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Day 18: A song that you wish you heard on the radio #30dsc

The Draymin are a brilliant band from Rosyth, not a million miles from where I grew up. The reason I wish I heard their songs on the radio should be obvious, they’re brilliant and extremely hardworking, and deserve every success in the industry. We Will Fall is an excellent song, but please also check out their Biz Session for the Sun and their website for more.


Day 17: A song that you hear often on the radio #30dsc

I don’t listen to music on the radio much, my radio is almost always tuned to Radio 4 or Radio Scotland. However, when I worked in Manchester the radio was on all the time in the lab, and usually it was tuned to Heart FM. *shudder*

During the time I worked there it seemed like Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s was played approximately every 15 minutes, so it definitely qualifies as a song that I heard often! I don’t actually mind it, but anything that you hear that much is bound to begin to grate on the nerves sooner or later.

Day 16: A song that you used to love but now hate #30dsc

Return of the Mack was released in 1996, when I was 10. I used to love it for one reason only: it was the first single I ever owned on CD. I didn’t even buy the CD because I liked the song, it was purely for the excitement of the new  (to me) technology. If I remember correctly, I bought the disc at a bring and buy sale at my primary school (probably for about 10p), and it had the original single, plus loads of remixes. I used to listen to it on repeat, just because I could. Saying it now, it sounds really tragic!

Day 15: A song that describes you #30dsc

Day 14: A song that no one would expect you to love #30dsc

M.I.A. is the stage name of Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, a singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer and visual artist. She was born in London to SriLankan Tamil parents. Her music is influenced by her childhood experiences in Sri Lanka and India during the Sri Lankan war, and as a refugee back in the UK.

Her music makes you think, not just because of the political nature of a lot of the lyrics, but also because the melodies are so different and interesting. That’s why I love Paper Planes, which is not necessarily the style of music that people expect me to enjoy.

Day 13: A song that is a guilty pleasure #30dsc

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Day 12: A song from a band you hate #30dsc

Let it be said, I don’t hate the people in the band. I hate musical junk food, easy to digest comfort-noise which leaves no lasting impact on anything. I like music to make me think or make me feel something. This stuff just leaves me cold…