Music of my life

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.”

I’m not entirely sure who said that (Google suggests several people, including Elvis Costello) but I’m inclined to agree. Not because I don’t enjoy pieces of writing on music. In fact it’s quite the opposite – when it’s done well it’s brilliant. But it’s incredibly hard to do, or at least it is for me.

So when I asked the Twitter hive-mind for topics to write about, it’s a bit strange that this appealed to me the most:

I like this idea. It’s an excuse to trawl through my old diaries and see what songs I was obsessing about in 2004. I get to write about the things I feel on hearing a track from Justified or 8701. I can tell everyone exactly what Arctic Monkeys’ debut album smells like to me.

It’s basically going to be self-indulgent; a massive dose of nostalgia and I can’t wait.

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