Soothing the savage beast


 Fond as I am of a bit of vintage Rod Stewart now and again (nostalgia, innit) there’s only so much dad rock one woman can stand. Most of the time at work my ears are assaulted by a relentless barrage of bland. Mind. Numbing. That’s when it’s time to wrest control, comandeer the speakers and plug in a playlist created by ME. Nothing too challenging, mind, but an occasional change in tempo to wake us all up. This was the other day’s response to too much Meatloaf.

  • Surf Lost – King Loser
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  • The Real Slim Shady – Eminem
  • There Is No Depression In New Zealand – Blam Blam Blam
  • I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs Employment
  • Better Get A Lawyer – The Cruel Sea
  • Solitary Man – Neil Diamond 
  • Common People – Pulp
  • Public Service Announcement (Interlude) Jay-Z 
  • Shake Break Bounce – The Chemical Brothers 
  • The Love Cats – The Cure
  • Mashin’ On The Motorway – DJ Shadow
  • Shipbuilding – Elvis Costello
  • Hurt – Johnny Cash
  • Last Year Man – Leonard Cohen
  • Kiss – Prince
  • Ooh La La – Goldfrapp
  • Jesus Walks – Kanye West
  • Walk On The Wild Side – Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground
  • Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush
  • Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  • This Charming Man – The Smiths
  • Fit But You Know It – The Streets
  • Sugar In My Bowl – Nina Simone
  • The Brightest Star (Live) – Shihad
  • Epilogue (Part 2) (NASA) Jeff Wayne’s War Of the Worlds




2 thoughts on “Soothing the savage beast

  1. Lisa Wilde says:

    BTW I do know Congreve wrote ‘breast’, not beast. My deliberate misquote is intended to refer to the monster I become fed a steady diet of Meatloaf. Regretting it now though. I just appear ignorant. *sighs*

  2. Ruth says:

    You took the words right out of my mouth, couldn’t have said it better, it’s all coming back to me now – but hey, rock and roll dreams come true. Generally speaking though, no such thing as too much meatloaf. So tasty and nutritious.

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