I like buying records

If you’ve just joined us, I’m reflecting on a bunch of things I like to do. This post here explains why. Today: record shopping. I like buying records. The important thing to notice is that I didn’t say that I like listening to records, collecting...

Two by four

I’ve been sorting out my records over the past few days, putting them all in alphabetical order, and I’ve just about come to the end. Only a pile of compilations to sort through (okay, three piles), and that should take me the rest of the evening and this...

Fewer, better, more organised

It’s raining outside, and I have a bit of downtime today, so I thought I’d do a long overdue sort of my albums. Alphabetical, naturally – but also sorting them into sections. They’re not brilliant divisions for music in general, but it kind of...

45 x 45 x 45 x 0

I had this great idea. Around the middle of September, I’m going to be turning 45. So what I thought I would do is to blog 45 of my favourite and most influential 45 rpm 7″ singles from my life, one a day, leading up to my 45th birthday. Fun idea, right?...

The day I had been looking forward to…

Having a dreadful time in Brazil as you can probably tell. People keep giving me nice things to eat, taking me to interesting places, and getting very excited about my research. It’s a terrible ordeal… ;) But as it’s Saturday today, it was time to go...