Wednesday, July 20, 2011

musica es musica: Introduction

          Random Music is evolving... Random Music has become musica es musica!

          Today, I’m introducing new, or to be precise, an evolution of an old feature: Random Music as musica es musica.

          Now, what exactly is musica es musica? You may have noticed that most of the posts on this site that contain music also bear this phrase in its tags. Well, I’m big into music, all kinds of music, and am always looking for more and new music. I just think it’s foolish to say “I like rock and all I will listen to or look for is rock.” Or “Classical is the only type of music worth calling music.” There is just so much great music from all genres if you are willing to search. So, awhile back I created this phrase ‘musica es musica’ – music is music – as sort of a banner or motto that means all music should be embraced. All music is music. All music should be sought out. Now, that’s not to say that a person should like every song on the radio. It just means to explore as much as possible and to not limit your view of music to just a single genre, sound, or term.

          Frank Zappa once said: The Ultimate Rule ought to be: “If it sounds GOOD to YOU, it’s bitchin’; and if it sounds BAD to YOU, it’s shitty.” The more varied your musical experience, the easier it is to define for yourself what you like and what you don’t like. American radio listeners, raised on a diet of_____ (fill in the blank), have experienced a musical universe so small they cannot begin to know what they like.

          I’ve used this quote before, but it perfectly sum up my idea of musica es musica.

          Okay, second, what exactly is the feature musica es musica? It’s going to be pretty much what Random Music was, just slightly more in-depth of the information side and varied on the music side, as well as having a more consistent format. I will showcase music I like in all its forms, highlighting single bands, artists, albums, games, movies, etc and will give a little information on the highlighted person, band, album, you get the picture and have several select songs from them so you guys can give them a listen.

          Also, I want to make this very clear -- this is a showcase and information piece not reviews. If I’m showcasing it assume I like it.

          Welp, hope you guys enjoy the feature when I roll it out and please check out my short story: Castella in Theory Story 2: The Worst of Derek Russell. Read and comment.

          P.S.: Having phrases in Spanish just makes them cooler. Also, I didn’t know how to say it in Japanese at the time.

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