In these awful times, when our government has failed most of the population of our country, there's not much to bring any light to the impending doom which is unfortunatly going to happen to many citizens this very year.
A few years back, I had a consultancy with a great firm which specialised in planning. I mean, they were serious professionals with eye watering clients who paid real money to get planning permissions on huge sites. They are still a favourite company of mine, and I loved my days working in their offices, bringing some grey hair to the 'younger', (definitely more attractive and well skilled in their profession), people there. Everyone was much younger than me, and I loved their chat and banter, and was accepted as 'the chap who helps out here and there'.
About then, Coldplay had stormed through the music positions with 'Clocks'.
I can easily recall hearing those enigmatic opening bars, and thinking 'Sod that - I could have made that up in my sleep...'!
But I hadn't. And I now understand that they are still beautifully crafted. One of the guys I worked with had it as his ringtone on his mobile; and this is just what I like about working with people like him.
Everyone knows the song, but here it is for someone who might just like to know what freezes me for a few seconds every time I hear it.