Friday, 14 May 2010


I felt a little bit blue this week. A combination of an argument with a friend, my cat apparently discovering a nest of fledgling blue tits (she's wearing an enormous bell, now), and the nostalgia trip of seeing Pavement play live. (Music really takes me back to the time and place where I used to listen to it and realising that I was sixteen when I was into that stuff and the fact that I'm now, um, nearly twice that age I found slightly depressing.)

A good sleep last night and I'm feeing a bit better. So I've cleaned and polished my bike, I'm going to buy a new basket (wire not wicker, sorry Sarah and Alice! I don't think wicker would suit my bike for some reason). And tonight I'm going to The Narrow Boat, a gorgeous pub next the Regent's Canal, to try and reconjure the Amsterdam vibe, watch the sun go down and have a good chat-up with a friend I've not seen in too long.

Here's a clip of the wonderful Joni. She really is one of my favourite artists. I used to listen to her in my mid-twenties when I was feeling blue. Her album Blue has got to be the all-time number one album of choice for a sad girl to listen to. Guess I've grown out of that too, so now I need new girly angstin' music. Sigh. What do you listen to if you feel blue?

Have a great weekend dudes. x


  1. I bought Joni's 'Hissing of Summer Lawns' yesterday. She's de bohms.

    I'm not sure I have a default 'sad listening' artist. Perhaps it would be Dwele G or Prefab Sprout (hmm. Sad in two ways).

    Thanks for the Pavement offer. Since I never heard them I didn't consider it. But ta anyway. Perhaps you'll be at Cafe OTO on Sunday for the Steve Reid thing? If so, hope to see you there!

    Have a nice weekend in any case

  2. Couldn't give that bleedin' ticket away yesterday! Dunno why but I thought you might like Pavement.

    Would love to go to the Cafe Oto thing but it's my other half's mum's birthday dinner. Might try and pop down afterwards.

    Prefab Sprout, eh? Hm. Love Dwele. Edith & The Kingpin off that Joni album is a facemelter, as they'd say on B-wood. (You have left B-wood?)

  3. I'd think I'd probably like Pavement too. However, between 1992 and 99 I was deep in The Rave and so missed a lot of everything except House music. \TRAGICFACE/

    I think I meant to buy "Don Juan's Reckless Daughter" but I'm liking "Hissing Lawns" so far.

    B-Wood... NO. Someone said "Good man!" at me on there in what I imagined was a Colonel's voice and I haven't been back since. And what a relief.

    Outside chance maybe catch you Sunday and if not then seeya soon

  4. Joni Mitchell and her lovely voice transports me straight back to my childhood. Hope you are feeling better and you'll have an enjoyable evening. Happy weekend!

  5. Dear Caroline - I think you need to whack a bit of Kate Bush on your disc player...quick sticks. xxx

  6. I listen to Billie Holliday:) jazz is ideal on blue days:)
    Feel better, the weekend is here! Eat a piece of delicious chocolate and do not feel guilty!

  7. It would have to be The Carpenters, especially Rainy Days and Mondays.

  8. I love jazz and I really think its perfect for blue days:)
    Great post and beautiful blog!
    Kisses and have a great weekend:)

  9. If I'm feeling blue I'm usually desperate to cheer myself up so I avoid the sad songs. Something guaranteed to make me smile is World of Twist's 1989 album Quality Street (I am old). Especially the first track Lose My Way which is really enhanced here by being screamed all over on some kids' programme...