Excuses and experiments

Yes, I know new content here on Musicwhore.org is sporadic — and in my opinion, quite half-assed — but I tend to spread myself thin. I keep hiding behind my bedroom music project as excuse, which is one of many really.

Eleven months ago, I promised to write every day in my online journal till the 10th anniversary of the site on Sept. 6, 2006. It’s just less than a month away now. I have to say, trying to come up with that much writing is a pain in the motherfucking ass. But there is one bright spot to all of it — I’m retiring that site come Sept. 6.

That daily update, and the studio work, has interfered with what I can do with this site. As a result, I’ve got a backlog of things about which I want to write.

I’ve been wanting to write about some old albums in my collection, especially some classical stuff. Gyorgi Ligeti died a few months back, and I’ve been meaning to review some discs I picked up in memoriam. And I’ve got that Winamp playlist of stuff I just want to get down and clear out.

So what the hell am I doing experimenting with a message board? I don’t know. I think I’ve got a reason, but I’ve been on the Net long enough to know it ain’t no Kevin Costner movie. (If you build it, they may not come.)

I’m treating the message board as an experiment. In other words, it can fail spectacularly, and I’ll write it off as data collection. The fate of my venture capital funding is not in the balance, since, well, I have no funding.

Links the forum can be found in the left navigation (forum.vigilantmedia.com), plus a not-so-subtle prompt with each entry.