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I wish I could say I was Keith McDougall

October 26th 2009 02:18
I wish I were Keith McDougall, the former author of this blog. He is such an eloquent writer. I mean, I believe I am proficient, but he made the words sing. Reading the blog was like actually listening to the music he wrote about. I started a blog a couple weeks ago, and then had the opportunity to take over this one. I transferred my posts over to this page (my posts start from "Just Starting A Blog") and now I'm going to attempt to fill the shoes of a great opinionist of music. First of all, I am from Chicago, not Gothenburg, Sweden, so most of the music I know comes from the windy city, which is not nearly as exotic. But there are a lot of absolutely incredible bands from my home-state. I love the Chicago music scene.


I'm also more into just straight indie than indie-pop. And there is a HUGE difference between the two. Or at least there is a huge difference between most of the bands Keith and I label as these two separate genres. Not that I don't like his music. Its good. Just not what I normally listen to. But I guess that doesn't matter much. All that really matters is that I write meaningful, interesting shit, regardless of genre. Which is exactly what I intend to do.
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Comment by Anonymous

October 30th 2009 06:50
woah what the hell?!

thankyou so much, that's very nice of you. it's strange and delightful to check back on this blog and find a stranger giving me mad props!

i had no idea you took over the blog till now. i don't mind at all though.

good luck with it!

-Keith.

Comment by Mr. Bean II

October 30th 2009 20:35
Haha thank you so much Keith. I'm glad I have your blessing.

By the way, if you ever happen to read this, I absolutely loved the Tough Alliance post. Especially the parts about piano vamps. I might try to incorporate some of that sound into my music (when my band actually starts legitimately practicing). I wonder if I could vamp a melodica...

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