Maybe you can relate to this.
Many years ago, during high school and college, there was no shortage of exposure to (and time to absorb) new and challenging music. Friends would share favorite albums or artists; or you’d hear an exciting opening band for a much-loved headlining act.
Then life happened. And suddenly its much later and you realize you haven’t actually purchased a new CD or heard anything dramatically different for years. If you have a miserable commute like me, you may spend hours per week disgusted by pop radio and bored by the tired, canned presets à la Pandora or Sirius (I love these services, but they still assume that you know where to start, and that you know what you like).
Every now and then I hear a song that really excites me. Or makes me feel sad and nostalgic. Or simply puts me in the best mood ever. I just love it when this happens – and I’m hoping you can help. In 2015, I want to challenge myself to pickup a new CD each week to listen to in my car. To make sure I give each album a fair shot, I’ll even write a short review of each one to share with you all.
I have multiple goals for this project. I am hoping this experiment will:
- Expose me to some great music in the New Year
- Alleviate the boredom of my daily car ride
- Connect me with old friends interested in music, and new contacts with fresh suggestions
- Challenge me to enhance my writing ability (such as it is – even rustier than I imagined)
- Allow me to explore blogging without creating yet another online diary that is too personal and doesn’t accomplish anything
- Inspire others to improve their musical listening experience next year as well
So please join me! I can’t get started without your help. Please leave a comment below with your suggestion; I’ll pick it up to preview in my car as soon as I can. Looking forward to it!
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