As the days get colder and greyer, I find solace in a freezing office by listening to some of my MP3s.
Unfortunately, each MP3 I listen to tends to get listed on last.fm – and I like to leave my MP3 player on shuffle play, choosing from 2,500 tracks at random. (I’ve got far more at home, alas).
So once in a while, Winamp chooses a track which I happen to love, but could potentially be a bit embarassing. A song that I wouldn’t be proud to defend in my local record store, but that somehow I want to listen to. The question is, do I want the world to know I’ve just listened to that song?
But you know what, it’s just not that important. That the world doesn’t particularly care that I was listening to Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera crooning Nobody Wants To Be Lonely. Quite possibly the most ironic song of them all, considering Martin/Agueilera are very unlikely to be alone for a while – but it just works as a ridiculously dramatic over-emotional camp song. It should be headed straight to a West End musical.
So I listened to it. And yeah, it was good.