Chet Baker Live in Bologna by Chet Baker
Foxlight by Iarla Ó Lionáird
Can’t Stand The Rezillos by The Rezillos
The Very Best Of by Toots & the Maytals
Couleurs sur Paris by Nouvelle Vague
London 0 Hull 4 by The Housemartins
Dreamtime by The Cult
1897 by Seaworthy
The Prepared Piano by Hauschka
Systems/Layers by Rachel’s
Un Autre Décembre by Sylvain Chauveau
The Mix Up by The Beastie Boys
My playlists and reading lists have been a regular monthly post since I started blogging in 2009, and are probably the most personal information I include. The are occasional comments about my playlists – often from people who shared (or who have shared) similar tastes, and sometimes from people who are interested in finding different things to listen to. The playlist is not a definitive list of everything I have listened to that month, but the stuff I’ve played the most frequently or just enjoyed listening to. Selecting music to listen to is an integral part of how I work, and can influence what I do – directly and indirectly.
I used to think I had great taste in music, but as I have grown I tend to think that I just have a taste for music; I am more open and adventurous to new things, and enjoy being surprised at what I take in. So where does all this stuff come from? I use the web, I talk to people and take recommendations, but I also have a secret resource that is no longer going to be a secret; my brother has a more eclectic music collection and even more adventurous taste, and has been a steady supply of experimental and downright weird stuff for quite a few years.
He has decided to share his passion with the world and has an excellent blog which is rapidly expanding with reviews, recommendations, links and reports and I would like to shamelessly give it a plug here: