What’s playing on your pod?

I saw Bibsey Mama’s post ‘What’s on your pod man?‘ and could not resist joining in the fun.

All the songs I’ve chosen conjure up strong memories of a certain place and time. Nostalgia is a pretty powerful drug. These tunes were played repeatedly throughout my 20s, both in the office and at home. Although, would I want to re-live that period again? No, thanks. I’m quite pleased it’s behind me.

Sunday Morning – Velvet Underground
Verdict: This was always on first thing in the morning in the office, courtesy of the then office manager.

Heart of Glass – Debbie Harry
Verdict: If the office ran out of tunes to play, it always defaulted to Blondie.

Hurt – Johnny Cash
Verdict: This came up as the most often played song on my iTunes. My advice: never ever listen to this on a slow Friday afternoon, it could send you spiralling into depression.

Just for good measure, here’s Nine Inch Nail’s original version.

Oh Mandy – Spinto Band
Verdict: Toe-tapping good mood music. Guaranteed to pick me up on a slow afternoon.

Being Boring – Pet Shop Boys
Verdict: With this tune, I’m immediately back in the summer of 2003. That very very hot summer. So many balmy evenings spent on the balcony drinking warm beer.

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What’s Your Most Played Song?

Have you ever looked in the ‘play count’ column of your iTunes? What is the one song you have played again and again and again and again?

What a surprise when I looked at my most played tune.

It’s Hurt by Johnny Cash. Originally by Nine Inch Nails.

I’ll remember to change the tune next time I put a record on.

This posting was inspired by The Awl.