Flaming Lips. Not a band I’m particularly up on of to be honest. Most of their albums since their 1999 release The Soft Bulletin have passed me by for some reason. They are a band not on my radar some for reason.

But, that being said they have what a consider an American classic in their collection. And that track is their 1993 wonder She Don’t Use Jelly. It’s a brilliantly played and structured straightforward indie rock song with wonderfully absurdist singalong lyrics

The single, their biggest hit, is taken from the 1993 album Transmissions from the Satellite Heart album is not representative of the rest of the album. Pity. 

Now  just sit back and enjoy the wonderful She Don’t Use Jelly…

Ronan’s Track of the Week (11 September 2017)

Track of the Week from me this week is Belle and Sebastian’s ‘I’m a Cuckoo’, taken from the ‘Dear Catastrophe Waitress’ album from 2003, and released as a single the following year. As I said on Monday, I think it’s so good I’d be happy to play it two or three times in a row, but spared the listeners this time…

It mentions Thin Lizzy, and there’s something of their sound in there, but it also reminds me a lot of Bob Dylan, and ‘Positively 4th Street’ is the song I’m thinking of – maybe…

I love the video too, which shows what a great running song this is! There’s also quite a maximalist remix from The Avalanches which was included with the single at the time. I prefer the original though  – pure genius.



The podcast of todays show can be found on Soundcloud. Just click, listen and enjoy…


The setlist can be found, and listened to on Spotify


Martin’s track of the week this week was a German track from 1972 – Ton Steine Scherben and their track Die Letze Schlact gewinnen wir.  Check out why here

Ronan’s track of the week was. Check out why here.

We had two library requests this week. The first was for our colleague Catherine Sanborn who retired last week after years as head of UCC Library IT. Her chosen track was, the quite appropriately titled, and simply beautiful,  Ne me quitte pas by Jacques Brel. Our second request was for our new colleague Rosemarie Higgins who has recently joined our cataloguing team. Her chosen track was equally appropriate – Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses