Endless colours of music to share. Photo: Bengt Nyman
Welcome to The Song Bar, a sociable establishment where visitors enthuse and share in their music tastes, indulge in civilised discussion and create playlists on a whole variety of subjects. Feel free to drop in anytime. We profile music new and old, but our main event is the song blog, where each Thursday a topic will be set, and readers around the globe nominate and recommend music on that theme, culminating in a playlist compiled by a guest writer on the following Wednesday.
So find yourself a seat, grab a drink, have a read and listen, and if you like it, join in ... – Your friendly Landlord
Sold! Paddle at the ready, and waiting for the gavel to drop, this week's excellent guest playlister EnglishOutlaw takes on a musical journey through the auction house, watching other punters and bidding for with some fabulous songs
Step right up! This week we look into the psychology of selling and the heartbeat of bargains across our culture. Retail therapy to ripoff, suggest lyrics all about the intimacy and anonymity of commercial transaction
Is it best to set light slowly or start with a big bang? In what turned out to be topic of epic proportions and suggestions, this week's guest ParaMhor creates a superb selection of illuminating playlist openings
The eclectic New Englander pair, the Swedish singing sisters, the exclamatory Brighton indie band, and the first album for 37 years from Dunfermline's finest punk band make up this week's new LP selection
St Vincent to Queens of the Stone Age, Marika Hackman to Laura Marling, Fleet Foxes to the Mountain Goats, this second part of our readers' favourite albums throws up lots of questions over the self and others