“Music is a waste of time.”
I remember saying that horrid sentence to a friend when I was about 12. Pop-music’s pull was too strong, though, and by the age of 14 I was immersed in Top 40 radio and well on the way to becoming a music buff. I like to think my late introduction to music fueled my obsession.
These days, as Arts & Entertainment Reporter at The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, music is my job. But more than that, it’s what keeps me sane in this workaday world. And it’s definitely not a waste of time.
This blog, “All the Songs We Never Heard Before” (a play on lyrics from one of my favorite Belle and Sebastian songs), will allow readers to get inside my head to find out about the music that’s moving me. I’ll write about the national music scene along with insight into what’s happening right here in Eastern Iowa.
I hope you enjoy it.
– Eric Clark