Thursday, March 8, 2012

Welcome to my nightmare!

Hello, friends! Either old or new! After many hesitations and false starts I have finally decided to cater to the ego-maniac within and start a blog. Everybody else is doing it so why not? The most apt thing to write about would be music, so witness the birth of Steve's Music Smorgasbord! Outstanding, huh?

I picked that name because my musical tastes run the gamut from regular old rock n roll to progressive rock to alt country to metal to indie rock to power pop to regular old pop and everything in between. I also dig jazz and classical but can't say I know anything about it.

Rock n roll I can claim to know a little bit about, so here I am! There is no purpose for this blog except as an avenue to write about music I like, am inspired by, or just want to share. To me, all music is good. Deep, right? But really, let's take someone like Toby Keith. Not my kind of music. Don't like it, won't listen to it, have been known to mock it in the past. But riddle me this: if someone can listen to Toby Keith and, after having a hard day of work or family troubles or whatever bullshit came up, that music can make them feel better or find some joy or just smile for a second, then that is a good thing, no matter whether I like it or not.

So, I am going to try to post as often as the spirit moves me. If you become a regular reader type then forgive me if these seem sort of shaky at the start. A new co-worker likes to say "battle rhythm" a lot, so let's go with that and say it might take a while to get into a battle rhythm. One of my writing teachers told me to be a writer you have to write every day about something. So let's give it a whirl.

In closing, here's something from my favorite album of 2011: Explosions In The Sky's Take Care Take Care Take Care. This is "Postcard from 1952."