So many of my friends on Facebook: “Pick an album that still effects you and you still listen to now. No explanation needed just post a picture of the LP cover.”
You know, if I’m going to do that I’m damn well going to explain it. I can’t just put album covers up and leave it at that. I have thoughts about all this music – about music in general – and if I’m going to do it I’m going to do it right and I’m not going to give it away to the Facebook Walled Garden. So that’s one good reason to (re)start a blog.
Then there’s this other thing I’ve been working on. It recently occurred to me that I might actually be able to make music, and part of that process is apparently thinking about who your “influences” are. Again; a list just isn’t enough.
For the most part I write about music I like. I used to write a weblog about movies I hated. That got to be boring. And cynical. And I started looking for reasons to hate movies. Snark is easy to come by. So is crap. What I want to hear from people is what they like so I can have new stuff I like, too.
Who am I?
Besides someone who loves music, I’ve been professionally building web sites since 1996. I speak at conferences sometimes, most recently about designing web sites for the disabled (either permanently or momentarily). If you’re interested in my thoughts on accessibility, you can find them on my employer’s blog; this is not a tech blog.
I am also very interested in politics. I tweet about politics as @thudfactor and occasionally write some long-form on Medium, which is also where I will put most of the off-topic stuff. I won’t promise to keep this blog politics-free because politics is a little like glitter; it gets everywhere and you can never get rid of it. But I will do my best to keep the politics music-related.
Beyond writing about other people’s music, I am exploring writing my own. Sometimes I write about that here, the gear I use, the software that I like. I’ll try to keep it insightful and interesting. If you have any suggestions for things I should look into, tweet at me or email me – my social media links are floating around here somewhere.