For a regular Tuesday this one seemed to be a good one for me. For two reasons:
1 - It was pay day
2 - I got to go to the BBC and watch Later...with Jools Holland
1. Pay day is always one of those great day in the month, usually after weeks of surviving on what you have left in the bank after splashing out in the first two weeks. You take a sigh of relief as you see your bank account refilled. This month for me will be a bit different. I’m going to try my hardest not to spend everything, I mean, splash out on the West Wing box set I saw on Play.com for £35, kind of splashing out. There are always new shiny things to buy, it might be an iPad or it could be a DSLR camera, none of which I can afford to get from one months salary, but something that I can save for and aim towards. I don’t know what it is, but there is always that feeling that all you want to do is head out into town and buy something. Whether it’s that new coat that your think you need or those shoes you've seen. Working in this middle of this fare city does make it harder to not be tempted by these distractions.
2. My evening though was different to what I would usually do on most tuesday evening (for the past six weeks I’ve been watching the Great British Bakeoff). It has been a bit of a childhood dream to wonder down the halls of the BBC Television centre in White City. I blame it on watching too much CBBC as a child and dreaming of being on Blue Peter or even Noel's House Party... (yes I wanted to be one of those kids or won all the goodies). But I was lucky enough to get a ticket to one of the most unique shows in town. I do love my music and finding new a different artist to what gets pumped onto the radio. So for me, Later...with Jools Holland usually showcases some great artist and ones who are the cream of the crop. I discovered some new bands such as Everything Everything and Delta Spirit (links are to Spotify) as well as rediscovering old ones such as Kt Tunstall, who I was always dubious of in the past but this song stuck in my head “(Still a) Wierdo”..and I fell asleep with the lyrics going around my head.
“Pay my lip service
Keep it eloquent
Never quite elegant
Still a weirdo
Still a weirdo, after all these years”