Thursday, 18 November 2010
Today I am not at work. Work recently has been an unending onslaught of change, to-do lists that don't get done and customers already starting to crack under christmas' knuckly grip. Like anyone whose job gets a bit on top of them, the days when you don't have to go in are glorious. I am currently reclining on my sofa, tea is sitting with me as are biscuits. If I didn't have to take the bins out I wouldn't even be contemplating getting dressed. I intend to read, write a bit and watch some films. All the things I promise myself I will do on days off but always end up feeling guilty about. I always think I should be out at the shops providing items for my man, or scrubbing under the sofa, or painting the ceiling. But, apart from the bins, I'm going to do none of those things.
It is rather wonderful then that I have discovered the perfect website to provide the soundtrack to all my whimsical doing nothing-ness. Folk Radio UK is a Bristol based station pouring gloriousness all over my ears. I love the radio, but apart from BBC 6 Music I find it very difficult to find stations that play music I want to hear. The last time I listened to Radio 1 was probably the weekend Blur beat Oasis to number one. I wrote the other day about feeling lost in Topshop amongst the young and the backcombed, I feel a hundred times more disillusioned when I have to endure any popular music at the moment. To me Rhianna is a girl who could sing the sweetest love song and still make it sound like pornography, Katy Perry, I'm sure is a cartoon character and RnB is just about owning lots of things and having sex with stuff now isn't it? It's all a bit "dirrrrrrrty" and a bit cringy.
Folk Radio UK is therefore my haven. I have been listening for an hour now and only heard one song I have heard before, everything else is new to my ears and everything is EXCELLENT. I already have a rather long list of CDs my life is now incomplete without. I'm very excited about ploughing through the mixes provided on the site. The Lost in The Meadow mix sounds lovely and just what I need on a day where I haven't heard from the sun in a while. Folk, tea, biscuits and the ability to relax make for a perfect day. What more do you need on a grey Thursday afternoon when you have promised not to do much? To have already put the bins out, that's what. I'll go and sort the rubbish and let you tune in.