One of the problems that I have when it comes to music is that I listen to this song and it makes me want to listen to that song and it makes me want to listen to this other song and I don’t spend enough time listening to the song I’m listening to but looking forward to hearing the next one.
A life lesson in that, perhaps.
In any case, one thing that always surprises me when I go looking for it is how much overlap there is between little things that, otherwise, I would have thought never overlapped. Like, oh, Talking Heads’ Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) and David Bowie’s Heroes. Precious little overlap, right? Well, both were produced by Brian Eno (who has pretty much been on my mind since listening to Roxy Music the other day… and, yeah, I know that Eno was gone from Roxy by the time that Siren came out… I was thinking about him anyway)… which made me start to wonder “which Brian Eno song do I want to play?” We’re almost a week late for “Music for Airports”, after all. Then I found this and it made me laugh:
Heh. I listened to that a dozen times. That’s not this week’s song, however.
In listening to that, I found myself thinking a great deal about U2… and, then, of course, I found out that he produced them as well. That tiny piece of knowledge allowed me to stop thinking about U2, sit, enjoy the rest of the song and, most importantly, listen to *IT*, rather than thinking about the next one.
Which is nice, sometimes.
So… what are you listening to?