Welcome to the New Blog!

Once upon a time, there was Idol Musings. Since February 2008, I have written faithfully on American Idol (and occasionally the other reality singing shows) with insight, snark humor and self-righteous candor. And Adam Lambert. I’ve written a lot about Adam Lambert. And within the blog’s 618 posts, I also wrote occasionally about music in general with album and concert reviews, best of lists and so forth.

With Idol on hiatus, it’s time for me to turn my musings to other matters since my musing mind never goes on hiatus. With decades of music listening behind me and, hopefully, decades of new music listening ahead of me; moments of outrage (music awards shows) and euphoria (typically some new UK artist like Rag ‘n’ Bone Man) needing an outlet; massive changes happening in the music business – and by the business I mean the industry; and the delusional belief that somebody, anybody, actually cares about my feelings about such things, I have created a new blog – Ray’s Musings: Mostly Music Mixed with Miscellaneous Mayhem.

Per the title, it’s primary focus will be on the world of music and by “the world”, I mean “my world.” I’ll insightfully, snarkily humorously and self-righteously opine on old music, new music, live music, my favorite music, other people’s thoughts about music, the business of music – you get the idea.

And by popular demand (i.e. the plethora[1] of imaginary voices I hear in my head), I will miscellaneously muse on the mayhem of my other infatuations, which could include my fascination with the ridiculiciousness[2] of the Bachelor franchise or my continuous consumption of delightful $10-15 bottles of wine.

And I’ll still write a lot about Adam Lambert.

Welcome to the new blog. I hope you like it and visit often. To that end, RIGHT NOW scroll down to the bottom of the page (or look to the right of any article you open) and click the follow button. We will both live happily ever after.

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[1] I love that word. And yes, the new blog will continue my convention of silly footnotes.

[2] Ree-dik-u-lish-us-nuss. Yes, I made that up.

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