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It’s 2009 and I’m Stuck in 2007

by Cris


It’s the start of the new year and I’ve got this song stuck in my head. I’m thinking, this year is up to a great start. 🙂

I was lamenting on how pathetic my database is, with just 50 or so odd artists listed, an occasionally updated blog, and some parts of the site unfinished. So I went ahead and added some artists, since you know, this is not just a blog, but a so-called Indie Music Database. If I actually took note of my average time to put an entry in – I think it would be 2009 and I wouldn’t have gone past the 200 mark. The fact is – the music junkie that I am, I can’t help but listen to the songs each artist has. I’m like a kid in a chocolate factory. For every box of chocolates that I pack, I’d probably sample half the amount. So, I got sidetracked and listened to a bunch of songs before I finished putting an entry in – and lo and behold I fall in love with one of them.

The Rumble StripsBoys and Girls In Love‘ is a song some of you might be familiar with, since it was featured in two major films – 2007’s Run, Fatboy, Run and most recently Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (the screenplay penned by my favorite Pete and Pete creators). If you’re living in the UK, it’s also the song playing in the Crown Paint adverts, promoting their new breatheasy paints  (the paint with no lingering smell!). If you ask me, had they left the opening lyrics in the advert, “Just so you think it, don’t make it so”, it could’ve definitely made it a bit more interesting, marketing-wise.

Listening to this song actually gives me a sense of purpose . Before I die, I should learn the piano bit and do an impromptu performance of the song, with friends or strangers joining in to accompany me. Checking out the video, I wish I was that burly skinhead playing the piano – he just makes piano playing look so macho.