So today I went to my laptop's music folder where I store about 9,000 songs initially in name order so that they can be resorted by artist or album or even genre as the mood takes me. I put them into album order but sadly did this just about 15 minutes before starting my walk and so only had time to pick one album and transfer the songs across to the MP3.
I'd recently downloaded "The World Of Roger Whittaker" as it was in the charts and I quite like his voice. I'd class his music as 'Easy Listening" so I guess picking it for walking music was asking for trouble but I pretty much keep an even pace going no matter what music I listen to these days.
Or so I thought.
Things started out ok. The first song, Durham Town, was a decent enough song to warm up to but the pace never really picked up after that. It wasn't so much easy listening music as fall asleep while listening music. By the time old Roger (he's about to have his 73rd birthday) started whistling The Skye Boat Song, he'd pretty much lost me. How do you walk to someone whistling a slow dirge of a song ?!
I was desperate to skip to another album but I didn't have one. Yes I know I could've, and should've, turned off the MP3 completely but I felt that ANY music was better than NO music. But then he started warbling Quel Mode Merveilleux - a white African singing a song made famous by a black African American and singing it......in French.
The rest of the walk was done music free.