I’ve had my iPod for a couple of gazillion years now, and every so often I plug it into my ears and listen to some really dreadful music, which considering I put the tracks there myself is kind of sad.
This little device also has loads of other features which I never use – I mean how many electronic calendars can you operate at any given time? It would take me longer to update them all with “get up and brush your teeth” than actually squeezing on the toothpaste.
But one little feature I have hovered over is the Podcast. Now I’ve always thought Podcasts are brief little ditty’s to occupy the boredom between wrestling with making supper …or not. And being a little bored this week I went in search of some Free Podcasts to give them a try. Well wasn’t I just surprised by the offering. There are literally thousands you can subscribe to.
I fell on the BBC’s listing on iTunes and was delighted to discover they were indeed free and updated weekly. I was also really pleased to find I can subscribe without registering on the site, which is amazing as nearly every webpage you connect to these days wants to know more about you than your own mother.
I’ve tried not to go bonkers with my choice and have subscribed to the following:
- Graham Norton’s – radio show
- Desert Island Discs
- Women’s Power Hour
- Rhod Gilbert
- Books and Authors
- And from Radio 702 and Cape Talk 567 the UK report
At this point I’ve listened to 2 episodes of Graham Norton and had a mighty good chuckle while doing so, plus 3 episodes of Desert Island Discs where the Castaways have been Michael Mcintyre, John Bishop and Dawn French.
So this got me thinking about the few tracks I do enjoy on my iPod, and would therefore select if I was ever asked to participate on the show – when I’m rich and famous and should anybody be interested in listening to me that is.
Remembering you are only allowed to select 8 discs for this show, here would be mine:
Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears – this one I put on repeat a lot. And mostly it’s blasting away in my car as I head to the office, and then again when I leave on a Friday as a form of psyching me up for my weekly grocery shop
Day Dream Believer by the Monkees – so had a crush on Davy Jones when I was a kid. Used to watch “The Monkees” show on the TV and dreamt of joining the band as Davy’s girlfriend and have him sing to me all day long
Valerie by Steve Winwood – no story just love it
Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden – makes me think of the UK
Lovely Day by Bill Withers – no story just love it
Africa by Toto – I arrived in SA in 1981 and when this song came out in 1982 it just seemed so right to like it
Tainted Love by Soft Cell – this was a massive hit in the UK in 1981. I carried a 45 vinyl copy in my luggage and finding nobody had ever heard of it in Warmbaths – where I started off, what a story that is – felt strongly that I was living amongst a bunch of retards. Although I hasten to add I don’t think that any more and would like to send a big HELLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to all my Warmbaths followers. You know who you are….actually are there any of you out there?
Rock your Baby by George Macrae – this so reminds me of my Dad. Every single time I hear it I picture him boogeying around the living room. He’s a short bloke and great fun and seems to have a right leg that just wants to twist. How could you not like a song that does that to your Dad?
Now I’ve shared mine, how about you? Any castaway songs you’d choose, and also any great podcasts to recommend?