Wednesday, August 11


Yes, we've seen this film before. Just about a year-and-a-half ago, in fact, when I was quite convinced that my days as both blogger and breathing-creature had dwindled to the single digits.

Yet, I lingered. Stewed. Drank myself stupid (nothing new). And, yes, to wile/while away the time: listened to music. Which is to say: same old, same old. To paraphrase my favorite band: I wasn't living, just killing time.

You see, I suffer from this nasty habit of inertia -- much preferring the status quo to forward motion. So much safer, you see. "Nothing risked, nothing gained," you say? Well, yeah, okay. But, also: "Curiosity killed the cat." "Ignorance is bliss." Etc., etc., blah, blah, blah....

Yet, some six months ago -- still drinking, still lingering -- I rediscovered the itch to offer up some music in the vaccuum of cyberspace. Easy. Anonymous. Yet strangely satisfying. It came as an unsuspected-but-welcome kick in the ass. My gluteus may have been bruised, but my brain was re-engaged.

But here we are -- six months hence -- and the time has once again come to commit this little insignificant site to its grave. I suppose it's possible that I will one day rediscover the "itch" to do this, but one can only go to that well so often, lest the well run dry, lest the boy cry wolf.

So, as I have said before: I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed visiting here. I hope that you have been able to discover some new and interesting songs and artists within these pages. And I certainly wish you all the very best in your future endeavors -- be they musically-related or otherwise. "Aloha."

(And, may I add -- albeit from this faithful atheist's persistently skewered view -- "Amen.")

Left-click [HERE] to download the REQUIEM FOR A BLOG mix.


01 MOZART/Requiem/Introitus
02 MOZART/Requiem/Dies Irae
03 MOZART/Requiem/Rex Tremendae
04 MOZART/Requiem/Confutatis
05 MOZART/Requiem/Lacrymosa
06 VERDI/Requiem/Dies Irae
07 VERDI/Requiem/Lacrymosa
08 BRAHMS/Requiem/Denn alles Fleish, es ist wie Gras
09 BARBER/Agnus Dei
10 FAURE/Requiem/Agnus Dei
11 DURUFLE/Requiem/Kyrie
12 BEETHOVEN/Missa Solemnis/Kyrie
13 BEETHOVEN/Missa Solemnis/Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi
14 MOZART/Mass in C Minor/Kyrie
15 RUTTER/Requiem/Pie Jesu


Anonymous said...


Please don't stop. How about just cutting back to only posting a "best of" each month?

Anonymous said...

Hope to see you around again some day.

Anonymous said...

It's been great and thank you but have a drink and think again.

Anonymous said...

After reading/listening to numerous music logs the last few years, I'm sucre it can be draining. Do appreciate all the great music you've intro'd and brought us. Hopefully, it will be only a few months vacation and not permanent.

Anonymous said...

I'll miss you, Mr. PoA. You had all the best musics.

sara hill said...

you've bought me so so so so so much joy...this saddens me tremendously.
but thank you, thank you, thank you from the top and bottom of my heart.

Anonymous said...

plesae, continue, at less the monthly best of mix!!
cristian, from argentina

Anonymous said...

No! say it's not true. I was thrilled when you resurfaced and I will miss your posts dearly. I have discovered so many new artist through your blog. Hopefully you'll be back again in time.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for everything. You will be missed. But if you miss the blog, we'll keep a spot in cyberspace open for you.
I will keep checking back.

TheBeat said...

We'll be here when you get back! *wink wink*

Anonymous said...

Indeed; enjoy life in some new way. We all would rather have your future sublime even if it is without us in this mode.

And if you revisit as a blogger again, in a new mode that is as enjoyable for you as it has been for me, the I welcome that future as well.

Anonymous said...

Being long ago from the mitten shaped state, I felt a certain simpatico through your musical choices. They were always thoughtful and always appreciated on this end.
Best of luck in your next endeavor, and to echo others, I hope we see you again in the future.

Anonymous said...

As I approach my 60th birthday, let me say that I rely upon your efforts to keep my blood flowing. There is no way to know the current industry without your efforts and a few others.

So, for my selfish needs, do well, and don't let making mixes get in the way of other priorities. But don't refuse yourself the enjoyable parts of making a mix or two when the thought occurs.

Anonymous said...

Shoot! I love your blog! Hope things end up like you hope!

Jude McArdle said...

Hi! This is Jude at Tip Tip Recordings in London.

I'm contacting you about Royal Treatment Plant's new single/EP. I wanted to let you know about our 12" vinyl single from them( featuring remixes from RAC (Remix Artist Collective), Dan Donovan, and Dan Cat.

I've been trawling the internet for blogs to help promote the band and new track.

Although you've not felt 'itchy' since August, I wanted you to hear their new material as, from what I've read, you enjoy their stuff.

I would really like to hear what you think about it but if that doesn't happen, ENJOY!! And spread the word.


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