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.
This blog is here to chat about music, specifically rock, blues, jazz and pop. (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 tells me his students don’t remember The Band or when people never heard of Sly and The Family Stone.
So in addition to current stuff, you will hear about those 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. Note – if you see occasional ads, that’s Word Press, not me. I guess if I pay them – like Pandora – the ads go away. Not quite ready to do that yet.
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).
Also, if you love some song or album and want to suggest that I (or potential readers) listen to it, please do so. I will find time to listen even if it’s only one or two tunes from the album.
I’m generally posting about 2 – 3 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.
Also, I am a music nut, not a web site developer. So if there’s some clunkiness with the layout of the site I’ll figure it out as I go.
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