One of the more memorable lines in Four Weddings and a Funeral (my favourite rom-com – but that’s an argument for another day) is when one of the characters describes Hugh Grant’s character as a “serial monogamist”. In other words, he’s not a cheater but he has no qualms about ditching a girlfriend and moving on to new pastures when he gets itchy feet.
In musical terms, I think I’m a bit of a serial monogamist myself. I get totally absorbed in a specific act, or album, or genre, to the extent that nothing else hits the spot for me. But then I just move on to something else. Does anyone else get this?
Although a bit childish I suppose, it can also be rejuvenating. With a new obsession you hear something with the honest ears of a fresh convert. There’s a lot to be said for blind enthusiasm.
My current love affair is with Sibelius. It’s early days and I need to get to know more about him, but from what I know so far he seems like The One. (Ask me again in a couple of months). I know I’m not going to be able to convince » Continue Reading.