There are so many promising new groups around making records that I could do with three hours a night for the programme and a 36-hour day for listening to new releases, tapes and cassettes. It's essential for me to listen to tracks more than once - they don't sink into my thick skull in one hearing. I really enjoy ferreting around in the music-paper archives, digging up bits and pieces about artists and records of different years to go with some of the oldies I drag out. I think it's a nice foil to the new stuff but a lot of old (especially mid-60s) music really blends well with many of the current records. I'm not forcing you to listen but I'll get cross if you don't! '
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