Well, this last week, I’ve managed to get on a bit of a roll, catching up on my outstanding reviews, and the hope was to carry that into this weekend. Unfortunately, I stayed up late last night watching our frankly awesome opening ceremony for the olympic games, and I’ve been a little lethargic today, so I’ve not really got a lot done.
So, I thought I’d make a start a post series I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I’ve become more and more aware recently that I have just slipped in to posting little content on this blog other than reviews. I’ve tried to mix that up a little in the last week or two, by returning to taking part in a couple of the more interesting memes, to add a bit of variety.
This is a book blog these days, but I occasionally miss posting about other things I’m interested in, from back when it was just a normal blog, and I’ve seen other bloggers post about things they do, ‘When They’re Not Blogging’ and that’s what I’m hoping to do as well. Feel free to skip these posts if you’re not interested though!
One of the things I’ve got back to in the last year or so, is listening to music again. Of course I’ve not really ever stopped, but for a few years, it was a bit more of a passive thing. But in the last year I’ve made an effort to listen to new and old artists, a bit more consciously.
Which leads in to what I wanted to talk about today. I’ve mentioned this previously, but along with some friends, I’ve started going to a monthly record club, where we meet up with others, and listen to proper LPs in a nice convivial atmosphere, and an odd craft ale or two. And if you’re wondering why I though of this today, it’s because this month’s meeting is tonight!
Thankfully it’s nowhere near as strict as some record clubs!
“You’re not even allowed to use the bathroom here, it’s too noisy,” says Ms Murphy.
Source BBC Website: Are record clubs the new book clubs?
No, this is intended to be a much more relaxed affair, yes the attention is on the album, but it as much a chance for a catch up and a chat as well!
I’m no audiophile snob – I don’t have the ears for it! I’m therefore more than happy to consume nearly all my music in digital form, but even for me, there is still something special about the first crackle as you gently lower the needle on to that disc of vinyl, and then the warmth of sound that follows that you just can’t get in any other format.
Do you still listen to vinyl or have you given up on it entirely (or indeed, never listened to it at all…)