Although I'm not a huge fan of awards ceremonies per se, I am intrinsically linked to the Scottish Album of the Year Award and everything it represents.
I reckon that many of the musicians currently releasing albums on cassette were barely born when the damn things were snapping and unspooling back in the day.
In 1965 a musical tide washed up in London from South Africa that belied the musicians' pain and longing with a celebratory spirit that can still be felt today.
It has been four years since The Vaccines' debut album What Did You Expect...
One of the most-loved symphonies of all is Dvorak's Ninth, the 'New World'.
A few eyebrows were raised, not least by the band members themselves, when The Long Haul by The Wynntown Marshals was placed at No 10 in the Sunday Herald's Scottish Albums of 2013 list.
Lochaber recording studio Watercolour Music has teamed up with local radio station Nevis Radio to give up-and-coming talents a chance to showcase their music over the summer.
Donovan and I are holding hands over coffee in the Glasgow sun.