Nourish yourself first

A couple of days ago I heard a great snippet of information. Apparently, when the band 10cc made their track ‘I’m not in love’, they didn’t know what an enormous hit it would be, but they did realise that they had made a pretty great song. So they used to lie on the floor, in…

‘Respect Yourself’ or flipping off trump, flippantly.

I’ll start with the proviso that I do not believe that self respect is the same as self esteem or narcissism. Self respect comes from the belief in your own worth, based on honour, courage, honesty and all the good qualities you want from not just yourself but the people you surround yourself with. Self…

The skills we learn when we’re bored

I recently had a very good cup of coffee made for me, by someone who shares a similar sense of humour to mine. It was placed in front of me, accompanied by their own drink, with the intriguing teaser “As we are listening to BBC 6 Music I thought I theme the froth” The White…

Creature comforts part 2

Music has always been vitally important to me, but sometime I forget that. Having a brain that works that way may seem like a disadvantage to some people – you forget there is something in the world you really enjoy?! – but I find it strangely delightful. I can be having a down day, a…

End Of The World playlist part two

I may have got a little silly and/or sarcastic with this end of the playlist…apologies if the tone doesn’t seem reverential or humble enough (not). Nobody on the subway – Absofacto (cuz they’re all working from home) Of course you exist – Pictish Trail (even though you haven’t seen or spoken to anyone for days)…

End of the world playlist

So things are getting a bit weird, or maybe they have been weird for a while and I’m only just noticing? Either way it’s a bummer. So it was utterly joyful when Primal Scream – Loaded popped up on my iPod in the car and I suddenly remembered how much better I feel when loud…

Ok, that does it

My experiment is NOT going well. I did not get a single track off this album for the iPod so compliation CDs are going on the veto list. (I am, however going to be listening to the whole of Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby, now that I’ve had a gentle reminder…

Whose idea was this?

As explained in previous posts I am experimenting upon myself and it is starting to wear a little. I am still pretty sure it will have benefits at some point…just not yet. I changed my charity shop choice for this one. I closed my eyes and picked this CD from a branch of Barnardos, rather…

Another musical voyage

Following on from my decision to experiment, musically, on myself (here) I once again ventured through the door of the small nearby charity shop to choose CDs. This time I had company, who found it highly amusing that I managed to pick out Something To Remember by Madonna (an album of ballads) and Spirit of…