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!