Friday, 7 March 2008

Velcro Desk (with acknowledgements and much gratitude for such a useful phrase)

As one project ends, another, even larger, hoves into view. This one has a Working Party.

And I seem to have put together the most depressing playlist imaginable for my iPod, which is slightly strange given my current good mood. It starts with Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris singing 'Love Hurts', carries straight on with 'Boulder to Birmingham', and gets worse. This time I made it all the way to R.E.M ('Everybody Hurts') before starting to howl. Usually I get caught at 'Love will Tear Us Apart' (June Tabor, not Joy Division, because I'm a folky really). About the most uplifting song on there is 'Meet on the Ledge'.

I'm going to put on 'It's Raining Men' and turn up the volume, before I run out of tissues, and think about adding some cheerier numbers to the Sad Songs playlist, to dilute the angst somewhat.


Silas said...

I find that cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart incredible. It's an amazingly powerful song, and June Tabor really makes you feel it.

jeanfromcornwall said...

Velcro desk: teflon desk: such delightfully accurate names. But what do we call the desk I had at one stage, where the rules of working changed every time I was seen to be making a success of things?