Hi there — if you are reading this, you are witness to my joining the WordPress world. I had the idea to create this blog when I was listening to music and I felt that I needed to tell someone about the song I was listening to. However, whom could I tell? My taste in music is like a flashlight when you play with a kitten — it darts all over the place. Most of the time I like rock, but that is too broad and not at all descriptive of what bands I like. Also, I am not immune to some good old Backstreet Boys. I consider myself pretty knowledgable in the subject of music, having played in my school’s band(s) through high school and therefore having hung around with the musically-inclined kids, and also from being a groupie of one of the bands in my hometown. However let me just say that if there ever was a cool group of high school band kids, I was part of it, ok? I ran track and had other friends and was generally normal. Ok??????
Anyway, I ran through a list of people in my head I could tell about this song: a sad, painful, but hopeful and really overall pleasant song that I just wanted someone else to know about and say “wow, that is good!” Not to imply that this band has no following, but I don’t know where they all are! My level of enthusiasm was a little high for how depressing of a song it is, too, so I felt weird specifically reaching out to someone to tell them. I had no one. I was all alone with the burden of needing to share this song with someone! I’m also dramatic.
So clearly the next logical idea was to make a blog! Blogs are trendy, like mason jars or SoulCycle. Everyone’s doing it, why shouldn’t I! After some thought, I realized I didn’t want to make it a blog solely about music, for two reasons. First, despite my intense love and appreciation of music, I don’t consider myself an authority on the matter, and I didn’t want anyone to see through my lack of music theory study or something. Second, I didn’t want to exclude other topics from what is fair game as blog-post material. Music is great, but I have other thoughts, and I’d like to have to opportunity to share them!
Well, that’s what you are in for if you read this blog. Music, my impending post-grad life, maybe some topical references, and whatever else I can think of by the end of this sentence… Okay, just “etc.”
Thanks for reading, and expect to hear from me soon!