Well, hi there!
This is definitely not the most active blog around (my YouTube channel is a little more active), though I think I am as passionate as the next blogger about my hobby horse. My philosophy is to share things I love, to cherish them with others, to make rare things available, to let them live on. I guess that pretty much nails it for many music bloggers out there. I’d like to invite those of you who feel like it to leave a short (anonymous, if you like) feedback through my feedback form on the About page. Things like where in the world you live, what you like, how you used the music provided on this blog. It would be interesting to know what kind of impact my blog and my channel have on likeminded folks.
Ah, okay, maybe you also want to know a little about me? I was born in 1984, and didn’t get to know this whole Easy Listening stuff before I started using the legendary Napster in 2000. At that point, I discovered a whole world of music that hadn’t opened up to me before, because radio channels represent poorly the wide range of music. Firstly, I listened a lot to Bossa Nova stuff, legendary Brazilians from the 1960s. Later, I discovered disco, jazz-funk, and after that, I found my favourite genre that I have been faithful towards ever since: Easy Listening, and its (more or less) synonyms such as Beautiful Music, Orchestral Jazz, Orchestral Pop, Lounge, Mood Music, Jazz-Pop etc. There is a certain sound from the 1960s and 1970s that I seem to have been subconsciously looking for for a long time, which is the sound of jazz orchestras, music from TV and film productions from the 1960s and 1970s. It’s a sound that still raises the hair on the back of my neck, yet less so than before, because I listen to it nowadays on a regular basis. Sometimes, I like to ponder how I would have reacted as a child to a sample of my own music library of today. I could have been in a department store, and then I would have heard distant sounds, sweet sounds, and I think I would have been electrified, transfixed, as struck by lightning. Smooth sounds from another era. A reaction like that is the ultimate thing I would hope for today, in respect to my listeners. Maybe sometimes it’s really that way.
Edit: I know, this is a small blog, but I’m yet to receive my first feedback on this post. If you enjoy this blog, please consider leaving a short feedback about how you got into this music and ultimately to my blog, that would be great.