I found the mathematics topic hard going this week. I didn’t fall in love with much of the music and I had too much to do over the weekend to give the topic enough attention and love. There were some last minute panic messages to a friend about how shit this was going to be and the much appreciated responses calmed me down and focused my attention again. I can’t lie though, the advice of trying not to give so much of a f**k about this silly game didn’t quite stick. I give a f**k about too many things; giving a f**k => to worry => lack of confidence in my ability to do the thing I give a f**k about. It’s funny that he gave me that advice. It’s the second time in a week someone has suggested such a course of action. Only the other day a conversation with a colleague veered into similar territory. They told me about a book they are currently reading to help them with their “giving too much of a f**k” issues. It’s predictably called The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k and it does exactly what it says on the tin. They told me I need it in my life. My mini meltdown while putting the RR playlist and write up together tells me I do.
I digress. What I really wanted to do with the RR playlist about mathematics was to create a set of instrumental tracks from the nominations – I bottled it. I lack the knowledge about maths in music to pull off something that. Bastard confidence thing again. So I thought I’d stick it here instead for you all the enjoy. I think it’s much better than the one I put up in The Guardian, but I have no accompanying words; the music does the talking.