Tuesday, 17 April 2007

The ear-worm of wisdom...

Hmmm... I've now got an extremely annoying ear-worm (you know, one of those little snatches of music that you just can't get out of your head) bugging me...

I heard the new single "Real Girl" by Mutya (ex Sugababes) on the radio this morning, and was playing "spot the sample" - the curse of the ex-local radio presenter - in this case the song's producer has borrowed the string section from the Lenny Kravitz hit, "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over."

BUT (and it's a big but) the question is this... did Lenny Kravitz also lift that bit of tune from somewhere else? It sounds frighteningly similar to The Nolan Sisters, "I'm In The Mood For Dancing."! (AAAARGGGHHH!!!! MAKE THEM STOP!!)

[And your musicalogical thought for today: Discuss the topic "Is sampling a sign of this generation's musical and moral bankruptcy, or just the producer having a laugh?"]

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Well, that's Easter...

I hope you had a good Easter break... I actually managed a little time to myself, amidst all those "little jobs" that needed doing!
The lawns are now cut, and a couple of hedges... the car even got a wash! No decorating got done though unfortunately... still, there's plenty of time left for that.
Now I've just got to catch up with everything at work!!

Friday, 6 April 2007

Happy Easter!

Hooray! It's Easter! That means I get a 4 day break from work... but now I have to do all those little jobs around the house and garden that I've been putting off since last year. Mow the lawns, redecorate the hall, cloakroom, kitchen and bathroom... holiday? What holiday?
We've got a few other little jobs to fit in too - looking after grand-daughter number two (Courtney) today while her parents go and view houses to rent in Northampton, then later today we need to do our grocery shopping, and this afternoon my mother's coming to stay for a few days... tomorrow is Chris's birthday, so we're off out to dinner with some friends... and on Sunday we're driving down to Wiltshire to visit Chris's mother, and coming back on Monday...
Hmmm... doesn't look like I'll have much time for all those jobs! Ah well - Happy Easter!!