I got into Kwabs maybe sometime late in 2017, early 2018, probably during a YouTube binge. I say this because the first thing I heard of his was “Cheating On Me”, and I had happened to be watching the video. Since then, I’d downloaded one other song before finally just buying the whole album, and I can’t say I’ve ever really regretted it. I’ll be the first to say that I slept on Kwabs, because he lived in my playlist for a good year before I really recognized how good his music was. But now that I’m on board, I wish other people had noticed him better too.
In a way, I’ve built a brand on Allen Stone. As early as 2012, I was covering his concerts for my personal Tumblr as a way to practice my blogging skills. As late as 2016, I was posting my review of Radius on my music blog on Tumblr that had started out as an Allen Stone fan site.
Bold words, right? But you have to understand where I’m coming from.
Way back in 2014, I taught at a high school that managed to block just about every music app except SoundCloud. For me this was terribly unacceptable because my personal music library could only do so much. So I downloaded SoundCloud and made it work. At some point in the Fall of 2014, I found MNEK’s “The Rhythm” and my whole life changed.
I haven’t written a post in about ten days, according to my stats. The funny thing about it is that I literally have a calendar full of days when I’m supposed to publish different types of posts. Technically, I have done the post that was scheduled for earlier this week, but it went to another blog entirely. I was quite serious when I said I run other blogs. In fact, I’m going to take the time to talk about one of them today.
I got into a new music artist, and I want to tell you about him. Can I tell you about him? It doesn’t matter, you’re on my blog so you’re going to read about him anyway.