Saturday, 5 May 2012

Music Diary 2012

Hello. No new top fives quite yet (I've still not finished that Fulham article I'm supposed to be writing) but thanks to @GuardianMusic I discovered the Music Diary 2012 project. Basically this involves making a list about all the music you listen to in the week from Monday 7th May through to Sunday 13th May. Which couldn't be anymore up my street without buying a house in Shepperton and moving in to the house next door.

Here's how the organiser @Sickymouth explains it.

Music Diary 2012 is an attempt to document, over the course of one week, how we listen to music: when we listen, where we listen, who we're with when we listen, and how we choose what we listen to. Anyone is welcome to join in, as long as you would ordinarily be listening to music in that week or any other week; from music journalists to musicians to serious music geeks and casual music fans.

It's simple. For seven days this spring, from Monday 7 May to Sunday 13 May, anyone who wants to take part will keep a diary of everything they listen to, and publish it online. How detailed that diary is, is up to you. It might be an annotated list drawn from scrobbles and put on Tumblr; it might be a tweet or a Facebook status every time you play a new song on your iPod; you might keep a detailed spreadsheet and post it on your blog at the end of the week; you could even keep pencilled notes in a Moleskine, photograph them, and upload them to Flickr. It's up to you.

I'll be taking part and trying to post my daily records on here as well. Why not join in?

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