Urban dictionary – Music Enthusiast – a person who is very driven or has a huge passion for music and the musical culture.
“Music is the international language – can make friends, bridge the geographical and cultural barriers, and perhaps promote a bit of international understanding.” – Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records.
If you’re planning on submitting music to me my submission email is firstname.lastname@example.org and at best I do a New Music Revue every six weeks. They look like this:
Firstly, please don’t start by saying ‘hope you’re well.’ I am sick and tired of that motherfucking cliche.
Having just slogged through the biggest pile of horseshit I have ever listened to, please save us both time and don’t send me the following genres. Neither I nor my followers are into any of this:
Any kind of modern dance music, hip-hop, rap (I tried, I really did), the Britney Spears/Taylor Swift/Katy Perry/Beyonce/Ed Sheeran/CardiB stuff, electronica, house, or anything that Max Martin had a hand in. I do not listen to ANY of that shit. If it’s on the Top 40 and sounds like it was produced by a machine, I’m probably not into it. There are way better sites than mine for that stuff. (I apologize for none of this. I compromise on enough things in life. No way I’m gonna spend precious time blogging about music I don’t give two shits about.)
If you want to know what I like, check out a few of my posts and you’ll get the ah-ha moment. I grew up with rock and roll, blues, jazz, pop, r&b, and soul. Those float my boat. Indie rock is hit or miss for me. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s quirky/cutesy. I don’t know what those guys grew up listening to.
This blog is here to chat about music, those genres. (While I do like classical, I don’t know much about it and feel woefully inadequate to the task of writing about it. I’ll leave that to others who do a better job.)
I also have come to realize that part of my “mission” with this site is to keep older music alive, to let it not be forgotten. So it pains me when another blogger who teaches tells me his students don’t remember The Band or when people have never heard of, say, Sly and The Family Stone.
So in addition to current stuff, you will hear about those bands and you will hear about early rock and roll and you will hear about doo-wop. And if those don’t appeal to you, you are probably in the wrong place.
See my first post for more detail.
I encourage you to comment, suggest ideas for blogs, chit-chat, etc. (The comment section will ask for email and user name but I’ve turned those features off so you can post anonymously. I’ll still be moderating posts as there are a lot of crazies out there).
I’m generally posting about 1 – 2 times/week. Hopefully, that won’t barrage you with too much but it turns out I have a lot to say. Hopefully so do you.
BTW, I see this as a community of people who like to talk about music, not people who like to compete with or one-up each other. If that’s you, I’m sure there’s a blog for you somewhere. You won’t last long on this one.