Saturday, October 25, 2014

Timeless Saturday Random Ten

So I keep my watch X number of minutes on purpose. Partly so it won't be slow. Today a lady caught sight of my watch for a couple of seconds. She complains that the bus is late. I say no, my watch is fast. This doesn't seem to have any effect on her, so I repeat it. The bus comes and she bitches at the driver for being late, which of course the driver isn't.

Is it just plain easier to give the wrong impression than the right one?

1. Diana Krall - East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
2. Paul Simon - Sure Don't Feel Like Love
3. Broadcast - America's Boy
4. Benny Spellman - Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)
5. Camper Van Beethoven - You Got to Roll
6. Ladytron - Sugar
7. Fleetwood Mac - Ledge
8. New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
9. Brian Eno - Little Fishes
10. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - You Belong to Me


susan said...

It's amazing how often people hear what they want to hear, isn't it?

Nice SR10 you have here this week. I haven't listened to Camper van Beethoven in years. I really like that Brian Eno song.

Did I ever tell you about the day I was browsing in a record shop (remember those) where a woman was asking for a Beethoven album played by Beethoven and his band. The clerk had a hard time convincing her he composed before the record industry was invented. "Well, how do we know what his music sounds like?"

Like I said, some people just don't listen :)

Ben said...

What they want to hear, even though it doesn't make them happy, which is puzzling.

Very definitely it's a nice Eno number.

Would be fun to go up to that lady, maybe wearing one false eyelash, and say something like "Do I viddy a fellow devotee of good ol Ludwig van?" She probably wouldn't get it, but still.