Keris Stainton‘s weekly column on married life…
If you’ve been reading this column for a while, you probably won’t be shocked to hear that me and David have got very different taste in music. He loves rock and heavy metal. I love pop and musicals. We have separate iPods and they have very few tunes in common.
For our last wedding anniversary we’d agreed not to buy each other anything and instead he made me an iPod playlist (the modern equivalent of a mix-tape). I thought it was a lovely idea. Until I listened to it.
Among other songs, it featured
Goodbye Girl by Squeeze
Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp
I Love You, Goodbye by Thomas Dolby
I Can’t Take It by Cheap Trick
I had a moment of ‘well, that’s a great way to break it to me!’ but almost immediately realised that he probably didn’t even notice. He just chose songs he thought I might like (and he was right – I love almost all the songs he picked).
Of course, there’s a small possibility that he’s sublimating his unhappiness into iPod playlists, but I’m choosing to ignore it.