Half-Year Wrap Up

So, apparently this is the time that some people celebrate half-Christmas with sandwiches made with Christmas ingredients? This isn’t going to be that kind of wrap-up. Just an update on how half of my 2021 has gone by and a list of some of my favourite things. BOOKS I went into the year setting myself…

Disappearance Holidays

Read all about our covid-safe, self-contained getaway (NOT A STAYCATION!) to the middle of nowhere, England!

Norm Houseman: Great American Songbook (Part 1)

The Great American Songbook, or American Standards, are songs that were written in the 20th Century that have lasted. There are more than 400 of them. This is the first of the playlists!

Norm Houseman: Songs of ’65

1965 was an important year for me personally and musically. Despite being exposed to many new styles of music and different artists, I still clung to keeping up with what was popular.

Norm Houseman: Compilation Albums

“Anticipating mixtapes, record companies often put out compilation albums with songs from a variety of the artists they had under contract. Over the years I’ve collected several of them in vinyl, tape, and cd format,” Norm Houseman. Read all about it here.