Because one part just isn’t enough.
Reading this, I’m assuming you’re back for part two of my Best Music of 2012 series, and for that I would first like to say ‘thank you,’ that meaning ‘thank you for sticking by me because I honestly didn’t think I’d make it to a third post.’ This installment will include singles #30-#16 because what’s a best of list without some dramatic effect? However this installment boasts ‘insider commentary’ on each of my selections, that’s just because of my deep appreciation to my craft (if my constant praise of Christina Aguilera’s Bionic wasn’t enough to confirm that) because I am a true ‘music journalist.’
(There are also little pictures of each artist attached, so yeah, that’s fun too.)
If you know me you know that I am head over heels for a good list. I am particularly fond of lists about music, and more particularly than that, I am fond of lists that are about good music. Year-end lists are my favorite, however. They combine a whole year’s worth of music into something short, snappy, and very aesthetically pleasing.
I’m kicking things off with the bottom half (er, 70%) of my songs of 2012 list. After my failed attempt at publishing my ‘top singles of 2011’ list (the top 20 are out there somewhere), I decided to actually, you know, put some work into it and it came out quite alright. It nearly killed me for an entire year, but it’s done. Editing and dragging and adding and deleting files off of an iTunes playlist all year because you’re having an crisis when you can’t decide whether a song is ‘great’ or simply a ‘song that you love’ is some tough work that will sooner or later land me in therapy.
No commentary will be provided for this first installent, mostly because I didn’t have any prepared and I would prefer not to delay this any more than I’ve already been putting it off. Also, feedback would be lovely. If you agree or disagree, I don’t care, just leave some feedback. But honestly, I’m always right and all of these songs are pretty super great.
So without further ado…
I figured I’d give blogging a shot for a change.
No, not blogging, blogging. Something that I could put my name on that isn’t a Tumblr filled with melodramatic text posts of my lack of a love life and half-hearted write-ups of mediocre pop songs. Basically, this is the place you visit to view my attempts to write about things with any sort of journalistic integrity.
I’m not quite sure what this blog will be like quite yet. I’m not expecting this to be some all-encompassing, nuanced portrait of myself as some sort of artist or anything, but I assume in time it’ll become a space where I can jot down whatever comes to mind in some witty fashion; a flurry of nicely formatted musings about the current state of the music industry, adventures around the city, fashions that don’t suck, places that are on my radar, and various existential crisises I seem to be dealing with. Ideally people will visit it and say nice things like Hey Evan, nifty blog! or Nice going, kiddo. This doesn’t totally blow!
So yeah, here goes nothing.