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If Music Be The Food Of Love….

By February 14, 2011January 12th, 2020No Comments

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From the budoir of Gala (Elena Ivanovna Diakonova)

Dear friends, family, and friends of friends….

To celebrate Valentines Day, a small selection of recycled music for your enjoyment…
If you like something, please do buy or Spotify the original, and support the artists and labels.


Facebook, YouTube etc.

I’m uploading a lot of music and video to the new Lifeblood Productions website & YouTube channel,
and all of it is magically updating the lovely new Lifeblood Productions Facebook page…. ah the joys of tech 🙂

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Thank you!


Men Of Arlington

“More Irish men have stayed in Arlington House than in any other building in the world”

I was honoured to compose the score for this extraordinary documentary,
which premiers at the Jameson International Film Festival later this month.

“Men Of Arlington is a unique and moving testament to the tragedies and triumphs of the emigrant Irish.
A sensitive and powerful portrait of a forgotten generation of Irish migrant workers
who have passed through the doors of Camden’s famous working men’s hostel.”

Tickets / review * Facebook * Website

From the budoir of Gala (Elena Ivanovna Diakonova)


Free music!

The wonderful Marie Glad is giving away “Loverboy” for Valentines Day.
Get “Loverboy” as a free download from Marie’s Facebook page – click here.
Read a review of Marie’s “Bedroom Stories” release on Tuneraker – click here.
“Her voice is as timeless and beautiful as Joni Mitchell’s and her lyrics warm and sensitive” (Groove)

The selections of Cian Ó Cíobháin are always a joy, but hard to find being CD only so far.
However his next selection “An Taobh Tuathail Vol IV” will be available as a download on Valentines Day.
Expect a chilled out selection featuring Actress, Lali Puna, Alex Smoke, Daedelus and much more.


:: Mix 1 ::

1. Incidental / Ted Barnes
2. All the Trees of the Field / Sufjan Stephens
3. Song To The Siren / Tim Buckley
4. Man Of The World / Fleetwood Mac
5. Trashing Things / The Notwist
6. Skakka / Amina
7. Clap Hands / Tom Waits
8. Slump / Monotape
9. “The Calm Before” / E.A.R.
10. Pencil Stick / Clogs
11. Hemipode / Amina
12. I’m Very Sad / Clogs
13. Over The Ocean / Low
14. And So Begins The Task / Manassas
15. ‘Til I Die / The Beach Boys
16. In Dark Trees / Brian Eno
17. Hasty Boom Alert / Mu-sic
18. Credo / Firstborn featuring Bennan Murphy

Stream Cloudcast


:: Mix 2 ::


1. Some Velvet Morning / Hazlewood & Sinatra
2. Sad Song / Lou Reed
3. Pictures Of Matchstick Men / Status Quo
4. Mic Check / Cornelius
5. Requiem Pour Un Con / Serge Gainsbourg
6. As Serious As Your Life / Four Tet
7. Come Clean / Jeru The Damaga
8. Dwyck / Gangstar
9. Soul Vibrations / Dorothy Ashby
10. General Confessional / Electric Prunes
11. Skylights / Freddy Fresh
12. On / The Delays
13. Neptune City / Death In Vegas
14. These Are The Ghosts / A Band Of Bees
15. Weed Bus / The Stairs
16. Piss Factory / Patti Smith
17. Come To My Senses / M. Craft
18. Jacknuggeted / Manitoba
19. Playhouses / TV On the Radio

Stream Cloudcast


:: Mix 3 ::


1. Beggin’ (Pilooski Edit) / Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
2. Moonlight, Music & You / Laura Greene
3. Love That Never Grows Old / Jackey Beaver
4. Now That I Found You Baby / Mirettes
5. If You Ask Me (Because I Love You) / Jerry Williams
6. That’s The Same Thing / The Masquaders
7. She’ll Come Running Back / Mel Brit
8. Heartache Souvenirs / William Powell
9. I Was Born To Love You / Herbert Hunter
10. Lover / De Lite
11. I’m Comun’ Home In The Morn’un / Lou Pride
12. Psyche-Soulla-Funkadelic / The Politicians
13. Your Autumn Of Tomorrow / The Crow
14. There Was A Time / Gene Chandler
15. Hippy, Skippy, Moon Street / The Moon People
16. Use It Before You Lose It / Bobby Valentín
17. Have Love Will Travel / The Sonics
18. Don’t Look Back / The Remains
19. Trick Bag / Artesians
20. Louie Louie / The Sonics
21. Trouble Up The Road / Jackie Brenston
22. I Can’t Believe What You Say / Ike & Tina Turner
23. Open My Eyes / The Nazz
24. Black And White Town / Doves

Stream Cloudcast


:: Mix 4 ::


1. Someone Great / LCD Soundsystem
2. BEAT / Justice
3. Dance / Earth People
4. Take Me Away / True Faith
5. Home / Motorbass
6. Sleep Deprivation / Simian Mobile Disco
7. Smile (Remix) / Cosmo Vitelli
8. Bring It On (Teenage Bad Girl Remix) / Goose
9. Electronic Battle Weapon 9 / Chemical Brothers
10. Le Disko (Boys Noize Dub) / Shiny Toy Guns
11. Move My Body – Only4Erol Mix / Tiga
12. DANCE (MSTRKRFT Remix) / Justice
13. Strings Of Life (Danny Krivit) / Soul Central
14. Le Disko (Ferry Corsten Mix) / Shiny Toy Guns
15. Trash / The Whip
16. Testarossa – SebstiAn Remix / Kavinsky
17. Phantom (Faex Re-Edit) / Justice
18. Sharpen The Knives (Edit) / Phones
19. Cocotte – Hystereo Rebrand / Teenage Bad Girl
20. Bucky Done Gun / M.I.A.
21. Freak / LFO
22. I Know You Got Soul (Acen) / Eric B. & Rakim

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For what its worth…

“I have realised that injustice of the kind is no perversion of the system; it is the system.”
Fascinating article on the heist of the century from George Monbiot in the Guardian –

“It is time we redefine the world around us, understand how it operates, and construct a better alternative.”
Zeitgeist Movement response to Egypt and the Wikileaks Fallout “Global Politics on Trial” here.


And finally….

“Together, we’ve created journeys that were beyond anything we could imagine.
We have ridden into the sunset on a white stallion, countless times.
We’ve tasted the dust in the birthplaces of religions.

Yet you still take my breath away.

I’m still not complete until I look in your eyes.
You are my woman, my lover, my mate and my lady.
I’ve loved you forever, I love you now and I will love you forevermore.”

– Patrick Swayze’s Renewed Vows To His Wife, Niemi


Love always,

Oisin x




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If you enjoy the music featured in these promotional mixes please visit a local record shop, somewhere, or iTunes/eMusic
or Amazon/Beatport/Boomkat/LostTunes to download the original tracks and support the artists and labels making it, or maybe you could
find them on the excellent Spotify application. If you are a copyright owner, and would any of these audio snippets removed, just let me know…