I’m getting this month’s review in a day early, as I have plans for December and didn’t want this to get lost amongst them!
Regular followers and readers will know that I posted a lot in November – just the fifteen posts, which is almost unheard of for me, except when I’m on a ‘post every day’ stint. The first post of the month was the previous month’s review:
which was living under a title borrowed from a James Taylor song. Any ideas where this month’s title comes from? All will be revealed at the end, so bear with me.
As usual, there were Tuesday Tunes posts each week – four this month, beginning with:
which gave us music from Black Sabbath, Roxy Music, Jimmy Cliff, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Boston and Free.
which featured The Cars, The Moody Blues, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Mott The Hoople and Don McLean.
For the next two posts I moved into albums, starting with:
which included Bruce Springsteen, Bad Company, George Harrison, Steely Dan, Gerry Rafferty and Warren Zevon. Not a bad bunch! The second selection of albums followed in:
with music from Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Fishbaugh Fishbaugh and Zorn, Poco, Nick Drake and The Eagles – showing my growing leanings at that time towards American music.
To keep the musical theme going I also posted several posts which weren’t on Tuesdays, just to show that I’d worked out that other days of the week exist. In order of posting, these were:
As its title suggests, that one contained more than music, as did the next post with music:
which was a reworked, expanded version of a post originally written in 2015.
There followed a straight reblog of a post from last November, marking its first birthday and the fact that it is the post which, by some distance, has clocked up the most views this year:
I then posted a couple of musically themed posts for two dates which feature high in the American calendar during November:
Just to ring the changes, there were also some posts that didn’t include music – yes, I can do it sometimes! The first of these was a reblog of a post from five years ago in which I mused on our inability to learn from history:
I also posted to mark Remembrance Sunday, as I always do: this is a day that should never be allowed to be forgotten. The post went by the imaginative title of:
My other two November posts were both on a mental health theme, and were both updated reworking of posts from a number of years ago. The first of these was:
and the second was:
That completes the round up of what, by my standards, was a busy blogging month. I hope this has been helpful in reminding you of anything you missed or would like to see again. To end the month, which now includes this as its sixteenth post, I promised you that I would let you know where I ‘borrowed’ my title from. It was this, from one of the loveliest voices this country has ever known:
That song was on Sandy’s album The North Star Grassman And The Ravens, but I’m sharing this stripped down solo performance as I think it really brings out the beauty of the song.
I’ll see you again tomorrow for the start of December, and something a little different from what I have done for the past 36 Tuesdays. Stay tuned!