Photo by Thomas Hawk
We’re now familiar with the idea of photos ‘geotagged’ with a location. It just occurred to me that some music, for me, is now mentally geotagged - associated forever with a specific place.
For the last for years or so after each summer holiday I’ve made a short holiday movie in iMovie set to backing music to share with friends and family. Now whenever I listen to those pieces of music I get the added pleasure of remembering family holidays. It’s like Desert Island Discs.
Which music and places are connected?
What a Beautiful Day - Levellers
This is Northumberland. It’s a slightly odd song, on casual listening it’s a great choice for a holiday movie soundtrack. Go a little deeper though and it’s a song that’s all about revolution.
It’s In Your Heart - Edwyn Collins
This will always remind me of staying at Chapel Cottage in North Cornwall in 2009.
For Us All - Levellers
A slightly different set of memories from North Cornwall.
Mother (Afro Celt Sound System) & These Winds (Tunng)
An over-indulgent ‘prog rock’ video that needed two whole tracks as a soundtrack. The african-sounding ‘Mother’ will always be associated with Culloden Tower Yorkshire while the Tunng track will aways remind me of a lovely week on Holy Island.
Ten glorious, and very hot days, in Umbria. They year of the insect bites and the resulting elephant man like swollen head!