Friday Music


I have been on holiday. I made two mix cds to play in the car as we traversed the long miles to Wales. I chose music that I had that was mellow, slow and hopefully soothing.

Predictably most of my choices were castigated as ‘depressing’. But that is the way I like music. It is perhaps no coincidence that my only memory of dancing was on my very occasional forays into the seedy nightclubs of Leicester, to the uplifting tones of New Order: ‘Blue Monday’. I was 18 at the time…happy days…

This was one track I chose: one of the richest, most melancholy songs I have ever heard.

The Blue Nile released only 4 or 5 albums. There was a considerable time lag between each album & they eschewed publicity. Most of their albums feel perfect.