Still In Bloom

What is it about certain music that makes it never age and appeal to all?  I went to see Russell Brand last week and the music that was playing before he came on (good choices by the way who-ever put it together) was a real mixture, some of which went down better than others.

Then In Bloom came on and looking around the theatre, most people were getting into it.  The audience  was a mixed bunch ranging from kids who were probably the same age now that I was when In Bloom was released, through my age group *cough38cough* and older.  It got me thinking about why there is certain music that somehow speaks to people at the time and continues years later.  What is it about Nirvana especially?  I know that for me, it will always be special and meaningful as I was 15 when Nevermind came out and I think that you hold on to music from that time in your life in your heart.  But what about the kids who were born around the time that Kurt died?  What makes them listen to and enjoy it now?  Any younger readers – I’d love to hear from you.

I watched the Stone Roses documentary the other day too and again, looking at the fans ranging from people who were there the first time round to their kids who seemed just as into to it.  I think it’s an interesting question and one that I don’t really have the answer to… What do you reckon?

Have a listen to this while you ponder…

Throwback Thursday

I need some gentle soothing today – for some reason, this week has completely kicked my butt.  Do you get weeks like that?  Actually I don’t think gentle and soothing is the way to go is it?

So, drop what you’re doing (assuming you’re not attending to a small child – don’t drop that) and have a few minutes to let loose and re-calibrate.

Better? Yes, me too…

Throwback Thursday

I for one am quite excited that BBC 6Music have a new presenter starting on Sunday – it’s only Iggy Pop!  Don’t know if you managed to catch his shows over christmas but he has one of those voices that is so engaging, it’s impossible to not stop what you’re doing and listen.  He’s on 4-6pm every Sunday – try and listen if you can…

In the meantime – here’s a bit of Iggy for you and I’d forgotten what an awesome film trainspotting is….

Taking Stock – Feb 2014

Here we are again, linking up with Pip for a taking stock post.  I might do this as a regular feature and invite you guys to do it too…

Making :  Lots of lists and plans
Cooking : Sunday lunch
Drinking : A cup of tea at the perfect temperature
Reading: Nothing!  I just finished A Secret History by Donna Tartt so any book recommendations welcome please!
Wanting: An extra day in the week please
Looking: At trade catalogues
Playing: Flappy Birds – isn’t it infuriating?!
Deciding: On a theme for my new website
Wishing: My girls would stop growing up sooo fast…
Enjoying: The days getting longer – hurry up spring!
Waiting: For the conservation officer to visit our house to see if we can extend
Liking: When technology works
Wondering: What 2014 will bring
Loving: That I am lucky enough to work from home – it really is the only way for me
Pondering: Why some fonts just look … wrong!
Considering: A touch more red/gold in my hair
Watching: Chvrches in Birmingham very soon!!
Hoping: I can pull this idea of mine off!
Marvelling: At how many exclamation marks I’m using in this post!!
Needing: A neck massage
Smelling: Daffodils in a jam jar next to me
Wearing: Wooly socks and hoodies – sexy huh?!
Following: Lots of new people on twitter and Instagram
Noticing: That my ancient cat can still climb up onto the shed roof and over the outbuilding rooftops
Knowing: That exercise really is good for me
Thinking: Of a dear friend and hoping she’s ok
Admiring: Bloggers who blog on a really regular basis
Sorting: Laundry.  All. The. Time.
Buying: Stock
Getting: Ready for back to school tomorrow after half-term
Bookmarking: Lots!
Disliking: Rude people
Opening:  Exciting emails
Giggling: At the commentary from Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood at the Olympics
Feeling: Excited, overwhelmed, nervous but mostly excited
Snacking: On cashew nuts – yum!
Coveting: Most of the items on Pinterest
Helping: My boss launch another part to his business
Hearing: Lots of banging and giggling from upstairs from the girls

Join in if you like – I’d love to know what you’re up to… Copy and paste the list below…

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Wanting:
Looking:
Playing:
Deciding:
Wishing:
Enjoying:
Waiting:
Liking:
Wondering:
Loving:
Pondering:
Considering:
Watching:
Hoping:
Marvelling:
Needing:
Smelling:
Wearing:
Following:
Noticing:
Knowing:
Thinking:
Admiring:
Sorting:
Buying:
Getting:
Bookmarking:
Disliking:
Opening:
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Throwback Thursday

I actually wrote this yesterday but couldn’t get the video to upload so here you go, imagine it’s Thursday!

I was totally inspired by the People’s Playlist on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music show this morning and it brought back a memory from a few *ahem* years ago when I was down in London at college.  One of my housemates in our halls used to play this at full blast, pretty much morning, noon and night.

It’s a great tune though and just the thing to bounce about to on this cold miserable day.