My muse sent me a postcard from the beach today – seems that she is enjoying herself on holiday and won’t be back for a bit, so once more I plunge into my list of “things I should write about”…
One of the nicest things about working on the RRU is that I have complete control over the radio/CD player. Also it is feasible for me to listen to my MP3 player while cruising around the streets of Newham.
A lot of the time I listen to Podcasts, mainly IT Conversations (and there is a very interesting ‘cast there that I’m listening to as I type this), but I do also have a large music library for when I’m feeling less cerebral.
At nights, when I’m cruising around the streets I love to listen to tracks from the Vietnam war era, “We’ve gotta get out of this place” takes on a special meaning depending on where in my ‘patch’ I’m currently in. There are also a number of mellow tracks from that genre that quite nicely ease me into 4am.
If I’m in a foul mood, then I’ll select some Polyphonic Spree, Alabama 3 or some hardcore dance, as these never fail to cheer me up.
But the real pleasure comes when I’m running on blue lights to a call, and certain tracks are playing…
‘The Batman Theme’ (from the film not the TV series) always brings a smile to my face, as does Yello– The ‘Chase’ which has been used for countless films. ‘Bat Out of Hell’ by Meatloaf is also a good track to race around to (although I should be at the location waaaay before the end of the track) as is ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen. Actually, anything uptempo by Queen is a good ‘drive like a nutter’ track.
But listening to the same old tracks is getting a bit dull, so I now need inspiration.
So I’d like your suggestions for – ‘Music thats good to listen to while breaking the speed limit/driving down the wrong side of the road’.