I’ve spent the better part of 40 years listening to all kinds of music. Today, I still try to sort through the hype and the mess to find the top notch artists and bands, many of which you may not have heard of before. For several years now, I’ve used another blogging forum to attempt to convey this message and share it with the listening public. In the process, I’ve interviewed several bands, formed more formal relationships with some of those band members, and kept listening to and purchasing music; But what I have not done, is connected with the listener.
With this new blog format I hope to do just that. Tumblr offers the opportunity not just to blog about music, but to connect with and re blog posts from other music enthusiasts. In this way, I’m hoping that the social network surrounding Tumblr will help you to hear me, and in the process expose you to music that you may like. Let’s face it, no one wants to talk to themselves. I’m hoping that this time around someone will listen, and yes, I’ll listen to you too if you have something to say to me.
In the past 10 years, I’ve used sources such as Amie Street, CD Baby, Spotify, Jamendo and more recently, KCRW Music Mine and Turntable, to scour for lesser known bands with great music. Amie Street has now been gobbled up by Amazon, and is no-longer a source, but the rest remain viable and interesting. Perhaps you have a music source that you like. I’m hoping that if you do, you will share it here.
So greetings from an old music lover. Feel free to suggest a band, to leave a message about a post or to just say hello. Tell me what you think. I’ve got thick skin.