My friends and I have a blog that we run. We do video interviews with up-and-coming bands that come through our area.
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My friends and I have a blog that we run. We do video interviews with up-and-coming bands that come through our area. Instead of doing the normal ratings thing, we like to tell the story instead of the opinion. Sometimes, though, I’m neurotic and I think about what Homer Simpson said, “I saw you pouring your heart and soul into this business and getting nowhere. I saw you desperately trying to cram one more salty treat into America’s already bloated snack hole.” I put “blogs” in the place of “salty treat” and “snack,” and think that people don’t really need another music website. Is this true? Has it all been done or are music websites important?
-TESTY IN TEXAS
Hi! I love your state! Is your town like Friday Night Lights? I bet it is. Coach Taylor, he must be so inspiring.
That’s a great Homer Simpson quote. It’s great because it’s a contradiction as well as self referential. Just like The Simpsons were also sort of cramming salty treats into America’s butthole (I used some creative license on that), so should you. All music blogs are as important as they are unimportant. The only thing that actually makes something “important” is when someone says it’s “important” and we believe that person. Is music what you need to write about it? If so, then yes, go for it. If it’s not what you need to write about, go for it anyway.
What you need to do is try something before you decide it’s no good. If it doesn’t work out, you’ll know — but trust me there are many more things that litter the world with bullshit. I don’t think your music blog is gonna make the whole salty snack cake topple over.
Nothing on the Internet is really THAT important (except maybe free porn sites and Wikipedia).
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