You may have noticed that my replies to comments lately have been more … picturesque. This is because I’m in love. I am in love… “Finally … it’s happened to me, right in front of my face… “
I have a new phone. I saved for it. I researched it, I bought it. (How we met is a story for another time…)
Like a skilled lover, it has opened my eyes to the pleasure of owning a decent phone, leading me gently from one experience to the next …
I can unlock it with my fingerprint. It loads Twitter easily and quickly. WordPress works like a dream. It makes me look like a decent photographer.
And last night… together… we discovered music. Yes! This phone holds and plays loads of songs without complaining about storage and the quality of sound is amazing.
So. Last night was spent meeting a lot of old friends again… a party in my head; and it made me think of a music tag, if you will. By all means, pick it up and carry on, I’d be delighted. This phone made me realise just how much I’d missed music and the pleasure is… intense.
1. The corniest song you have and like…
“Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You” by Glenn Medeiros. I first heard this song when I was about 14… quite a few years later, I STILL know all the words. Why is this…?
2. Song by an artist no-one would expect you to like.
“Mockingbird” by Eminem. I have a secret fondness for rap… thanks to my nephew.
3. Song from your past that takes you straight back to that moment in time.
“Since You’ve Been Gone” by Rainbow. Straight back to the Union bar at Manchester University drinking Taboo and watching the first boy I ever kissed playing air guitar. Enough said.
4. Guilty pleasure…
Anything by Justin Bieber. Bless him. (He just needs a cup of tea and a hug.)
5. Enduring crush.
Robbie Williams. A song for every occasion and a cheeky smile to match…
6. Band or artist that you think most people would associate with you.
Coldplay… and I do actually like quite a lot of their music.
7. Favourite piece of classical music.
Mozart’s Symphony No.25 in G minor… like tiny clear quartz crystals falling softly on your senses… Genius.
8. Favourite song from an era before you were born.
“California Dreamin’” by the Mamas and Papas… I would have loved to have been a hippie…
So. Here you are then… just a few of my old friends, not mentioning The Doors, Dr.Dre, Supergrass, Oasis…
I hope you’ve enjoyed a taste of my pleasure… it’s been emotional.
(With apologies to Shakespeare, CeCe Penistone, Vinnie Jones… )