Highs & Drys

August 27, 2009 at 08:54 1 comment

I heard ‘High & Dry’ twice in a row while driving to work!!!

Let me explain why that deserved three exclamation marks. I love listening to music as I drive – the louder the better. My poison is soft rock and alternative, although I do like a little mushy pop and the occasional instrumental. I don’t like being limited to a single CD as I drive. Listening to twelve songs by the same artist gets stale after a very short while. So when I got my car, I got a player that could handle MP3 discs as well as normal CDs, and burnt my own compilations.

Now, the beauty of burning one’s own MP3 disc lies not only in handpicking songs; you can also squeeze in loads more songs than the average CD holds. My MP3 disc holds 140 songs (oh, the wonders of technology). In that list, only one song appears twice. That song is ‘High & Dry’ – one version by Jamie Cullum (my absolute favourite of his songs, by the way; the intro never fails to induce fantasies of an ice-cold Asahi on a beach at sunset), and the original by Radiohead (which has a totally different vibe; the frontman, incidentally, hated the song).

The chances of the two versions played back to back are, what, 1/140 x 1/140? I dunno; junior college maths was a couple of millenia ago, and I hope the 140-choose-1-times-whatever-choose-something doesn’t apply because I simply don’t remember it anymore.

So I shall elect to believe that something nice happened today that had a 1/19600 chance of happening. And that totally deserves several exclamation marks.


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  • 1. kel  |  August 27, 2009 at 11:30

    hahaha. yes! i raise all limbs to concur with that conclusion! lurve tt song too.


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Book(s) of the moment

Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)

Books read in 2010 and 2011

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) - 'cos the movie's coming out!
Frankenstein: Lost Souls (Dean Koontz) - ah, bugger, it's part of a series! Now I hafta find all the books...
Dismantled (Jennifer McMahon) - oh, good one
Tigerlily's Orchids (Ruth Rendell)
Shutter Island (Dennis LeHane) - reminds me too much of work
Holy Fools (Joanne Harris) - it's official: I prefer her scary books
A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Unauthorized Autobiography; The Beatrice Letters (Lemony Snicket)
The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
The main books - 11 so far - of the Southern Vampire series; the Aurora Teagarden series except for A Fool & His Honey - that makes it 7; Sweet & Deadly (Charlaine Harris)
The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)
Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
The Bachman Books (Stephen King)
Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett)
Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett)
The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
The Sandman, Vol 1 (Neil Gaiman)
The Burden (Agatha Christie) - her crime novels are waaay better
Snuff (Terry Pratchett)

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