Let's start with Adam Ant - Stand and Deliver was the suggestion, and it took me back to being at my Dad's school (he was a teacher) on one of the occasions when he was working, but we were on holiday. One of the boys at the school had lots of Adam Ant LPs, and recorded some for me. Fantastic. I love Adam's glorious appreciation of style over substance. I also love dancing to this song - Diana Dors style.
One that was suggested for work was Head Like a Hole by Nine Inch Nails. I love the strength within this song, even though it's well cushioned in despair. Top tune to bear in mind next time your boss is getting you down.
We went down a bit of a Country and Western rabbit hole, wherein I was reminded of the truly glorious mystery song, Ode to Billie Joe, by Bobbie Gentry. Do you like Country and Western? This might be my favourite (just right now). I like to think that Billie Joe was a girl. What do you think?
I've also been introduced to Amanda Palmer through this, for which I am very grateful (thanks Steve). If you haven't had the pleasure here's one to check out. Here's Amanda (not for the faint hearted, or children)
My little brother asked if the lists I'd put up were my desert island discs. They're not. I'm not sure quite what my desert island discs would be to be honest, although I'm thinking on it - watch this space. I'm guessing I can't just take a smartphone as my luxury item?
Anyway, I'd love to hear what songs you might have for the soundtrack of your life so far, and indeed, what your desert island discs would be. In the meantime, if you liked this post here's some other's you might like:
- singing along: the seven ages of me in music
- singing along with women: the seven ages of me in songs by women
- circling: a poetry post
The book challenge
Words at 20/4/14 - 75,500.
23,000 words done since the challenge began, 6000 so far this month.
Where I'm at in First Draft - beginning Chapter 16.
What I did last - planning chapter 16 (back to the hero).