There are hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of blogs floating around out there, on every topic under the sun. Do we really need another one? Well, yes. Because I need to write it.
Music is a wonderful thing. I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t a part of my life, and the idea of a life without music is truly unimaginable. But unfortunately, I’m not a musician. Oh, sure, I took piano lessons, I was a band geek in school, I can carry a reasonable tune. It’s not the same thing. But I can write about it – the things I love, the things I hate, the songs, the people, and those weird random bits of trivia that get stuck in my head.
And the title? Santana made the comparison about Jimi Hendrix, but I think it’s a good description for what music aspires to, and what the best music accomplishes. It’s probably a pretty good description of what the best writing does, too. I don’t promise to always write about the best music, and I’m certainly not egotistical enough to promise the best writing. But it’s an aspiration.
Oh, and a shout-out to the audiophile playlist. Thanks for the inspiration.