When someone close to you shares a song they love, don’t you listen with heart? What happens when life gets in the way and new music doesn’t get shared, but you still want to discover new bands and artists? I do a lot of the hard work for you. I comb music sites, read up on all of the music news, learn about changes and trends, receive hundreds of submissions from artists and listen to tons of songs!
I am the product of growing up in a musical household. There were dueling stereo wars between my siblings. My older sister and older brother taught themselves to play the guitar and each are versatile players. I didn’t have the staying power to achieve their mastery, but I listened and learned to appreciate their expertise and musical tastes while carefully curating my own. I am passionate about the tunes I grew to love, and each holds a treasure chest of fond memories. I am just extending this continuing appreciation to all of you.
My music blog (www.immersedincoolmusic.com) began as a wild, 31 day challenge of listening and finding music that connects my head and my heart.
Every. Day. For. 30. Days… a new song.
That was 2013. It formed a habit and I have been blogging ever since, not everyday, but I have written almost 500 posts (as of summer 2017) and shared many more songs. It is a joyous global experience, because I have followers all over the world and I share many talented bands that you may have never heard before.
My personal narrative figures deeply into the songs I feature (Monday Moods, love, personal growth, frustrations, Friday joy, live shows, and day-to-day living). My hope is you might connect with the emotion behind my experiences and the connection to the music. Because ultimately, doesn’t music strike a chord in our hearts and our heads? I can melt listening to a passionate love song, dance and sing to a beat driven dance tune, shed tears over diary-like lyrics expressing pain and regret, and close my eyes to meditate with shoegaze or psychedelic rock. I like to explore all musical genres, but lean heavily into the Alternative/Indie category and I love to feature what I deem as the new break out artists.
I invite you to visit often, listen, and take a look around. Please support the artists you appreciate by purchasing their music or attending their live shows. I would also love to learn about your musical tastes, so your thoughts and comments are always welcome.
Let’s listen together!