Tuesday, November 20, 2007

300th post



..and a mere sixteen months after my first post, I finally do my three hundreth! What can I say, it's been great fun, and continues to be so.

First of all, I thought I'd start off this post with the title track of the album that gave this blog its' name. The pic at the top is The Cure circa this album. I didn't do many 17 Seconds club nights but I'm pleased that the blog is still going.

The Cure -'Seventeen Seconds.' mp3

I've written about a lot of up and coming scottish bands, like the X-Vectors for example...

X-Vectors -'Now Is The Winter Of Our Discotheque.' mp3

and watched a few of my favourite bands split up...

Arab Strap -'Here We Go.' mp3

The Cooper Temple Clause -'Let's Kill Music.' mp3

I still have to decide on my personal festive fifty, but I guarantee these tracks will be there...

Battles -'Atlas.' mp3

Hot Chip -'My Piano.' mp3

Justice -'D.A.N.C.E.' mp3

Penny Century -'Nothing Burns Like Bridges.' mp3

Emma Pollock -'Adrenaline.' mp3

As time went by, I got the vague hand of how to post tracks (which I was clueless about when I first started writing a blog!), and started doing interviews too. Getting listed at the Hype Machine was great (thanks Mr. Toad) and getting feedback still makes my day.

Personally, this blog has hinted at some of the ups and downs in life outside of this blog, but much love is due to Mrs. 17 Seconds (I wasn't even planning it when I started writing this!) and our two cats, our families and friends for keeping me sane.

Here's to the next X posts...

Edx

8 comments:

Kippers said...

Many congratulations on reaching such a notable landmark! Here's to the next 300!

Anonymous said...

aloha ed,
you`re welcome. congratulation 300 post ist really an effort. i forgot
to tell you yesterday in my comment, that you are one, of only a few bloggers, who manage to tag the songs in a nice way.

best,
greg

Ed said...

Kippers -here's hoping!

Greg -thank you. BMX bandits interview should be up later today...

Rol Hirst said...

Congrats on the anniversary - keep them coming!

Chris said...

Congratulations on #300 Ed! 17 Seconds is always one of my favorite stops through bloggerland. And Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

So It Goes said...

Dear Ed, congratulations on so many posts, and such wonderful music and words! Not least for your support for my sister site I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday and for putting me on to the wonderful Bat For Lashes CD: here's to many more of them.

Ed said...

Thank you all! To be honest chris, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Scotland, but happy thankgiving to you and yours, and it's St. Andrew's Day in Scotland next week. Hmm, another opportunity to post more about scots music I think...

THE VINYL DISTRICT said...

Congrats on 300! Always a wonderful read...