Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I'm in love with my new iPod Classic (and yes, I would marry it if the laws of this state allowed such unions!). From the meditation music which helps me relax at bedtime to the Ricky Gervais podcasts which keep me laughing on car trips I love everything about it. It is one clever little technological gadget.

What I particularly like is the ability to download ONE song for a modest cost. I haven't bought actual singles for a decade or more. Born with a tail (by a Kiwi band I can't remember the name of right now) was probably the last one I actually purchased.

Yesterday I downloaded the semi-new Ben Folds with Regina Spektor song You Don't Know Me. What a fine bit of pop song that is. I want to listen it to it over and over.

I have also purchased the new Ben Lee CD The Rebirth of Venus and, as with his previous offerings, it is music which makes me happy. I think I like Ben Lee so much because he is an annoying optimist like me. He isn't the best singer in the world, nor the best musician or songwriter. But he does put together a catchy pop song and the sentiments are very much up my alley. Life can suck, things can be shit but it's all we've got so cheer up and be happy, enjoy, live life, get stuck in, be kind to each other, be kind to yourself. What more can one want from life and/or a pop song?

1 comment:

Kath Lockett said...

Interesting you say that about Ben Lee because I've got his last two albums and they are FANTASTIC for power walking to. Cheerful little bugger, isn't he?