Welcome, Holidailies 2012 readers

Hello, Holidailies readers.

Welcome to Musicwhore.org, a vanity music blog where I tell an un-listening world what has been occupying the most time on my player. It tends to be heavy on Japanese indie rock and modern classical music, but I do make room for classic college rock (think Fugazi, the Smiths), and an occasional pop artist from time to time.

In the past, I thought it was my job to proselytize, to convince you that hey, what I’m writing about is cool and you’d like it. I don’t think that any more.

I like what I like, and you like what you like. And if you get bored with what you like, you might find something in what I like to make it something you might like.

What isn’t my job is finding what will be hot and make you cooler than everybody else. I leave that to other blogs to care about that kind of thing.

Instead, I write about music that at times may be hard to understand — especially if you don’t speak Japanese — and more often harder to acquire. And if you’re the adventurous type, you just might discover a whole ecosystem of listening that you may not have realized existed.

And if that happens, then perhaps I’ve done my job.

This year marks the second time Musicwhore.org has participated in Holidailies. The last time was in 2009.

The Holidailies Audio Guide to Musicwhore.org is a good introduction to the Japanese artists you might encounter in the next 30 some odd days.

I also tend to run regular columns with specific themes. These columns are:

  • On the playlist: One or two sentence reviews about albums on my music player. I’ve actually moved a lot of those reactions to Twitter.
  • Looking ahead: Comments on upcoming releases
  • Favorite edition: A quarterly (somewhat) list of releases poised to be year-end favorites. Note the lack of the phrases “Top 10” or “Best of”

Of course, Musicwhore.org can be found on Twitter and Facebook.