Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Job of Champions

So I suppose I'd better give you a quick update on what's been going on these past few weeks. As you probably don't know, I've moved to Tufnell Park in North London, which is two stops from Camden and therefore the kind of place I've wanted to live since I was about 15 (when I first discovered the joys of travelling into London to watch unwashed indie bands perform in grotty basements under dingy pubs). Furthermore, there's a very good Sainsbury's in Camden (you can tell I've aged can't you?).

I've also managed to get myself a job at a company called Inflight Productions, a company which, unsurprisingly, specialises in in-flight entertainment. They do movies and radio and all sorts, but I'm working on uploading CDs for the classical section, which is about as boring as it sounds. Not that I've got anything against classical music (in fact I particularly like listening to it on planes) it's just that entering the track names can be somewhat repetitive...

"Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in A minor, Op. 51...Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in B major, Op. 52...Prelude & Fugue No. 3 in F major, Op. 53...Prelude & Fugue No. 4 in C minor, Op. 54...I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) in F major, Op. 55..." etc. etc.

However, the big draw about the job is this: every single wall is covered in double-row shelving stacked with thousands upon thousands of CDs from every conceivable genre, and I can listen to any of them while I work. How cool is that? Last week I got through most of Bowie's early work, the new We Are Scientists album, a smattering of Super Furry Animals, some late era Beatles and many, many others... It's been awesome.

The only trouble is, I'm running out of ideas.

I'm only here for another couple of weeks, and this is such a golden opportunity to expand my listening that I don't want to pass it up, yet I can't think of ant more albums I want to listen to... If you've got any suggestions for great albums that are likely to have passed me by, please let me know!


Anonymous Grant said...

Oi Mr Packwood, do some work - allegro! ;-)

6:20 pm  
Blogger dan said...

go check out this danish band called the figurines, you might dig on it. skeleton is the album i've been listening to.

3:43 am  
Blogger Caitlin said...

how is that everyone else manages to get these crazy quirky temp jobs? all we seem to have here is data entry at insurance companies and such... enjoy it while you can!

9:06 pm  
Blogger Jeff D said...

Listen to some old Miles Davis (Kind of Blue) and Coltrane (Blue Train.)

1:46 pm  

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