I am sure it used to be easy to write a book or record music and have someone else do all the running around and grunt work. But now in our DIY internet world, it rests with me to do it all. So designing a website was easy. But then you need to know about analytics, robots, links, page rank, wigets, ftp, zip, baiting, html, code embedding and other totally confusing words. Resizing, cropping, editing, web fonts, file types. The list goes on. And then just when I think I have a small grasp, something new comes up. FEEDS! What the hell do I do with this? Probaly nothing to
vandalism |ˈvandlˌizəm| noun action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. DERIVATIVES vandalistic |ˌvandlˈistik| |ˈvøndəˈlɪstɪk| |-ˈlɪstɪk| adjective vandalistically |ˌvandlˈistik(ə)lē| |ˈvøndəˈlɪstək(ə)li| |-ˈlɪstɪk(ə)li| adverb Well, how does this apply to my music and words? I suppose it is the deliberate destruction of standard formulas and set practices in creating my material. I usually start out with some idea that could easily be used in a standard timid fashion. But then I try to think in the opposite direction. Doesn’t always work though. Often it comes full circle and ends up being unfashionably normal again. But sometimes I get it right. I’ll keep trying.
So this is it. Day one in a brand new blog. After a lot of time and effort in researching the various blog niches that are around, I decided I wanted to carefully place my new blog into a narrow and specific category that would immediately be recognised my by readers. A niche that would instantly bring a feeling of ‘this is it’. To make sure my readers get a ‘this is it’ feeling then, I have placed The Vandal Blog under the narrow category of ‘the life, universe and everything’. This could be read as a homage to Douglas Adams, who I continue to adore of course, however it