What's shaping your summer?
"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to".
Well, they're not shaping my spring, because it's "summer" (yeah right - if it wasn't for the fact that the leaves are still on the trees, you'd think it was coming up to October half term).
But anyway, 7 songs "of the moment", chosen on the basis that either I play them most in my car or the kitchen, or I listen to them most on Youtube:
1. The Gael, Dougie MacLean - I listen to a lot of film soundtracks, and right now "The Last of the Mohicans" is one of my favourites - and this is the original rendition by the composer of "The Gael" - fabulous, atmospheric, and lovely.
2. About You Now, The Saw Doctors - every now and then, a daft pop song gets into my head, and that was the case with Sugababes' "About You Now" - and then, thanks to the wonder of Youtube, I discovered that The Saw Doctors had done a version. Now, some years ago, I was completely mad about the Docs, best live band I've ever seen, got to know them a bit, etc etc, then time goes on, you lose touch ... but I heard this, and "kerching!" I was back in Galway in the big blue tent ... ah, nostalgia.
3. Friday I'm in Love, The Cure - possibly one of the best songs ever, and coincidentally the working title of the novel I'm writing ...
4. House MD soundtrack - probably a bit cheaty to have a soundtrack rather than a song, but this is what's on in the car on the way to work. If I get from house to office without repeating any songs, it's been a quick trip.
5. Once soundtrack - said I liked soundtracks - this is the other one getting played a lot in the car.
6. Cosi Fan Tutte - actually I have an arias and "best bits" CD, not the whole thing, but I've loved it since Sam directed it a few years ago, especially "Soave Sia Il Vento"
7. A free opera CD that's got all sorts of stuff on it, bit random, but it's a "stick it on, pour a glass of wine, get cooking, get relaxed" CD. Cooking, opera, wine - unbeatable.
And now I have to tag 7 people - well, I am so far behind that probably most bloggers have been tagged, so I tag the most frequent readers of my blog - Stacie, Vivien, Nina, Nez, Amanda, Liz, and the secret callers-by who I know read but don't post (hello, Kate!, hello, Annabelle!) - don't worry if you don't have a blog, stick it in a reply.