After working in a shop for several years with no music it's such a relief to have some quality tunes playing in the store to help us through the day. The best thing is being able to choose. In Waterstoney days it tended to be the same management-approved easy-listening over and over again which slowly drove us all mad. Here, luckily, Matthew and I have similarly eclectic tastes which has seen us swing from Glenn Gould playing Mozart piano sonatas, the ever-present Late Junction, Steve Reich, Scarlatti, Phil Spector, Amadou and Mariam, Joanna Newsom and some Argentine Tango.
This week though we will be mostly listening to David Byrne's new playlist called appropriately enough, Icicles - Northern European contemporary music. Mr Byrne, you have excelled yourself, as usual.