March 9th, 2011

Pet Shop Boys - animated

Writer's Block: Happy, happy, joy, joy

Which song makes you happy every time you hear it, and why?

Loads of songs make me happy, but the one I keep coming back to when these sorts of questions are asked is Always on my Mind, the Pet Shop Boys' cover version. Why? Because it reminds me of a very happy time in my life. But also because it's musically very upbeat, the production is about as "everything but (or possibly including) the kitchen sink" as you can possibly get, the various remixes of it, official and otherwise, are clever and imaginative, and the instrumental bit in the middle has a wonderful energy to it.

Add to this a video that features Neil and Chris with Joss Ackland as a mad hitchhiker in clips from their film It Couldn't Happen Here, and an extended mix featuring samples of the same, and really, you can't go wrong...

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Slipping back.

For no particular reason I find myself listening to the 1985 Doctor Who radio drama Slipback. It's not Big Finish, but it's good fun. And we've just got to the scenes with Ron Pember. Yay!!!
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop


So, today's post has brought with it our census form, and my Doctor Who: Mara Tales DVD.

Well, guess what's going to be the focus of my attention this evening? *ahem*

Oh, some other bits and bobs arrived too. Well, a couple of other Amazon orders (Sarah, your early birthday present has arrived), and a couple of other items for the previous occupant. I wonder how long we'll keep receiving stuff for him?
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop


Am I alone in just loving the fact that Domino's Pizza are now taking payment by Paypal? I think that may make them my (if not my wallet's) new best friend...