I’ve been spending a lot of time doing boring repetitive things at work, or just hiding from people by having headphones on (and we all do this, don’t we). This has co-incided with my discovery of the excellent GrooveShark and, since Spotify and Last.Fm are banned at my work, and iTunes only works on the moon, this pads out the hours nicely.
So I have been using this time to fill in the holes in my musical education. There is a whole lot of music I have missed out on. The 80s and 90s I have pretty much nailed, but before that lies a vast landscape of music, 95% of which is shit (in accordance with the 95% law of life) but 5% of which is probably shimmering genius.
Time to catch up, I figured.
So, while pretending to work, I have dabbled in Floyd, Bowie, Zappa and Zeppelin, but now I am running out of ideas.
And so I beg you all – tell me what to listen to!
Give me your tips and hints for great music from before the 80s, and I will be a good little boy and scuttle away and listen to it.
And maybe I will even write a little summary to let you know what I thought of it all, although don’t hold your breath, unless you’re into auto-erotic asphyxiation, in which case DO hold your breath, while thinking of old-school platform-wearing Paula Abdul.
So off you go then, give me a good musical seeing-to, I am all yours.