Great (Web) Performances: Introduction

Illustration: On Stage

Great Performances

I usually blog about my work interests, which I am passionate about. Actually I'm passionate about anything I do, otherwise I can't be bothered with it. That's one of the problems of being a perfectionist, which is not always a good thing, I'm told. But how else would you get to be the best in the world at anything?

But making a commitment to write something, anything, has the effect of allocating your time. So one way to keep that allocation in balance is to write about my personal interests, which are no less important in my life. So I've decided to expand my subject matter beyond software and systems, because -- believe it or not -- there are times when I'm more excited by musical performances I discover online than by Web performance! So this is a separate blog, where I will write occasional posts about Great (Web) Performances.

I have no plans for this new blog, other than to write about whatever I'm interested in at the time. And since I listen to music online, on the radio, on CD's, and have a large collection of old vinyl albums, there's no telling what might spark a post.

So when I spend time browsing the Web and discovering music I enjoy, I'll have a place to document my research, and to share it with anyone else who might be interested.

For an idea of what to expect, here's a selection of my musical tastes copied from a blogger profile I created in 2005:

  • Electric blues
  • Classic rock
  • Buffalo Creek
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Coldplay
  • Del Amitri
  • Dire Straits
  • Bob Dylan
  • Fairport Convention
  • Pink Floyd
  • Peter Green
  • Jack Johnson
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • Mark-Almond
  • Van Morrison
  • Santana
  • Savoy Brown
  • Andreas Vollenweider
  • The Who
  • Wishbone Ash
  • Neil Young

I'll label and classify these posts clearly, and if possible (subject to formatting limitations) I will include artist and/or title information in the title of a post. So if your taste is different from mine, you can read selectively.

Chris Loosley
October 1, 2007