A True Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy – Four Years of the Music Court

27 May

4 Years

WordPress has just prompted me that I first signed up for a blog four years ago yesterday. Four years! Wow. The Music Court has persisted to the tune of more than 1,000 posts. That translates to around 250 posts a year. Originally, The Music Court started at the behest of my brother who urged me to start a music blog. On May 26, 2009, I wrote a brief “Harmonious Goal” – a musical edict – that I still follow:

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” It comes to no surprise that this truthful quotation was spoken by Victor Hugo whose most famous work has itself delved into the wonders of song. It is indeed impossible to be silent about good music and we, as your trustworthy jester, will introduce, review, and reflect on all tunes, notes, lyrics, and melodic sounds. The jester and his lute to the rocker and his guitar; music is life and life forever will be encapsulated in music

And just like that the Music Court was born. I envisioned developing a diverse supply of creative 60s posts and new music/band reviews. I am happy to report that I have not strayed from my original goal. While, at times, I admit the blog has fallen into doldrums (because of time constraints and lassitude), I hope that I have been able to provide readers with fresh perspectives on music. I hope that my ardor for all things music has been appropriately evinced in each of my posts.

When I started this blog, I didn’t want to simply embed a song in a post, write a brief 20-word synopsis, and urge the readers to listen and enjoy. I attempt to provide useful commentary, impassioned thoughts, and some written intellectual music fodder for all readers with every post I write. I love music. I love to write. This blog has been a labor of love. I thank you all for your continued support and look forward to continuing this musical journey with you!

As for the first real post…I go back to Lyric of the Day #1 (Edited).

“Here Come The Jesters, 1 2 3″ – “Rock and Roll Fantasy” by Bad Company off of the 1979 album “Desolation Angels”

C’mon. What else would you expect for the opening lyric of the day from the Music Court? Did you know that Bad Company’s first lead singer Paul Rodgers played with Micky Moody in Free. Micky Moody later went on to Whitesnake fame.  It makes me ask the question: was Rodgers the first inspiration for Tawny Kitaen’s show on David Coverdale’s Jaguar in the power ballad “Here I Go Again.” 

Ouch…terrible joke, Matt!

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One Response to “A True Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy – Four Years of the Music Court”

  1. John Phillips May 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Congrats Matt.

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