April 27, 2011

Sleepless In Seattle

I have a post on Sleepless in Seattle over at The Movie Advocate.
I'm pretty sure I thought about it way too hard.
I initially started to watch it because I'd just finished watching one of the most intense 80's movie EVER, and needed a little 90's ennui.  It worked out just right.
Read it Here!

Other Places

Wouldn't you know it, as soon as I decide to start blogging again, a few friends of mine ask me to start contributing to their blogs. I'll still use this site to post things that don't fit in with their blogs though.

First post will be next month! Be on the look out.

April 7, 2011

New Site, pt. 2

John Darnielle said in a 2006 interview "I think I read too much Arthur Conan Doyle when I was young, and got this idea that a gentleman should know a lot about one thing and plenty about most everything else."

I've had a similar outlook on life, but if it feel more legitimate, and kind of less egotistical, if I quote someone else.

So there you have it.  That's the premise of this blog now.

This blog will now be me talking about not just music, but the various things that make life worth it.

Meaning all forms of media and experiences of all sorts.

Things won't really start for a few weeks though, so hold on a minute,

Here we go.

New Site, pt. 1

I hated blogging.  I did it for all the wrong reasons.  I would be sent all sorts of stuff, and feel obligated to review it, because the people were putting themselves out on a limb, and essentially taking a potential loss with just giving me the music when they have every right to charge for it.  I would go to shows and even to festivals that I just didn't care about, and give them lukewarm reviews.  The performers were good at playing their instruments, I just didn't care for the music.

I stopped knowing what I liked to listen to. (!) I would just listen to everything, attempt to find "merit" in it, and write about it, never listening to it again.  I look back at the archives of Someone To Love More Than Music, and am puzzled by the things I find, rediscovering bands that I apparently liked enough to write about, but no longer remember.  A lot of the stuff I gave lukewarm reviews to I just couldn't see myself caring about ever again.  That kind of goes for the stuff the I gave good reviews...

I had to end it, I had to get out, and it was hard, but I think it was for the best.  I've been learning to love again.  Love More again.  I must say I am in love with music.  That said, I must also mention that I am a lover of all medias.  Music, movies, books, visual arts, dance, etc.

I've noticed myself becoming more and more passive, less critical, less of a thinking being in general, content to take in without a second thought.  I've become more of a consumer than a creator, and while both states are fine, I prefer to have a healthy mix of the two.

So I am starting again, and it'll be different this time.  This time I'll try to talk about all the things I love, if only to keep my mind sharp, to better understand my own tastes and opinions, and, honestly, to continue honing my writing abilities.