Well-Worn Music II

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!

 

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1 Response to “Well-Worn Music II”


  1. 1 Tino11 April 21, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Never say never, but I know whatcha mean about playlists. For me, they are there because they represent something in my life, personal to me. But I am starting to broaden my horizons somewhat.


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The sin was mine; I did not understand.
So now is music prisoned in her cave,
Save where some ebbing desultory wave
Frets with its restless whirls this meagre strand.
And in the withered hollow of this land
Hath Summer dug herself so deep a grave,
That hardly can the leaden willow crave
One silver blossom from keen Winter's hand.

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(Nay, love, look up and wonder!) Who is this
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It is thy new-found Lord, and he shall kiss
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