I always feel awkward writing these “where I’ve been” blog posts, because that assumes that anyone really cares where I’ve been in the past few months—and arrogance is an ugly color to wear. However, since I have an opportunity to recognize a really cool website, I thought I would take a few moments to address and explain my recent lack of blog posts.
Starting in the spring of last year, I was on Craigslist looking for some editing jobs (more information about that will be provided soon) when I found an ad for a music writing website. I can’t remember what the ad said, but it looked legitimate enough that I responded and provided the details that the ad asked for. I was met with a quick reply from the website, and soon I was writing music reviews on a weekly basis for the next six months. This website is Geyser Music. It’s a really cool place to find new musical artists, or catch up on what some of your favorite artists are doing these days. The focus tends to be mostly on underground music, though, so don’t expect to find any Top Ten Billboard artists here. And in many ways, that’s a good thing. I’ve had the opportunity to review some great artists that are doing some truly unique things. Some of my favorite releases have been The Weather Station’s What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know, Passenger’s Whispers, and North Atlantic Explorers’ My Father Was A Sailor. Geyser Music tends to focus on finding artists that the reviewers liked, which means that the write-ups are not about tearing down an artist, but about providing readers with a chance to listen to someone interesting that they may have never heard of.
Though I enjoyed writing for the website, I’ve decided to step away from Geyser Music for a while so that I can have more time to focus on my own music and part-time jobs. The reviewer positions are comprised entirely of volunteers, so if you are interested in writing for them, I’d encourage you to drop them a line. The editors there are pretty fantastic people.
Okay, enough about me. What have you been up to in these past few months? Let me know in the comments down below.
P.S. I was not paid, or endorsed in anyway, to write the above blog post.
P.S.S. I’m on a lot of cold medication right now, so I apologize if this post is an incoherent mess.