Monday, July 05, 2010

The voice of a woman

The musical quest goes on. I have been trimming a top 1000 to fit on a single playlist, some odd things have popped on there, like Green Day, who I don't get at all.

There's a good piece in the current Word magazine by David Hepworth about being spoilt for choice in the iPod era. I hope the serendipity of a longish playlist manages to have the best of both worlds. Happy memories on one hand, but also safety from dross.

But I've also been buying all kinds of stuff my CD collection had lost, er, through a couple of life changing events. And amongst the wonderful songs I've rediscovered are Suzanne Vega's Luka, Tracy Chapman's Baby Can I Hold You Tonight and Run Baby Run by Sheryl Crow. And anything at all by Kate Bush and early Everything But The Girl.

Great opening line to Run Baby Run about the day Aldous Huxley died. Next to the one about the closest football stadium to the River Mersey it's my favourite pub quiz question - name two other people who died that day?

This is coming together nicely. The new Tracy Thorn CD is meant to be very good.

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