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#17 A Song I Often Hear On The Radio. 30 day iTunes Song Challenge

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I only listen to one radio channel, the superior, almighty 6 Music. Every time I turn my DAB on at the moment guarantee I will hear this. 

I have a special love for Metronomy so I’m glad I get to shoehorn them in to the iTunes 30 day challenge. I’m from the same area of Devon as Joseph Mount (singer/songwriter) & therefore happily fool myself that his music speaks directly to me. Whenever I discover a musician from Devon I am always really shocked, when Muse burst onto the scene I remember saying to my Dad “But they’re from TEIGNMOUTH!” He replied that everyone has to come from somewhere (very Yoda) & I soon stopped acting like someone who had just discovered cheese on the moon. 

Their album is due out tomorrow, I made a solemn promise to myself not to listen to it until the day of release where I will go to an independent music shop & buy it on vinyl. Call me a pretentious scenester if you like but isn’t that how we were meant to listen to music? Now music sharing means we usually know album inside out by the time they’re released, I want the excitement of listening to it vintage style. The keys at the start of this track are meant to mimick those of carousel seaside organs, every time it comes on the radio I think of sinking my toes into the sand, eating a choc-ice & squinting against the sun (even with my view of the jubilee line). ♥


Written by Anon PA

May 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm

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