Saturday, March 20, 2010

Roll on spring!

A happy vernal equinox to all! The first day of my favorite season; a time when everything begins anew--I never bought into the whole "start of another new year" idea. Spring is when things come alive. I tend to, anyway.

Today is no exception. Up at 5; out the door by 7:30 to take the car for the seasonal oil change; off to get a shave and a haircut; Target run, groceries, delicious lunch with my favorite humor-scribe, Le Fig, grocery shop, visit my father and home to hang up this week's prize--a "Yesterday... & Today" butcher cover poster in Synchronic East. Tomorrow gym, bowling, Starbucks and some recording time.

Revived and refreshed by the warm weather. I can't ask for better.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Reasons why are plentiful

The above link is a somewhat interesting viewpoint on why no one bothers to listen to full albums anymore. He doesn't wax poetic and only mildly nostalgic on what albums (or, of course, full length CD's) used to mean.

I, by virtue of age and knowledge, can say simply: no one listens to albums anymore because no one releases full-length works of cohesiveness like they used to. The lack of quality artists is the most scathing indictment. And younger people, who are the "demographic" of the music industry, have shorter attention spans than ever. Kids today don't look upon music as a vital element of life; music is just a fashion accessory--disposable and faceless. While it may sadden me (especially me), I believe this to be the simple case and fact. Younger people would rather indulge in video games, texting and the like.

I can ruminate on this for hours, but just read the article and think about it for a while. Mull it over and get back to me...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The march of times

As the snows came and went, all I could think was "it'll all be over soon--we're finally in March". I keep telling myself this in the hope that it will get warmer and less schizophrenic. I am not a fan of wearing Timberland boots on a daily basis; I'm sick of being over-bundled by scarves and gloves, etc.

But enough grousing. A gym/groceries/Starbucks/Target/chores weekend will give way to studio time--recently refurbished and festooned with some "musical" vibes, if you will. Makes it even cozier to be creative in. "Things We Never Said" is... well, it just is and you'll know what I mean when it premieres in June (I think). As lazy as I've been and planning/re-planning/scrapping, etc., I'm still going to do this album because I want to. No other reason.

That's good enough criteria.