My ipod has not been working properly for a little while so I have been going to work each day without it. This is a problem. You see, I do a job that involves very little thinking, lots of heavy lifting and being surrounded by noisy machinery. My ipod distracts me and means I don’t have to listen to the terrible commercial station the guys leave their radio on. When ipod first got sick I though I wouldn’t miss him too much but today was the first day he has been (mostly) fixed and boy, I certainly welcomed him back!
The days without ipod have dragged and I seemed to look at my watch every 10 seconds. When ipod returned I put on something with a good beat and just got on with it. The day flew by.
It prompted me to do some posts to share the music that kept me happy, my playlist leans heavily towards Australian music and often Aussie music finds it hard to get air time overseas. You non-Australians are missing out!
I am starting with the artist that made me smile the most today with the song ‘Rock and Roll Nerd’, the wild haired, guy-liner-wearing Tim Minchin, comedian, poet and musician. The song is about his struggles with his average upbringing and life not being rock and roll enough. Hilarious.
If you have never heard of Tim Minchin you are so missing out. His music is not mainstream but is actually intelligent and will make you laugh out loud. The first time I heard ‘Lullaby’ I was in tears of laughter, the tears only a parent with a non-sleeping child would understand.
This is the part where I should tell you my favourite song but I love pretty much all of them!
Ok, apart from the aforementioned, I always chuckle at ‘If you really loved me’ and ‘If I didn’t have you’, Tim writes a mean love song…..
‘White wine in the sun’ is a sentimental song about his love of christmas and you can almost hear the gasps of horror at the first half of ‘Cont’.
The songs of Tim Minchin are at times controversial as he sings about racism, atheism, refugees and other current issues. The best way to first listen to him is to watch a live performance. When he sits barefoot at his piano and starts singing you never know where he is going to lead you. Whenever I hear his music I see him singing that song in my mind’s eye and it makes the music all the funnier. He is a performer, not just a musician.
Click on this link timminchin – YouTube to get to the Tim Minchin you tube channel. As Molly would say, do yourself a favour!