On Monday morning, I sat down with my notebook to write a to do list for the day ahead. I was reading over my list from Friday to see if there was anything I still needed to do, and I saw that in the margin of the page I’d written the word ‘OCTOPUS’ in big capital letters, and underlined it.
Yup, octopus. Underlined. Octopus was obviously a very important thought on Friday. Why? I hadn’t the foggiest idea.
I shared this on Twitter, and it was Jason who managed to wrap things up for me. He messaged me saying ‘It doesn’t have anything to do with Bastille, does it?’. Ah, yes. Yes it did. Turns out, I’d written it as a reminder to myself to share the following fact on here….
The other day, Jason convinced me that the chorus line in the Bastille song ‘Pompeii’ was ‘How am I gonna be an octopus about this…’ I believed him so completely that a week or so later when I was happily singing the octopus version of the song, Jase took pity and told me that he’d been having me on. How do you make a band as cool as Bastille completely and utterly dorky? Insert the name of a sea creature into their lyrics.
Anyway, I just can’t get enough of Bastille at the moment. Flaws is my favourite song. Have a listen!