Well, despite the best efforts of both our beloved (?) president and the madman across the water in North Korea, anyone reading this has apparently made it through another year. Congratulations.
I don’t have anything particularly intelligent to say here. What else is new, you reply? Exactly.
So I thought I would just point out A) a few popular posts from this year; B) a few popular ones from previous times for newcomers to this blog; and C) some thoughts on blog ideas for the coming year.
A few random posts of note from this year:
Part 1 – The Indispensable 150 (oldies). You can search for the whole 4-part series if you’re so inclined.
Featured Album. Undead. Ten Years After.
Part 1 – Nirvana. (Ditto but it’s three parts.)
Pray for Sound. (My son’s post-rock band).
The State of Rock Today.
Some random older stuff:
Gil Scott-Heron. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
Why You Can’t Get Concert Tickets.
Featured Album – Kind of Blue.
My Top Ten Guitar Solos of All Time.
Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner – The Nexus of British Blues
Some stuff I hope to get to this year but we’ll see how it all shakes out:
- A couple of serials, but fewer, since we live in a short-attention-span world
- More jazzers who rock
- The occasional blues post
- Songs from The Great White Way
- More songs about buildings and food
- A treatise on string theory*
- And if I can pull it off, a cool playlist.
Anyway, Happy New Year!
Let’s go with the Kinks for I think what we’d all like for 2018. “I hope tomorrow you find better things:”
*Just fucking with ya. I don’t even know what it is. Hell, I don’t know how the toaster works.