I have been going through my little notebook (the one in which I started jotting down the notes that ultimately became this blog while keeping seats for the quiz team on Thursday nights) and I found my original list for the “CD of my life” series.
On reading through that list I found that some of the memories that I wrote down four or five years ago along with their associated songs were already turned into articles long before I conceived of the idea of the “CD of…..” series.
In other words, I have already done the “sleeve notes” for a large chunk of that CD without actually realising it.
You may have read (and if not; why not?) my recent piece concerning my employment in deepest darkest Norfolk and I have to add to that the fact that the job is turning out to require me frequently to be in at 7.30am and out at 7.30pm several days each week! Add to that the 90 minute drive at each end of that day and you will realise that by the time I get in at night I am too utterly knackered to do anything creative like writing!
Before you start to worry too much about me I would just like to say that the daily pay rate, even working an average of 10 hours a day, still equates to an hourly rate higher than anything I’ve ever earned before – so I am not unhappy about it! Thanks for your concern anyway!
So, as I am sure you are already beginning to work out, I have spotted a very simple way of keeping activity going on this site while not having to spend hours cudgelling my tired brain into activity to create new stuff.
I will, quite simply be going back to some of those old articles which have a “music to memory” association and tarting them up to make them fit into the “CD of my life” format.
Or, as I prefer to think of it, “Filing off the serial numbers and selling them to you all over again”!
I don’t see it as cheating – you may have missed some of them first time round – at least I have warned you so you won’t be fretting about weird “déjà vu” feelings.
There will be new stuff too from time to time – I have by no means exhausted the list of things I wish to write about.
Sorry about that!