The World is crazy. Music keeps us sane.
A rambling little backstory of how it took years and years to do something really basic
Several years ago I started SERMONS! as a Facebook group. Every day, I posted a song for the day, usually accompanied by a cryptic caption. Eventually, Facebook eroded into such a toxic sludge that most of the group members bailed, and I could barely muster the strength of spirit to post in the group on any type of regular basis. It was a sad time throughout the land.
Then, I combined forces with my primo / DJ partner, and we made Musik Klub, out of a music video screening series I’d already been doing. So we made an Instagram account. Then we made a Youtube channel. Then we made a blog. Then I tried a different newsletter idea, and well, that was a bust.
So, here we are.
The world we’re living in is certifiably nuts. The year of our dark lord, 2020, has cranked the volume knob on the madness to 11. Many nights, I find myself curled into a fetal ball, unable to grasp why my whole psyche feels like it’s being dragged underneath the axles of rusted out 1974 Gran Torino.
Music is the answer. Music is our savior.
That’s what keeps me going. Finding undiscovered music. Sharing forgotten music. Never shutting up about how music is the greatest joy in the whole short stupid history of humankind. I’m a DJ, a semi-literate writer, and I’m gonna make sure that by letting SERMONS! into your life, you’re gonna have at least some kind of armor in this whole apocalyptic, spiritual battle waged by all the stupid forces in league against us.
To quote Clark W. Griswold, Jr: “Take a look around you, Ellen! We’re at the threshold of Hell!”