There’s too much good music around at the moment. Either that, or my musical tastes are finally widening as there seem to be just too many ‘current’ songs that I like too much. Consider this – I’ve got playlists on my iPod of all my favourite tunes from the last five years, and have called them “My 2000”, “My 2001”, etc.. that sort of thing, and for each of those years there’s never more than 28 songs in any of them.
This year is different though – the “My 2005” playlist is already up to 41 songs, and we’re still only two thirds of the way through the year. And currently top of the pile is the Imogen Heap track “Goodbye and go”, the Mohair song “Thin Air”, and a track off of the Coldplay album “Talk” (the one that samples the Kraftwerk tune ‘Computer Love’).
But all that was blown away in the last couple of days with a song that I’ve now had on permament loop at home, on the train and in the car on my iPod.
It’s the new Depeche Mode single “Precious” – and I love it .. absolutely love it. Here’s how much:
I caught the last 60 seconds of it on Top of the Pops on Sunday evening (why BBC, why did you move it to a Sunday – stupid idea!), and instantly I thought “Uh oh .. I think I’m going to really like this”.
So I downloaded it from iTunes and played it – fell in love with it, and has since been pretty much on repeat at home on iTunes, or on my iPod in the car. In less than 48 hours, it’s to 56 plays and is still rising up my ‘most played’ count.
That’s how much I like it. Scary. Does anyone else do this? – Get one song they like and play it in a continual loop, or I am just being weird?
So are you panicing about getting petrol? This eBay item was doing the rounds today which is tapping into the current ‘crisis’. Mind you, I did drive past three garages this morning (at 06.30) and ALL of them had queues outside – mad!
It’s not as good as this item for sale though, which I’m sorely tempted to put in a bid on for myself.
Oh, and apparantly – we won the cricket. You’d of thought it might have been on the news or something though, wouldn’t you?