Soundings is a daily music newsletter and a personal experiment.
Every morning I send out a short email with my personal song of the day and a few musings/liner notes.
I am not a music journalist or a professional critic (what a strange job anyway, considering how private what you like really is). That means I stick to the only criterion that can ever be there for selecting the music: Do I like the song? 🙂
And I like lots of very different kinds of music: rock, classical, pop, rap, bluegrass, grunge, metal, folk, funk, alternative, dancehall, soundtracks, new, old, older, and just about everything in between. After a few years, I might even be able to bear (and sometimes actually like) the stuff that once was in the charts. 😉
Genres that I do not deal with on principle are really evil Death Metal and German Schlager, because I’m too old for the first and hopefully never ever old enough for the latter.
R&B is a curious thing… most of this genre just doesn’t vibe with me, because I’m always searching in vain for a melody in the songs, but sometimes I also will totally unexpectedly find it.
Same same but different story with Gangsta Rap: I’m so far away from all of that ludicrous posing, the guns, the bling and the hos, as I am from the Wildecker Herzbuben, but sometimes they just hit you with those unrelentingly perfect beats, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Of-lpfsBR8U or those oh so cleverly layered samples (hypnotize … oh man!) or a weirdly interesting stick figure such as Snoop Dogg.
I love to research music, I love to find good music, and I love to share good music and the stories behind it. Down in the depths I often also dig up interesting (music) documentaries or other more or less relevant treasures, and then I share them too.
After searching high and low for a newsletter that matches my taste in music and enriches my day with a song every morning, I decided to just put one together myself.
This is a journey into sound … join in and:
How do you choose the songs?
Most of the time the songs are actually chosing me – I wake up every single morning, without exception, with a song in my head. Luckily, most often they’re songs that I like. But sometimes they’re not, and then I go and specifically search for a really good track to replace the bad whining in my head.
Can I suggest a song?
Of course, absolutely! I’m always looking for new music to keep me from working. 😉 However, I have to like the song though in order for it to be released as a Sounding.
Can I send you one of my own songs?
Hell yeah and yes, please! But again – I can’t promise you to present your song in a Sounding because I will have to like it to do so.
Where are the Soundings from yesterday and the day before yesterday and before?
This way, please: getsoundings.com/archives
Do you have a plan?
Yes, there is actually one in existence – mainly for not sticking to it whenever I like. See? Anarchy! 😉
Monday: #new #newforme
Tuesday: #weirdshitilove #guiltypleasure
Wednesday: whatever I feel like 🙂
Sunday: #cover #remix