Group: Super Admins
Joined: Dec. 1999
||Posted: May 07 2005, 09:44
Ok, sorry, I handled this badly. I'm glad you've told me that, as I'm finding it very hard to judge these days whether I'm doing things right or not. Perhaps it's just because it's only now that I'm really realising the full depth of the task, or perhaps it's more to do with other things which I won't bore you with here. Let's just say I'm not having the easiest of times here at the moment.
Anyway, I stand by the basic aim of my suggestion - and it should have probably been put forward as that rather than in the rather blunt way I did it - and that is that I think it would be nice if there was more discussion going on here. A better word than discussion, in fact, would be description...it would be nice to know what kind of music is being talked about here, and why the listener likes it...or indeed doesn't like it (but is for some reason playing it anyway! ).
For example, I could tell you now that I'm listening to Barbara Buchholz - Coyote. Some people would read that, think "Never heard of her" and move on - I guess that you maybe wouldn't, but I think a lot would...
But if I add that Barbara Buchholz is one of the few professional players of the theremin, the world's only serious musical instrument played without contact, and that she uses it on her album Theremin: Russia With Love, from which the track comes, to create some of the most hauntingly beautiful electro acoustic soundscapes I've ever heard...isn't that more interesting to read? I'd think it would at least help you to decide whether it was worth looking her up or not, and it might even encourage a few other people to look her up who'd have otherwise just scrolled to the bottom of the page to add their own entry.
That was really my reason for the post above, that it felt like there wasn't much interaction between people going on here. Perhaps people were doing more than just scrolling to the bottom to add their own current track, but I was missing the evidence...
So, my apologies for being rather heavy above, it wasn't called for, but I do stand by my feeling that it would be nice to see more discussion and description and not just listing.