Over the last few days I have – as you know – been fighting the good fight against ‘Alternative & Punk’. I’ve been inundated with some great suggestions for new genre’s for my music. You have all been incredibly helpful, and for that I thank you.
I’ve pondered and wondered and puzzled and nuzzled over these suggestions. I have imagined myself sorting through my music in 2 months time, 2 years time, and when Hard Man Harvey is old enough to question my motivations.
And, dear readers, I have come to a decision. I have considered categorising my music based on the seasons, foodstuffs, booze, parts of the house, moods, and much more. And I’m afraid to say, I’ve come up with a solution that you may well declare to be ‘lame-ass’.
As I pondered my future, I realised that in as little as 2 months from now, I would have no idea what ‘Duty-Free Gold’ music was, nor ‘Summer’ nor ‘Crawl Space’. I also pictured a brief moment with Harvey-of-the-future: “Dad, what’s ‘Rotgut’ music? What kind of freak are you?”.
So I’m sorry to say that the oddities are gone. But I haven’t given in to the Gracenote madness. In fact, I am fighting hard against what I see as an over-genrefication of music. At least, it is overdone for my purposes.
You see, I really only have 4 types of music in my collection: Pop, Rock, Classical, and Jazz. So that’s what I’ve gone with. I wont argue my case, just give you some examples from my collection.
- The Beatles – Pop
- Cardinal – Pop
- Ella Fitzgerald – Jazz
- Ween – Pop
- Bruno Walter conducting the New York Philharmonic – Classical
In fact , I may only have 3 categories – if anyone wants to come over and find some rock in my collection, please do.