I love the Mercury Prize.
It’s the only music awards with utter credibility. The only one where PJ Harvey and Anna Calvi can be ranked joint favourites ahead of Adele and all three have equal creative status and regard.
But the best record, for me, this year has been the beautiful King Creosote and Jon Hopkins record. I’ve said this before and I shared moments from it with you. Here’s another. Please enjoy it.
It’s an ambient piece – the intro to the album – it has a really beautiful soul to it. It’s a field recording from a tea shop in Anstruther or Pittenweem.
Meanwhile I have invested in these Chuckle Brothers to the tune of Five English pounds at 14 to 1.
Because a principle is not a principle unless it might cost you money.