The Oversoul of Traditional Music

July 14, 2010

I am intrigued by the concept of the evolution of ideas and thoughts and words in history. Wait. That was an example of a sentence in which I tried to make some pedestrian statement into something enlightening. That’s okay, I think, because I’m pretty sure these kinds of things are the whole purpose blogs exist. Let me get to my point before I do it again.

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The [Lost] Records of [Personal] History

May 1, 2009

Obvious statement: we all have musical tastes. For most of us, those tastes vary and change and adapt through a number of different channels, affected by what is probably a million things: what our friends listen to, what’s popular, what’s easy to get our hands on, what is a challenge to find, what our parents listen(ed) to, what sounds pleasing, what sounds we grew up with, and on and on and on.

 But, it’s not very often that I think back about some of those lost records and albums that have, more or less, dropped by the wayside. And as I find myself scanning through my music library, I see some albums I’ve never listened to and, maybe worse, some that I’ve abandoned. Read the rest of this entry »

On this day…

April 30, 2009

One of my favorite websites I regularly check in with is the Wikipedia homepage. I jokingly made a comment this week that the “Did you know?” pane continuously sucks while the “On this day…” pane is usually always phenomenal. I want to be the person at Wikipedia paid to select which of the important anniversaries ought to be displayed on the home page. I would be awesome at that job. I’d even do the “Did you know?” section better, too. All this is to get to the point that I love reading the “on this day” section because I’m consistently surprised by shared anniversaries.

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