List Mania!

Everyone knows that Mondays are shit. It’s just the way it is.

The true pessimist knows that Tuesdays, however, are far worse. When Monday arrives you normally get empowered by a sense of stoicism and you plough on and get through it. But when Tuesday comes this wears off, and it dawns on you that you still have a long way to go until the weekend, and for the next 4 days all have to look forward to is misery and woe. The best you can hope for is a quick death (which just isn’t going to happen).

For this reason, I’m usually in a right proper mood when I get home on a Monday evening – and I then find it a struggle to blog.

For some reason, I’ve always liked making lists – I find it quite therapeutic – so I’ve decided on a new feature: Monday Night List Mania!

Basically I’ll be making a new list each Monday – films, music, books etcetera. Not just any old lists, mind – for these lists will be governed by rules…

I’ll start with an easy list – Favourite Songs – but I’m open to suggestions, so please send any list suggestions you would like to see me make.

Week 1: Favourite Songs

This changes fairly regularly. Rules – I must have listened to each song at least twice in the last 7 days.

Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival (see why here)

What’s He Building? – Tom Waits (so very creepy)

Hybrid Moments – The Misfits (short & sweet)

Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite (90s dance classic, makes me smile)

Bite It You Scum – GG Allin (so very brutal)

Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon (brilliant lyrics)

Richard III – Supergrass (first band I really fell in love with)

54-46 Was My Number – Toots & The Maytals (old skool ska, can’t decide if I’m a skinhead or a punk at heart)

Destination Venus – The Rezillos (classic British punk)

KingdomJoana And The Wolf (favourite current London band, and I’m doing their website too)

Ask me again tomorrow and this list is likely to change! Let me know what you think…

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