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Thursday, 8 July 2021

I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose


2021 Charity Shop Purchases 41 -Bombay Bicycle Club - I had the Blues but I shook them loose

There are two or three blogging dllemas going on at here at the moment which are inter- connected and causing me a bit of grief.

Firstly recently I have picked up a shed load of stuff in various forays. This in itself of course is not necessarly a bad thing. It can however begin to cause a problem as I am trying to post my charity purchases.

Secondly the volume of stuff coming in and other commitments at the moment makes it difficult for me to give  everything a proper listen and it often takes two or three listens to decide whether of not it is a keeper.

Thirdly space is getting seriously short at the moment. I either need to get some additional shelving which will be tricky to fit in the muso room, cull some stuff or be more discering as to what I keep.

I Had the Blues But I Shook them Loose the 2009 debut album by Bombay Bicycle Club on Island  is a case in point. I picked it up in Newton Stewart ,in fact I picked up two albums by them. I've only listened to it once so far and at this stage I genuinely don't know whether it is a keeper or not. I have not listened to the second one yet.

If I decide that it merits further listens I encounter the storeage problem. How often will I listen to it? Rarely I suspect but that probably is the case for about 95% of my collection.

Decisions, decisions.

First world problems, eh?

Bombay Bicycle Club - Emergency Contraception Blues

Bombay Bicycle Club - Evening - Morning


  1. If you're not keeping that SEND IT OVER HERE!!!!!!!

  2. Oh dear - The many problems of a recent retiree! I'm sure you'll manage to sort it all out. Have you ever worked out how long it would take to listen to your entire collection? Around 250 days to listen to 1000 albums if only spending 3 hours/day. Guessing you probably have a lot more than that?

    Of the above I like the second track best.

  3. About 800 to 900 days I think!
    Potential retirement project

  4. If it helps, I got rid of this years ago and haven't missed it once.

  5. The time has obviously come now for you to break out of the 'muso room' and start to adapt/develop other rooms/corridors/spaces for display or storage. If you are absolutely confined to just one room then you might have to resign yourself to the elephant's graveyard option i.e conversion to mp3. My brother-in-law had the foresight to avoid this very problem 40 odd years ago by not listening to anything post mid 70s Genesis and Roxy Music! We may sneer but...........