viernes, 27 de abril de 2018

THE BLOG

hi there,

if you're reading this, thank you for stopping by. i'm writing here to try to keep this blog alive. it's so difficult to keep up with all the social media now that it's impossible for me to concentrate on facebook, twitter, instagram or here at 100%.

i suppose it's the new thing: complain about the internet noise, the little light there, things bleeping a blopping, cars passing, distractions. or i'm just getting old? i remember the good times of blogs though: i used to make one post and people from around the world discussed, here, in this little space, about things, music of course, but they were serious, insightful. they were all very nice too. that was ten years ago probably. time passes so fast, isn't it? and now we all have to deliver a good picture, a juicy JPEG square, a nice gossip, a stupid thought of 140 characters just to make some piece of... art? sell, if it sells.

i would like to keep going and not to close this, the blog i mean, even if it's too retro. i listen to vinyl, so what's the difference? if i get the chance i will keep it updated because i still think it's a valuable thing, where to express feelings and thoughts and works and all. if you want other stuff, gigs and pictures and videos it's probably better to go to my instagram account, even if i have 200 followers there :)! facebook is getting behind and from now on i will only put the essential things there (as with twitter).

in other news, my last release from last year was on the magical ESP Institute. i'm very happy to collaborate with andrew and his whole crew, please check it out and, i think there's still stock on some shops.

all the love,

ricardo

1 comentario:

Stéphane dijo...

Hola Ricardo

I like this blog post. I sometimes have this kind of nostalgia. It is interesting though how there seems to be a big chunk of the Internet population wanted to find that "older Internet" feel again, decentralising, self-hosting, cultivating that culture of personalised mess kept in each other's little corner of the Internet. And as you say, all those different eras do live side by side, just like vinyls never left and tapes have come back. I have this romantic view on solid music media: you listened to it on your own, from start to finish. No ad, no data-gathering, no interruption. And sometimes some skipping or warping. A kind of ritual, distancing ourselves from the "noise".

Thanks for this little bit of sharing your thoughts in your little corner of cybrespace, a little corner where I can comment without creating an account, a little corner where English and Spanish mix. I made it here because you replied to my SoundCloud message and I didn't think you would so I thought I'd check out what you've been up to lately, and followed the link to your blog. I am glad. Thanks for the reply.

Cuidate, and see you around! :)