Thursday, February 11, 2010
Songs From The Back Of The Shelf.
What with all the new music I keep finding through the Mothership and here, as well as on my own, it's easy to let a lot of old favourites slip to the bottom of the pile. So, while having a bit of a tidy lately, I put on some music I hadn't heard in a time period ranging from some months to some years. There were CDs I couldn't remember buying, others I couldn't remember my reason for buying, compilations and soundtracks, for example, bands I'd half forgotten, others I'd repressed, singles from bands I would never otherwise listen to, and so on. It was immensely pleasurable to rediscover great songs I hadn't heard in such a long period of time, especially when buried in a pile of unappealing stuff.
So, after all that Indiana Jonesing, below is a playlist of some of this music, songs I once loved, and am pleased to find I still do, and be warned, given any encouragement there may well be other (shorter) such playlists in the future, as I've really enjoyed myself while hearing these songs for the first time in so long. In the spirit of discovery, and because I thought it might be fun, I haven't listed the details, instead I thought I'd provide you with a lucky bag of songs, and of course, I'll give names and info to anyone who asks in the comments. Maybe we listened to the same music back in the day, before we all met, and maybe it'll be something you haven't heard in foreverlong either. I know it's a mammoth list, nearly two hours, so I don't expect anyone to listen to it all the way through, more to dip in (I haven't posted anything in ages, so thought I'd go straight from zero to overkill). It's a playlist meant to be more like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates, though hopefully nothing like the Whizzo Quality Assortment: