When Vincent and I hadn't been together very long and were apart for a few of the longest months in history (broken up by the occasional magical weekend), we used to play this game, via text, that could be called Five Songs. It was pretty simple: one of us would pick a theme (one that I remember was 'Baking'; another was 'American cities'), and then we'd each come up with our five favourite songs in theme, without using the internet or an ipod or anything else as reference. It might sound geeky, but we are a pair of music nerds. I got so very lucky.
I was thinking about it on our way home from town tonight, sipping on my milkshake and feeding Joe fries, and decided I'd do one with him tonight, and post the songs here.
FIVE SONGS FOR WINTER
1. California Dreaming - The Mamas and The Papas
2. Fire - Jimi Hendrix
3. Pink Frost - The Chills
4. Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
5. November Rain - Guns N Roses
1. Pink Frost - The Chills
2. Stormy Weather - Billie Holiday
3. Purple Rain - Prince
4. Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
5. Shelter from the Storm - Bob Dylan
Is there anything better than a cold night in front of the fire with the person you love and a dog wearing a child's hoody, with chocolate in the fridge, wine in the cupboard, and snow on the horizon? Maybe there is, but having all of those things at this moment, I can't think of it.