MOST of this website is devoted to travelling, but all good journeys have the odd detour.
This bit is all about a journey of a different kind – and that’s using the word properly, reclaiming it from all those reality TV wannabes who mistake wanting to be famous as a good reason for it to happen, rather than doing something to make it happen, other than sobbing, wailing, singing (and occasionally all three) into a camera.
This journey has a start point and an end point, but takes any number of detours and U-turns, with the distance from A to B constantly growing.
It’s not travel, but it does cover one of my other great passions and one that goes hand-in-hand with travelling and sparks plenty of great memories – music.
Say it quickly and the A-Z Challenge sounds simple enough. Listen to the contents of my iPod in alphabetical order.
When the idea was first mooted just under a year ago, that meant around 9,000 tracks. At the time of starting, it has just topped 11,000 which, if listened to non-stop, 24 hours a day, would take 30 days.
At a more realistic average of an hour a day, that’s a shade over two years from start to finish and the chances are it will be a lot more.
The musical adventure runs from A Day In The Life (twice) to two songs simply called ‘-‘ via… well, we’ll discover that along the way as the journey takes us off down any number of tangents, musical memories and discoveries with the odd rant thrown in along the way.
Now comes with added playlist at the foot of each entry.
A Day In The Life to Adagio For Strings – The First 50
A to Z – How To Get There – The rules behind the challenge