A few words about the 365 Day Song Challenge I’m taking part in during 2014. (UPDATE: I started it in 2014 but got a bit burnt out trying to do a blog per day. So I’ll finish it as I can.)

First of all, it’s not my idea. I first discovered it when one of my friends on Facebook started doing it. Being a music lover (more on that in a second), I thought it would not only be interesting for myself, but might expose people to some music they hadn’t heard before.

You see, I have an extensive music collection. Over 1200 CD albums and 400 more CD singles (yes, I’m dating myself there, and yes I am in fact both serious and crazy). In fact, I think I’m the only person left buying CDs in the world. Want me to date myself more? I have vinyl. Not a ton, but enough.

But, to show I’m not a total Luddite, I also am closing in on 21,000 songs on my iPod. It covers pretty much every genre, even the ones I don’t really care for (hip-hop and country in descending order, if you’re interested enough to ask). It’s not the biggest music collection I’ve ever seen, but it is pretty big.

So in May of 2013 I started to post every day, but with each successive post, I wanted to say more. I wanted to explain why I chose that song, to explain if there were multiple choices, if there were runners-up. And to tell some life stories. So I put it on hold after day about Day 20, thinking I’d start a blog to do all of those things, and to start it on the first day of the year to make things easy.

So here is the blog.

In each post I’ll do my best to include a link to the single (or album) cover, as well as a link to the song (or video), and if possible a way to purchase it, for when you discover something on these pages that you like. Note: While most of the selections from those first posts on Facebook will remain the same, I do reserve the right to change my mind!

So go check out the daily selections. (And if you do discover something new, be sure to tell me about it!)

And by the way, if you’d like to see the 365 Song list, the details can be found here.

Happy listening!