The Wheel of Your Tune

Late this week – soz!

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number.  The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album.  This week’s spin landed on D3.  This week I’ve chosen Duran Duran’s Hungry Like the Wolf from their most excellent album Rio (it also links back quite nicely to something I posted the other week.  Massive bonus points if the track you choose happens to be a Geldof’s Paradox; track 3 of side 1 of the 5th album of your chosen artist 😉  (Spot my deliberate mistake to make this work, folks).

What’s your D4?


Plebgate scandal

I want to share with you all something I have been contemplating that I have dubbed Geldof’s Paradox. A few years back I heard Sir Bob being interviewed about Live Aid. He was explaining his concept of it as a “global jukebox” and went on to elaborate that this meant bands were supposed to play their biggest hits or most relevant songs  – “not Album 5, Side 1, Track 3” he added sternly. His tone made it quite clear – playing Album 5, Side 1, Track 3 would be considered the unacceptable self-indulgence. Which made sense, until I thought “What if Album 5, Side 1 Track 3 is a band’s biggest hit or most relevant song? What happens then?”

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