My Favo(u)rite Things – John Coltrane

Coltrane: Not a jumper. But with added saxophone.

I’m a big, big fan of jumpers. On my list of favourite things, they definitely rate in the Top 15 (probably below tea but above television boxsets.) And it seems a pretty good time to be a jumper in pop music right now! Sings LDR on Blue Jeans, ‘you fit me better than my favourite sweater.’ And Meg Myers in After You, confesses that ‘I stole this sweater from your car so I’d have you all night in my arms.’ Okay, okay, these may err on the restraining order side of life but I can totally relate (which, admittedly may tell you more about me than jumper-related lyrics.) There’s something hugely comforting about jumpers; their smells, their feel and their fit. You can tell exactly whose jumper it belongs to by those three things. (This is a lie, I’ve never, ever tried this experiment. Ever.) Okay, so a whole article about jumpers in music is a bit of a stretch but I thought it was an interesting segue. I just googled ‘jumpers in music’ which pretty much sums up my Sunday night. Anyway, the point of this post is that I’m currently searching for comfort within music and that this will be the theme for my next few posts. Music as comfortable as your favouritist jumper after the… jump:

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