May 21, 2009

EC Turns One

This is my 196th post.

To take part in the celebrations, scroll down to the end of this post and press play.

Can you believe it's already May? How crazy is that? Does it seem as though the year is flying by? (Oh, man. I shouldn't admit that. It's the kind of thing my mother would say. Guess it happens to all of us, doesn't it?)

But I digress.

Anyway, so a year of blogging and these many posts later and I’m not making it a big deal. Life is so great, isn't it? I braved hours of great music over the past year, and enough cigarette smoke to shave several months off my life. Check out the blog’s first few posts to find out who rocked, who sucked and how the blog just fit into my world.

Last year I was scheming a way to write about music on my own conditions and for my own gratification...and of course put all those views out there for other people to peruse at. Bearing in mind that a regular blog’s existence is a couple of months, you could say that I'm more than a bit pleased. We began this space with a healthy little outburst on ‘The Best Part about Music’ and have since whirled through artist releases, movies to see, new sightings, random thoughts, unfortunate findings, and the sporadic music industry’s review. It's been great and a lot of fun to watch a tidy group of readers form.

2008 certainly got some mixed reviews music-wise, but from an EC perspective, it did alright for itself-- nothing too incredible, but not unpromising either.
After all, last year there were many alternative acts, to name a few reasons why 2008 was a good year to launch a music blog. And they weren’t the easiest acts to follow. On the flip side, this year gave us new bands, Paramore’s third release, King of Leon’s fourth album, and tons of backlash controversy to last us all a few decades (or weeks in the music world). But enough of that! Can I Just Tell You - I tried an experiment over the weekend. I turned off all the lights in my house. I have never done that. And, if I call my Mom right now while she's washing dishes, she'll let the water run and run and run. It doesn't occur to her that the planet is running short of water or there are folks in the world that don't have the access to water that we have but... I'm doing the best I can to educate myself and my parents as I go.

I'm still interested in your comments about the blog and any recommendations are welcome.

What's great is that this well is far from dry and Evuhleen’s Corner is going to be speeding along for many more years to come, thanks to all it's readers.

I’m not entirely sure about the choice of music on this post but this is what one of EC’s readers chose (thanks Kima) and as promised I shall play it. As I listened to it again today I thought I would share it with anyone out there that has yet to hear it. And through some clever use of the internet, I ripped the video, extracted the audio, and now you’re presented with an appetizing mp3 for your ingestion. Here’s Lunatica with ‘Song for you’. Enjoy the music and tell your friends.

EDIT: It kills me that I can’t play one very special request of Mayer’s ‘Slow dancing in a broken room’ today because it has already been featured on EC.

Peace kids. Stay tuned ... Cheers!

7 Pulses Say:

Deaths Head Roy said...

Congrats!!

Saltwater Blues said...

Our baby is one year old ... awww!!! Muahh! Muahh! Love you lots.

Oi and who said you can't repeat the music? I do it all the time.

Anupama said...

Happy Birthday EC! Wishing you a lovely time ahead while you continue to give us many more of these enjoyable posts...have fun and keep rocking to the music...

Runa said...

Prissseeee! Congrats and Happy Blog Birdday and all that! You know of course that i think you're a fabulous writer and I'm so proud of you and I hope to see you writing for many years to come. Love u many. Huggies.

Eveline said...

Thanks for the comments on the one-year blog post. My bloggiversary, as it were. (Bloggaversary? Blogiversary?)

In preparation for this momentous occasion, I have drunk myself into a daze. Nevertheless, I feel very grown up and proud.

Let's see if I can make it to two.

@ Deaths Head Roy: Thanks for coming along on the ride.

@ SwB: Thanks Stud. You bring me more joy than you are even aware of. :)

@Anupama: One year later a lot of water has passed under the bridge and a few people like you have read my thoughts - thank you for that, I absolutely love reading your comments! It is one of the best parts of the blog world.

@ Runa: Exactly a year ago, this blog went live, thanks in no small part to you. Since then, I've gone through disasters, horrendous choices, had too much of the good life, moved, watched, taken in plenty and I think I'll keep writing some more (whenever I get a break from my work!). Thanks again.

illusionaire said...

Hahahaha... I was looking for blogs that have the download link for this music video "Song for you" and your page was the second result! lolz.

http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=Lunatica+song+for+you+%22video%22&btnG=Search+Blogs

Hugs for replaying my song here, dear. Better late than never :-) And in my defense of course, I was still in Aizawl when you made this post :D

Eveline said...

Which is why I need my friends Mr. Whip and Mr. Cheesegrater.
I'm glad that the search result led you to my page.

Ack ack ack ack! I'm not axe you down for it... u aren't here for me to do that anyways. ;)

Thank you,
Cheers