No music day!


The idea of going to B&Q (British hardware store) and not hearing James Blunt or The Killers while shopping for undercoat sounds very appealing to me. Better still, not hearing Neil Young’s classic album On The Beach while standing in the frozen food section of Tesco holding a packet of value country veg would be more satisfying. But unfortunately for those of us to which music matters a life of cringe faced moments lie ahead. For instance the music genre ‘coffee house’. The never-ending Starbucks (I know) drone of singer-songwriter drivel that wafts from the speakers like sleeping gas.

Any airplay is good for an artist i suppose but if I ever joined the lovely list of lovely songwriters I think I’d aim higher and market my music with live performances in Carpet sale warehouses and maybe Ikea. What do they play in Ikea…mmm? What kind of music triggers spending endorphins.

OK, i’m straying. The Point is that today is No Music Day and I was reading the list of reasons people posted on the No Music Day web site to why they would benefit a day with out music or not. No Music Day! Who could ever dream up such a concept? Only ex KLF money burner Bill Drummond. “No Music Day is an aspiration, an idea, an impossible dream, a nightmare. There are as many reasons for marking No Music Day as there are people willing to observe it – or reject it.” What about you? Will you be complying to No Music Day? Better decide as tomorrow see’s the annual mad celebrations of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music.

“I went to the radio interview, but I ended up alone at the microphone”.

Good chilled cafe in Edinburgh with good music (Think Smog, M.Ward)

The No Music Day web site


4 Responses to “No music day!”

  1. 1 The Sleep November 21, 2006 at 3:23 pm

    I’ll enjoy the silence thank you. After all without silence there wouldn’t be such thing as music.

  2. 2 Yvonne - Dublin November 21, 2006 at 3:28 pm

    You slate songwriters but aren’t Smog and M Ward songwriters? mmm

  3. 3 Secret Tones November 21, 2006 at 3:39 pm

    Good point. I guess i’d consider the likes of Mr. Ward and Mr. Callahan to be in a different breed of singer songwriters compared to their contemporaries like damien rice and blunt.

    That is – they can write songs, mmm

  1. 1 L’avant Poste » All this Music Talk Trackback on November 21, 2006 at 4:05 pm

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