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  1. Troika #18: Randoms

    Troika number 18 is a straightforward simpler episode! The only thematic link this time is tracks that I’ve discovered either by shuffle or playback glitches. Random songs! (Maybe a little bit of swearing too)

    —Huffduffed by hickensian

  2. Troika #4: Light Music

    So welcome to Troika Episode 4! This one is all about a genre called ‘Light Music’, a form of orchestral music that was at its height in the 1950s and 60s. These were shorter, lighter, more whimsical pieces of music, often used in the soundtracks of films and Pathe News reels.

    Show notes: http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/troika-4-light-music

    —Huffduffed by jgarber

  3. Troika #4: Light Music

    So welcome to Troika Episode 4! This one is all about a genre called ‘Light Music’, a form of orchestral music that was at its height in the 1950s and 60s. These were shorter, lighter, more whimsical pieces of music, often used in the soundtracks of films and Pathe News reels.

    Show notes: http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/troika-4-light-music

    —Huffduffed by hickensian

  4. Troika #6: ‘My Turn to be Poorly’

    The theme for this Troika is a little more esoteric than normal - it’s comedians, singing parody songs, in the style of other artists. Weird Al Yankovic has made a whole career out of this, but these are maybe slightly less well known.

    —Huffduffed by hickensian

  5. Troika #21: A Hickensian Christmas

    There’s so many decent Christmas songs, that one Troika isn’t going to be enough! So I’ve split them over two episodes – maybe more if I pull my finger out!

    ‘Oh Santa!’ – Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer While not strictly ‘explicit’ (there’s no swearing), it is a rather rum tale that minors may find disturbing. Mr B is the inventor of ‘Chap Hop’, a delightful blend of hip hop and chapness. ‘Get behind me Santa!’ – Sufjan Stevens Sufjan is the King of the Christmas song, if you need a good Christmas music that isn’t cheesy (at least unintentionally) you can’t go wrong with his many covers of traditional songs and original Xmas tunes. This one is a conversation between an Anti-Santa curmudgeon, and Santa himself. “I don’t care about what you say, Santa Claus You’re a bad brother breaking into people’s garage”

    ‘A Snowflake Fell (and it felt like a kiss)’ – Glasvegas After two songs played for chuckles, this Troika ends with a more serious tone from Glasgows’ Glasvegas. This is the title track from the Christmas EP, and I love this song, but I particularly put it here as its one of Leigh’s favourites! More crimbo musicality next week!

    (The intro music is ‘Winter Wonderland’ by Lew Stone & His Band)

    —Huffduffed by hickensian

  6. Troika #30: 85–87 | Hicks Journal

    A lot of Troika episodes are auto-biographical, and this one is no exception. This time, I want to revisit the years 85, 86 and 87, when I was a fan of three bands, all roughly linked in a family tree.

    https://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/troika-30-8587

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  7. Troika #2 - (not so) Guilty Pleasures

    I heard an interview with Jarvis Cocker (he of PULP fame) where he was asked about ‘guilty pleasures’. His response was ‘there’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure. If it’s music, and you like it, why feel guilty about it?”. Quite right - there’s too much music snobbery. Somehow there’s this rule that certain types of music are to be embarrassed about.

    With that in mind, I want to present three songs on a similar ‘power ballad/rawk’ arena that all come from the 80s/ early 90s. They’re not the kind that get repeated ad-infinitum on commercial radio though.

    —Huffduffed by hickensian

  8. Troika #2 - (not so) Guilty Pleasures

    I heard an interview with Jarvis Cocker (he of PULP fame) where he was asked about ‘guilty pleasures’. His response was ‘there’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure. If it’s music, and you like it, why feel guilty about it?”. Quite right - there’s too much music snobbery. Somehow there’s this rule that certain types of music are to be embarrassed about.

    With that in mind, I want to present three songs on a similar ‘power ballad/rawk’ arena that all come from the 80s/ early 90s. They’re not the kind that get repeated ad-infinitum on commercial radio though.

    —Huffduffed by iomadh

  9. Troika #3: Music for Cycling

    Episode three is all about music used in Rapha Cycling videos. See http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/troika-3-music-for-cycling for more information

    —Huffduffed by hickensian

  10. Troika #3: Music for Cycling

    Episode three is all about music used in Rapha Cycling videos. See http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/troika-3-music-for-cycling for more information

    —Huffduffed by iomadh