And there's me, drawing up a playlist of new year's resolutions to keep me going through 2012 when I suddenly have an epiphany.
Why not just put the soundtrack to my life on shuffle, and see what happens?
The prospect is rather scary. It depends on what's in you in the first place. Because when my iPod is on shuffle, I can get cool new jazz from 4 Hero followed by Ernie, the Fastest Milkman in The West, tracks by The Hives I really should erase, the sublime beauty of The Cinematic Orchestra, Faure and Vaughan Williams, a rousing fanfare from Aaron Copland, drums by Buddy Rich and then Barry White telling me I'm his first, his last, his everything.
And then Elvis saying I should return to the sender.
So, fly by the seat of my pants or be organised? A bit of both, I think. It's always worked in the past. So Happy New Year to all my readers. I did think about jacking in the blog for 2012 but now that would be stupid.
And any suggestions for the musical soundtrack to my new year and yours would be most welcome.
That's about it.
Love Maddie x
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