Here on the north coast of
the sun has been shining from a cloudless sky for the last couple of days and we’ve been thoroughly enjoying it. At this time of year in this area, as the days get shorter and shorter, you take advantage of the sunshine while it lasts. However you can’t see the sun from our somewhat gloomy, north-east facing kitchen, so while making lunch today, I decided to listen to some music to brighten things up. Scotland
Because of our peripatetic lifestyle, I’ve got into the habit of bringing with me to each location a random selection of CDs from our base in
. This time my choice ranges from Mozart concertos to the Beatles, from Fauré’s Requiem to the soundtrack from the musical Chicago, from the Tallis Scholars singing Allegri’s Miserere to Tom Lehrer singing his wickedly satirical songs to an appreciative audience back in the 1960s. I chose the last-mentioned to accompany my vegetable-chopping and put the salad together in record time. J Wales
Thinking about my eclectic (to put it mildly) musical tastes, I wondered whether they are a sign of broad-mindedness or simply woolly-mindedness, because I lack the application to refine and train them. Am I the only one with a truly ragbag collection of music or are there other musical magpies out there, and if so, what catches your fancy?
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