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Living To Music Update – July 2012

It’s almost 2 years since Living To Music was launched with Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ in August 1st 2010. Since then it’s been a key feature of the blog and pretty successful in fulfilling its basic objective, which is to help get people to sit down and listen to music, as opposed to treating it as something in the background. It’s also spun-off ‘Classic Album Sundays’, which has gone from strength to strength in recent times, and is even holding sessions in the US now:
http://www.gregwilson.co.uk/2011/01/classic-album-sundays/

I’ve realised, from personal experience, just how difficult it is for everyone to make the same time slot month on month, and although I still believe that the idea of setting an exact time is necessary, in order to focus things, if it’s not possible to join in then, listening during the following week is better than not listening at all. I’m also beginning to see the value of developing the online potential of this, so people can get involved perhaps via a podcast, which Dan Smith, who plays a key behind the scenes role in both the mechanics and aesthetic of the blog, has advocated for a good while now. Maybe it’s time for a shake-up. I’ll keep you posted.

The next L2M is a week on Sunday – Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’. Your participation and comments are, as ever, much appreciated.

Wish You Were Here Facebook Events Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/506354852724932/

Original Living To Music Post:
http://www.gregwilson.co.uk/2010/06/living-to-music/

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3 Responses to Living To Music Update – July 2012

  1. minibreakfast July 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    Thanks Greg for all your hard work; I've really enjoyed taking part in LTM and for the most part have manged to listen at the right time. I've been meaning to give Wish You Were Here for a while so you've provided the perfect opportunity. Looking forward to the 5th.

  2. Marc White February 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Just Listened to Pink Floyd 'Wish you were here' in Melbourne, Australia at 9pm 3/02/13. It is a great concept to take time to actually listen to the music with no interruptions. It was the first time I have ever listened to the album and it was a great experience. I will look forward to the next LTM. Slightly confused as to weather I listened at the right time but enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks greg

  3. greg wilson February 5, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    There's never a wrong time Marc - thanks for your contribution. If you listen to any of the other albums in the series leave in the comments section there.

    Looking forward to being in Melbourne myself next month.

    greg

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