I beg your pardon

By | October 19, 2007


I don’t listen to a lot of music. I’m not the type who plays the stereo (or rather ipod plugged into the speaker system — I love gadgets even if i don’t use them a lot) when I’m relaxing at home.

I find it somewhat distracting if I’m reading and I can’t really hear it unless I’m close to the speakers so there’s no sense in playing music if I’m cleaning as I need it at a volume that would distress my neighbours.

The only time I regularly listened to music was when I owned a car (I had a Pontiac Acadian and then an Oldsmoblie Calais) and I drove to school and work — over 15 years ago now. (Geez, now that’s a very poorly constructed sentence!)

As mentioned, I do have an ipod but I don’t wear it when I’m commuting. I have to wear earphones that go into my ear canal to get good sound. The sound is great but I can’t hear any outside noise such as cars, honking or people asking to be excused so they can get off the streetcar — so it’s just not safe or practical when I’m out and about. Plus, I have a fear of singing out loud unconsciously. I do this.

As a matter of fact, I’m singing out loud at the moment. For some reason, I’m in a musical mood tonight. Perhaps the two Caesars I had at dinner is a factor.

Tonight’s Playlist:

  • The Rose — Bette Midler
  • Don’t Cry for me Argentina — Madonna
  • Saving Myself — Eria Fachin
  • Oh Sherrie — Steve Perry
  • To Sir With Love — Petula Clark
  • The Tide is High — Blondie
  • I love the Nightlife — Alicia Bridges
  • Born in the USA — Bruce Springsteen
  • Glory Days — Bruce Springsteen
    • BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE (Scarborough, remember?)
  • Money Changes Everything — Cyndi Lauper
  • I scooted by Echo & The Bunnymen — I just wasn’t in the mood for
    dumb lyrics that enchanted me as a teen
  • Take a Letter, Maria — Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (why doesn’t
    he get together with Maria?)
  • Hooked on a Feeling — B.J. Thomas
  • I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden) — Loretta Lynn

And that’s it. I got bored…

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