Karen bought some little iPod speakers earlier today. To test them out I plugged them into the laptop quickly and popped on some nice heavy Drum & Bass:
Karen didn’t like that, (she’s been campaigning to get Nightlife removed from the CD changer in the car for weeks,) and asked could I try them with some “proper music” instead?
First tune that leapt to mind was Tasmin Archer’s “Sleeping Satellite.”
This was “our song” for quite a while, back in the day. I’ve still got the album on cassette!
Riding that little wave of nostalgic warmth I did something I’ve never done before: tweeted the tune:
“♫ Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite (forgotten how lovely this song is, sorry..) http://bit.ly/6aV8E”
…then wandered away from the PC for a few hours.
Got back to the PC to finish off some work. Naturally I checked my @replies and nearly had a blinking heart attack:
TasminArcher: hi @alex_poole What were you sorry about?
about 2 hours ago from web
The best I could manage was the tw-quivalent of a mumbled excuse.
“Goodness @TasminArcher never the choice of tune ma’am! Just not tweeted ♫ before. “Caveat Tweetor” & 1 for the blog (& grandkids) I think :)”
Why was I “sorry”? I guess people who spend half their life tweeting their playlist are pretty tedious, unless you happen to like their playlist. Best I can do anyway \o/
So basically, just when you think you’ve got Twitter sussed, it socks you round the head with a cueball in a sock!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Its a genuine proper game-changer in so many ways. Simple but profound.
Oh yea; the speakers were rubbish - no bass - but then they only cost £4 from the garage…