Following on from yesterday’s post https://vikkilittlemore.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/well-worn-music/, I decided to accept my own challenge, and on the train journey home yesterday evening I hit the shuffle button and zipped my i-Pod away in my bag, so that I wouldn’t be tempted to hit skip. To my utter delight I was treated to a wealth of songs that I haven’t heard for quite some time, and which I’d almost forgotten about. In the short time it took to travel from Chester to Runcorn I was treated to a long-lost Oasis track that I haven’t heard for years, and which instantly transported me back to the 1990’s, Kings of Leon, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, songs which are there on my i-pod because I love them, but which I rarely listen to.
In the euphoria of this fresh music; invigorated, enlivened, it was only then that I realised how tired and bored I had become with listening to the same small selection of songs all the time. As I mentioned last week, talking about Winter, you don’t realise how much something is weighing you down and depressing you; whether it be the cold, dark days of Winter, or the mess in the corner of your bedroom, you only realise that a weight has been lifted once it has gone.
So, I have well and truly learned my lesson and from now on I will put complete trust in my own music, and trust that there are no bad songs on my i-pod (which there aren’t), and from now on I will never fall back on the Top Rated Playlist. Ever!