Thursday, 27 March 2014

What's On Repeat This Week { Radiohead }



"music in the soul
can be heard by the Universe"
(anon)

Inspired by The Lover List's Tuesday Tunes.

If you haven't visited Brooke from The Lover List, then you really should. She has a wonderful blog and great choice in music. You will be inspired and you will end up making purchases on your iTunes. Credit card be warned.

If you were lucky enough to be brought up listening to your parents music, than it really can be the soundtrack to your life's memories. Childhood car trips listening to Dad's Sultan's of Swing tape (boy was repeat an annoying thing then), Mum's car trips with Simply Red, hauling dug up armfuls of pesky ragwort up the hillside of our paddock with the No Mercy album playing loudly on the back verandah for all to hear (a good reason to dump your bundle and get back to the end of the paddock and as far away from that noise as you can). Watching Nanna dancing like she's drying herself with a towel at impromptu family ABBA dancing parties (my Uncle is married to a Swedish girl, so we can be excused over that one).

It is no secret in this house that I'm a lover of music. I listen to anything. I listen to it often. And if I happen to be driving on my own sans children, I listen to it loud.  My playlist is wide and varied. I do not discriminate. You will find Enrique Iglesias, Neil Young, Pavarotti, Ministry of Sound and everything in between. 

But what I am is a repeater of music. Yes I will get to the end of my current favourite song, and I will hit that repeat button over and over again. And as often as I can get away with (surprisingly some people find this attribute annoying). Listening to my Mum's music playing over and over again while she is in the shower tells me that this might be a genetic thing ( I never need to hear Sail Away With Me by David Gray ever again in my lifetime, sorry Mum!) So I don't bother fighting this urge.

Posts like these, will be an occasional sum up of what I'm listening to on constant repeat at the moment. Whenever something makes me hit that repeat button over and over again, I promise to share it with you. Aren't you glad?

So what song inspired me to start this today. 

House of Cards by Radiohead. An oldie that I somehow missed and happened to hear only for the first time yesterday. My use of the repeat button has made up for that since then don't you worry.
You can listen to it here

This song makes me think of an old flat mate of mine, who I'm lucky enough to still call a good friend. Miss your company Kathy. Sending this one out to you with memories of laying on the couch with Bono stalking me. If I'd been there in 2007, we would definitely have listened to this while sharing one last drink before going to bed.

Love music?
Have a song or album that takes you back to another place?

23 comments:

  1. So happy to jump over here and see a music post ..... inspired by yours truly! Love me some Radiohead. I can't wait to see what's on repeat next week. B xx

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    1. Thanks Brooke, I'm going to aim for weekly and let's see what happens!!! Sometimes my schedule (ie. my children) don't allow. I can only hope!! Thanks for the inspiration x

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  2. I tend to only ever listen to music that has a sentimental core for me.. songs from childhood, holidays and other memories make up most of my playlists. Every now and then I'll actually get my head out of the past and listen to something else :) looking forward to following your recommendations! xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Travel, Friends, Italy

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    1. I'm finding I prefer a lot of the older music to most of the new stuff. Showing my age perhaps lol..........

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  3. I love how music can take you back to another time :) I am a lover of music, but these days all I really listen to is Justine Clarke :)

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    1. I love Justine Clarke too. My favourite children's singer x

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  4. I like music, I don't love it. Saying that, my husband is a massive Radiohead fan. Every time he's had a few beers his Radiohead albums come out. I do love all of my Ministry tracks. Takes me back to when I lived in London and travelled through Europe. Ahhh the Greek Islands. :)

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    1. There is nothing better than being tipsy and staying up to listen to your favourite songs. I haven't done that for so long, think I will this weekend! Sounds like you had a fun time in the Greek Islands with that kind of soundtrack Anita!! x

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  5. Gorgeous post Carla. I don't listen to music enough, and I need to broaden my music tastes/knowledge, so this was a good post for me to read! x

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    1. Hope you enjoy my selection then Zanni!! x

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  6. I do love music; grew up in a house where it was on all the time. However, I have come to appreciate a quiet house. While I want my little babe to appreciate music, I also want her to appreciate "just being" and to not have to have distractions and something going on in the background all the time. I have fond memories of long family vacation trips in the car, either starting early in the dark or coming home late in the dark, listening to whatever we could find on the radio. I always loved singing and probably sang half the words wrong, only to find out many years later in high school or college what the correct lyrics were.

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    1. There is truth to that also, love a quiet house also at times x

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  7. I'm a repeater too, Carla. Except I don't often get the chance to do so... demanding toddler with questionable musical taste rules. X

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    1. Pleased somebody else is Bec!! I'm lucky, my daughters seem to like my taste in music so I don't have that problem xx

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  8. I don't so much have songs that I put on repeat as songs that seem to be stalking me. Sometimes I'll hear a song and then it just keeps popping up everywhere, sadly it's not usually something good!

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  9. I love music so much. Also a big fan of Dan Sultan :)

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  10. I'm a repeater too...we are a select breed me thinks. I also have a broad taste in music. I like classic to dance to world to grunge to folk to country...and even pop. I'm desperately in need of some new tunes though...need to discover some new stuff.

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  11. You are right, the memories stirred up by music are very powerful and evocative. A particular tune can take you right back to childhood.

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  12. Oh I love Radiohead! Haven't listened to them for ages. The song Common People by Pulp takes me straight back to my first year at University, in the Student Union bar. Love that song so much. Great memories too! x

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  13. Love Radiohead! Karma Police takes me right back to Uni. Good times. Oh and Jeff Buckley too. I'm going to pull these albums out again, thanks for the reminder.........Mel x

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  14. Hunters and Collectors takes me back to a fave time in my life as does Aerosmith lol xx

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