Music Scavanger

I love looking through people’s bookcases at books and CDS vinyl etc…, in case you do to here is virtual peak at mine. Feel free to answer the questions yourself and put link to yours in my comments so I can peek at your book case.

1) Find a book for each letter of name or initials which ever want.

S = Soapbox by The Crookes
A = A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation by Wombats

R = Roll with It by Oasis. Roll with it the single with B sides It’s better people, Rockin’ Chair and Live Forever (live at Glastonbury 95)

A = Americaina by Offspring which was often on repeat play as a teenager.
2) Count your age along cd rack / records; what is it?
Oops a CD I burned: Closer by Kings of Leon.

3) Pick a music with link to your city/country.
The Crookes is a band that formed in Sheffield. The name Crookes is an area of Sheffield.

4) Pick a music that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.

This free cd from a newspaper includes a few places I would like to travel to: I would like to travel ‘Half the world away’ to Syndney, Australia to see street art ‘Wonderwalls’ there. Married with children seems a good destination.

5) Pick a cd / record that is your favourite colour.

I like the blues on this cd cover.

6) Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Even though I have not got a cassette player, I have kept Be Here Now as a momento.

I looked forward to this coming out in 2007 but, I also knew it was coming out whilst I was on a family holiday in Spain. Luckily boy is next door cottage had a copy so hanging on balcony got a sneak preview. I bought it on the ferry on the way back.

On 30Sep2007 for my first big gig I saw Oasis on the Be Here Now tour emerge from a red phone box in the centre of the stage.

Thank you for the inspiration, hope inspires others too!

My Life In Books


Is it Shakespeare’s birthday today?

As it is unclear when Shakespeare was born, the party 🎉 continues untill anniversary of his christening on 26th April.

Most people would say yesterday. But there is no official record of his birth. The nearest there is, is record of his christening on 26th April. In those times generally babies were christened 3 days after birth due to high infant mortality. Maybe Shakespeare was christened day he was born or day after?


To be safe to the party 🎉 continues untill 26th April.

Still time to:

Comment on the party as regards favourite Shakespeare play. Currently Macbeth is looking like the favourite; do you agree or disagree.

Taka quiz to see what Shakespearean character you are.

Can you come up with a playlist of Shakesperean themed songs for example Stay or Hello by Shakespeare sister and Romeo by Basement Jaxx.


Or write a post about anything you like connected to Shakespeare and post link in party 🎉 comments. For example, favourite Shakespeare inspired film, reviews of performances have seen or imagined conversations with Shakespeare characters. Or comment why Shakespeare overrated, should it be taught in school, if so how?

Click link below to enter the party.

Shakespeare blog party continuing untill 26th April