I’m, John and I’m an Addict. I’m addicted to music. I have collected and performed music since I was 9 years old. I collect it in every form you can imagine: print media, CD, tape, Digital Downloads in every format you can name, and I especially love to collect music on LP.
I have a very different occupation than my obsession, so I feed the disease as much as I can in my spare time. I was born in 1958 so I am no spring chicken, but new music still intrigues me. I am married to a wonderful woman (Pam) who enables my addiction. (Thank you Darling!) I have a wonderful daughter (married) who I have passed the disease on to. (No need to thank me, Natalie!)
The purpose of this blog is to share all things regarding music. It is meant to be a music journel of my life. I will share things like music reviews, brief articles about music, reviews of live performances, and generally be an information broker about music sites and performances in the local area of DFW Texas.
I will also share the progress of a very large project I am in the middle of. I am transferring a large LP collection to loss-less digital format. My goal is to transfer at least one LP per week into digital format and burn the file to CD. My turntable will tell many tales. I hope you will come along for the journey. There’s no telling what you might hear.
John: Although I am not a trained music academian, such as yourself, I am so thrilled to know you are pursuing your passion. I hope it gives you the spark in your life to find joy. Knowing you are so interested in your hidden, suffocated talents, I am encouraging to break free. With that in mind, I would love to introduce you to my friend, Ty Ramsey (Piano Tuner), and Alice Hobbs, (Out-going Executive Director of the Plano SYm[hony Orchestra. It is my little way to help you live your passion. Keep up the good work.
Thank you Kim. You are a great friend!
I went on your blog for the first time today. Not only are you a great friend but a true co-lover of music. I couldn’t have been more impressed with your writing. Your words are not those of a rookie, you make me proud!!
Thank you so much! This is very high praise because it comes from you!
Warm Personal Regards,
John – great site. Although I am a casual music lover, you obviously know your stuff. I am impressed with the site and your insights. With all the albums you own, it will take you a log time to digitize all of them. Truly a work of love.
Thanks for the incouragement Mark. You’re right it will take a long time. It may not even be possible. Every time I turn around I seem to add to the collection, thus I compound my problem!
Oh, I finally figured out I hit the blue highlighted thing and it plays the song…what a wonderful world we live in where you can download music for me to hear as you speak about the songs…you are great at this and have such great insight and interesting stories to tell about the musicians and songs…what a talent! Louie Louie now has a new frame….Aloha, my friend.
I’m glad you enjoyed the site and figured out how to play the links. There’s only so much words can say about music. Sooner or later you have to hear the music. Steve Martin said “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.”
Your Mom would be so proud of you! She always encouraged you to play the piano, and knew what a passion you have for music. She was such an incredible & creative woman & had the foresight to journal her creative memories. You are following in her footsteps, and you are off to a great start my dear husband. I love you, Pam.
Thank you so much, Pam. I love you more than music!
Wow! John, this is great. You know stuff I didn’t even know I didn’t know. I added you to my favorites. Keep writing. Peace tex
Thanks tex. I’m having a lot of fun with this blog. Maybe I’ll do a web site next.
I just linked your website to my blog. It’s on the blogroll at the bottom of my page. Your artwork is seriously great. Pam and I love it.