I don't make New Year Resolutions as such. Rather I discover a few months into the year that I have aquired a new "habit" and conveniently convert it into a Resolution for the year to save face. As in "I would have made this a resolution on NY's eve if I'd thought of it at the time".
Buying music seems to be this years belated little number after scanning my bank statements and noting that the local music store seems to get a "hit" every pay day. Before the budget advisor starts "tut tutting' at the extravagence I have managed to convince myself that I intended to buy a new cd every fortnight this year ... I just forgot to tell myself straight away ... or I did tell myself at the time and then it slipped my mind ...
Carole King was purely nostalgia. Van Morrison was a combination of nostalgia and getting sick of hunting through the stack of cd's looking for my favourite tracks. Cale & Clapton because it was playing in the store when I went in. Amy Winehouse because I love it, especially "Rehab". And Madeleine Peyroux - well actually the Madcow Brother bought that one, didn't like it and offered to trade for the latest Joanna Newsom.
Next payday I have in mind, and this is someone I NEVER thought I would ever even consider let alone spend good money on, Tom Jones. That is if I can find what I think I'm looking for. I saw him with Jools Holland on an old Frank Skinner Show and I'm sure they were promoting a cd. Does this mean I am now officially a "Nana"?