I love music.  All sorts of music.  And the amazing technology which I have at my fingertips means that I can access any of it at any time, wherever I may be.  Over 5,000 tracks and 17 days’ worth of listening just there at my disposal.

But there’s a problem.  I don’t actually listen to any of it.  Well hardly any.  There are a few very well played tracks that I go to regularly out of habit.  And what about all the others?  They wait patiently in my iPhone wondering when their turn will come.  Wondering why they keep being joined by new tracks, which don’t get listened to either (because I am great at downloading new stuff and then forgetting I’ve got it).

I’ve realised that I want to get back my music-listening habit.  I want to rediscover all the wonderful music I know I own.

I’ll be capturing my thoughts about this journey in this blog.  I hope you find it interesting.  Maybe it will inspire you to delve back into long forgotten music collections, or try some new things.  Either way, I would love to hear what you think some time.

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With all good wishes


19 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Carolyn said:

    I’m looking forward to some recommendations to help me discover/rediscover music that I own too xxx

    • 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.

  2. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Reader Appreciation Award!

    There’s no obligation to accept (I just wanted to tell my readers about your great blog) but if you want to pass it on just follow the what I did on my post or google the award.


    • 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

  3. The picture attracted me

    • I’m so glad you like it. My husband (to whom I usually refer in this blog as Mr Tracks!) took it from our apartment window last Hogmanay. Thank you very much for looking at my blog.

  4. Hello, I have just nominated your blog for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award:


    Please accept my kind regards without any obligation. This is my thanks for being an inspiration to me on my blogging journey.

    Rebecca aka Clanmother

  5. Hi, I have just Posted your nomination of my blog for Blog of the Year. Here is the link:
    I acknowledged your wonderful blog on this post and encouraged people to visit it.
    I am really enjoying your blog & thank you again for this very kind nomination! Cheers to you & your beautiful blog!

    • 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!

  6. Please click on the attached link and see my acknowledgement of your most kind nomination. It was very kind of you to do this and I appreciate it. I am also really enjoying exploring your blog, am learning a lot and having fun! Thank you! Cindy


  7. 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.

  8. 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

    • 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!

  9. Is that in the desert ?

  10. What a fascinating idea for a blog, I haven’t come across any idea as interesting for a while.

    • 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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