SINCE I got my new phone, I’ve been personalising it by creating ringtones for specific individuals’ incoming calls.
My default ringtone is “This Old Heart of Mine” by The Isley Brothers, because it’s the best pop song ever produced. And when Carolyn calls me, the ringtone is “Teenage Kicks” by The Undertones, which she reckons is the best pop song ever produced.
When my teenage son calls, it’s “Chemical World” by Blur, because he’s following his father’s example of only discovering bands a decade after they were hip. And when Donald, who works for me, calls, it’s “Firth of Fifth” or “Harold the Barrel” by Genesis, because he shares my appreciation of the best band Britain has ever produced.
And before anyone points it out – yes, I know I have too much time on my hands.