Tick Tock Tuesay (21 July 2020) – Aswad/Celebrating International Readers

I thought I’d create a new challenge. It is a challenge primarily for me, because I’m new to this platform, and because you don’t really know me yet, nor I you. As my name suggests, I am recovering from a stroke, and I like to push myself in all kinds of little ways… including getting to know the Wonderful World of WordPress. Although this is something I will be doing, I invite you, if this idea takes your fancy, to play along with me and share with me some of your own selections.

My plan is: each Tuesday, until I run dry, I shall post some piece of art with which I have some connection – which has helped to mould me, which makes me tick. Okay, a piece of art is a bit vague – it might be a piece of music, a movie, a book, a painting, or ???? – so my phrasiology is deliberate. It might be anything – I will play this post by ear, so I’m not sure what I’ll think of each week. And, I’ll keep posting on the theme weekly until I run out of ideas.

My rules? Well, I’m not big on rules! My choice will be something with which I feel a connection. That’ll be the important thing, just having some kind of fleeting affection for something probably won’t be enough, unless I’m using my choice as an example of something bigger.

It will be one choice per week – I’m aware that long posts can be quite onerous to read, and I’m in no hurry to complete this so if I have two ideas, I’ll probably hold the second until the next week.

In that same vein, I’ve created this block as a Reusable Block, which I intend repeating for every post on this theme. The block ends with a full-width separator, so if you want to skip ahead each week it doesn’t really matter.

I probably won’t post any lyrics, or any kind of analysis – if you like my choice, the information will be out there for you. But I will try to briefly explain why I feel a connection to my choice, just to try and enhance readers’ understanding of what makes me tick.

I will tag my posts TTT and I will go looking for other posts with that tag. If you’d like to join in, please do the same, or comment, or pingback to this post, and feel free to reproduce my graphic. Lastly, I look forward to reading about what makes you tick.


As I said, I’m reaching the end of this series – this is pretty much my last post, but next week I’ll present a roundup. I wanted to take this opportunity to fast-forward to the present day. In just under a year of blogging on WordPress, I have been privileged to come across bloggers from all over the world, and people in every continent actually follow this crap! Unbelievable! (the locations and the following). I even hear useful snippets of people’s local news that I’d never get through our media.

So it’s Aswad again today. What can I say? I just can’t get enough of them. And, by the time I’ve finished this series, neither will you šŸ¤£.

This track is from their most commercially-successful era. The track itself was only ever an album track, but the album was a big success. But even their commercial albums, you don’t have to scratch much beneath the surface before you hit some cracking good music.

I was going to make this my last post but I will come back next week, after I have worked out some final numbers.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

5 thoughts on “Tick Tock Tuesay (21 July 2020) – Aswad/Celebrating International Readers”

      1. I can’t like your comment P, cos I don’t lol. No, you can’t disappear, who else has the same taste in music, sarcasm and wit as me? You can’t just disappear. I won’t let you. And I’ll get Kacha to gang up on you too šŸ˜‰

        Even if you just post once a week? Please. I’d certainly miss you P. x

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