At work, the technical department is in a separate room. We tend to have music playing, because we can, using the G4 Mac as a jukebox. Now, I know my musical taste doesn’t agree with most of the office, so I listen to my own music on headphones. But a while back, while trying to make a tape for the trip to Bristol, I copied a bunch of MP3s over to the Mac so that I could burn them to CD.
Someone has started them playing, which I’m certainly not complaining about. But this is a room where you’re all you’re normally likely to hear something chilled and ambient, or Another Generic Ibiza Album. Right now, this is the playlist:
New Model Army – Vengance
Dead Kennedys – Holday in Cambodia
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Papa Won’t Leave You Henry
The Pixies – River Euprates
Ramones – It’s Not My Place (In The 9 To 5 World)
Buzzocks – Boredom
The Fall – How I Wrote Elastic Man
Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster
The Birthday Party – Zoo-Music Girl
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet
No-one seems to have the nerve to turn it off.