I’ve bought a pair of Dr. Dre Beats because I thought it best not to have in-ear headphones whilst battling a possible ear infection. They’ve been amazing. After about 4 days of not listening to things I was suddenly filled with a world of my choosing, able to block out the bustle and clamour of Khao San Road, bus and train journeys.
I’ve not had over the ear headphones since I was about 12, so every time I’ve put them on I have the feeling that I should be listening to Now 29 on a coach trip to Alton Towers; my lunch box should have two packets of crisps – smokey bacon and chicken, there should be two drinks, two scotch eggs (!) and sandwiches which are a bit squished. Instead I’ve had iced coffee in a can and char sui buns from 7 Eleven. (In case you’re wondering, I have Now 29 on the ipod, but have been favouring Now 75 instead.)
It’s been hard picking a song of the week this week as mostly I’ve listened to radio programmes, notably the BBC’s recent dramatisation of Neverwhere. Get listening. It’s excellent.
My runner up comes from Now 75, mainly because I wanted to sing it at the bar in Koh Tao, but I didn’t get a chance to. It’s ‘Broken Strings‘ by James Morrison with Nelly Furtado.
Instead my song of the week, given that it is my birthday, is my theme song, the song I seem to be living my life by. And I’m not sure enough people have heard it, so here it is:
Taking the Long Way by The Dixie Chicks