Monday, June 30, 2008

Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends

Ladies and gentlemen, madmen and malcontents. Welcome to Music Is The Message.

I decided to try this little experiment after this post, wherein I decided to try to explain the influence of country music. You see, nothing irks me more than people who state, "I hate (insert genre)." Broad, sweeping statements like that are always unfair - there is so much music out there that to sell an entire genre short - well, chances are you're missing out.

So we decided to put this project together. Right now, there are six contributors, and our goal is to write down our thoughts on a genre, a band, an album - some grouping of music. We'll write why we love it, why we hope you'll love it, and post song listings with each each entry. We expect something from you, the reader, as well. We expect your participation. We want to know if you agree or disagree, if you have any suggestions. Particularly suggestions - we're always interested in learning about new bands and new ideas in general. We only ask that you keep the discourse civil - this isn't AICN - and in exchange, we'll try to not be pretentious assholes. The goal here is to listen, learn, and enjoy - for everyone, writer and reader alike.

So, without further ado, allow me to introduce our lovely and talented contributors:

TK: That's me. Webmonkey, goofball. You can find me at either my regular blog, Uncooked Meat, or reviewing movies at Pajiba.

Ervie: Hayseed, architectural guru, motorcycle greasemonkey. Get your swerve on at Architecture Everyday.

Kelsi: Poetry lover, misplaced office jockey, all-around sassypants. Gaze upon her one-headed genius at this could take a while.

Jez: Representing from the Midwest. Beer aficionado, world traveler. Do some learning and some drinking at Fresh Beer Every Friday, or just wander around Southshore Ramblings.

Felicia: Easily distracted smartass. Lives in Minnesota, so you know she's tough. She wastes the days away at My Boring Life.

Boo: Southern belle with a sailor's mouth. Lover of metal and burly Cimmereans. Find yourself blushing at A Girl Named Boo.

So here we are. Hope you enjoy what's to come, as we'll certainly enjoy writing (and listening).

-TK

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Now playing: Social Distortion - I Was Wrong
via FoxyTunes

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Ooh, I'm really excited about this site. Music aficionados tend to be soooo damn full of themselves (hate to admit I have my moments too) and sometimes the pretension gets in the way of true music appreciation. Investigating new music is one of my passions. I'll be a-checkin' back often.

Sarah said...

I forgot to mention that Felicia uses the same (auto)biography as I do...

Ranylt said...

Congrats on the launch, TK et al. Did you hear that crash? It was the magnum of champaign I just heaved against your virtual prow.