Wednesday, October 15, 2008
What it's all about...
Sometimes I’ll aim my friend Josh and say, “For $400 million, guess what I’m listening to right now.” He’ll do the same. When one or the other gets it wrong, we’ll give hints (e.g. This band had an arcade game based on them.), but that brings down the prize money considerably. It’s silly and (maybe) ultimately pointless, but it gets us through a slow work day, and sometimes it reminds one or the other of some band or album that we loved a decade ago yet because of the fickleness of human nature, have let fall into obscurity ‘cos the new Interpol is just so amazing that you forget they got a good 2/3s of their sound from the Chameleons. Oh yes they did!
So, I’ve toyed around with the idea of some sort of album blog/review site for awhile now. And having said that, I’m really not sure what I’ll do with this if much of anything at all. I think I can say for now that it will not be a review space for the new album by _________ as there are plenty of places for that. I think for me it stems from listening to an album that I’ve owned and loved for years and expressing why it has withstood the test of time when others have just sat the shelf. Having said that, if the new __________ comes out and I just love it and I have to get it out there, I might say a bit, but I could just as easily retract said thoughts a few months or years down the line. Some music I believe is for the moment, and some music is for the long haul. I want the majority of these posts to be about the long haul.
Also, the idea here is to introduce, remind or confirm to readers (assuming there are any) that these albums are out there. Comments and thoughts and perspectives are always welcome. I may not agree with them, but if they’re respectful I’ll treat them as such.
And having said that, this space won’t necessarily be limited to just me rambling about some album or other, there will be other things music related, maybe even non music related. I'm a big fan of lists too. Again, I’m just feeling it out, seeing if I like this medium or not. Also, I don't know how often I'll post, maybe daily, but I doubt it. I'd say randomly at best, or whenever I'm moved by the spirit to talk about an album or something.
Honestly, I have no idea if I can write much on any album without saying “the singing is really pretty” or “the guitar really rocks” over and over again. I imagine these posts will be more nostalgic than critical, but that’s ok too, ‘cos to me music is supposed to speak about life, the good and the not so good; and let’s face it, the not so good generally makes for a better song. So ladies, keep breakin’ those hearts and us boys will do our part as well.