Saturday, January 2, 2010

the first post

2009 was, for me, a year full of low paychecks and high rent, no vacations, roommate drama (in 3 boroughs), boys who kissed and never called, and at least one hospital visit.

Fortunately, 2009 was also a year of musical reawakening. After being laid off in May, I found myself with an abundance of time on my hands and absolutely zero obligations. I approached my newfound freedom like any sane 25-year-old in the throws of a quarter-life-crisis and started partying. A lot. Luckily I sobered up enough in the late afternoons to spend a few hours perusing the internet for some new boozing tunes. This was the first time I was ingesting new music since graduating Berklee in 2006 when an overdose of jazz and classic rock caused me to swear off music all together. I was giddy with how good it felt to discover that not only were there people out making music that sounded fresh and new to me, but that I liked it and wanted to share it with others.

Now that I am actively listening to music again, I’ve returned with a fervor and zeal that dwarfs any enthusiasm that existed in my previous idle lifestyle. Granted, the lifestyle I lead now is still pretty idle, but I do manage a few more mouse clicks nowadays. There is no way that my current incarnation as a music fan would exist without the internet. The blogosphere has changed the way people share and listen to music and blah, blah, blah. The online community fascinates and excites me. True (actually, “obsessive” is probably a more proper word here) fans are the interactive ones. It would be egotistical of me to assume that I would have any unique insights to what is already being said online about the current music scene (Brooklyn’s in particular) and that’s not why I’ve created this blog. I simply want to join in the conversation.

I don’t want to define the mission of infinity yeah too narrowly. I’m sure it will evolve and define itself, like most things do, as it progresses. However, I will say that I have always thought that taste is a silly thing to debate. This blog is my humble opinion and if it so happens that I actually acquire a reader or two that disagrees with that opinion, it is my hope that we can engage in thoughtful, intelligent, MATURE discussion rather than character attacks. I am not an expert, I welcome input from all music fans, and reserve the right to change my mind (I have been know to make a few hasty decisions).

In order to beef up infinity yeah, I've resurrected some of my favorite blog articles from an old domain and posted them here under their original posting date, so they appear before this "first post." Hope that's not too confusing!

For those who are curious as to the reasoning behind the name of the blog, it was the title of a mix that a good friend gave me for Christmas, some of which is featured below. Happy 2010!

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