Sunday, April 20, 2008
ZenobiaUpdate: I would like everyone to welcome the first guest blogger here at Digital Meltd0wn. He is a close friend of mine, and introduced me to countless artists that I wouldn't have known about otherwise. In fact I probably wouldn't even be running this blog right now had it not been for him. I'm not a very sentimental person, but I would like to thank you for passing on your musical knowledge to me B. Even though I don't always show it, I appreciate all that you have passed on to me more than you will ever know. Everyone please give a warm welcome to Psyche Zenobia. He will be taking over this blog for the next week. I'm sure that you will enjoy what he has to share with you. If you download anything that he posts, please show your appreciation by leaving a comment. In the meantime I will be busy working on the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blogroll.
I've been playing around with a few new ideas for this blog in my head. When I first started this blog, I claimed that I would be incorporating plans which would make this blog unique. Continuing along that path, I have come up with the following. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about them.
1. Video of the Week: The 'Video of the Week' addition to the blog seemed like a good idea at first, but I've come to realize that I don't have nearly as much time on my hands as I would like to hunt for worthy videos. So rather than completely cut out the music videos, I'm considering turning it into a monthly affair. This would give me more time to decide which videos I would like to post.
2. Guest Bloggers: I've met many people on the internet who amaze me with their vast knowledge of all things music. Unfortunately many of these people do not run a music blog due to a lack of time, or out of fear of legal troubles. I've been considering allowing a few of these people to "guest blog" for a week so that they can share a small portion of their amazing collections on this blog.
3. Around the World In 180 Days (Or More): This is probably the most ambitious of all the ideas I've been contemplating. I don't want to turn this into a "world music" blog, but I thought it would be a great idea to feature various musicians and bands from around the world. Not only would this give me a opportunity to familiarize myself with cultures from around the world that I know very little about, but it would also allow me to share underrated musicians from all corners of the globe with the visitors of this blog. So I came up with the idea to share one artist/band from each country in the world. By most accounts there are roughly 190 nations in the world at this time. Jules Verne happens to be one of my favorite authors, hence the name of the project. I was considering making this a weekly feature, which would mean that it would take quite some time to finish the project, but it would be well worth it in my opinion. To my knowledge no other blogger has attempted such a thing.
4. Weirdo of the Month: This one is pretty self-explanatory. Basically the idea is to feature a weird musician each month. I know of many eccentric artists, and I'm sure there are countless more that I'm not familiar with. Unfortunately, these weirdos are looked over far too often. I have a fascination with strange people, so I intend to pay proper tribute to these weirdos with the Weirdo of the Month feature.
Once again, I haven't made a permanent decision about any of these yet. As of right now they are simply ideas. I would love to hear your feedback though, so please leave a comment.
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