After 7 years of blogging (Blogspot, then WordPress) I have decided to move my blog over to a Facebook page, here here here here.
I was increasingly not posting (see: last post in March) but still wanting to share what I loved. With less and less time, trying to make the blog visually appealing was dissuading enough that I would choose to not heed to urge to disseminate all my favourite things despite wanting to do so, and have been thinking of possible solutions.
A traditional blog host became less useful to me as I realized that the creative aspect of making my blog look a certain way wasn’t really appealing to me, nor worth the time. All I wanted was to share my jazz quickly and efficiently, to people I knew and hopefully some people I didn’t, too.
Facebook is a bit of a 180 in that it goes from any creativity (which was minute to begin with) to zilch due to its stringent and standard formatting, but after a couple of test posts, I actually find it relieving that I don’t have to worry much about presentation.
I briefly considered the fact that I’m giving this behemoth that has questionable privacy practices and widespread ethical ambiguities even more traffic, albeit a miniscule amount – but I wasn’t swayed enough to stay away. They are young, too, and have made some acknowledgements in that regard.
Adieu, and don’t forget – I’m right here.
Few people could do it like John Legend does on his newest.
A very, very old picture Ricardo Villalobos @ Fabric; London
8. A K U A @ Holy Oak Cafe
9. Joy Orbison @ Wrong Bar
10. Cody Chestnutt @ Wrong Bar
22. Solange @ Danforth Music Hall
23. Dj Premier & Lord Finesse @ Sound Academy
27. Ryan Hemsworth & Daedelus @ Wrong Bar
15. Kate Nash @ Horseshoe Tavern
27. Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down @ Lee’s Palace
2. Alicia Keys & Miguel @ ACC
4. Lianne La Havas (!!) @ The Opera House
6. Jessie Ware @ The Opera House
8. Jamie Lidell @ Lee’s Palace
12. Aretha Franklin @ Roy Thomson Hall
! Beyonce @ ACC July 21st !
I kind of have Beyonce exhaustion at the moment, to be honest, but I won’t miss the opportunity to see her live. For now I’m lined up to see her sister Solange (which was originally at the Hoxton but moved the day tickets went on sale due to popular demand), Dj Premier, Lianne La Havas and Jessie Ware. Don’t sleep on these last two, a perk of following British music is that they tend to play such small venues here i.e. Emeli Sande playing at the Drake Underground last year. Also: Jamie Lidell? Relatively tiny venue like Lee’s? That will be a good show.