Random Listening

Sitting in Mes Amis, watching the world go by, the place was kind of empty and it was dusk, so the streets weren’t too busy. Some guy walks by and compliments me on my Clash “London Calling” t-shirt. From the looks of things, he was probably born the year the album was released, whereas for me, it came at a time when new releases from my favorite bands were major events and this was one album that surpassed all my expectations.

Anyway, thinking about stuff and while it’s really hard to censor myself and not blog about it, I’m determined that I will no longer wear my heart on my sleeve, or on my blog, as it were. Anyway, I realized what I wanted most (well, maybe second most) was different music from what I was likely to hear in any HK bar. So went home, got this playlist of some recent favorite tracks, just let it run through in alphabetical order, some of what came up ….

Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
Doves – Almost Forgot Myself
Foo Fighters – Best of You
Chas Jankel – Ai No Corrida
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californification
Kasabian – Club Foot
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To
Mylo – Drop the Pressure
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc
Elbow – Forget Myself
Paul Weller – From the Floorboards Up
Razorlight – Golden Touch
Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats
Robert Plant – I Believe
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict a Riot
Oasis – Importance of Being Idle
Depeche Mode – John the Revelator
Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2
Cream vs. the Hoxtons – Sunshine of Your Love
Hard-Fi – Tied Up Too Tight
Kaiser Chiefs – You Can Have It All

Yeah, okay, for some of you, this is probably a list from hell. For me, it’s working just fine …