Unsolicited advice from a musician with no relevant credentials...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
And... We're back in 5, 4, 3, 2...
So it’s been several years since I’ve written on this blog. The reasons for that are numerous, but one of the biggest was the tone of the blog. I had used it to update friends and family about my ever-changing life, and to vent about politics and society. But then… My life stabilized, and not much changes these days. And politics and society got too painful to vent about. The few people I knew who would actually consider things on a logical basis already agreed with me. So what did I have to write about? The obvious answer is to write about music, but for someone immersed in it as I am, that’s a little harder than you might at first think. Should I delve deep into theory? Personal philosophies behind music? Or be general and abstract?
For that matter, who was reading the blog, anyway? Probably nobody.
But recently, the writer and director Caleb Baccus (coincidentally one of my best friends in the whole world), suggested a topic that he and I could both write about: what ten albums would you take with you on a desert island? We could make our own list, and make an entry for each one, explaining why we love it so much, and also examine each other’s lists.
The one rule was that you can’t have more than one CD by the same artist (to avoid having 5 Willie Nelson albums and 5 Eagles, for instance).
Caleb is starting us out - check out his blog, "Tall Tales from Texas"
So forthcoming - Top Ten Island Albums!