Monday, October 30, 2006

Nonalignment Pact: Music in 7 Days from 7 Writers

Ramon Medina has aligned seven folks who in one way or another contribute(d) to the Houston music scene. Houston may be the pivot point yet the group is scattered across many time zones. The goal is to produce one music review a day with each volunteer assigned a day of the week. I'm proud to be a part of this project and a little bit daunted by the task.

Even though I've been making music for almost twenty years, other than this blog I've never sought out a music writing endeavor. I had opportunities in Houston when de Schmog was at the top of its game. However I firmly believed that writing for the local music press while contributing to the local music scene was not appropriate. Besides back then you had the Public News which wasn't living up to its potential and then the Houston Press, a cookie-cutter paper that didn't even offer a good pay check to make up for its banality (there's no money in making music why should there be in writing about it?). I did do some writing for the Daily Cougar. It was tougher than I thought, back to being daunted.

Anyway I'm looking forward to it. The folks involved have eclectic tastes and offbeat personalities so something good should come of it. For my part I plan on focusing on the Midwest since that's where I'm at. I hope to have contributions from regional musicians and from my friends back home.


logicmanhere said...

Well, I still think you can work some time in to make recycled wool bicycle caps. That way you can get some hard income while still exercising your creativity. Once you get the sewing thing down, you'll be surprised how many thoughts come to your mind while working.

Kilian said...

I'm behind in my recycled wool bicycle cap making. In fact, I haven't started nor had the thought to start ever occured to me. I am making baseboards in my baseboard installation chamber from sustainable lumber, petroleum by-product molding and toxic paint.