Hi, to everyone who reads this. My name is Derek Anderson, I’m 51, single and live in Scotland. I came to writing this blog in a round about way. For over forty years I’ve been a huge music fan, collecting firstly vinyl, tapes, mini discs and now compact discs. During this time, I’ve always enjoyed reading, listening to and writing about music. So, for all these years, my main interest in life has been music. Truly, music is what I love. It means so much to me, it brings back memories, changes the way I feel and has been a constant throughout my life. It’s provided a soundtrack to my life. Some people have photograph albums, I have a music collection. My love of music, and my desire to share that love of music is why I decided to launch this blog. Each day, I put up new reviews for everyone to read. So each day, when you look at this blog, you’ll always find something new.
My musical tastes as you’ll soon gather are eclectic. I enjoy everything from the what’s now referred to as classic rock to psychedelia and progressive rock. However, that’s just part of the story. I also enjoyed everything from ambient and avant-garde to Berlin School, Krautrock and Nordic Wave to jazz, soul and Southern Rock. It’s fair to say that I like most types of music. That’s one of the reasons I decided to found this latest blog.
That was back in May 2011. I decided to write this blog as I’ve been immersed in music throughout my life. Having said that, my life has taken a few twists and turns. Originally, I studied business studies, over twenty five years ago, then later in life, I decided to branch out, try something different. This lead to me studying first social sciences and then English Law. That resulted in me gaining a 2:1 in English Law. However, regardless of what I’ve done in life, music has been what I’ve always loved. This lead to me writing this blog, writing about music I love, music I believe in and music that I’m passionate about. This is something I enjoy doing and hope people enjoy reading.
I’m always happy to hear from new artists and bands. Just leave me a message and some contact details. All I need is a CD or LP and I’ll have a listen. Then I’ll get a review written. Similarly, any record companies that would like me to review their music, just leave a message. I’ll get straight back to you.
Is there anything else I need to tell you? Apart from music, my other interests are reading and football. Anything else you want to know just ask.
Enjoy the blog, and remember, it’s “the music blog where music matters.”
Derek Anderson LLB (Hons), Cert. Soc. Sci.