So I did listen to Leonard Cohen on Thursday, and again on Friday. But only for a little while. (It was both discs of the Essential Collection if you’re interested. I know that Greatest Hits collections are naff, but they are useful shorthand if you don’t have all your music to hand).
But today I haven’t listed to music, nor am I likely to tomorrow. This is because, for me, music is something to be enjoyed alone. It is partly because I like to sing- loudly and pretty tunelessly. It is partly because I like to dance. It is mainly because music feels personal and I am happiest when enjoying it on my own. If there is another music diary project next year, I may well have very different listening habits. If I were driving, or had my own office, or C were working, then I suspect I would average 3 albums a day. But not this year.
That all sounds a bit downbeat, so I’m going to add something else. I don’t have much music in my life right now. But I do have the following:
- A flat with a balcony- with a view of the Gherkin
- A placement at the Treasury
- A season ticket to watch the best team in the world. (Oh, just shut up Man U and Barcelona fans).
- A 10 minute walk to Borough Market, 20 to Tate Modern.
- A very happy (and relaxed husband).
I was 50 on Wednesday- so only halfway though my allotted time. (Look at the stats and I’m an optimist).
There will be plenty of time for music.