Soundtrack To My Life - John

Soundtrack To My Life
John has chosen some cracking tracks for his Soundtrack To My Life and this is the main reason I love this series; it reminds me of tracks I haven't heard in a long time and introduces me to artists I have never heard of. I'm definitely going to check out more of Lissie because of that Fleetwood Mac sound.  But now, here are all of John's Soundtrack To My Life tunes.


Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

My wife (then just my girlfriend) and I travelled by coach from Edinburgh to London, slummed it in Earl's Court Youth Hostel and had our minds blown away by the packed stadium all singing this, our favourite, song. Everyone there knew the words. Truly an amazing experience, one I'd love to share with my kids if only Gilmour, Waters and the rest could resolve their differences and tour again.

Status Quo - Rocking All Over the World

When I was 12, my dad had the opportunity to take me to see Queen playing live at Wembley Stadium. The support act was Status Quo. Because we'd have to miss a day of school, he said no. Fast-forward to 2012 and Status Quo come to Shetland for a one-off charity gig. I was the only one there with their kids - I'd checked the small print, no age restrictions! Other children on Shetland were cursing their parents for weeks after!

Fish - The Company

This is the song I fall back on for a bit of "me" time, when the world has wound me up to the point where I really just need a break. When all the banalities of "can you change this printer cartridge?" and "how do I centre text in Word?" built up to the point where it was either this song or going postal.

Lissie - Further Away

It's rare that my wife and I both hear a song on the radio for the first time and like it. Though I'd swear blind this was Fleetwood Mac if I didn't know any different!

Blackmore's Night - Dandelion Wine

This was the last song they played at the first proper family concert we went to. We were all singing along, all grinning like loons. Magic!


Soundtrack To My Life

You can find John (in his own words, Father of 5, cook, webmater, gamer, writer, general IT guru and all round geek) over on his blog - Files and Records - or tweeting as @dogbombs

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