30 records in 30 days goes into the 28th round: Me and Jane in Plane.
Another musical hook before we enter the final musical sprint tomorrow. Two important memories connect me with this record. The first concerns the musical style, swing jazz. My father was an avowed fan of this style of music and this band. And – in contrast to his other musical preferences – I liked the music immediately. I even listened to the record often when he wasn’t around. The second memory concerns my father. I can still remember very well how on some Sundays in the morning he put on the record very tidily and enjoyed the music with a lot of commitment.
Normally I am very sensitive to such challenges, but about this nomination I was really happy. First, it has something to do with music and second, I can rummage through my musical past again. At the beginning I thought that this will be a relatively simple task. Go to the basement, briefly check the collection and present the most interesting pieces in the next 30 days. On Saturday – after the nomination – I disappeared into the basement and was only spotted again last night. Starved and close to dying of thirst. Was not so easy after all. Because some records I now simply find horrible, other records I once liked, but now I classify them under the category of irrelevant, musical blah blah blah.
It was interesting for me what I found again, because my records are since the move from Forchheim to Deggendorf (2000) in the basement. Last year in October I took 2 of my favorite pieces to a friend to digitize them with the help of his equipment. Of course they are also included. It was also interesting that I completely forgot about some artists over the years and when listening to them on iTunes (I don’t have a turntable anymore) I realized that they are still really good. So Apple will make some money again. Enough of the introduction. Tomorrow it starts with one of my oldest records.