Cup of Tea
This is the first time I have written something in quite a while. Blogging is something I am still not accustomed too. My thoughts are usually drifting elsewhere and when I am sharing them with those around me, it doesn’t really occur to me to share some of those here and in this format. I usually share my thoughts through music however all points cannot be articulated to bring around the desired understanding.
So, here are some thoughts that I have just had before typing them out here 🙂
I had just went to the bedroom humming a tune and was also thinking about making myself a cuppa when I remembered about the song I wrote called Cup of Tea.
I was inspired to write this song after reading a newspaper article about making the ‘perfect cup of tea’. This was a few years ago now so I am a bit sketchy on the details however the story went something along the lines of it taking a group of scientists a few years and ‘x’ amount of thousands of pounds to research how to make the perfect cup of tea. I had a chuckle after reading this I have to admit. I think my first thought was ‘sheesh, they spent how much researching that? Surely they could have used that money for something a bit more beneficial?’
My second thought was probably something along the lines of… ‘but surely there is no such thing as a perfect cup of tea? I have changed my preferences and choices of tea drinking many times over the years. What is good for me is not necessarily good for another, and vice versa.’
I wrote this song on my acoustic guitar a few years ago however when playing around on my bass guitar recently I started playing a riff which became the main bass riff through the song. After playing it a few times over I thought that it sounded very similar to ‘cup of tea’, so I started recording the electric version featured below.
Do you think a universally perfect cup of tea exists? Was it useful research or a waste of money? Let me know your thoughts, but before that, enjoy the song 🙂
And lastly, time to put that kettle on! 🙂