My passion for music stretches back to my earliest years. From remembering snippets of songs from when I was three (earliest song singing memory – Perry Como’s Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket) to singing in school and church choirs, performing in musicals, singing in bands, entertaining holiday makers as an Ents Rep overseas, clumsily playing the piano, gathering dusty LPs, tapes and CDs (mum always said if I was pushed, I’d buy music over food, which is sort of true!), owning a set of bongos, buying guitars, singing at my own wedding and listening to lots and lots of radio (thank you Radcliffe and Maconie for making my afternoons a joy). In truth, I’m a passionate but unqualified music maker (something which I’m now attempting to put right) but I’m fast becoming a qualified music listener, thanks to the brilliant Open University and their grad and postgrad degree programmes.
I’ve set up this blog with the intention of recording of my music listening experiences. A bit of live music, combined with new listens through digital media and good old fashioned discs. You’ll find my observations of the musical experience, what strikes me as interesting and sounds that send my senses spinning – a record of my personal and unique response rather than an attempt to speak for anyone else. Plus a few reviews from some of the live music I witness along the way. I hope you enjoy it!
Debbie, Notes From Last Night