Band of the Week / by Nigel Rumsey

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I'm increasingly enjoying the process of blogging. There's something about the act of sitting alone with my notebook and pen that's very freeing. As someone who's generally smitten with the digital age, it's come as a bit of a shock to find that I just can't manage to write on a laptop - I need a pen in my hand. It could be because I'm not the fastest typist, I can certainly write quicker than I can type, but whatever the reason it just doesn't flow so easily from the keyboard.

There's nothing a music geek likes more than trying to persuade someone else to listen to the new band they've discovered.

My laptop wile writing Band of the Week post

Just as I'd begun to enjoy the process I came up against what I assume every blogger must at some point, what exactly should I write about? My photography is always going to be at the core of what I talk about here. Trust me you don't want regular missives from my subconscious.

Sooo, I have been listening to a lot of new music recently and I'd love to share some of it. There's nothing a music geek likes more than trying to persuade someone else to listen to the new band they've discovered. Bear in mind this is a middle aged bloke talking so quite how 'new' this music proves to be may be open to debate - but most of it will be new to me.

I finally understand John Peel eulogising over music made by bands 30 years his junior.

I remember the excitement as a teenager in discovering a new band - even if it was via BBC Radio One, so technically half the teenagers in the UK were 'discovering' the same band at that exact same moment. Well, the news is that feeling can be just as captivating, different, but still captivating as you get older. I finally understand John Peel eulogising over music made by bands 30 years his junior.

All this leads me to say I'm going to commit (to attempt - just covering myself) to write about one band each week. I've decided to snappily call this new feature 'Band of the Week' - impressive huh, I've been working on that a while! The bands may not always be on the bleeding edge of cool, but it will be what I'm enjoying at the time. I'm aiming to get the first post up next week, so keep an eye out (or you could subscribe - it's over there on the right).

I also really like the idea of featuring guest posts, hearing what you're listening to, so if you're interested please get in touch. mail@nigelrumsey.com

In the meantime keep enjoying the new.