Happy 2018 to everyone! This is not per say something I needed to write. Just saw it as appropriate at this point to update the loyal readers/followers of Andremusictalk on some new developments for the year. As of later 2017, I made the decision to roll back on blogging for five days in succession every week. And to concentrate on artists birthdays, special events, album and song releases instead. And of course if any of you readers follow me on Facebook, your always welcome to tell me about any new funk/soul/jazz /disco things for me to hear. And possibly review here as well.
Andresmusictalk is also seeking to reach out for new ways of sharing its content to those who enjoy it. Ever since the summer of 2017, found myself consistently in “Facebook jail” in terms of sharing in groups. Apparently in some circles, my content is perceived as spam. And am unfortunately beginning 2018 in that same situation. So if any of you know of an online group/community/page/forum on or off Facebook? One on which I could more effectively and safely share Andresmusictalk’s content with those interested? Would be very happy and gracious to know such information.
Wanted to personally thank the musicians in 2017, including sax player Gary Bartz, for taking the time to message me (again via Facebook) in regard to articles I’ve written about their albums and songs. One of the aims of Andresmusictalk was to reach out to musicians who create the music. Just as much as much as to the admirers who make that music so beloved and inspiring. In the truest sense, its moments like that which makes the bumps and bruises of doing Andresmusictalk worthwhile. Thank you all so much! And a very happy new year to THE PEOPLE!!!!!!
Filed under 2018, Blogging
I would like to welcome everyone to Andresmusictalk,my newest blog here on WordPress. This blog is going to serve as a collaborative effort between myself and Henrique Hopkins-a main inspiration for creating my first blog here The Rhythmic Nucleus. For those of you who familiar with that blog,it was primarily focused on funk music and its many tributaries. Since of course my own personal musical pallet of interests is very eclectic,the topics on that blog began to drift into different musical territories.
The purpose of this blog is to expand the level of dialog regarding the full spectrum of music. Regarding its history,creation,generational potency and anything else of interest in that regard. Just about every musical form on Earth bleeds into each other over time. The “rhythmic nucleus” of it all likely began in Africa. But it has spread across the world over millennium after millennium in a symphonic gumbo-with each subculture of humanity making wonderful new contributions as it goes. If that sounds like a big deal,it is. And music grows into even more of a big deal as time progresses.
The levels of experience and perceptions of music between Henrique and myself have many similarities. Yet our environments have shaped them in very different ways between us. This will be an important element in our two literary styles that will be presented here. And to paraphrase one of Henrique’s own quotations,this will also serve as a possible springboard for broader articles that might one day find they’re way into the realm of professional publication. So as the two of us continue to grow as human beings,so will go the breadth and scope of our writing here.
On some occasions,I would like to see the two of us engage in call and response type writing-wherein myself or Henrique create a blog post here in direct response to the others. Not only would that reflect the spirit of the soul/funk music we love,but help us grow as writers and continue that educational experience. In this age where the “less is more” adage has perhaps been too readily applied to human conversation,it is actually in our dialog that we learn most from. And the best forum to give and receive our knowledge. So enjoy what is to come! Many exciting things to read,see and hear await you!
Filed under Africa, Blogging, Dialog, Earth, Funk, Humanity, Literacy, Music, Rhythm, Soul, Time