They have sadly increased the amount of ads played, but perhaps to compensate, there are less of right-this-minute songs and more songs that I haven’t heard in a while. I like it.
Yesterday morning I heard this one.
Teenager of the Year by Lo-Tel.
Teenager of the Year was featured on the soundtrack to the book-turned-movie Looking for Alibrandi (by Melina Marchetta). I loved this movie. I remember watching it at the cinema in my first year of university and could relate to a lot of things the characters went through. I was always amazed that Pia Miranda was 26 or something when she played an 18 year old. I preferred Kick Gurry’s character to Matthew Newton’s.
So I dug out the brilliant Looking for Alibrandi soundtrack and had Teenager of the Year on replay. I also relished songs by Killing Heidi, Spiderbait, Hamish Cowan and one of my favourite bands ever, Stella one Eleven.
It’s nice to be reminded of music you’ve been missing.
I find with my iPod I listen to the same artists over and over – I don’t explore new bands as much, and I don’t rifle through my extensive CD collection for treasured songs.
I think I am going to start a new blog ‘segment’ exploring the music I’ve been missing. I have a few artists in my mind to revisit.
What music have you been missing?