Put up the bunting, get out the flags, don those pom poms folks, for we have a new radio station in town. Yes, Heart FM has extended its romantic remit of mass audience seduction beyond the Midlands at last!
And guess what? They are seeking someone innovative with a brain that can think around corners and outside of boxes for events and marketing!
Needless to say this New Romantic is submitting her CV and working on her podcast jingle ideas as we speak!
That really would be a dream job promoting lurve, romance and music! Easier than trying to sell overpriced underperforming mortgages anyway (one of my previous lives). And unlike most markets the lurve market can never be saturated - if anything demand will always, sadly, outstrip supply! It's also a station big on community and knitting commuties together in these increasingly fragmented times, which is an issue close to my own heart.
Wish me luck. No further responses from any of the other 25 or so jobs I have applied for anyway, though I am trying not to let my motivation flag.
I'll be round to visit y'all soonest dear blogging brethren.
Meanwhile, I will leave you with one of my fave romantic tracks from the 1980s. Although Billy Idol was way too scary for me to fancy as a timid young adolescent of sheltered upbringing (hard to believe, I know!), Mr Idol is at his snarling finest in this heartfelt rendering of his hit 'Sweet 16', and watching it now, I find myself in awe at how he balances such cheesiness with such soulfulness. Around the same time I remember stealing downstairs after my bedtime curfew/parents' bedtime one night to discover the incredibly haunting film Badlands with Martin Sheen at his brooding best as the troubled young James Dean lookalike who goes badly off the rails in a pan-state killing spree with his naive teen girlfriend, and find that Sweet 16 always acts as the additional soundtrack that never was in my head whenever I think of the film.