Thursday, 1 January 2015
Good morning- how's your head?
I started this blog five years ago today, January 1st 2010. At that point I didn't know if I had enough to last five weeks or five months, never mind five years. So it is some kind of achievement to still be here five years later, still typing, posting daily. I think it is a bit repetitive sometimes- a round and round blur of Andrew Weatherall, The Clash, certain other serial offenders, and more rockabilly than you can shake a stick at. There are other quicker, easier, more instant ways to do this kind of thing now than via a blog- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and no doubt other platforms I don't even know about. Blogging seems a bit old fashioned. But it's the writing, the selection of images, the connections to the music, the importance of music, that keeps me doing it. Well, that and the connections I've made. And actually, they're the main thing- the contact, comments, conversations and friends I've made through doing this. Many thanks to all of you who take the time to drop in and make this a two-way, interactive thing. Really, thank you.
Every time I think I've run out of stuff, that I've got nothing else to say, something pops up and suggests itself, so I've got no intention of stopping now, despite being tempted a couple of times. Let's see how much further I can wring this cloth dry. My first ever post was Fowler's End by The Black Balloons, an obscure Andrew Weatherall track. If I remember correctly, I couldn't even get the link to the file to embed. 2015 is kicking off with the opening song off Ziggy Stardust And the Spiders From Mars- one of his best, from the drum intro to the astounding vocal.
Off we go.
Happy new year.