Listening To Things

Elton John

My old car didn’t even have a stereo in it. It had a hopeful gap where the stereo should have been. It also had some other amazing and unique features, including dents in the boot and the rear passenger side, quirky central locking (lock each door individually when you get out, because it can UNLOCK but not LOCK all by itself!),  cantankerous fuses that short out when you wind down the window sometimes, broken seat springs (for that ride low homies experience), broken air conditioning (windows down all Summer, y’all!), missing aka stolen fuel cap (replaced by ill fitting plastic one that makes the whole car stink of petrol.)

I could go on but you might get jealous.

My new car has none of these things, but I like it anyway, especially because it HAS A STEREO! I think I’m so freaking fancy with my STEREO! I am just listening to the RADIO and MUSIC and PODCASTS all the live-long day, I’m here to say. On my STEREO.

My car is actually totally up itself because it has Apple CarPlay (on the STEREO) which is the same as Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket in my world. Possibly better.

Having a STEREO (and Spotify!) instead of a hopeful gap means that I am listening to music a lot more … so I thought I would share some fun tunes that I have been singing and grinning along to, as I drive my car. With the windows up. In SUMMER, y’all!!!

With a STEREO.

xx Pip

PS: I read this piece about toughing out Christmas if things are a bit tricky, and I wanted to share it here, because it is very helpful.

Dua Lipa – New Rules

SZA – Drew Barrymore

Lorde – Supercut

Hunters and Collectors – Talking To A Stranger

The XX – I Dare You (mostly for the video!)

Tove Stryke – Say My Name

Lorde – Green Light (Chromeo Remix)

Paramore – Hard Times

Phoenix – Ti Amo

Selena Gomez – Bad Liar

Katy Perry – Swish Swish


  1. Very funny post Pip! Love it!

  2. Yay to your new car making driving days loads more fun!
    I am IN LOVE with Alex Lahey’s album, it is pure fun! Maybe you might like to listen to it in your new car too.
    And can we just take a minute to jump around & celebrate that Khloe is pregnant!!! Why it makes me so happy I can’t explain but I know you will get it xx

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