5 September 2022


I literally don’t know anyone with quite the range of musical interests that I have. I’m not boasting, I find it concerning how narrow people’s taste can be. Music is one of the great arts. Not embracing it in all its variety means missing out on a huge amount of pleasure. By way of illustration, the music I’ve listened to today includes:

  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • Erroll Garner
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Johnny Winter
  • Amalia Rodriguez
  • Joan Baez
  • Chet Baker
  • Eva Cassidy
  • Billie Holiday
  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • Bob Dylan
  • Marianne Faithful

I also listened to a bit of Radio 3, but can’t remember everything played. The playlist for today is here though, and I see it includes everything from John Coltrane to J S Bach. You can also see other #musicmonday posts here.

I’m not claiming these are all equal quality, I don’t think that would be a claim that meant anything very much anyway. I do say though that they all have the right to be considered on their own terms as equal merit. Am I alone in thinking this way?

Only a short post this week, I’ve been busy writing something for an anthology. Finished the first draft, now time for editing.

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