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Day 431: Life for rent, Dido

I think this song from Dido is interesting lyrically. It captures well the modern angst of trying to form a permanent relationship with someone while simultaneously wanting to hold onto your independence. An impossible balancing act for some.

Day 427: Maybe Tomorrow, Stereophonics

This is the first appearance of the band Sterophonics in Covid Island Discs. Maybe Tomorrow is one of their most famous songs as it was used as the opening theme song to Wicker Park (2004) and also was played during... View Article

Day 372: The Reason, Hoobastank

So I start week 54 by citing a new band that is yet to appear in Covid Island Discs. The Reason is a song by Hoobastank. The video opens with him hitting a girl in his car and this reminds... View Article

Day 162: White Flag, Dido

So I thought this song was not about her but her brother who messed up a relationship. However I then found a live version of this song on Youtube where Dido seems to intimate that writing the song caused a... View Article

Day 2: Sand in my shoes by Dido

It will quickly dawn on people as I share my list over the next few weeks that I am still mostly stuck in the 20th century in terms of my music. So just to demonstrate that I have just about... View Article