Despite the general consensus of the “music listening” public, my choice for C is…ta da!!!!
I bought Parachutes and A Rush Of Blood To The Head and really liked them both. The jury’s out on the new one. Lavender Hill (the new single) already sounds familiar. They were meant to be doing “radical” new work with Brian Eno, but I can’t really hear evidence of that from the new single. But that doesn’t mean I’m disappointed. Even if this album is not on par with the others, I still think they deserve my choice for C (and well, unless I went through all the C names I could think of, they are the best I can come up with at the moment).
UPDATED MAY 25th 2008: Also I must give mention to The Carpenters (I know, but Karen’s voice *IS* amazing) and extremely influential Australian group Cold Chisel (despite the potential for Em seeing this and me giving her grounds for divorce).
I was not myself yesterday, as my late night post revealed. I’m normally an eternal optimist. If not optimist, an optimistic realist anyway. I try not to let the “shittier” aspects of life get me down, but sometimes…
It’s not anything at all involving Em, and we are tight as. Sometimes you just need another person to talk to though. I was really needing that yesterday. Just feeling a little lonely, but not in the “I’m in the world all alone” kind of way. I don’t know, it’s kind of hard to explain without it sounding embarrassing.
So anyway, bygones and all that. I hate being down. I went through a really long spell of it in 2006 and I don’t want to end up back there. There are many things in my life that I can actually be thankful for. The last thing I should be doing is indulging in self-pity.
And anyway, I have a special visitor here now (Kitty, the neighbours cat), so that’s helping me cheer up even more