How We Got Here
Hello friends and strangers alike!
After much contemplation over the last few months, I finally decided to pull the trigger and start a music blog. Even if you couldn’t care less about my musical tastes, thank you for humbling me and checking out this little sliver on the internet. If you still wanna hear me ramble on, then welcome! You might be wondering what led me to make this decision and actually start churning out content like creamy Midwestern butter?
Well, let me tell ya!
When I was in middle school, there was this super rad channel on TV that my family got for about six months called the International Music Feed. I.M.F. differentiated itself from Fuse and MTV by conducting exclusive interviews with artists and showing music videos from artists based all around the world. I became totally engrossed and started to regularly watch the show if I had finished my homework early enough.
Up until this point in my life, I had only listened to the radio. My taste was totally based off of what stuffy white dudes in boardrooms figured would sell the most. Once I realized that there was more out there than just commodities marketed for mass consumption (not that I was able to put it into these terms at the time, but hey) I never looked back.
I’ve been listening to “non-mainstream” music (God, I sound pretentious…) as often as I can since my I.M.F. days in 6th grade. In this arguably brief period of time I’ve discovered that the songs not being played on the radio are just as good, if not better than the ones that are!
Sure. It’s safe to like all the same things everyone else does, but are you honestly representing your true self? Why be a sheep? Leave the mass-marketed generic pop sounds behind to appreciate authenticity and true works of art. That’s why I started this blog. To give artists I care for and who I believe deserve coverage a chance for press. There is A TON of amazing music that you will never get to hear in your lifetime! I want to reduce that number.
Where We’re Going
I have no idea where this blog will go or how long it will even last. Time permitting, I am going to try and share new music I like here once a week. From Afro-Latin Jazz to Hardcore Punk to Emo Indie Folk Whatever to Cumbia. My tastes are kind of all over the place but are currently heavily influenced by Andrew Jervis’ Bandcamp Weekly playlists (which I highly recommend you check out) as well as the semi-undergroundish Los Angeles psychedelic surf punk scene.
If you want to write posts about artists you’re super keen on and think deserve to be known about, by all means contact me! I’d love more hands on deck and to give you an opportunity to practice your writing skills while covering something you strongly enjoy. This blog doesn’t have to strictly just be mine. I welcome all tastes and genres. Like a super diverse Property of Zack (RIP). Also, if anyone does graphic design and wants to make me a logo or a background image that has a goose on it, that’d be swell! Otherwise the name doesn’t really mean anything (cuz it doesn’t).
Proceed with open ears an open mind and I promise you that you will find something posted on this blog that you will strongly enjoy.
In anticipation of what’s to come!