The record industry discovered some time ago that there aren’t that many people who actually like music. For a lot of people, music’s annoying, or at the very least they don’t need it. They discovered if they could sell music to a lot of those people, they could sell a lot more records.”
I was going to try and write this epic introduction about the purpose of this blog and use it as an opportunity to assert my dissertation about the state music industry in the face of emerging technologies and all that other crap, but you know what… let’s skip all of that noise and get down to what it’s really about here.
It’s really quite as simple as that. Music is in my blood and has been coursing through the veins of my family for generations now. It always has been and always will be a part of me and my life. So when I stumbled upon the world of mp3 blogging I thought I’d found nirvana.
In lieu of the quote above, and as any true music lover, crate digger, audiophile, or other aural enthusiast will tell you, the traditional outlets for finding new musical addictions are not aimed at us. So we are left to our own devices when it comes to feeding our hunger and supporting our habits.
Amongst my friends I’ve always been the one that people come to when they want a new music recommendation. My taste run the gamut of genres and I usually try to cater to each individuals preferences when making recommendations. I’m also the one that gets weird looks for listening to certain “crazy ass music” only to see the same people who were casting the stares proclaim those very same albums to be the best thing ever… six months after the fact.
With that in mind (plus the fact that I’ve actually worked for the machine in various capacities over the years), I figure I’m as qualified as anyone to create and run a decent blog to share with other music lovers out there. I tend to get caught up in other things from time to time though, so I wanted to make sure that the blog I set up would be quality and not get neglected.
So I called some friends who are as enthusiastic about their sonic addictions as I am. I pitched my idea, dubbed us “alternakids” and launched this site. It all happened kinda fast, so bare with us as we get things rolling, but we’re here and your ears will thank us later.
To get started here are a couple tracks I thought were somewhat fitting for the occasion.
Quasimoto – Bullyshit
Who are they?… who are they?.. who are they? I thought this would be cool as an introduction theme. I mean it’s a kick-ass song and it sorta fits… sorta.
Weird Al Yankovic – Don’t Download This Song
Commentary in parody form. Can’t beat that.
Metallica – Master of Puppets
I’d like to thank Melany ‘Lany’ Forno for designing the graphics for our introduction. Thanks to her we have a unique signature as opposed to generic stock graphics or the “mediocre at best” designs I could have come up with.