Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Back to Music

Tinsel Town
Originally uploaded by pupski.
I am having a music fest this week as my noisy neighbours have gone away. Freed from their noise I suddenly felt the urge to play all my cds and that is what I have been doing. IMusic used to be what I lived for when I was younger but sometimes now I go days even weeks without listening to much. The trouble is that when you have noisy neighbours when you do get a quiet moment you want to relish it rather than fill it up with more noise.....

top tracks for the week:
1) Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me - The Smiths
2) Each Moment New - Lou Rhodes
3) The Guns of Brixton - The Clash
4) Sahara - Gerardo Nuñez
5) The Dandy Warhols Love Almost Everyone - The Dandy Warhols
6) Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
7) Black - Pearl Jam
8) Accidents Will Happen - Elvis Costello
9) Guess who's coming to dinner - Black Uhuru
10) All Sparks - The Editors


theprovocativecynic said...

God, I know what you mean. Haven't listened to any music since a horrendously noisy bunch of students (!) moved in next door this year.

I wouldn't mind having to listen to their music at all times of the day and night (5am this morning for example) if it wasn't such a depressing dirge. Worse than that is the appallingly-bad attempts to play the guitar - trying to persuade my son to go and offer them lessons!

Maybe once they all go home, I'll follow your lead and play some music but at the moment, I just crave silence as did you.

Didn't recognise many of your listed songs - I'm such an unashamed disco bunny that I'm ignorant of anything that isn't in that category or soul/jazz. Anyway - enjoy your listening and Happy Christmas!

pupski said...

happy christmas to you too! yes it's students next to me too - we seem to have one good year one bad year. We also have one that tries to play the electric guitar, luckily he has a short attention span and only usually manages 10 minutes or so at a time at a deafening level. He usually plays the same songs in the same oreder - a very off version of Redemption Songs, a few bars of Smoke on the Water and one other that I can't remember.

disco wow - I had a party earlier this year and really enjoyed making disco cds for it - why is there nowhere discoey and not smoky where oldies like me can go dancing? ah well....

theprovocativecynic said...

Am thinking of trying to organise one off 'nights' for exactly that. There was an attempt at the Ferryboat some years ago, in the glaring hole left by the demise of the jolly Butchers. Tried to talk a friend of mine who owns a hugely successful pub into taking up the challenge but he pointed out that we oldies don't go out often enough to support anything full-time as we need so much longer to recover. Maybe my next post should be top ten disco dancing records!

pupski said...

one off nights sound good to me - although I have trouble finding friends who are willing to go out these days - it's like some people swallow a boring pill when they hit their 30s and 40s.
I look forward to that top 10

Anonymous said...

Did you know about the version of The Guns of Brixton released recently by Nouvelle Vague? (mp3)