The link above is to a blog that I’m going to attempt in 2014. The title of the blog comes, like the title of this blog, from a quote issued by an important musician. In this case it’s John Cage: “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”
The idea behind the new outpost is quite simple. It’s my hope to listen to a piece of music every single day in 2014 that is “new” to me. In some cases this will mean music written within the last year. In others it may be something that was written 400 years ago that I just don’t know. My intention is to just to listen and post a stray thought or two about what I heard and thought about it. Why tumblr? Hell if I know. Why not I guess.
At any rate, I thought that it would be a fun exercise to wile away another year of my life spent in pseudo-exile here in the middle of our great nation. Furthermore, it will obviously be a learning experience. I suspect it’ll be very revealing about the things I don’t know, which is terrific. Any help I can get from people to broaden my own horizons is a massive and glorious win in my book.
With that in mind I’ll need everyone’s help. If there’s a piece of music that you love, no matter what or when or why, holler at me about it. You can hit me up here in a comment or something, over at the tumblr spot in a comment or something, on Twitter (http://twitter.com/klacknermusic), or via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Whenever an idea pops into your head, fuck it, just let me know and if it meets the criteria of me having no idea what it sounds like, I’ll put it in the queue. I think this’ll be fun y’all.
And one final note: nothing about this blog is going to change. I’m gonna ramble on with nonsensical drivel every now and then like I currently do, post some concert reviews, whatever. I’m gonna be finishing the symphony movement countdown ASAP and I’m sure I’ll think of something else passably interesting to write at some point. As always, thanks to those of you who enjoy this place for sticking around and reading. It’s always nice to hear from you. Happy New Year (preemptive strike) from me (inspired by Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld) to you. ANCIENT and wholly unnecessary IRAQ WAR DIS OOOOOOOOHHHHH!!!!