One of the first tracks I dropped onto our shared office music server was a little tune called Hey Moon, by Speck Mountain.
A glorious, drifting, ethereal piece of music (*edit – in Kit, and only Kit’s opinion), its floaty guitars and misty vocals have been a favourite of mine since I heard it on 6Music earlier in the year. Like the Cocteau Twins, but slower – and that’s not meant as faint praise either.
However. It turns out that not everyone in the office shares my enthusiasm for this particular track. Chris, our long-suffering builder, finally snapped this afternoon and begged us to remove it from the playlist forthwith. Naturally, the first thing we did was to put said tune back on repeat – and subsequently call his phone as he made his way home, leaving the office phone in the speaker and putting it on at full volume.
It occurred to us, though, that we could actually take this a little step further. Hence, the following exchange with the band themselves:
I was therefore delighted when I received the following texts from our long-suffering Chris this evening.
And, checking my Twitter feed, I wasn’t disappointed.
Kudos to Karl at Speck Mountain for being an utterly good sport. And also to Chris for – as always – having the last word…