Alphabetical Albums

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Two years ago this blog was positively thriving. Between November 2017 and May 2018, I wrote a post everyday for 200 consecutive days.

I write a lot less these days.

I would like to write more, but the time to do so is rather less available.

Because my 19-month old daughter has been occupying a lot of that time.

I could, and probably should, write about her. She certainly gives me enough material and indeed I do plan to write about some of her exploits in the near future.

Much as I love her however,  this blog has always been primarily about me. It’s my little space on the internet for my own little brand of narcissism.

But it’s no good having a blog if you never actually, y’know, blog.

So I need to start producing more content.

This is my second post in two days, so I’m heading in the right direction, but I’d need to produce another 198 to match my record.

I feel that may be stretch at the moment.

But part of how I achieved that previous double century was by taking part in blogging challenges and adhering to specific themes.

And one such challenge was the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. Which does exactly what it says on the tin.

In April 2018 I wrote about my favourite cartoons from the eighties, because for me the eighties was all about watching cartoons.

This year I thought I might look at another period of my life. The ensuing decade in fact, when my life was less about cartoons (although obviously still a bit about cartoons) and more about music. Mostly listening to music if I’m honest, as I have nothing in the way of actual musical ability. I did own a guitar in the nineties but I couldn’t play it very well. I believed I might get good at playing the guitar and go on to be an international rock star.

I did not.

But I did listen to a lot of bands.

I also went to a lot of gigs.

So this year’s A-Z challenge will be entitled:

James’ Shamelessly Nostalgic A-Z Of Albums That He Liked To Listen To When He Was Young

Tune in on April 1st to see which indie album beginning with A that I liked to listen to when I was young.

A to Z Challenge 2020: 2009-2020






  12 comments for “Alphabetical Albums

  1. March 16, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Looking forward to this. I adore music and seeing other people’s likes often made me discover new tunes or giving old ones a second chance. Much like you, I don’t have notable musical talents. But I know how to listen to music. Right now, I am sharing a song daily. I did the same last November. I don’t write much about the songs, but I want to send them out into the world. Good luck.

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    • March 18, 2020 at 5:58 am

      Thanks. Not much of a music critic but music is pretty evocative of particular times in my life so hopefully I’ll produce some good posts


  2. Bryntin
    March 16, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Looking forward to this series James, be nice to see how many of them match mine!

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    • March 18, 2020 at 5:58 am

      I’d imagine some definitely maybe will

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      • Bryntin
        March 18, 2020 at 3:38 pm

        Well, at least I’m fairly certain of finding some James here, if not I’ll think you’re a charlatan.

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  3. March 16, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    19 months old. How can that be.
    I remember her when she was a mere bump!

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  4. March 17, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Music plays such an important part of our lives. Hope you enjoy revisiting the albums of your youth. Weekends In Maine

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    • March 18, 2020 at 6:00 am

      I’ll enjoy it immensely so hopefully I can convey that in my writing

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  5. March 21, 2020 at 9:09 am

    I love music. I hope this journey in April is eventful. Good luck to you James 🙂
    Do check out if my theme interests you:


  6. March 24, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Music is such a fun prompt to explore! I did a challenge for the month of December two years ago, and it was an emotional rollercoaster! Curious to know what sparked for you!

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