Nine

Bagging Area started nine years ago today, taking a few faltering steps into the blogging world, unable at first to even work out how to copy and paste a link to a song. Since then I’ve written pretty much daily, found blogging to be a really good way to distract myself, made all sorts of friends and connections that I wouldn’t have done otherwise and have hopefully contributed a little to the enjoyment of music. Blogging was a bigger deal in 2010 than it is now- the landscape has changed and I suspect music blogs are a tad anachronistic in 2019- but I’ve got no plans to stop so it’s a matter of just keeping going and seeing where it takes me. Thanks to all of you who read this, to those who comment and to those who I’ve met in real life. Salut.

Some songs with nines in them.

Jim and William Reid from their Darklands days, re-edited here with a juddering electronic bassline…

9 Million Rainy Days (Los Lopez Edit)

It wouldn’t have been Bagging Area without Andrew Weatherall. Here Lord Sabre remixes Suns Of Arqa in fine style. Chunky acid house vibes…

City Of Nine Gates (Andy Weatherall Remix)

And finally London rock ‘n’ rollers The Flaming Stars with a drop of the dark stuff…

Nine Out Of Ten