This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… The Police July 28, 2012Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....
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I was in my mid thirties before I learned to drive. For lots of reasons and none. So by the time I did take the wheel my wife was the main driver in the house. Should we be going anywhere it was always me in the passenger seat and her driving. With driving came control of the Radio, Tape Player and later CD Player. Then along came the children and suddenly I was sat in the passenger seat listening to ‘Nelly The Elephant’ and other aural torture. As time went on it was children’s audio books, which weren’t too bad but tended to start to irritate the 50th time you heard the same story….
…..So imagine my joy when I sat into the car, turned it on only to hear The Police coming out of the CD player.
Turns out there has been some musical osmosis going on and that my valiant efforts at persuading the children to listen to decent music had made some impact. Not alone had the Police been on my sons ipod , but other stuff such as Kate Rusby, Sigur Ros, The Replacements were there too.
As for The Police, well they wouldn’t be my favourite band ever but they were good and had some great songs. ‘So Lonely’ , “Roxanne’ and ‘Every Breath You Take’ to me are their standout tunes. There was too a certain charm too for “Dont Stand so close to me” , especially being in school at the time it was released.
As I say not my favourite band but one I’m delighted my young lad is listening to rather than some of the stuff I hear the odd time I’m forced to change channel on the radio