One day, when all the churning is done and my ears are ready (they need to be oiled) I'm intending to make a complete album of tracks based around my favourite four note sequence - the slightly lilting der dah de dahh as heard on thousands of songs in my head and quite a few outside it.
Here's one of them, perhaps my favourite song of last year that I never got round to mentioning.
A Yousendit chordochromatic tension-breaker
It's a small piece of wonder that progression, it taps right into my psyche, it always makes me feel happy and content and as luvved-up as I ever managed on Ecstacy. In fact, every time I take anything remotely psychedelic nowadays (i.e. mushrooms, spaghetti bolognese that's been left three days too long) I hear it, even when it's not playing (or else, it's always playing ).
It's the perfect 4 notes.