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January 4th, 2012

“I don’t pay you to talk I pay you to sit there and eat quiche…”

Yesterday to liven up the first day back at work, which thankfully only lasted until 4pm due to me needing to be at a previous engagement, I decided to make a note of all the songs that popped into my head. I wanted to see if there was some sort of correlation or if it was just because I wanted to listen to it. The list as it happens is somewhat erratic:

Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys
Instant Karma – John Lennon
This is Halloween – The Citizens of Halloween (from the Nightmare before Christmas soundtrack)
All The King’s Men – Wild Beasts
Hymn For The Postal Service – Hefner
All I’m Losing is Me – Saves the Day
Henrietta – The Fratellis
American Pie – Don McLean (why???)
Theme music from the video game Flashback
Jacqueline – Franz Ferdinand
Sunshine Superman – Donovan
Without Me – Eminem
The Perfect Drug – Nine Inch Nails
The Drowners – Suede
So You Wanna Be a Boxer (from the Bugsy Malone soundtrack)
Prayer of the Refugee – Rise Against
Bring Me To Life – Evanescence (why???)
Nightingale – Saves the Day
You’re a Star – Fionn Regan
Maps – The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Quiet – Smashing Pumpkins
The fiddle music from Sherlock Holmes
Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello

I’m pretty sure that there were others but sometimes when you’re brain isn’t fully switched on its hard to focus, so who knows there could have been plenty of Abba or maybe even more Evanescence hidden away in there. Perhaps not being able to focus is a good thing.

Some can be explained, such as the Bugsy Malone song (forced to watch over Christmas) or Flashback (recently revisited) or Fionn Regan (really love the new album) but others are just baffling. If we can sprinkle science over any part of this half-arsed experiment I would suggest we don’t. My conclusions are that there’s a lot going on up there and whoever is pulling the strings likes a bit of most things.

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