Tonight I was going to leave the office early, get a haircut, go for a walk and do a load of washing. However, I have an mp3 CD containing almost 400 megabytes of music playing on the computer.
Orhan very kindly prepared the CD of my self-selected 80s music list.
The memories… I’m only part of the way through the CD and I hope I’m I can drag my self away from the office before the five or six hours of music finishes.
Musically, I didn’t actually develop my tastes until the 1990s and I’m much more of a 90s person. However, for most of 00s I’ve been away from “civilisation” (for civilisation, read: English-language music variety), only exposed to current pop schlock and the odd hit and memory.
This lack of exposure to non-mainstream English-language music has lead, funnily enough, to a greater appreciation of 80s music. Getting old could also be a factor in this musical change 🙂
On another musical note, Peter, the other Australian in Mersin, has ordered a Creative Zen Micro 5 GB MP3 Player. Once he gets it, I will have a look and see how it goes. For a person whose CD player fell of the fridge and who has a limited selection of CDs in Mersin, an mp3 player with a decent hard disk (5 gb is enough for more than 1,000 songs) looks very attractive.
(An adaptation of the song name currently playing on the computer: Video Killed The Radio Star.)
UPDATE (02:00, 2005/05/12): I haven’t been able to Bust A Move and I’m still here listening to the final moment of the CD. Some of the songs I have’t heard for years.
It has now just finished and I’m off home to bed!