We’ll start off by explaining why things have come to this.

I’ve spent 23 years in music retail - a business that I got involved in due to my ridiculous passion for music.

Those who’ve spent any time with me when the subject of music and CDs comes up know that it is one of the rare moments I seem to just not be able to keep my mouth shut – or am even more speechless that usual. Now I’ve been retrenched and I need a space to talk.

This is intended as a relatively open forum, so feel free to have you say – to a point.

You might like or not like what I have to say. Deal with it.