Tuesday, February 12, 2008
It Was One Year Ago Today
On February 12, 2007, I started Five Best. One year later, I can’t believe I’m still doing it. Technically, FB began before that as a column in The New School’s newspaper, Inprint, now the New School Free Press. But the blog actually began during, fittingly enough, Jazz History.
The class was from 9-11:40 a.m., and in the stuffy, mini-auditorium, sitting in one seat for nearly three hours became uncomfortable and occasionally boring. The class was interesting enough, but I needed something else to do. Luckily for me, I always brought my laptop along, and would normally just read articles.
On that fateful day, I’m not sure what lead me to starting Five Best, outside of my wanting to have a blog and already having a column that I loved to do. Plus, I love music (which is what the majority of my posts are about), so that helped.
So, with a post on John Wesley Harding, I began Five Best, and while I have since stopped doing it for the newspaper and instead took up Rock ‘N’ Roll Revisited, I’m happy to continue doing it on Blogspot, and hope to for quite some time more.
Here are some people and websites I’d like to thank:
LeosLyrics.com: Any time I need lyrics, I go to this website, for they have a great collection of songs with the (mostly) correct lyrics.
ExpectingRain: My favorite Bob Dylan website, and one that has also linked to my blog on multiple occasions.
Ken Kurp of Mr. Ken Kurp: For consistently (and lovingly) mocking my blog, and for making me laugh—when it actually gets updated, that is.
Nadia Chaudhury of Green, How I Want You Green: She's my girlfriend (and it's our six-month anniversary in a few days), so I kind of had to include her. Plus, she'll occasionally send me articles that are born to be blogged about, like one about Hitler's music taste.
Susan Kurp: If my mom hadn’t shown me The Last Waltz, I’m not sure if I’d be listening to the music I listen to today.
Patrick Kurp of Anecdotal Evidence: Without my father’s own blog, I would never have started mine, and many of the things I’ve written about came from conversations between the two of us.
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