Monday, January 28, 2008

Introduction

No matter where I have lived, I have always been surrounded by a large and varied group of close friends and casual acquaintances with whom I could have in depth conversations about music. Now that I find myself in graduate school deep in the heart of Humboldt County, the opportunity for such conversations has become somewhat limited and more sporadic. I started writing music reviews for The North Coast Journal in an effort to fill the void, but I have realized that it just isn't enough. Life behind the Redwoods can be a bit lonesome sometimes, and I find myself reaching for the Internet for a quick fix of worldly connectedness.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the impetus behind this blog.

I don't want to be on the receiving end of communication all of the time. With this blog I hope to create and become part of a dialog focused on music, from Humboldt and beyond. I envision myself treating this as an addendum to the reviews that I am already writing. I'll be sharing information, insights, opinions, and recommendations, and I certainly hope you'll feel compelled to share back with me.

3 comments:

Ray Serafin said...

Hey Mannix, just checking out your fancy new blog, it looks really good, keep it up. How does the north celebrate a super bowl?

bev said...

Yo. Nice work. Check out Arboretum if you havn't already. Great Elvis Costello quote.

mike said...

hey, bev.

While you're over there, scoop yourself some Lobby Loyde. I recommend "Beyond Morgia"