Much as one man’s pain is another man’s pleasure, so too is one man’s trash another man’s treasure.
This week at No Stairway Towers, we become acutely aware of this as everyone disagrees as to which music is best placed to lighten our mood, to put a bounce in our steps and smiles on our faces – feel good music, it seems, is as divisive a topic as exists on the planet. Bill (of Crying Corner fame) has of course previously defended his dubious theory that nothing makes one happier than sad songs. This is in direct opposition to Carl who, after a misspent decade in the company of Radiohead and early Leonard Cohen, can now only listen to upbeat music for fear of otherwise suffering yet another embarrassing public breakdown. Tim is famously happiest when being a contrarian, so this week puts him in a particularly difficult position.
Highlights this week include three Yorkshiremen having an ill-informed discussion of the advantages of living “down in the bayou”, Tim (somewhat inevitably) attempting to quantify human happiness using a spreadsheet, and Bill finally nailing his Dan Ackroyd impression after three decades of failed attempts.
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