Next to no music today. I listened to a bit of The Weeknd’s ‘House of Balloons’ mix tape whilst walking to my parents and back. I’m really quite taken with this guy and can’t wait to see him live next month in Porto.
The Weeknd – House of Ballons (MP3) – Hi-Fi
I never listened to anything the rest of the day though I did watch ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘City of God’, both of which, in addition to being amazing films, have excellent soundtracks. ‘Trainspotting’ in particular has one of the most iconic and recognisable soundtracks of the modern era. It’s best known for its use of Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’ and Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust For Life’ both of which were invigorated with a new lease of life and popularity amongst a younger generation on account of their inspired placement in the film as well as Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy’. The rest of the film is littered with inspired musical selections; from Eno’s ‘Deep Blue Day’ which accompanies Renton’s bizarre toilet swimming scene to Pulp’s ‘Mile End’ which encapsulates the bleakness of Renton’s London apartment beautifully. I also totally forgot about how good the Blur track ‘Sing’ is. ‘City of God’ has a great and very fitting soundtrack as well although most of it I don’t know.
I then went and watched the football.