Lindsay Bruce is a teacher by day, and one half of Scottish DJ duo Bonnie Rockers by night, ‘bringing you the tunes you didn’t know you wanted’. Lindsay made some notes on her music listening on Wednesday 15th July 2015.
Today has been a weird day for me, listening to music when I don’t normally listen to music during the day. I listen to Radio 4 on my way to work, and on the way back, and then will put on music channels at home.
I’ve let the students in my class listen to the radio today while they work (you can tell it’s the end of the academic year!). They insist on listening to Capital, so I’ve heard the same songs just repeated all day. Things like Nick Jonas ‘Jealous’ and Tiny Tempa feat Jess Glynn ‘not letting go’ (which I like a lot).
I think I listen to the music differently when the kids are there – I’m more aware of lyrics and how it seems every song is making a reference to shagging. I’ve also listened to the Bonnie Rockers playlist on my Spotify as I cleaned up my classroom.
It was odd to listen to music in my classroom, we are normally analysing music when it’s on, so I have had a very out of the ordinary music listening day.
We had a lunch for some people leaving and I put on a Northern Soul playlist because it seemed the best crowd-pleaser! I
’ve not found listening to music at work all that relaxing as I feel that it says too much about me.
I really just want to play ‘Spice’ by the Spice Girls on repeat.