On this thread, starting tomorrow, the 22nd of May, I will hold up one song per day for discussion and rating by the Scottish band Belle and Sebastian, including side projects. Songs will be rated on a 1-5 basis. Decimals are OK! While ratings are appreciated, there is no obligation to rate songs to participate in the thread. It is mainly a place for fellow fans to explore and discuss the development of the band's music, especially the songs of lead songwriter Stuart Murdoch, but also for the other members of the band and their various side-projects. A self-described "product of botched capitalism", Belle and Sebastian formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1994 when young, out-of-work musicians Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David met in a pop music course at Stow College for which they had signed up in order to keep themselves drawing government money for the unemployed. I plan to cover every song I can discover; live albums will be covered too, though as a whole, not as a song-by-song basis, unless the song is unique to that live album. If you're a fan of any or all periods of Belle and Sebastian, please chime in with your thoughts on the music or your experience with the band over the last twenty-five years!