Tuesday, 17 January 2012

TUESDAY BLUES! Fink - This is the thing



Fink - This is the thing (2007)

Fink (Fin Greenhall) is an English singer, songwriter and DJ who has collaborated with John Legend, Professor Green and even co-wrote the song "Half Time" with Amy Winehouse which appears on her posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures.  Flycasual first introduced me to him with his album "Biscuits for Breakfast", which features the Alison Moyet cover "All cried out".  His most recent album is 2011's Perfect Darkness, check out his website where you can download some great tracks, there's also a great cover of Nirvana's 'In Bloom'.
Fink - "...can you hear the rave tent?"
Fink though will always remind me of the time I took Flycasual & my buddy Carl on a stag weekend to the Lowlands festival.  We arrived late and had to find a pitch for our tent, and when we noticed that the main camping area was full we thought we'd struck lucky when we found an empty nearby forest where we put our tent up. Once the tent was up (several hours later - none of us had been boy scouts!), we were off, beer, falafels & an eclectic choice of music - bloody brilliant! After a few beers we head back to the tent and then it hit us - the reason why there were no other campers around was that we'd put the tent up opposite the all night rave tent. So with no sleep all weekend, the acoustic tent was our solitude and that's where we watched Fink perform!!!

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TUESDAY BLUES! Fink - This is the thing
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17 January 2012 at 10:00

Remember it well, good times. It was the morning after the techno hell that was funny, especially taking pics of each others faces and the people strewn about the place, by the side of the road in the gutter and face down in puddles. Great intimate gig from Fink which made up for it though.

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17 January 2012 at 10:43

Was well impressed with Finks last album...even more immpressed with your techno story...sounds a bit like my next door neighbour last weekend.....however this is a perfect TB track

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18 January 2012 at 11:12

Funny memory, I can see it now...seeking solitude with Fink's calming 'quiet time' music only to exit finding bodies everywhere! The all night rave does sound fun too but I think even I'm too old for that now!

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19 January 2012 at 08:39

Good times, Good times. I forgot about "gutter boy"! Old Pa - yep, his latest is a real gem.

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