Here’s the thing. I’m generally displeased with the state of music today. With the homogenization of the airwaves by C**** C****** and other companies, there’s little opportunity for those great unknowns to get any sort of recognition without working their asses off to try and become airwave worthy. Long gone are the days of a local band dropping off a copy of their album at the radio station and asking the DJ to play a couple things once in a while. Tune into a station in Bozeman Montana, Nome Alaska and Miami Florida, and you will find little to no difference in the content.
There is absolutely some great music out there, but what’s good is not always popular, and what’s popular is not necessarily good. I’ve historically listened only to music that was around before I was born, but needing to expand my horizons, I’ve started listening to a great many other things besides. Some have been good, some have sucked. There’s good stuff out there, we just need to find it.
What I offer you today, my friend and faithful reader, is a chance to peek in on the inside of my quest. I’m listening to a lot of music. Looking for that diamond in the rough. I find myself enjoying a lot of things that I never would have considered even two years ago. Hopefully you’ll find something new as well.
Buy the ticket, take the ride. It should be an interesting journey.