Back home

It’s nice to be back at home finally and not be planning to head off for my next trip. Don’t get me wrong I still love the traveling but just not always back-to-back trips.

Zurich was excellent. OK it wasn’t uneventful, managing to get on one wrong train and having my hotel room given to someone else. Incidentally what exactly was going on in Zurich to fill up all the hotel rooms? The only thing I can find was a FIFA meeting. Can’t see it somehow.

Anyway, I’ve already had a quick gush elsewhere about the highlights so for today we’ll just focus on my favourite tunes from my iPod while I was away along with some vaguely relevant chitchat. Listen to them all. Ah go on now…

Ellie Goulding – Anything Could Happen
This was the first tune of the trip, played walking from the plane to arrivals in Gatwick. Made the surely unnecessarily long trip nearly pleasant. Quite an achievement.

Courteeners – When You Want Something You Can’t Have
Just a good song. Not their best but still really good. Honorable mention for “Save Rosemary In Time” for using the lyric “smarter than the average bear”

Taylor Swift – The Lucky One
Despite having had this on my iPod since her Red album came out I’d never heard this before. I first heard it when leaving the Radisson Hotel in Zurich airport. When on the plane I checked for the title in case I had it and up it came!

Alistair Griffin – Always No.1
Nothing witty to say here. I just like him and this.

Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist
Hand picked weird choice. Seemed appropriate on Tuesday morning. Not entirely sure why now.

Depeche Mode – Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
Almost like one of their 80s tunes but just made a bit more grubby. That’s a good thing by the way.

Biffy Clyro – Accident Without Emergency
Curiously familiar. Not sure why. Something about the drums I think. It’ll come to me one day. Probably one night actually and I’ll say it out loud and, quite rightly, get funny looks.

Keane – Sovereign Light CafĂ©
Brought back memories of my first 5k road run. Nice

Arctic Monkeys – Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
Three reasons. 1. kids should be taught how to play the guitar like in the intro. 2. Cool title. 3. My tablet predicted the word “monkeys” after “arctic”

Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
This is high up my list of “songs I’d never thought someone might request”. It’s not awful but not exactly danceable! Enjoyed it on the plane though!

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