“A walking early ’00s Pitchfork review machine”

Oh, the things we would forget were it not for Facebook. This blog is a perfect example: something I started writing a lifetime ago and have neglected for years. Now seems the ideal time to bring it back to life.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that in the years since this blog’s untimely death I’ve started what is essentially a mini-blog via Instagram: a daily account of the music that gets me too and from work, courtesy of the hashtag #Todayscommutebroughttoyouby. Search it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and you’ll find documentation of my mood on almost any day of the past year.

In response to a recent #Todayscommutebroughttoyouby post featuring Hot Hot Heat, a friend commented that I was “a walking early ’00s Pitchfork review machine & it’s awesome!” Admittedly, the music of that time was incredibly influential in my life, but I would like to think that I’m open to songs of all eras and all styles.

That is essentially all an incredibly lengthy way of saying “I’m back!” and I hope this blog can generate some dialogue about the music of the past, present and future.