#MusicDiary2012 – Day Three

DAY THREE – Wednesday 9th May

8:17am // I make a cup of tea in the kitchen.  The radio is tuned to Gold FM.
Men At Work – “Down Under”

8:32am // Upstairs, getting ready for work.  I’m nervous, so I put on my “Most Played” playlist [via iTunes].
Eskimo Joe – “Sweater”
Codeine Velvet Club – “Little Sister”
Kaiser Chiefs – “Like It Too Much”
Blur – “There’s No Other Way”
The Pigeon Detectives – “I’m a Liar”
Oasis – “Cigarettes & Alcohol”
Foo Fighters – “Monkey Wrench”
David Bowie – “The Jean Genie”
Divinyls – “Hey Little Boy”
Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
The Strokes – “12:51”

10:00am // Such is the nature of my new job [first day today!] that I actually spend almost my entire day in the office listening to music, but I can’t really tell you what that music is.  I sit at a desk, with my headphones plugged into my laptop [trying not to tap my feet or move too much, in case people think I’m weird].

1:37pm // On my lunch break, I walk down to the local shops.  I’m too busy enjoying my food to take note of what’s playing at Grill’d, but I’m pretty sure the censored version of Lily Allen’s “Alfie” comes up at some point.

3:42pm // Later in the afternoon, my headphones are off, and somebody else in the office plays a couple of Mark Ronson songs.
Mark Ronson & the Business Intl [feat Boy George] – “Somebody to Love Me”
Mark Ronson [feat Amy Winehouse] – “Valerie”

Once I’ve finished up for the day, I head over to my other job.  Tonight is [hopefully] my last ever late-night retail shift.  I should be celebrating, but it’s hard to celebrate in a petrol station.  I listen to Triple M, because I generally find it to be the least offensive radio station [in terms of music selection].  Aside from the occasional Nickelback song, they rarely play anything that I hate.  As a  bit of an experiment, tonight I write down most songs that they play.  I don’t quite get all of them, but it’s enough of a sample to explain why I actually kind of enjoy listening to the station…

7:00pm // Spin Doctors – “Two Princes”; Foo Fighters – “Walk”; The Black Keys – “Gold on the Ceiling”; Aerosmith – “Love in an Elevator”; Pearl Jam – “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”; Rise Against – “Make it Stop [September’s Children]”

8:00pm // Foo Fighters – “These Days”; The Verve – “Bittersweet Symphony”; The Cure – “In Between Days”; Matt Corby – “Brother”; Cold Chisel – “Standing on the Outside”; The Living End – “Prisoner of Society”; Powderfinger – “These Days”; 3 Doors Down – “Everytime You Go”; Maroon 5 – “Harder to Breathe”; The Doors – “Roadhouse Blues”

9:00pm // Pete Murray – “Always a Winner”; Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Can’t Stop”; Bruce Springsteen – “Glory Days”; Live – “Lightning Crashes”; Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”; Baby Animals – “One Word”; Kaiser Chiefs – “Listen to Your Head”; Evanescence – “Going Under”; Pat Benatar – “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”

10:00pm // Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”; Strange Talk – “Sexual Lifestyle”; The Black Keys – “Gold on the Ceiling”; Emperors – “Be Ready When I Say Go”; Snow Patrol – “In the End”; Bush – “The Sound of Winter”; Young the Giant – “Cough Syrup”; Soundgarden – “Live to Rise”; The Art of Sleeping – “Empty Hands”

11:00pm // The Temper Trap – “I Need Your Love”; Linkin Park – “Burn it Down”; Gotye [feat Kimbra] – “Somebody That I Used to Know”; Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Look Around”; Arctic Monkeys – “R U Mine?”; The Living End – “Song for the Lonely”; End of Fashion – “Super Love”; Matt Corby – “Brother”; Garbage – “Blood for Poppies”

I have a little more that I’d like to write about yesterday’s listening habits, however I need to go to work. Not wanting to fall behind on my MusicDiary2012 reportings, I’m choosing to publish this now, with the intention of editing it later.


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