Thursday, August 09, 2007

One Year

Just over one year ago a middle aged music fan with a large record collection noticed the growing popularity of music blogs and dared to say "me too."

I started this blog one year ago as of Aug. 6th with this post on Robyn Hitchcock. I never thought I'd keep this blog going for a whole year. Sometimes I'm not sure why I have. Mostly it's been the enthusiasm of my friends that has kept me at it--especially Adam, Pete and Dan. I'd like to thank them, regular and semi-regular readers, and Guy (who needs to post again one of these days!) for keeping this interesting for me.

I don't know if this blog will last another year, but I don't feel like I'm out of things to say or material yet.

10 comments:

Peter Hennig said...

Happy One Year with Flowering Toilet, Pete.

Lots of great posts and music over the past year and I know you've still got alot more in your collection.

anne said...

Happy anniversary, Flowering Toilet! I'm reading along quietly and regularly, but had to chime in to take umbrage at the "middle-aged" description. I thought at first you were describing someone else's blog!

Keep on keeping on...

Pete Bilderback said...

Hi Anne--glad to know you've been reading. Don't be shy about commenting!

I have to tell you, Amelia loves Sam's picture. Every time she sees it she starts giggling and smiles. She often points to it and grabs it. The picture is a little beat up now.

Pete--thanks a lot. Your encouragement has definitely helped me stick with it.

Nazz Nomad said...

happy anniv...
i added you to my blogroll... thanks for the robyn hitchcok!

Anonymous said...

another two tracks of rare hitchcock..amazing wonderful....robyn is indeed a fan of roxy's avalon and his plan at one time was to record the whole album in an acoustic stripped down style..weather that ever happened or not i dont know..but then ive never come across these three covers you hace kindly posted up before...thankyou
mick d

Pete Bilderback said...

Robyn's cover of "More Than This" was absolutely fantastic. It was recorded live at McCabe's guitar shop and showed up as a b-side on a Queen Elvis track (and I believe on his A&M Greatest Hits album). Don't know if he still plans to do it, but I'd love to hear him record Avalon in its entirety.

adam silverman said...

Happy birthday! I look forward to many more years of "obscure" b-sides and long forgotten albums.

By the way Domino is re-issuing a slew of early Rough Tradie releases. They just finished with the Triffids and Young Marble Giants catalogs

I'm going to throw on my OP shorts and head to the store

dan said...

Pete,

Congrats on completing the first of many years. Keep your feet on the ground while reaching for the stars.

Pete Bilderback said...

I already have an earlier CD reissue of The Young Marble Giants, but Domino's 3 CD edition looks pretty tempting. It includes BBC sessions, etc. That is a really great album. I was thinking of posting on that.

Also, I noticed that Yep Roc is reissuing some of Robyn Hitchcock's early albums, which of course I will post on as well. It looks like some new material (demos, etc.) will surface, but it's not clear yet exactly what is coming out.

Dumbek said...

Happy Anniversary!