Dear Dottie and Gruffud et al.~
Rob: I found Max Boyce's Duw it's Hard reminded me very much of a movie I've enjoyed several times called Brassed Off about Grimethorpse' Colliery Band following the closure of the pit and hence the town. Probably the stills in the music video did this.
With Madam Bassey I guess This Is My Life is as good as Sinatra's Did it My Way. Is there a particular one of her works you prefer?
Dottie: I always thought there were two sorts of students at uni - When they asked "Where is building A, I've got a tut?" I'd say "Well you go down to the Library and turn left, then it's right in front of you."
If I got a puzzled blank look I'd backtrack and say " If you go down to the Student Union Bar, hang a right and you'll see it." Then I'd see comprehension dawn.
I was wrong, there is a third sort to whom I'd have to say" Go down there, keep the Concert Hall to your right and you'll see it."
Now I wonder what inspired my re-think:)
I listened to more than just two of DJ Okawari's tracks, I think you might have chosen the best already. Piano, beat, plus orchestra later - sounds a familiar format. I think I remember something similar from something you said a while ago now.
For a change try Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.