Who reads the first post of a new blog? Not many people, I’m afraid. Perhaps ‘new’ is the wrong word. I’ve blogged elsewhere but, for one reason and another, felt like a new start. I intend to write about the music I listen to and the books I read. I’ll be posting poetry, too, from time to time. I also tend to write about hills I’ve climbed and the places I’ve been. In short, I’ll be writing about anything I feel like writing about.
I started blogging about six years ago. My reasons for doing it are much the same as they were then. I think that one clarifies thoughts by writing them down. Assembling one’s thoughts into sentences can be a humbling experience: what seemed like a daring, original thought in one’s own head can look pretty trite when it’s written down.
I can’t help but feel there should be music in a first post. No major event is considered complete without an all-singing-and-dancing opening ceremony these days. Well, singing, at least. The late Robert Wyatt seems like a good choice.