USA '14 – The Countdown Begins

So with less than a month to go there is a real sense of excitement in the Thompson household as we prepare to go back to Orlando. Notwithstanding that this is the sixth time that we will have been to Florida as a family we still all really enjoy it and it is a true family holiday where there is something for everyone.… Read the rest

Tracks Added – February 2014


So a real bumper crop this month, although somewhat skewed by De La Soul releasing their back catalogue for free for 24 hours.

So this months additions are:

  • King King – Take My Hand
  • Samantha Crain – Kid Face (SoS)
  • LSO – Bruckner – Symphony No 9 (SoS)
  • De La Soul – AOI: Bionix
  • De La Soul – Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump
  • De La Soul – Stakes Is High
  • De La Soul – Buhloone Mindstate
  • De La Soul – De La Soul Is Dead
  • De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising
  • Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights
  • Jesca Hoop – Undress
  • Mike + The Mechanics – Living Years (Deluxe Edition)

So quite an eclectic mix this month spanning classical to hip-hop.… Read the rest

Much Maligned Birmingham

I’ve decided that Birmingham gets a bad rap. This last weekend Helen and I spent the weekend there, ostensibly  to visit our younger son who is studying at university there but also as a chance to spend a weekend away. And Birmingham is really not as bad as people make out.… Read the rest

Tracks Added – January 2014


A couple of years ago a mate of mine started to buy a new CD a week and tweeted it’s title and a (very) small review. Despite the rest of the world having moved over to downloads Dirk has continued his weekly CD buying habit ever since.… Read the rest