There are also links to music-related sites I've found interesting or useful while building up this site and, assuming that music-lovers want to hear music reproduced to the highest standard they can afford, HiFi-related sites. If you are looking for records, photos etc please don't contact me asking for help as I do not have anything for sale and will no longer reply; try searches on GEMM and e-bay (see the links page).
The site started off as something to occupy my time with when I was off work sick and unable to leave the house between February and August 2000 - it had to be something I could do while sat down as damage to my spinal cord made walking or even standing difficult. I had gathered lots of information over the years and creating a simple web-site to put that into a form I could easily use and which might be of interest to others seemed a good use of the time. Originally it was hosted on the free space from my ISP but encouragement from visitors made me decide to pay to have it hosted professionally and to add more detail. I was medically retired in November 2001 and can now only work part-time as my health has continued to get worse (please don't feel sorry for me as I'm better off than many and can still do the things I enjoy instead of pursuing a career). Apart from listening to music on LP, CD and the radio or going to gigs, working on the site keeps me occupied doing something I enjoy and trying to repay in some small way the many talented musicians who have given me so much pleasure over the years (and will do for many years to come I hope!).
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