This is the 499th posting at TVV. The one I'm most proud of is that back in April this year when I managed to capture Edwyn Collins live on video and post the clip. And I'm not ashamed to offer this early repeat showing.....
I haven't actually written all 499 posts. I've had help from two blokes called Colin.
In numerical order.......Colin #1 is Comrade Colin from And Before The First Kiss.
Regular readers will be sick hearing of how it was he who got me into this blogging lark in the first place.
Well, for a short time, when he was between blogs (i.e. he had deleted one fine piece of art and wasn't yet sure if he could create another), Comrade Colin took up the offer to make the occasional contribution to TVV, thus becoming the first guest writer. He didn't hang around too much - he made just 9 contributions - and to be honest I'm glad of that as it meant he was confident and happy enough to get back on his own two feet. I've met him a few times since, and he is a top bloke. Here's a couple of songs he's sent your way in the past:-
mp3 : Dog Faced Hermans - Incineration
mp3 : Delta 5 - Anticipation
Colin #2 is better known as ctelblog. He's made a lot of amazing contributions to TVV over the near two years since I started the thing up. He began by leaving behind comments and observations, and then he sent me CDs of stuff that I was looking for.
He then took up an offer to make contributions as and when he wanted, before he then branched out with his own incredible bit of work called Acid Ted.
Ctel has also been kind enough to look after the blog while I've been on holiday, during which time he has hopefully broadened your horizons and tastes with some of the previously unknown tunes he has dug up for us. Over the time ctel has contributed 16 posts, and here's three of the great and rare things he has brought your way:-
mp3 : Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
mp3 : Bill Bailey & Billy Bragg - Unisex Chip Shop (live)
mp3 : Sugababes - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor
That means, even by my poor maths, that I, JC aka The Vinyl Villain, have shoved 474 posts your way.
I know I can often be a bit self-indulgent, but I mean well. Honestly, I do.
Thanks to everyone who has come this way - there's been more than 200,000 hits which I still cant quite believe - especially those of you who have taken the time to leave behind a comment or fifty.
Post #500 comes your way same blogtime same blogchannel tomorrow.
Happy Listening. (Oh and Happy Viewing)