The first entry of a new blog. Yea, indeed, such is as the life of a newborn babe first emerging into the world. It brings with it infinite promises of an equally infinite number of possibilities. It is as a blooming flower, bursting forth from its formerly covered state into a dazzling array of color and whimsy. Will this beauty continue into the future, or has yet another seed of self-destruction been sown?
My name is Joe “Strazz” Straczynski. No, not Joseph Michael Straczynski of Babylon 5 and other assorted all-things-geekery fame.
If you’d like to know a little bit more about my credentials or music-related work I encourage you to check out the rest of the website that this blog is attached to. I’ve broken myself down as a performer, an educator, and as a composer/arranger, and there’s plenty of subcategories to explore within those. At the very least, you’ve got some recordings and pictures to look at. There’s a lack of kitten pictures, but there’s only so much of that you can handle in one internet-browsing session, right?
I first got the idea to start this blog from one of my guitar-playing, music-teaching friends. He got on a kick about having a personal website (an idea I DIDN’T steal from him…stop looking at me like that), and he mentioned how a blog was a good way to attract readers and to get people clicking on your site again and again. For a musician/writer, that equals more potential gigs.
As of right now, I’m going to keep things loose and say that my blog entries will be about anything “music-related.” This could include album reviews, thoughts on recent trends in music education (and boy, are there trends right now), equipment reviews, and beyond. If I notice a particular entry causing an increase in attention to my website, I may stick with topics related to that.
Shocked I knew your name, eh Jack?
Yeah, yeah, I know that 0.0000000000000000000000000000000019% of the people who read this paragraph won’t be named “Jack,” but imagine how that rare Jack will feel upon seeing me call upon him by name. It’ll be even more intense than getting called by the professor in Advanced Animal Husbandry only when you don’t know the answer. You know, because he cares about your education.
J. Michael Straczynski: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Michael_Straczynski
Bill Clinton: http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/10e2bf43961918973a8eed4eda0a30f0.jpg
Sax Quartet: http://musicforlondon.co.uk/jazz-quartets-london/altered-ego-female-saxophone-band/
Professor X: http://www.comicvine.com/forums/battles-7/midnighter-vs-professor-x-1476634/
Future Fallback: http://www.funnysigns.net/gorilla-playing-saxophone/