Monday, July 13, 2015

Back to Rock Writing

Music has always played a key role in my life. My mother bought up 45s by the armful back in the '60s and through her I grew up loving everything from Tom Jones to Peggy Lee to Blood, Sweat & Tears to the Rolling Stones. And of course Joe Cocker.

In high school it wasn't cool to have the same tastes as my Mom so I spent more time in my room immersing myself in The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd...Mom might know a song here and there but she had started dating an old guy and no longer kept up with current music. I had it all to myself, and I embraced it.

After college I wrote about audio technology and home video before moving into covering music video during MTV's musical heyday. By then, thanks to disco dorm parties and a neighbor who played jazz 24/7, I'd developed an appreciation for a wider variety of music than just Top 40 or rock.

Rock is my roots, though, and that's why I'm fortunate to be writing for a new website, I'm reviewing and writing the occasional longer piece. Check it out here.