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Breakfast with a musical soundtrack

I listened to my MP3 player while I was preparing breakfast this morning. The tracks helped me get into a mellow, Saturday mood in the knowledge that I don't have to go out today and the snow can keep falling.

I was transported swiftly back to the 80s. The first track I listened to was Elvis Costello's 'Shipbuilding' followed by the upbeat, 'Don't Leave me This way' by The Communards and then King's 'Love and Pride.' Suddenly I was at 6th form college all over again. After that came a song I associate with my courtship years, Level 42's 'It's Over.' When me and my husband were first going out together, we seemed to listen to a lot of Level 42.

The last track I listened to wasn't from the 80s. It was Build me up Buttercup by The Foundations. Whenever I hear this I am reminded of one of my most embarrassing work moments. When working in court, my mobile phone went off just as the Judge was about to give judgement on a point of law. It went like this: "In this case, I have been asked to rule........da dum da dum da dum Why don't you build me up, buttercup" Of course I just turned round as if trying to identify this irritating noise and pretended the noise wasn't coming from my handbag. Amazingly the Judge didn't tell me off. Strictly speaking, it can be seen as contempt of court.

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SoundNFury wrote on January 17, 2015, 4:56 AM

That Buttercup song always reminds me of the movie "There's Something About Mary," because I believe it plays in the credits. I listen to music throughout the day. It helps me get motivated.

kat123456 wrote on January 17, 2015, 6:26 AM

Oh I love build me up buttercup. I have to sing along to this when I hear it, no matter where I am..!

Nar2Reviews wrote on January 17, 2015, 7:18 AM

I remember Level 42 very well. What a great band but sadly went the same way as Roxette - all sounds the same after a while.

WordChazer wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:10 PM

Buttercup. A Mike D'Abo tune, if I recall? He's a lovely chap, friendly and funny. I used to see a lot of him at one point as I'm a big fan of the Manfreds and the Blues Band and when I had spare cash I used to attend a lot of their concerts.

Kasman wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:47 PM

I'd say the judge was in a good mood and you were extremely lucky. Any judge I have ever come up against would certainly have had something to say about it!

k2705 wrote on January 17, 2015, 3:43 PM

Lol how embarrassing I thinkmwoukd have done the same as you.

GedWrites wrote on January 19, 2015, 5:57 AM

You should have been thrown out and given the rest of the day off to reflect emoticon :smile:

AliCanary wrote on January 20, 2015, 10:59 AM

I love music and I find that it helps me do chores, as well. I knew all of the songs you mentioned except for the Level 42 song (they didn't have as many hits here in the states as they did in the UK), and I could hear them all in my head. Thanks for the "playlist", and for the funny story!

Tiger_Armando_Jose wrote on February 6, 2015, 8:24 AM

I like Level 42! :D