As we’ve passed the first anniversary of our ongoing global pandemic, let’s reflect on some of the good things that have come of it – like Tim Burgess’ Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties, which marked its one-year birthday yesterday, accompanied by the news that the online phenomenon will be spawning a book by Burgess come September, by which time hopefully we will continue to enjoy these listening parties not because they are our only communal musical experience – read: we are allowed to go outside and gather in groups – but because they’re fun.
Under The Radar talked to Burgess in January about the unexpected success of his listening parties:
Tweet to the Beat: Tim Burgess of The Charlatans on His Twitter Listening Parties @ Under The Radar
While NME celebrated the twitter threads for bringing fans together during lockdown:
In a year of lockdown, Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties have been a source of joy @ NME
To mark the occasion, let’s revisit one of the first listening parties from early last April – serial number 10, folks – featuring Slowdive’s Souvlaki with commentary from Nick Chaplin (who it seems was also manning the band account?) and Rachel Goswell.
Incidentally, the band and record were also the subject of one of the first Space Echo posts, this blog being one of the other good things to come out of the pandemic (j/k).