Saturday, July 31, 2010

Free Prog & Krautrock!

It will go down in history that the last CDs I bought were Peter Gabriel's first two solo albums. I had them on vinyl a long long time ago and my memory isn't what it is. I still like the first one but that's about it of Mr WOMAD's long, distinguished, boring solo career.

Our house is bursting with CDs, DVDs and books. There just isn't room for any more. Admittedly we have listened to the CDs at least once each. But many of the books and DVDs will have to wait for my release from that hamster wheel called work as Philip Larkin said so eloquently.

I suppose Spotify is my friend. I'm not particularly enthusiastic about it as it makes finding new and old music too easy and hardly rewards the artists for their art. But that's the modern way. They make their money from live shows nowadays. So why should I feel guilty? But I do.

I'm spending a fiver a month on Spotify's "Unlimited" package, free of those five-an-hour British Gas adverts. I suppose it's about time Rupert Murdoch got his grubby paws on it and it's incorporated into Sky Songs.


  1. I don't feel quite so guilty having spent 40 odd years being robbed sideways by the record industry. Those Shadows EP's cost a week's wages!

  2. I think we've paid our dues, Rog. And the youngsters can go to Pixie Lott shows to fund young British talent.

  3. That makes me feel a lot better. I just could never have kids.

  4. My friends bought a bigger house when they ran out of room for all their collections.

  5. I so envy people with "studies" and "offices" in their homes. Our spare room is a dump.