I had a notion this week that I might do a ‘Film’ theme. Yes, 4tunes from the sound tracks of films. ‘That should be easy’, my naive and probably over tired brain decided. It was only when I actually sat down to start putting the list together that I panicked. Which films? how could I possibly even just choose 4 movies, and then how to select a song from the sound track that best reflects the film. There are literally millions of permutations and combinations. This is like the Everest of 4 tunes. Read More
I love the sound of a deadline as it whistles past. Here we are merrily biting into the proverbial sandwich of week 23 and I am still labouring on providing you with four tunes for week 22. I’m not angry. I’m just disappointing.
I was in India last week, which has kept me a little distracted and unable to spend my leisure time satisfying my musical want. My experience of this vast country has been cursory at best. Each visit has left me feeling more intrigued, if slightly shell shocked. The noise, the smells, the food, the broad smiles and wide eyes. The knowledge that it is possible to fit a thousand moving vehicles into an acre of tarmac and gravel with only the deities and the humble car horn to keep them from colliding.Read More
I’m touching on a nautical theme this week. A close friend of mine had a birthday last week and I was reminded of distant friends. In general he is a cantankerous old bastard but has a heart of gold and I love him dearly. He has a passion for sailing. More accurately, he has a passion for drinking by rivers and sailing is more of a by product. But he has a talent for it and a calm head in a high wind. (probably numbed by the alcohol). I’m not sure he would approve of everything on this playlist, but what he doesn’t know won’t bother him.Read More
Ahh I know I’m probably going to alienate a few people this week. Last week we were wading in the depths, earnestly disseminating the vocal credentials which contribute to a good passionate bellowing. Now this week we are way back in the shallow-end, tending to our truculent farm of ear worms.Read More
I got a bit delayed this week as something called ‘work’ cropped up. It made me think of times when being able to grab a microphone and bellow would be the ultimate cathartic response. In fact this is personified perfectly in our new favourite TV series ‘Aggretsuko’. I’d try to explain but I think you need to watch to really appreciate the mental, metal, Japanese-ness of it all.Read More
What is this anyway?
FourTunes is a selection of 4 songs, loosely coupled to a theme of my choosing. New music, beloved classics and rediscovered gems of joy. I use Spotify to compile the playlists and have included some product reviews of audio equipment I have found to be good! if you like what you hear, please subscribe and feel free to leave me comments or suggestions.