A 52 Week Autobiography Through Music – Week 52 – Final Thoughts
Before I say anything else I would like to thank any and all who have followed this video series – or if nothing else have watched even one or two videos. Knowing that these were being seen was key to giving me the energy and desire to keep up with weekly posts.
This series of videos started out simply as an autobiography through music meant for a relatively small and targeted audience and while the audience remained small the effect that making these videos had on me was unprecedented and joyously so.
As a result of taking the time to listen to and talk about my musical influences I have experienced a true renaissance in my appreciation of music.
In this video I refer to the 100 plus new albums I listened to this year. In addition to all this listening I also kept an ongoing iTunes playlist, organized by month wherein I have included, each month, between 15 and 25 songs that caught my ear. This is an idea I got through the newsletter of Austin Kleon who posted this link to the blog of Frank Chimero – a designer in Brooklyn. This is not necessarily new music but is music that was new to me this year.
Here then are links to my sort of “best of” iTunes and Spotify playlists (the same list, two platforms) containing 18 tracks culled from the 12 monthly playlists of 2018.
I don’t know why but sometimes the Spotify playlists are not coming up in these posts. If you have Spotify and want to look me up you can find me at this link: https://open.spotify.com/user/122269178?si=c5ir7YNXS_CEBfsZUVMyVw