Let's get this cleared up right now: no, I don't think I'm the first guy to write a blog about music, and I don't imagine myself to be frightfully clever for doing so. We all know the expression about dancing and architecture (and we've all seen it attributed to 30 different people). Still, even though I was a writer for a long time, it feels odd to try to make sense of my own concepts about music by writing words and not music.
The thing is, it's not like dancing to express something about architecture (which I suppose could actually be done, if one felt like it). Its more about decoding what the architect meant. Or what it meant to us. Or still means. Or something.
I love talking about the semiotics of music, and half my daily musings have something to do with its social impact, so I'm going to spend a little time each day jotting them down. Maybe it will help clients understand my approach. Maybe it will amuse my friends. Most likely, all I'll do is clear up - and merely to my own satisfaction - some things I've been wondering about.
Please feel free to stop in. I don't invite comments, but if something strikes you, drop me a note and let me know.