You need a little room for your big head

I’m surely not alone when I say that music has got me through these crazy times. Old constants have been called upon just that little bit more during lockdown, to the extent that I’ve started to worry if the neighbours hate hearing the same songs over and over. Not that it’s enough to make me actually stop, mind you.

Of course, there are new – and ‘old new’ – earworms popping up all the time. I happened to catch a classic Top of the Pops on BBC Four – they’ve been showing them for about a decade now, starting from 1976 and running from there. They’re now up to late 1990. On said episode, the number one was The Beautiful South with A Little Time and, well, it’s been hard to escape since. I’m not surprised it did well at the time. Anyway, this is why we have this pixel portrait of Briana Corrigan. What a voice! And a feisty lyric, which might explain my colour choices.

Now maybe I’ve done this, I’ll be able to move on. But I doubt it.

I thought the scanlines and EGA palette would give it a suitably 1990 feel. I had been looking for an excuse to use the palette for a while now, and you can probably see why, but nothing has been happening at all lately on the productivity front, until Briana. So, thanks Briana.

6 comments
    • Jacob said:

      Thank you! As a 90s kid I can’t help but agree, they were the best. 🙂

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  1. I’m so with you Jacob, music has been a lifeline this past year. And I LOVE that palette 😊

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks Phil. Glad you like the colours! I do enjoy playing with these retro computer palettes – they’re very limited but that makes things easier in a way as I often dilly-dally choosing colours. These all so bright, it’s hard to resist!

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    • Jacob said:

      Haha, well you were warned! 😉 It’s very catchy and her parts are so satisfying to listen to. For what it’s worth, making this portrait did help… kind of…

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