One of my New Year Resolutions was to Blog a little less. It's not that I don't enjoy it but sometimes my demanding*1 one post a week regime means my posts aren't always*2 as well written as I'd like. I've hit that point in the year where I've not got any top fives ready to go and time is at a premium so I've had an idea for a new regular interactive post that might help fill the gaps. [*1 not demanding, *2 ever]
We decorated our front room over the Easter Holidays and that meant I had to empty my CD rack to move the shelves while we painted, then refill them afterwards. As I was tramping up and down the stairs, and repopulating my collection (in alphabetical order of course) I began to realise how much music I own that I've not played for ages. I figured I could get Chop's Top Five readers to pick a CD using the reference system below. I'll then play that CD and blog about it. What could be simpler?
Here's a picture of my CD shelving.
A is the top row.
K is the bottom row.
There are approximately 68 slots from left to right so number 1 is the left side and 68 the right side.
If you pick a letter from A to K and a number between 1 and 68 I'll play the CD that corresponds to.
Leave a comment on the blog, or contact me via Twitter or Facebook or down the pub and I'll let you know when I've posted you're selection.
There are some spaces (in a vain attempt to allow me to add CDs in order) but if you land on one of those I'll round it up or down to the next nearest album.
The narrow rack on the right isn't included. That's where Mrs Top Fives CDs live.
I should also probably point out there are some pretty big sections devoted to Marillion, Fish (out of Marillion) and Status Quo. You might want to avoid those.
Also the rack pretty much represents my CD buying years which roughly ran from 1987-2002. There's not much new stuff (those CDs sit in an unordered mess in my bedside cabinet) nor some of my earliest loves (which are on cassette or vinyl in the loft).
I mentioned this on Twitter the other day and already have five albums lined up. To give you a bit of a sighter here are the references and what they picked.
@Sidaway1 selected A9 - "Winter Words: Hits & Rarities" by All About Eve.
@sonikkicks selected B25 - "The Black Light" by Calexico
@maffrj selected B37 - "Unchained" by Johnny Cash
@iancpeacock selected G57 - "So Far ... The Best Of Sinead O'Conner" by Sinead O'Conner
@jhoburgh selected H33 - "Presidents of the United States of America" by Presidents of the United States of America