About

What I Like Is Sounds is all about the experience of music, on a personal level as well as on cultural and societal levels.  I approach the study of these experiences through exploring all the music I own and remembering why each song or album originally appealed to me; I often indulge myself in these memories, good and bad, but just as often I infuse the historical and cultural contexts of the music into my essays.  Music is at once a reflection of society and the individual and an influence on society and the individual, and as a cultural historian I am obsessed with finding the connections between art and humankind. 

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  1. Just discovered your site and I’ve got to say that I love your writing and your detailed posts. I came a little “late” to great rock n roll because my childhood home was basically music-less, but I found Jerry Lee Louis and Chuck Berry and others. My husband is a classic-rock singer who has been schooling me in The Who, Foo Fighters and Nirvana, and your descriptions and personal stories and recommendations make me want to hear even more. Thanks!

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  2. Hi there – Just wanted to say hello and thank you for liking my last post, following my blog (Academy MetroWest) and listing us as a sweet ass blog. I’ve always thought of us a sweet ass organization but it’s nice to know that the sentiment is shared by people who don’t draw a paycheck here. Also, I happen to play in a rock and roll band and spend as much time as I possibly can thinking about music. So when I saw posts about The Stones and Lou Reed, I thought ‘I’m going to like this person.’ Thanks again for following my posts. I look forward to reading as much of yours as I can. – Bruce

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  3. Thank you! I look forward to reading your blog. I’m into any kind of music that sounds good, as you can see by the wide range of artists I’ve written about so far. There are still quite a few artists I have yet to touch upon, but I will eventually have catalogued my entire music collection–a daunting task, indeed! Music is life!

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  4. Hey there!

    I’m not sure what your actual name is, but after stumbling across this blog of yours (believe it or not, I searched for info about It’s Better People by Oasis while listening to it, and found your blog on it, which by the way is brilliant!), and reading some of your Oasis articles, I’m truly taken aback and impressed by your writing! We also seem to have the same music interests! I too am a massive Foo fighters fan and saw them when they came to South Africa in 2014! And I also love Nirvana, White Stripes, Queen, Oasis, Beatles etc. I think what you do is awesome, and I too think very similarly on those bands you mentioned being really inspiring and also in a way that their music highlights EXACTLY what you feel in the lyrics as if they were singing about you. I love music and rock bands in particular for that reason. I love your stories and how you related them to the music you love, which is how I relate music to my life too. I’m also in a band and I wear my band shirts (including my Nirvana, Oasis and Foos ones of course) with pride that I’m a fan of theirs! And cover their music too!

    Anyway, I felt this might’ve been encouraging for you to read, and I hope you keep writing! I’m gonna bookmark your site and come back when I can and read your new stuff (if you’re still active).

    Keep well and keep the best music ever alive!

    Matt

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    • Thank you, Matt. I am still actively writing this blog, though lately there have been a lot of reblogs due to illness, school, and lack of time. But I am very happy to hear that you enjoy my writing, and I appreciate your kind words. Music has always been important to me, and I think it’s beautiful to be able to share that passion with others. It’s great that you get to share your love of music through your band. As long as you can do what you love, life is wonderful!

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  5. Hey there!

    I’m not sure what your actual name is, but after stumbling across this blog of yours (believe it or not, I searched for info about It’s Better People by Oasis while listening to it, and found your blog on it, which by the way is brilliant!), and reading some of your Oasis articles, I’m truly taken aback and impressed by your writing! We also seem to have the same music interests! I too am a massive Foo fighters fan and saw them when they came to South Africa in 2014! And I also love Nirvana, White Stripes, Queen, Oasis, Beatles etc. I think what you do is awesome, and I too think very similarly on those bands you mentioned being really inspiring and also in a way that their music highlights EXACTLY what you feel in the lyrics as if they were singing about you. I love music and rock bands in particular for that reason. I love your stories and how you related them to the music you love, which is how I relate music to my life too. I’m also in a band and I wear my band shirts (including my Nirvana, Oasis and Foos ones of course) with pride that I’m a fan of theirs! And cover their music too!

    Anyway, I felt this might’ve been encouraging for you to read, and I hope you keep writing! I’m gonna bookmark your site and come back when I can and read your new stuff (if you’re still active).

    Keep well and keep the best music ever alive!

    Matt

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