April Music Musings
There’s something peculiar about the state of music today. One thing that is lost in the advent of the single-song iTunes download, or even in the downloading of an entire CD’s worth of tunes, is the packaging. Gone are the days when an artist could create a cohesive set of music, concept album, etc., include art work and liner notes that aided and expanded the painting of the musical picture. Honestly, this is just a shame. Today’s artist is relegated to selling themselves in a two or three minute snap-shot. Sometimes it’s enough. Sometimes it isn’t. Packaging is still available if you choose to purchase the full CD (as in hard copy), but most don’t choose this option anymore. I’d like you to think about re-considering. Try to purchase an entire CD and then see what you think from there.
A Great Additional Blog Resource
One of the great things about Tumblr is the ability to discover like-minded bloggers and posters. So here is a shameless plug for one of my favorite bloggers. If you have not checked out Lesson25 Music, give the blog a try now. I’m always pleasantly surprised to find both new and old music of high quality here. There is thoughtful commentary here, too. Certainly more commentary than I provide these days.
Coming in April
On this blog, April is going to be very festive musically. I’ve got some artists from SXSW, KCRW, Reverbnation, and found songs from all over. Stay tuned, and drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you.
Now, Let the musical April begin.