3-18-08 Johnny Appleseeding
The Comments on yesterday’s blog that Brian made, about “Johnny Appleseeding” – great stuff. Just exactly what I have in mind. Blam Blam Blam – that’s what I must’ve “Johnny Appleseeded” to you, Brian!
Recently, I had fun looking through the thousand or so documents that I keep on my computer – all of my writing about music. Sometimes, it’s just lists of purchases, other times I tried to evoke a certain ‘nostalgia’ – mostly of 60’s & 70’s record stores where I visited as a young man. To me, all of it is interesting – and, if carefully re-written – it may be of interest to someone else. And I got a “Blog Index” out of the deal – let me know if you’d like to see it!
I started doing this in the summer of 2002…that’s a lot of blogs. My ‘nostalgia’ stories tend to get good reactions – but I always run the risk of repeating myself unnecessarily.
I don’t really want to do a ‘vanity press’ book – but I wish I had a publisher to hawk my stuff to. I used to write for some magazines – but that is usually a temporary set-up. The guy who likes my writing always moves on – or is fired, apparently. Or the magazine quits, folds up shop.
It’s fun to tease that I will not write about music anymore – instead, concentrating on restaurant reviews, travel journals, observations on bird-watching etc. But, it looks like I shall continue writing about music.
The best part of this blog (for me, anyway) is the comments from the readers – notably Jim D. and Brian W. I tried to get Jim to agree to collaborate with me on a blog, but… sensible man that he is, told me he was “too busy to do it properly” (or thereabouts).
My old blog, “20th Century Music” got nearly 1,000 entries before I put it to bed – and the “Ron Kane Files” is now well over 300 entries. How much more of this stuff can I write? I love leaving up the old “20th Century Music” blog – I still get ‘comments’ from it all the time!
After creating the index, it became clearer to me which artists I hadn’t written about yet. So real soon, it’s going to be 100% new stuff.
Also, I enjoy having a Flickr (photo-sharing) site, even though it costs. I do not have anything to do with YouTube. I keep a journal on a Japanese social networking site, Asoboo, but I don’t update it very often (only when I’m going to or having just been to
As always, thanks for reading my stuff. Any other “Johnny Appleseeding” stories to tell?