Phew, it's not just me who's bored. Andy, the senior developer who I've been working for, was walking around complaining of his boredom for most of the day. It's good to know that employees of the client organisation can feel this way too, and it's not just a symptom of being a consultant (oh, how that term makes me giggle...)
Unlike myself, Andy came up with a remedy to our predicament, and began making a list of bands in his record collection beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Just the kind of thing to pass a Friday, undoubtedly, so I quickly jumped on the bandwagon. The results were kinda interesting...
|My list||Andy's List|
|Delgados, The||Depeche Mode|
|Echo + The Bunnymen||Electrik Music|
|Frank & Walters, The||Fixx, The|
|Gorky's Zygotic Mynci||Gold, Marion|
|Inspiral Carpets||I Start Counting|
|Mogwai||Men Without Hats|
|New Bad Things||New Musik|
|Orange Juice||One The Juggler|
|Stone Roses||Scary Thieves|
|Talking Heads||Talk Talk|
|XTC||X Ray Specs|
|Yazoo||Yellow Magic Orchestra|
It seems ages since I've had a good chat about music. I've been feeling rather disillusioned by it all for much of this year, and have long since given up buying the NME and Melody Maker. But talking about these bands fired up my enthusiasm again, and reminded me of all those LPs I've been meaning to buy for years. I think a visit to Amazon is in order. Ah, the Comsat Angels indeedy - another great Sheffield band, much better than all this modern bilge that VH1 and MTV are churning out. Oopsy, I think I'm showing my age again...