Stuck for something to listen to? Try this.
I have a book by Tom Moon called ‘1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die‘ and it has been sitting on my shelf for a good while now, taunting me with it’s implied ‘1000 recordings you’ll never hear because you can’t be arsed to go to a record shop to buy them’. Anyway, I’ve been meaning to make a Spotify playlist to go with the book for ages so here, nudged on by this chap, it is.
Here’s the first playlist: Inspired by ‘1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die’. 01-20. I’ll be going through the book and putting the playlists on a Posterous site. Here’s the URL: http://1000recordings.posterous.com and you can click on the subscribe link on that page to have the playlist and Spotify link delivered straight to your e-mail inbox.
I guess the usefulness of this is just to have some directed listening that’s full of stuff I wouldn’t normally hear; to open my mind a bit; force me into hearing something new.
So 20 albums a week for around a year should do it. We’ll see how we get on. It would be very cool to look back after a year having heard all that music that otherwise wouldn’t have been discovered. Might be interesting…