern Soul and Ms Summer. Loving with Marvin and Badu. Mending a broken heart with Al Green. Swishing to Salsoul. Losing it to Frankie Knuckles and a thing called house. Chilling far too long to Royksopp. Queering it up with Hercules and Christine. Singing along badly in the car to Florence and camping it up with The Supremes, Madonna and Beyonce and the occasional Dreamgirl. Pride goosebumps with Sister Sledge, Lionel, Ms Ross and Whitney’s Dollar Bills. Family time with all of the above. Crying to Solange and Nina and Maxwell and Des’ree and that Beach Boys track. Rejoicing in Bush (well I would wouldn’t I) and forever falling in love with Streisand. So many tunes. 50 tunes in 50 days for 50 years. (How did that happen?) Sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin.
Catch the reasons behind each of my 50 Tunes For 50 Years here on Perfect Distractions with my daily blog. Listen to the playlist as I head towards 8th March as it soundly grows each day. Be it on YouTube or on Spotify. And who knows maybe I’ll find a venue foolish enough to let me share it with you live and direct and by the seaside in 2019.
Join Wildblood as she celebrates 50 years of being, well, Wildblood at 1BTN International Women’s Day Takeover on the 8th March 1BTN 101.4FM DAB+ and online 1btn.fm, the 1BTN IWD Soundsystem (fundraising for Threshold and The Girls Network) and Patterns with Honey Dijon on 9th March at Patterns, Brighton and at Queer Songbook & Traumfrau’s IWD Mixtape on 18th March at The Spire, Brighton. Like Wildblood and Queenie on Facebook for more info.