Mark Foster's Favorite Music
maintained by Roy Jones,
"Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened.
Don't open the door to the study and begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument."

Jalal al-Din Rumi

what music would you like today?

The Prodigy "Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned"
What can you say….kicking beats and thumping bass lines that have us all bouncing round the studio. Great stuff for getting you up and running and the sales staff motivated. The public seem to love the atmosphere when we get like this and it creates a good crowd. If you need to speed sling….then you need something to sling too…..nothing works better than the Prodigy for that.

Kings of Leon "Aha Shake Heartbreak"
Quite suggestive, sometimes rude lyrics and great guitars makes this a great album to listen to whilst doing henna. Lose yourself in the album and get on with the henna…..dare anything to distract you with this album bar taking a 5 minute break to have a dance and then get back to doing the henna.

War Ina Babylon "Max Romeo & The Upsetters"
Sunday opener – Last thing the party heads of Brighton need on the Sunday is anything to heavy….we save that for the stroke of Midday!!....Settling in with something nice and mild as we know they have all been kicked out of their hotel rooms and have hangovers to deal with. This CLASSIC album soothes you soul and gets you in the right frame of mind for the rest of the day. Produced by Lee Scratch Perry the music is magical being everything that a reggae fan would love and still loves. Its creative genius… does that help inspire your henna work? You bet.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers "Greatest Hits"
Almost feel like just leaving this one with C’mon it’s the Chilli Peppers does it need any further review! But I’ll continue…. Need there be anything more appealing? Everyone loves the Chilli Peppers!! I had a memorable time this year at the shop with the waiting customers (8 of them) all singing Californication and this was after I asked them to sit down from jumping around the shop to Give it Away (If any of you are reading this thanks….its a very good highlight of 2004 summer season!). Key thing to a public studio or any studio is the atmosphere that you create. Good music is a crowd puller every time.

Morcheeba "Who Can You Trust?"
I play this every season. Several times a year without fail. It reminds me of how ive progressed in the art of henna and all the support ive continued to have over the years. It also reminds me of when I met Aimee my partner and this is our album. Nice and smooth Morcheeba is best listened to as the sun goes down and again when it rises. This is beautiful album. I met Aimee doing henna – for that alone ill always be eternally grateful to this lovely art form

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