It’s been one of those weeks I guess. I seem to go thru’ phases of being inspired, soothed or distracted by music. If any of you out there are prone to cutting the odd bit of code occasionally, you’ll know how music can often help get you in the zone (and keep you there).
There used to be a time, when I’d flip on MTV as soon as I got home from the orifice. Just leave it on all night as background music. Hum, whistle, tap my feet/hands occasionally and generally karaoke along. (Much to the dismay of the odd girl-friend that may have strayed into or out of my life at the time ;o)
It’s been a while now, since I’ve done that. (The regular MTV diet I mean). Streaming music from my desktop to speakers in the lounge is giving me that darned unknown error occurred (-15000) that I’ve yet to find the time to investigate. Plus, work-wise it’s been kind of a distraction whilst I’m reading. (The other half being of the superior sex, of course, can multitask. Ain’t she the smarty-pants? ;o)
This week has been of the less reading, more doing variety. Hence, my old muse (the music, not the ball’n’chain) has come back to the fore and helped get my creative juices flowing. Which brings us nicely to the title of this post. I happened upon a recent Apple Keynote the other day; the one with Coldplay front-man Chris Martin.
After listening to a solo rendition of Yellow, it got me to thinking about their debut album (Parachutes) and how I hadn’t really given that disk a spin in a while. (Mainly ‘cos I listen to most everything on mp3 these days ;o) Every album evokes some kind of memory when you rediscover it and this one reminded me of my first trip to Canada. The album has kind of a chilled vibe and I can picture me falling asleep, listening to it on my mini-disk player. (Sheesh…remember them? ;o)
Anyway, one thing lead to another. A similar UK tempo or vibe popped into my melon and had me thinking of Snow Patrol and specifically their Eyes Open album. Memory association on this occasion? Grey’s Anatomy, of course (for the track Chasing Cars). You know. The season 2 finale, where Izzie’s patient/boyfried Denny finally pops his clogs.
After that cheery thought, however, I needed a quick pick me up. That lead me old school to 80s/90s band the Stone Roses. Took their Very Best of album for an (mp3) spin. If you’ve never come across them before, check out this funky YouTube track…
Bit of a trip down memory lane for yours truly. (Probably annoying for anyone listening to me drum the edge of my desk). But perhaps some of you have discovered something new. If so, you’re most welcome…and happy listening!