Well let’s see how this works out.
I am for no reason at all, apart from a certain sense of malaise, am going to document my daily listening. Let’s try for a month to see how this goes.
The biggest concern for anyone reading this is there will be a certain amount of repetition. As like many people I am sure I often listen to the same records again and again.
This was as good a place as any to start.
I bought The Trees box set because it seems like something I should own and it was pretty and shiny and beckoning to me from the shelf. So I bought it.
It’s unfair to say that they were influenced by Fairport Convention as they were contemporaries. They are more like the super stoned younger brother that is determined to show off. What they did manage to do however was create two perfect albums in that vaguely psychedelic folk-rock genre that flourished for a moment.
I’ve been living with On The Shore tonight. It’s a jam rock masterpiece that between the meandering keyboards and slithering guitars and Celia Humphris crystal clear vocals takes you on a trip. It’s also fifty this year. I’m not sure it made the book though.
I also have the worst record at keeping this type of serial posting going.