I’ve decided that Leading Us Absurd needs an over-haul. When I started this blog, I just wanted to write about music. I figured the blogosphere would force me to write every single. To a certain extent this is true, I’ve pretty much kept to since about February. It was easier at the beginning because the blog was new and I was excited that people would actually read my writing and thoughts.
Don’t fear, this is not a post stating that I will be shutting down the blog, or taking a break. Rather, I feel I need a declaration of intent. Too often I find I ramble and write about things that I like (which is great) but sometimes I find it difficult to find a topic daily without relying on certain artists (ie – Bob Dylan.) I don’t listen to many “new” artists so the idea writing about a breaking group wouldn’t really work. I haven’t hung around the Baltimore music scene (is there one?) to really get a feel, and post about it.
So what am I going to do you ask? I’ve decided writing about a specific song daily will give me a sense of focus. They can either be songs I’m listening to at the moment, songs I’ve just discovered, or observing a song’s anniversary or historical significance. I’ll also to include personal reflections and stories as to why these pieces of music mean something to me.
This doesn’t mean I’ll stop posting the longer essays such as the Dylan and James Joyce comparison. (I actually have a couple of more longer pieces that I’m working on, so stay tuned for those.) Hopefully the daily song format will give me more satisfaction with Leading Us Absurd.
Hopefully I’ll try the first of this new format later today, but for now there’ soccer to be watched. And as always, thanks again for reading.