I sit down in front of my computer today and realise that for the first time in a few months I have no pressing engagements to attend to. It’s a nice feeling after a busy (but enjoyable) summer. A couple of holidays, some solo travelling, and an intensive month long teaching course just to balance the play with some work as well. The thing about busy months though, is that they tend to make me want to stay busy after the schedule has cleared. Any temptation to crash and relax seems too easy an idea to pursue. It leaves me currently at a bit of a loss regarding how to fill my days before starting my upcoming Masters Degree. As I did five (!) years ago at the start of a long gap year, I find myself thinking about this blog, and berating myself somewhat for letting it stagnate in the way I have. I’ve been writing elsewhere, and writing privately, but CRM has very much taken a backseat.
With that in mind, perhaps it’s time for a revival.
I’ve been toying with an idea for a while, and I think it’s about time I give it a go. Nothing too large an undertaking; nothing too professional from a journalistic perspective, just something that provides the opportunity for writing. I want to do more writing, alongside the MA, alongside other commitments, and alongside letters to my Grandmother.
I just want the freedom to write about music, so that’s what I’m going to do.
Every day I’m going to pick a record and then just write something about it, because I see no reason not to. An hour every morning to an album which has soundtracked many other mornings. I can gush as much as I’d like, and maybe discuss the importance of said record – the way it’s featured since I uncovered it however many moons ago. Nice and simple.
If you want to stick around and do some reading, that’d be cool.
I’ll kick things off sometime soon.