Friday, 12 July 2013

The Harlot's* Shuffle ....

Last week I braved the trauma that is listening to five consecutive songs with my iPod on shuffle. And then I blogged about it, like you do. This week, I'm doing it again ....

My iPod is an old friend, one of those friends that holds secrets safe. Put the iPod on shuffle in public though, and suddenly it becomes that friend that blabs every dirty little secret it keeps while exhibiting an uncanny ability to assess which song of the several thousand it hoards that will be the most embarrassing.

I have, over the years, perfected an almost balletic Skip Button Swoop but still it's hard to carry off when you're curled up on the floor writhing in embarrassment.

This week ....

1: Jean Jacques Burnel: Euroman.
The bassist from The Stranglers and from his first solo album the utterly glorious "Euroman Cometh."

I loved The Stranglers. When I was 13 I kissed the boy next door because he let me tape his Rattus Norvegicus LP. It was sloppy, ill thought out and I didn't want to ever do it again but the album was bloody brilliant. Jean Jacques released "Euroman Cometh" in 1979. It famously features an entire track that is just a Triumph Bonneville motorbike revving up, and throbbing a bit. ACE.

2. I Should Have Known; The Foo Fighters.

It WAS only a matter of time before The Foo Fighters appeared in my iPod journeys because I love The Foo Fighters with a girlish enthusiasm which is entirely unbecoming in a 48 year old woman.
Let's just say when I was 12 years old my dad was not impressed to find me kissing the TV screen when The Police were on Top of the Pops. I learnt my lesson, now nobody ever finds me kissing a screen but when the Foo Fighters are on it doesn't mean I don't.
*fetches the Mr Sheen.*

3. The Rose: Bette Midler.

A song to be sung loud, hard, with wine enthusiasm in full throttle and your arms wrapped around the people you love. Or curled up in a ball on the floor, sobbing. Either will do.

Bette Midler is one of my heroes; funny, gorgeous and extraordinarily talented. The Rose is not just a song, it's the theme tune to an entire movie roughly based on the life of another of my heroes Janis Joplin. It's one of my favourite movies of all time, it makes me laugh, it makes me cry, it makes me shimmy and I only ever watch it when no-one is around. Which is probably for the best.

4. Fatalite: Trust

Trust were a French rock band from the late 70s and early 80s. I bought this single in Arles, France, on a school trip and I have it still, magically transported from vinyl through the magic of technology (and swearing) to the iPod. And no, I have no idea what they're singing about *headbangs anyway*

5. Pink: So What

And, so what? I like Pink and it is to my everlasting regret that I've not been dumped by anyone since this was released in 2008 *looks accusingly at husband.*
One of the best "Fuck You" songs ever, and yes that is a real genre. Probably.

Next week, will Kenny Rogers finally rear his silver-haired head? *nibbles nails*

*Not an actual Harlot.

No comments :

Post a Comment

Thank you very much for commenting, if you want to chat some more find me on Twitter or Facebook :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...