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A Reviewer’s Life - Week 34

"Thank Goodness for the Human Voice" I wrote. Hah! how wrong. "You can rely on the Human Voice. It never lets you down" I opined. Hah! Sometimes the human voice can turn round and bite you in the bum.

Album reviews submitted – 4.

Stacked Up In A Pile:

CDs through the letter box – 6.

Electronically downloaded thingies – 2. I realise that I have tended to ignore such electronic fripperies, but they might just be here to stay [at least until something else turns up].

Albums on Vinyl – 0. I love these things, but hardly any come my way. I blame The Youth Of Today.

Jolly good fun - 4

Jolly bad luck - 1

Floating around in the middle ground - 3.

A Reviewer’s Life - Week 29

Jingle bells, jingle bells, etc, etc, etc….

Album reviews submitted – 3.

Stacked Up In A Pile:

CDs through the letter box – 7.

Electronically downloaded thingies – 0

Albums on Vinyl – 0 

Christmas cheer - 2

Christmas dreer - 0

Floating around in the middle ground - 5.

The Gilded Butterfly #Jazz Awards

6. The Giant Steps 37.6 Minutes Award for the Perfect Album Running Time goes to …….

37.6 minutes.

Weirdly, albums less than 40 minutes long get referred to these days as ‘mini-albums’. Why? In the Good Old Days albums over 45 minutes in length were DOUBLES! And often a waste of space. Who listens to that much music in one go? Not me: poached eggs don’t poach themselves, and Bargain Hunt will be on the telly soon. I’m a busy man.

And it stands to reason - if your album is 35 minutes long instead of 70 that’s half the studio time, half the writing time, half the session fees, half the carbon footprint or whatever it is young people concern themselves with these days. Save time, save money, keep it snappy.

Oh, and congratulations to all the winners.

A Reviewer’s Life - Week 27

The reviewer has returned.

The Christmas Spirit has arrived. Mostly Ho Ho Ho, but the occasional Bah, Humbug! seems prudent.

Album reviews submitted – 1. It takes time to get the wheels back in gear…

Stacked Up In A Pile:

CDs through the letter box – 8

Electronically downloaded thingies – 0

Albums on Vinyl – 0 

Seasonal Good Cheer - 5

Seasonal Good Grief! - 1

Floating around in the middle ground - 2