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Protect Other People

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Les Sans Culottes  All( All( (Hello I Love You)  buy on itunes
Jim Noir  Tell Me What To Do  buy on itunes
The Uncle Devil Show  Gilbert O'Sullivan  buy on itunes
My Writes  Love In The 60's  buy on itunes
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names  Rent A Wreck  buy on itunes
Lily Allen  Smile  buy on itunes
Robbie Williams  Lovelight  buy on itunes
Goldfrapp  Ooh La La  buy on itunes
Paul Weller vs S Club (Go Home Productions)  Don't Stop Changing  buy on itunes
The Kooks  Ooh La  buy on itunes
The Magic Numbers  Take a Chance  buy on itunes
Kara's Flowers  Loving The Small Time  buy on itunes
Bleu  I Won't Go Hollywood  buy on itunes
Scissor Sisters  I Don't Feel Like Dancin'  buy on itunes
Clodagh Rodgers  Come Back and Shake Me  buy on itunes
Dave Berry  Little Things  buy on itunes
Ballroom  I'm Not Living Here  buy on itunes
Margo Guryan  Love  buy on itunes
Lily Frost  Who Am I  buy on itunes
The Postmarks  Goodbye  buy on itunes
Hearts Of Soul  Waterman  buy on itunes

Comment:

This is a rather off-hand mix of some old and new stuff, mostly in the pop vein.

A few of the tracks came to my attention upon renewed exposure to Radio 1 during a recent visit to the UK. The top-forty format is something I hadn't been exposed to for a looong time. That type of radio may still exist in the US, but I wouldn't know. It can be a narrow view of music, but there's something to be said about the relentless repetition of pop songs. It allows a tune to get under your skin, for better or for worse. Recently I've made it a habit to overcome my snobbishness once a week and tune into the Radio 1 Charts Show on Sundays.

The cover is from the closing credits of the preliminary version of "The Chimes of Big Ben," an episode of The Prisoner. WHY POP?
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French Connection
Date: 1/28/2007
Has to be the first time I've seen Clodagh Rodgers round these parts, I had such a crush on her circa '72. Like your off -handedness & couldn't tell you the last time I tuned into Radio 1. Praps I'll have to give it a try again if I can summon up the courage.
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sammyg123
Date: 1/28/2007
No matter what genres I explore or discover I'll always have time for the Charts ( Uk & Billboard ) as I've been a fan since a nipper. A lot of rubbish clogs up the Top 40 but a few gems sneak in every once in a while. The Mika track currently at #1 is a fine Pop Song IMHO.
Anyway, this mix is full of great stuff, such as 5, 6 , 10, 11 & 18. Always nice to see Jim Noir on a mix also..
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Rob Conroy
Date: 1/28/2007
It's always great to see a mix from you, and this is no exception. Great work, M. Saaf!
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musicgnome
Date: 1/28/2007
This is POP done right. Extremely well done...though, I'd be lying if said I was familiar with all these artists. But, I am willing to learn. Another MoTW contender, imo.
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p the swede
Date: 1/28/2007
mjuk pop, fint som solsken
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jonpoi
Date: 1/28/2007
Heavy rotation is always a nice thing. For the first ten days. Good job.
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the bohannons
Date: 1/29/2007
opium poppy
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 1/29/2007
Like the Jim Noir, Lily Allen and Scissor Sisters cuts. Not familiar with alot here. I've been pouring over old Billboard charts recently...knew and liked most everything from the 60's and 70's, knew about half of the stuff from the 80's and almost nothing from the 90's and 00's. Didn't realize I had been hiding from Top 40 for that long.
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GambleOn
Date: 1/29/2007
Great fun!
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valis
Date: 1/30/2007
Color me interested Saaf!
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endsormeans
Date: 4/17/2019
"WHY POP?" Actually ...there are a few inferences ... the casual few regarding its use as part of the brain washing No. 6 is going through ...with the child's rhyme "Pop goes the weasel" ... Which is sung by No. 6 at one point while being interrogated whilst riding a hobby horse in the "Once upon a Time episode" .. and the weasel (since it is of the rodent family) reference is also used once again when the discussion between No. 2 as the "school headmaster" when No. 2 refuses to tattletale on a fellow student and inform the headmaster ...when No. 2 in rebuttal states that "I am a fool sir, not a rat" Those are a couple of the musical inferences concerning "Pop" Likewise throughout the series it plays as background music in other episodes.. many other children's rhymes are musically played as background music. "Clementine" being another in "Living in Harmony" also "Three Blind Mice" and others as well. But by far the most important aspect of "pop" is in the revelation between the dialogue of No. 2 and No. 6 in "Once upon a Time"...that it is a natural part of the "Top State International Secret" work of such men as No.6 and is briefly revealed as a prime motivator for his behaviour ... "POP" being an abbreviation as in P.O.P. an abbreviation for "Protect Other People" Which is indeed a very broad and encompassing directive ...of the highest order... International indeed. Hence his statement when interrogated when he refuses to divulge his reasons and secrets to No. 2 as the "Judge" in that second last episode when the judge states to paraphrase ..."no one is above the law" .. and No. 6 responds with.."Such (secret work) is above the law!" And ...for a personal opinion ...from myself.. I would agree...with such a broad directive of "protect other people" ...that is all encompassing...meaning his directive has no political affiliation or agenda but to discover, uncover, infiltrate, report, and stop harm from coming to people...wherever he finds it. The Prisoner novels flesh out motivations much better. Even the graphic novel series did a good job (with the required permissions to do so from the various copyright holders and content administrators who make sure that representations are done with approval.)...to go even further ...in explanation..as to who indeed No.6 is...and his motivations...

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