My audio format du jour...dead in 2009?
12-18-09 Wrappin’ It Up For '09
This is my last blog of 2009. A pretty good year; a new gig, some good travel, lots of records – nearly 1,500 new titles for me this year. Definitely going to cap the collection at 25,000 titles (which I could reach in a year or two, at this rate). Still convinced that the way for me to go is by just looking at 45’s for the foreseeable future.
A few fads for me in ’09 – SACD, how many are there? 45’s – all it took was Dorothy spotting that ACR 45 at CD trader and – BOOM! – I’m away. I saw Philip Glass twice this year; also saw Grace Jones, The Necks, some Gamelan music, some Indian music etc. Didn’t buy very many DVD’s this year, however.
Still buzzing around
Very shortly, we are off to
My usual thanks to regular readers Jim D., Chas M. and Brian W. – we’re all still here, men! I await any comments / reactions etc. Definitely going to keep up with the “Time Machine” series from Strange Days magazine next year – I hope they continue it! If not, I still plan on writing about the1970’s a lot next year – what with it being the 40th anniversary of it, an’ all.
Thanks for allowing me to wax nostalgic about Spike Jones and Harry Belafonte this week. Those two artists are definitely where my music consciousness begins – before The Beatles, even!
Our band got to record again this year – we finished a new album, but we’re still waiting for it to get released. The album is called “Aquarium”, and we have worked on it for the last 5 years. I’m really happy with it. 98% instrumental, we all sound like we “really grew up”. Believe it or not, it’s almost the 40th anniversary of our band! Maybe I’ll get to take a nice photo in
So, my very best regards to everybody. Keep listening! Keep collecting! Together, we will understand this stuff.