Should I Stay Or Should I Go? (This Bloggy Thing, That Is)
I started up this blog a few years back as a personal writing exercise. Blogs were already relegated to the not-so-distant past, embarrassingly passé, the public proclamation "I have a blog" a mortifying fore-runner of "Hey, I have a podcast!" To the extent a few soldiered on, the last thing the universe needed was another half-assed music blog.
But I was writing a book at the time, and spending 10-20 minutes each morning writing about a random album in my collection was a way to get my brain into writing mode. And once I completed and self-published the book, it was a way to have some sort of minimal online presence, which contributed to the massive sales of fives or even tens of copies of Jittery White Guy Music. (Please check it out and tell a friend!)
I managed to post an album write-up almost every day for a few years. Nowadays, I'll go through brief writing spurts, inspired by a few records that surprised me when they popped up on shuffle play on my home stereo, and then get distracted for a few days. There'll be some amazing, unknown album I absolutely need to share with the handful of folks who drop by; and then the country's latest mass shooting happens in my own hometown, a bloodbath on the street where I hung out all through high school, family members of people I grew up with needlessly slaughtered, on the friggin' Fourth of July no less, and it's hard not to want to just disappear from the world.
So I dunno. I suppose I'll keep at it now and then, for the time being. I'm mostly retired with time on my hands; though I'll be teaching (at Stanford Law School) again starting this fall and we'll see if that gets in the way.
Anyway, there's a new/old Neil Young album that just popped up today, so...