Yet another music criticism blog. That’s original.

Hi, and welcome to my brand new blog.  You might have caught a whiff of that ‘new blog smell’ a moment ago.  Hopefully that will go away after a shot of Febreeze and some time on the clothesline.

This blog will primarily be about popular music.  I listen to a lot of different genres, so let’s not pigeon-hole things any more than that.  Let’s paint across the entire landscape of 20th and 21st century music, using every colour and technique and texture available to us. 

But no talk of jazz.  Ever. 

From time to time, you can expect me to take off on a tangent.  Sometimes they might be quasi-music related; other times the entries may come entirely out of left field.  I believe that a good music album is one that pitches a variety of curveballs at the listener.  Blogs should follow that same principle.  If something is bothering me, or inspiring me, or just needs to be said, expect it to be put into virtual print.

To get things started, I will take a shot at the ubiquitous Facebook 30 Day Song Challenge and see where that leads.  Some of the categories look fun, some look kind of lame, but let’s see what transpires.

And with that, dear reader, we’re off.  Please be gentle –  I’m new around here.  There will be more than enough time for name-calling and criticism by, say, the fourth or fifth post.

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