Wednesday, November 22, 2006
As well as having favourite pieces of music or programmes I listen to while I work (and with the Ashes just about to start Test Match Special will be on fairly constantly again), I also tend to use the same pieces when I'm starting or finishing something. While I'm mulling things over I like something without any words and often play Ralph Vaughan Williams' 'Pastoral' Symphony Number 3 (it has some marvellous horns). You can hear excerpts of it at the Amazon web site. But when I'm finishing something, especially a biggish project, I tend to stick on Barry White, a celebrational formula which I picked up from fellow journalist Mary de Sousa while working with her in Spain. You can't beat You're The First, The Last, My Everything.