Welcome to the Music Lives Blog!
This blog has been a long time coming. My first post has been written and rewritten four or five times now. Instead of posting that one, thought, I’m going to keep it simple and explain a few things that will be in store for future posts. But first, a song/video for you to listen to while reading my musical based rantings. Being the first post, I thought I’d start with my favourite recording artist of all time… David Bowie!
The first thing this blog will help me do is get all my random musical opinions and rantings down to share with the world! If you’ve seen the movie High Fidelity, I’ve always considered myself 75% Rob Gordon and 25% Jack Black. If you’ve met me in person, you really can’t argue this fact. Well, maybe you could argue the percentage. If you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend it. It’s in my Top 5 (Top 5 lists are continuous theme in the film) and explores the relationship between music and love in a way I can relate to. It’s funny and the soundtrack kicks ass! Wondering what my musical rents will sound like? Look forward to posts like this:
What came first? The music or the misery?
The second thing this blog will do benefits two groups of people: Those who attend Name That Tune at Jimmy Jazz every week, and those who wish they could but can’t for whatever reason. Name That Tune is an opportunity for you to test your musical knowledge, with the chance of winning great prizes and getting bragging rights, by recognizing the artist and song based on the first few seconds of the songs that are played. Hosted by yours truly, every week I divide 40 songs into 2 rounds that are usually themed based. The themes keep me playing music of all different genres and eras. By the end of the night, everyone (myself included) can have a hard time remembering all the answers. Let’s say they can get a little, umm, Fuzzy? Now on Music Lives, you’ll be able to get the themes and answers every Thursday from the night before’s Name That Tune. I will add some videos to keep it interesting, and you’ll never forget an amazing new song you heard on Wednesday night!
I’m really looking forward to this new chapter for Music Lives. There has already been so many changes in the last 4 months it has been hard to keep track. And that’s part of what this blog is all about. Stay tuned for the first official post… Why Music Lives!