I thought music was less important to me now I’m older – then I saw Get Back

At the heart of the film is the music and, if I’m honest, I think this is the first time that music has ever really moved me, writes Jenny Eclair

Monday 24 January 2022 21:30
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<p>I’m seeing the story that surrounds the music and I also know what happens in the end</p>

I’m seeing the story that surrounds the music and I also know what happens in the end

Last week I wrote about being stuck in a culinary time warp. This week, I realise I have been equally useless about music. I stopped listening to new music years ago. I think the last album I downloaded was Adele’s and I don’t mean the new one, I mean the “Rolling in the Deep” one.

Music was once quite important to me. As a teenager it was vital to know your top 20 and every Sunday evening I would listen to the new chart rundown with bated breath. Where would Mud be this week?

As I got older and went to clubs to dance and get off with boys, I liked music I could show off to. Bowie and The Stones and lots of the New Romantic stuff was ideal. In fact, when I was a drama student in Manchester, I’d get into clubs for free because I was good value on the dance floor, ie attention-seeking.

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