Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Productive Day?

I shouldn't be left alone all day. I clearly can't be trusted.

I bought a vintage 60s mini dress of Ebay on a complete whim this morning. It only cost £7.60 but I'm sure its going to be awful and really what I'm I doing buying another dress?

I then spent a good deal of time and a bit of money on iTunes. I ended up (as often happens when I'm unsupervised) listening to some songs that I knew would make me cry. I stopped myself from buying them though which is one thing - bursting into tears on the tube isn't a great move.

Anyway, the stuff I did buy was mainly spurred on by these Guilty Pleasures lists that everyone else is doing. I very rarely come into contact with popular music these days, living in my own little indie ghetto, so my guilty pleasures aren't particularly contemporary and I suspect may even be a bit pretentious (I'm that uptight!). So here is what I downloaded today (with justifications!):

Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
(I love 'the Boss' - I think its the only artist from post-70s my mum & I both like)

Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
You're So Vain - Carly Simon
(I think everyone loves these two songs)

Bike - Pink Floyd
See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
(They were incredibly unfashionable for a long time, but I've always loved the Floyd)

Kids in America - Kim Wilde
(This was played once at the Creation records night at Notting Hill Arts Centre - if its good enough for Alan McGee, its good enough for me)

Just Keep Walking - Inxs
(I admit it, I used to fancy Michael Hutchence. Can't get hold of the soundtrack to Dogs in Space, otherwise I'd have had that instead)

My Boyfriends Back - Alice Donut
(Not even sure why I thought of this, but it reminds me of being 17. Most surprised that it was on itunes - there was no Cud to download though)

Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
(Very nearly a novelty record, but has great lyrics that make me smile and want to howl along)

I also intended to buy some Simple Minds - I listened to 30 seconds of about 10 different songs, but evidently forgot to download any of them.

I've ate loads of food (to make up for not going out for curry), including some Orange & Cranberry Cookies, which tasted rather like Opal Fruits (which is good for a sweet, not for a biscuit). Will have a hot whisky & lemonade soon for medicinal purposes.


Suz said...

Ooh, I love Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me". Not sure that's the actualy title, but you know the one I mean, I'm sure!

Hope you're feeling better today :-)

Lucy In The Sky said...

Was Warren Zevon the one who wrote his last album while he was terminally ill?

SandDancer said...

Suz - that's the Simple Minds song I was meaning to get. Still off work but not feeling too ill.

Lucy - I know absolutely nothing about Warren Zevon other than that one song. Off I go to Google.