Greetings, fellow music lovers!

At the time of writing (Feb 2016), this blog is nearly four years old.  Amazing how time flies.  I started writing it to help me listen to more music.  It has done that, and more.  It has shown me the value of music, how much I love a wide range of styles and moods of music, and how interesting it is to try to put into words the effect which music can have on us.

How did it all start?  I realised one day that I had nearly 5,500 tracks on my iPhone and was quite happy to download even more stuff.  But I did not listen to any of it.  Not the old favourites.  Not the recent purchases.  Nothing.  How ridiculous, I thought.  Time to for some action.

I decided to ban myself from buying any more music until I had listened to every single thing on my iPhone, from A-Z by artist.

If you check out the blog pages, you will see that I am currently in the ‘Ts’.  It is driving me mad not being up with the music scene.  Imagine taking four years out from something you love to immerse yourself in what you already have.  It feels like a modern, musical ‘Walden‘. Excellent in parts, but oh such a challenge in others.

So I can’t wait to get to the ‘Zs’ – and yes there are some.  It is taking me longer these days to make progress though.  When I first started writing, I was able to post very frequently.  My writing rate has dropped off significantly over time.  However, I recently started a new blog, LeapingLife, where I post every day.  This has re-created my writing habit and I am confident that it will spill over into LeapingTracks.

Thank you very much for visiting this blog – I really appreciate it.  Have a look around and do be sure to leave me a comment on anything that occurs to you – I love hearing from everyone! 🙂


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    1. Hi Carolyn, thanks so much for your comment – I’ll see what I can do! And I’ll be really interested to read your views as we go along – there’s plenty to explore.

    1. Hi Letizia, thank you so very much for this nomination. I am so touched and honoured. And I can’t tell you how lovely it was to read that you look forward to reading my blog, as I do yours. Thank you again. LT

    1. Thank you so much for this and for your generous words. Many congratulations on your other nominations too, which are very well deserved. I’m definitely trying that recipe for fried potatoes by the way!

  1. Hi

    I just found your great blog. I have one too which is similar to yours in the sense that I set it up to give me an excuse to listen to all the stuff I’ve downloaded recently but haven’t really listened to.

  2. Hi

    Followed you here from Clanmother’s blog and was interested to read your comments on “The Tipping Point”. Now I find that you are a music buff. Have to say that the whole business of downloading makes my heart sink so I do it rarely enough to have forgotten how I did it the last time.

    I must be doing it wrong!!

    I also see we are near neighbours which is quite a change on wordpress. Greetings to you in the beautiful city of Edinburgh from the beautiful city of Cardiff. A bit damp and dismal at the moment, but methinks spring is on its way.

    Corinne at soulsnet

    1. Hi Corinne, it’s great that you made your way here thank you. It’s always great to make new friends – near or far as you say! Don’t despair about the dowload thing – you can find music anywhere these days, even if you just listen to BBC radio. Meanwhile, I like your optimistic style about spring – I can just imagine all those beautiful daffodils waiting to burst forth around your lovely city – we have them too, but they take a bit longer to wake up here!

    1. Thank you so much! I have really enjoyed re-connecting with my existing music, rather than just downloading endless new stuff. I must confess that my rate of blogging has slowed in recent months for various reasons, but your comments have spurred me on to get going again! Love your site also, and am looking forward to some interesting book discussions.

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